After a slow start to the season, the Philadelphia Flyers are starting to pick up steam.
They're surely feeling good about their chances of keeping things going with Simon Gagne back in town.
The Flyers aim for a fifth win in seven games Saturday in their first meeting of the season with the visiting Ottawa Senators, who could again be without the injured Craig Anderson.
While Philadelphia (10-11-1) dropped six of its first eight games, coach Peter Laviolette's club has since gone 8-5-1 to get back in the mix. The Flyers have proven especially formidable since Feb. 18, going 4-2-0 while averaging 4.3 goals.
"We have to move forward and make up some ground. We did some damage (to ourselves) early on in the first eight games of the season," Laviolette told the team's official website. "We have to continue to fight to win hockey games and fight to put ourselves back into a position where we qualify for the playoffs and have a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup."