Wayne Simmonds has been a godsend for the Philadelphia Flyers this season. He's brought toughness, hard work, and a willingness to go to the dirty areas to create offense.
On Saturday, he scored a goal and cued a Flyers' comeback from down 3-0 by doing exactly that, dashing to the goalmouth just as Brayden Schenn was putting a shot on goal. Once there, Simmonds was able to deflect the puck past Craig Anderson. By way of his face.A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.
Now that's using your head! Talk about having a nose for the net! What an about face! And so on.
Tons of insight from Dean Brown and Greg Millen as they view the replay:
Oh, and here's what Simmonds looked like during the second intermission:
Yikes. True or false: More players should wear visors.
Inspired by Simmonds putting his all -- and by all, I mean face -- into that goal, the Flyers would score twice more to tie the game before falling 4-3 in a shootout.
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