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Five things to know about the Flyers today

1. The Flyers have played five back-to-back games and are 4-0-1 in the second of those back-to-backs after Saturday's 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

2. The Flyers lead the NHL with 17 power-play goals. They are second in power-play percentage (29.3). On the other hand, they are just 24th in penalty-kill percentage (78 percent).

3. Wayne Simmonds' no-look, between-his-legs pass to Brayden Schenn for his game-winning goal Saturday was among the most impressive plays of the season. What's interesting is that Schenn says that is a normal part of Simmonds' repertoire. "He's hit me a few times there," Schenn said.

4. Flyers captain Claude Giroux was held without a point Saturday for only the third time in 16 games. Giroux missed a good portion of the first period after he was hit in the face with the stick of Jason Zucker. In a strange and quirky stat, the Flyers are 3-0 when Giroux doesn't earn a point.

5. Steve Mason, who allowed one goal over the final two periods Saturday in relief of Michal Neuvirth, looked sharp, especially with his late-game stop of Eric Staal that preserved the win.  The play of the goalies has been a major disappointment, and Mason wasn't about to declare that he has shaken his season-long slump. "I am not even going to pinpoint whether or not it felt good. We just have to keep working. It's going to be a process here to dig out of a hole, and it starts in every single practice," he said.