Updates: Nodl Brings Meaning to “Depth”

Andreas Nodl’s goal Saturday night against the New York Islanders gave the Flyers a 2-1 victory and a six game winning streak.  Yesterday, Nodl assisted on Nik Zherdev’s opening goal in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals, giving the Swiss-born winger four points in his last four games.

Nodl's goal lifted the Flyers on Saturday night

After scoring only one goal in his first 50 NHL games, Nodl suddenly had found his scoring touch entering yesterday’s contest, scoring three times in his past four contests.  Nodl started with the Flyers last season before being sent back down to the Adirondack’s to hone his skills.  He burst back onto the scene in the playoffs when he filled in admirably as a penalty killer while Ian Laperriere was out with injury.  Now, as an apparent regular in Peter Laviolette’s line-up Nodl is cementing himself as a very solid depth player, with the ability to score a goal every now and then.  That type of player is a hot commodity in today’s NHL, and the Flyers can only hope Nodl will continue to be just as strong as he’s been so far throughout the rest of the season.

Sam Carchidi, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, has more: FLYERS NOTES: SUDDENLY, NODL IS SCORING OFF THE BENCH

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One Response to “Updates: Nodl Brings Meaning to “Depth””

  1. A rising tide lifts all boats. Philly is so stacked with talented players that even average folks find their scoring touch.. paired with so many stars.

    Put it this way, when your linemates can be any of Richards Carter Giroux Briere et al, you will score even if you arent that good.

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