WHEN (OR IF) WILL VORACEK SCORE HIS FIRST 2015-16 FLYERS GOAL?

By Sarah Berkowitz

The Flyers have lost six straight games and are adjusting to life under new coach Dave Hakstol.

But no one has had a harder slog than Jakub Voracek, who still hasn’t scored a goal 13 games into the season.

“Hard to say you are snakebit if you don’t score in 13 games,” Voracek told CSNPhilly.com. “It’s kinda ridiculous. In the end, I am getting paid a lot of money to produce for the team and I am not doing that this year.

“Nobody’s gonna give a damn about what I am going through or what we’re going through. I am a professional and have to find a way around this. I’ve been at this level eight seasons. I got to find a way to produce.”

Voracek nailed the post on the Flyers’ first power play of Thursday night minutes into their 2-1 overtime loss at Calgary. He had three attempts at the net in the game, but finished with zero shots on goal. He is eighth in the NHL with 50 shots. Every player above him has at least three goals.

“Sometimes you go through those patches, it’s been a challenging stretch for him,” Hakstol said. “He’s one of the guys who I have seen a little bit of frustration creep into his game over three, four days ago, the games earlier in this road trip.

“I didn’t sense that [against Calgary]. I thought he was moving and playing, and [there was] a little bit of fun back in the game for him. Not all the way back.”

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