Whether they were scoring or not, Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek constantly bicker at one another like three siblings on the ice.

“That's just the way we are,” Simmonds said. “We are always fired up. And we have our own opinions. For five years, the three of us have been like that.”

Not because of the demanding motivation, coach Dave Hakstol split up his top trio in a search for more balanced scoring.

“Well, No. 1 we want to change the rhythm a little bit of what we’re doing,” Hakstol said. “I think we need a little bit more out of everybody including those guys. No. 2, starting (Tuesday) we have another three games on the road after this. There’s a lot of pieces to it, but this is the right time to do it.”

Simmonds and Giroux found a new linemate in Brayden Schenn, who had been a fixture on the top line in the past. Voracek went with R.J. Umberger and Nick Cousins on the second line.

“We haven't been winning lately so we need to shake a few things up,” Simmonds said. “If (Hakstol) wants to shake them up, that's fine. Obviously, we've got a responsibility to go out there on the ice and perform our duties no matter who we're playing with.”

Prior to Tuesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils, the Flyers had scored only one game in three of their last four games. That followed a stretch of eight games where the Flyers scored at least a pair.

“If you score one goal it’s hard to win the game,” Voracek said. “You can look at it that way. Scored one against the Rangers, scored one against the Devils (on Saturday). It’s two good defensive teams. We’ve got to make sure we stay patient throughout the game. It might go to overtime, go to shootout. We’ve got to make sure we get points out of it.”

“If you want to win games, you have to have more than one line that is going,” Simmonds added. “If things do change up, obviously, that's what's trying to be found.”

The fourth line also got mixed up as Michael Raffl moved back to center and Sam Gagner to the right wing with Matt Read on the left. Seeing as how the Flyers’ stagnant offense wasn’t getting much done, switching things up wasn’t exactly uncalled for.