Scott Hartnell is sidelined with a foot injury. Wayne Simmonds has been out with a concussion, though he’s expected back Saturday against Carolina. Jaromir Jagr, well, he’s playing in Dallas. There’s three reasons why the Flyers' goal production is so awful this season with just a puny 25 goals in 11 games. Their goal differential is minus-5. There’s more to it than that, too. Max Talbot had a career year in 2011-12 with personal highs in goal scoring (19) and points (34). In a shortened 48-game season, no one is expecting any player in the NHL to match their previous totals. Yet, in Talbot’s case, it’s hard to score when you’re not getting shots. Unless your Tommy Sestito -- two shots, two goals in the same game. There are only so many Sestito’s in the world. Anyway, Talbot has just 10 shots through 11 games. In six of them, he had just one shot. That's not going to get it done. He has just three assists this season.
Despite new role, Talbot eyes more production
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