Hartnell Having Career Year

Standard Spin: Scott Hartnell has stepped right into the Flyers' void left by Jeff Carter and Mike Richards.  With 2 more assists on Wednesday, he now has 12 points in 10 games in December, and 31 points in 33 games on the year.  Extrapolated over the full season, Hartnell is on pace for a 40 goal, 75 point year.  Sometimes, all a player needs is the opportunity at the right time - and it doesn't hurt seeing ice time with Claude Giroux, Danny Briere and Jaromir Jagr. (Dec.22)