The Flyers had more goals in their last six games (23) before Monday than they did in their first 18 games (22).
"I think confidence is a huge part of the game," Simmonds said. "Before, we were getting point-blank opportunities and guys were getting nervous or shanking them into the corner. And after that it was kind of putting your head down between your legs and just not reacting the rest of the game.
"Now we're getting those opportunities, and if the first one isn't going in then we have a second guy there trying to tap it in, and if he doesn't, we have a third guy there. It's kind of a relentless attack right now and we're trying to improve as we go along."
The Flyers had averaged 34 shots per game during the 6-0-1 streak they took into Monday.
"We're starting to figure out the O-zone part of it," coach Craig Berube said. "We're doing a good job using the "D" and everybody is involved in it, which is important. When you put pucks and people to the net, good things happen."
The Florida Panthers honored the late Roger Neilson by naming the BB&T Center press box in his honor.
Neilson was the first coach in Panthers history, and he also coached seven other NHL teams, including the Flyers.
"I loved playing for Roger," Berube said. "Very professional coach. He didn't say a whole lot, but you know exactly what you were getting all the time from him, day in and day out. . . . He had a system and you had to play the system. Everybody had to play the same."
Neilson, who died in 2003, was known for his quirkiness, for the way he frequently got lost while driving, and for his love of incorporating video into his coaching.
"He was like an encyclopedia" when it came to hockey, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said.
Worth half a billion
In its annual valuations of NHL teams, Forbes ranked the Flyers seventh, at $500 million. The Toronto Maple Leafs were No. 1, valued at $1.15 billion.
After the morning skate, Vinny Lecavalier said that he was looking forward to what will be an emotional return to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, but that his focus was on Monday's game. . . . Boxer Antonio Tarver posed for photos with several Flyers after the morning skate.