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Quietly the Philadelphia Flyers have mounted the NHL's longest current unbeaten streak of 14 games. Monday the Flyers destroyed the Nashville Predators 8-0.

John Vanbiesbrouck gained his first back-to-back shutouts of his career and Philadelphia recorded it's third straight shutout.

"Today I was kind of worried," said Vanbiesbrouck. "Expansion teams always get up for the big games. Each season is built up of little achievements. This was one we can feel good about."

The Flyers got four power play goals last night and a crushing performance from their top line. Eric Lindros had a goal and three assists, LeClair two and one, and Keith Jones added a goal. After a long drought, Jones has three goals in the last four games.

"We played all right," Lindros said. "It's not that we played exceptionally well. We got great goaltending. We might have caught them (Nashville) on an off night."

Philadelphia improved its record to 9-0-5 during the streak, the NHL's second longest of the season. Philadelphia is also unbeaten (9-0-4) against Western Conference teams.

The Predators were outshot 41-24 in the game and didn't seem to match up to Flyers in any aspect in the teams' first-ever meeting.

"This is obviously the worst loss we suffered in our brief history," said Nashville coach Barry Trotz. "There are going to be a lot of things learned in this game. No one is happy in our room so we just need to play better."

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