CHICAGO — A day before he scored the Flyers’ first power-play goal of the season, Matt Read wasn’t even on that side of special teams.

Typically a penalty killer, Read was called into duty Tuesday night because Brayden Schenn hadn’t finished serving his suspension yet and his replacement that night, Michael Raffl, had left the game with an injury.

“I know they’ve kind of struggled but obviously you get a power-play goal and you get a little momentum off of it,” Read said. “Once you score one, things get easier and open up out there.”

That’s applicable both on a team and personal level. Read potted another goal after scoring on the man advantage Tuesday night in a 7-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. He now has three on the year.

Wayne Simmonds added another goal on the man advantage when he buried the rebound of a Jake Voracek shot, just like Read did on the first power-play goal. After starting the season 0-for-6 in the first two games, the Flyers scored on half of their opportunities against the Blackhawks.