Flyers' rookie sensation sets new franchise record.


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'Ghost' appears to be more than just a premonition.

Despite Saturday's loss to the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers rookie defenseman Shayne Gostibehere managed to set a rookie record for the Flyers that will likely stand for some time to come.

With a goal and an assist, Gostibehere pushed his point streak to seven games, the longest ever by a first-year Flyers blue-liner.

Gostisbehere achieved the feat by opening the scoring with a power-play goal, his fifth of the season.

The 22-year-old leads all NHL rookie defensemen with 26 points through 32 games (nine goals, 17 assists), and his points per game average of 0.81 is fourth among all rookies.

League-wide, only Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, Kris Letang, and John Klingberg are averaging more points per game.

Now that is some elite company to be among in your first official campaign.

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