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The three have played together since early December on what was dubbed the “Center City Line” - Carter, Hartnell and Lupul live four blocks from each other in center city Philadelphia.

Hartnell (24 goals) and Lupul (20) rank in the top five on the team in scoring.

“We played together pretty much all year,” Carter said, “and you just get comfortable with each other, you kinda feed off each other and it’s gone well.”

In the Flyers’ last game against the Caps, the line was split for the first two periods. Reunited to start the third, they accounted for two goals in two minutes to spark Philadelphia to a 4-3 comeback victory.

That spark isn’t a rare, either. Carter is tied with for second in the league with nine game-winning goals.

“Some nights - well, most nights, he’s playing unbelievable,” Hartnell said. “He’s got a great shot - deceptive shot - and he’s always hanging around that net. And he’s been putting ‘em in for us. He’s been a big catalyst for us, and I’ve been fortunate enough to play with him. He’s been hot the whole year, and we just gotta keep this going.”