PHILADELPHIA -- Simon Gagne, the longest-tenured player for the Philadelphia Flyers, was a welcome sight at the Wachovia Center to those who braved the wintry conditions on Saturday. Ben Roethlisberger Jersey. Gagne, who had missed the previous 24 games after undergoing surgery to repair tears in his abdominal wall and a small hernia, admitted no serious lingering effects after earning 20:16 of ice time in his teams 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers. For Gagne, watching the team he has spent his entire 10-season career with struggle over the last month-and-a-half has been excruciating. Following a 3-2 victory in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, the Flyers stood fifth in the Eastern Conference at 12-5-1. Since then, the team has gone 4-12-1 while tumbling to 15th in conference. Gagne feels the problems are certainly fixable. "Were going through a tough stretch right now, thats for sure," Gagne said. "We have a new coach (Peter Laviolette) whos trying to put in a new system for the team. Its going to take time for us to learn that and Im sure were not were we want to be right now. Were out of the playoffs and thats not where the Flyers want to be. As players, were very disappointed and were going to try everything we can to turn this around." Gagne feels the high-energy approach that Laviolette is committed to has been an adjustment for the players. But, its just a matter of time before everyone is on the same page. "You just have to be used to play that way," Gagne said. "The last three years with (former coach) Johnny (Stevens), we played a different system; skating was involved but maybe not like Peter asks us right now. "Were going through a tough stretch right now, thats for sure. We have a new coach (Peter Laviolette) whos trying to put in a new system for the team. Its going to take time for us to learn that and Im sure were not were we want to be right now. Were out of the playoffs and thats not where the Flyers want to be. As players, were very disappointed and were going to try everything we can to turn this around." -- Simon Gagne "Guys need to get used to it," he added. "I dont know if there are guys out of shape -- I dont think so. Everyone came into training camp in great condition and I dont think its a problem. You just need to get used to doing it every shift and every game. Sometimes, that takes a lot of energy away from you and guys arent used to it. But youre starting to see guys playing a lot better right now." As a bystander, Gagne saw his team play one of its best games under Laviolette on Thursday in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Atlantic Division-leading Pittsburgh Penguins. Not only did the Flyer outshoot the Penguins, 33-30, but center Jeff Carter scored his first goal in five games. The Flyers also outshot the Rangers, 37-24, on Saturday. Gagne was pretty active, too, chipping in with an assist and finishing with two shots in the setback. "I like the way the team has played," Gagne said. 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