The Flyers first chance to go against a team in their own division was another early season flop with a familiar beat. Defensive struggles have been a trend across the league for the early part of the season, but nothing like this. On Thursday, in just their seventh game of the season, the Flyers allowed five goals or more for the fourth time, falling to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 6-3.
Defense on this team isn't a problem, it's an epidemic. And it's making for some downright unwatchable hockey.
You probably know the theme, but let's get to the takeaways.