While the Flyers didn’t win the game, you certainly sensed the new energy with so many new faces. But you also got another sign of how chemistry may be instantaneous among teammates off the ice, but can take some time on it. It’s only one game, and there’s no reason to overreact to anything that happened until the patterns persist.
The Flyers trailed by two late in the third before rallying back for two goals in 65 seconds to tie things up. They ultimately fell in the shootout, 5-4, to the Vancouver Canucks in Friday’s season opener.
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The Flyers come home for the next five games, starting with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday afternoon, where they welcome Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and former head coach Ken Hitchcock.
The Flyers did nothing to turn the tide in Edmonton, looking rather lifeless in a 4-1 defeat to the Oilers.
This is a game of two teams going in opposite directions. The Edmonton Oilers have surged back into a playoff spot with an 8-2-2 record under new coach Ken Hitchcock. The Flyers, meanwhile, are 1-1-1 on a five-game road trip with very little, if any, progress made since the firing of GM Ron Hextall.
Embed from Getty Images Scoreboard watching hasn't been kind to the Flyers of late, which means making the playoffs…