One day, you could be where the Flyers were to start the season, seven wins in the first 12 games. The next though, you can be where the Flyers are right now, mired in a five-game losing streak that is halfway to a mark that has become an identifier of where the franchise currently is.
The Bruins’ talent became too much to overcome, as the Flyers dropped their fifth straight game, 4-1, to the Bruins on Thursday night.
The Boston Bruins come to town, playing in just their second game of the season. For three Flyers, it will mark their first game in the Orange and Black.
You can imagine how the result looked when the Boston Bruins, playing in their first preseason home game, took the opportunity to load up with roughly 90 percent of the NHL roster. It’s hardly a way to evaluate how one team looks against another. It did present some early warning signs that need to be addressed and cleaned up with exactly two weeks remaining until the regular season opener.
The Bruins came away with a 4-2 win over the Flyers in the second game of the preseason for the Orange and Black.
As the market opens, the Flyers are still not finished yet. They will definitely be signing a goalie, likely on the opening day of free agency on Wednesday. Don’t rule out the addition of another forward as well to provide some added depth in that department. With those things in mind, here are a few candidates at each position that the Flyers could target in free agency.
Over the course of the season suspension, the NHL put together lists of the top plays for each team. There are still several games Flyers fans can look back on with great fondness this season, especially as the team started to make a push for the playoffs and challenged for a division title. So with that, here are our Top 10 games of the Flyers 2019-20 season (so far).
In overtime, it was Kevin Hayes playing hero, scoring the game-winning goal with 1:09 remaining to give the Flyers a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
Travis Konecny will be the Flyers representative at the NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 25. It will be his first career All-Star Game appearance.
The Flyers entered the Thanksgiving holiday on a high note, securing a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets behind stellar play from Brian Elliott in the third period.
It wasn’t a five-goal rally from down 4-0, but the Flyers’ third-period performance, scoring five goals in the final 10 minutes of the game, helped change the course in a game that would have had a very different result a year ago.
The Flyers final home game of 2018 comes against the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team that got the better of the Flyers in overtime earlier this month.
The Flyers need to channel the energy from a character win in Pittsburgh that was led by their goaltender, especially as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team challenging for the Metro Division lead. Game time is 7 p.m.
Defense on the Flyers isn’t a problem, it’s an epidemic. And it’s making for some downright unwatchable hockey. Takeaways from another lopsided loss.
The Blue Jackets struck for three goals in the second and two more late in the third in a 6-3 win over the Flyers at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, dropping the Flyers to 3-4-0 on the season.
The Flyers hit the road looking for more consistency on defense as they face Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Game time is at 7 p.m.
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