Flyers sluggish response sending wrong message
In recent weeks, the Flyers had two things going for them. They had not come out slow to start games and they were in every game they played. In fact, since Jan. 1, the Flyers had only five losses in regulation, all by one goal.
So on one hand, the Flyers were very much due for a game like Tuesday's. But on the other, a team that came within seconds of a crucial win over the Rangers on Saturday and battled to a one-goal loss to the NHL's best team on Sunday failed to respond with the same intensity. They had no intensity in fact.
The lifeless Flyers saw their playoff hopes take another hit as the Ducks rolled to a 4-1 victory on Tuesday night.