Through just three games, the Philadelphia Flyers have shown us a little bit of everything. So far, we've witnessed an overtime loss to the defending Eastern Conference champions, a blowout loss to Florida and an incredibly hard-fought win at home against those very same Panthers.
As the whirlwind continues in this 2015-16 season, let's look at a few headlines making the rounds in this edition of Between the Pipes.
When the Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their opening night roster last week, there weren't too many surprises -- save for the addition of Luke Schenn on the third defensive pairing, as speculation was rampant that he would be waived or traded. Sam Gagner, Radko Gudas and Vincent Lecavalier found themselves watching from the Amalie Arena press box as healthy scratches.
Coach Dave Hakstol decided to roll with the lineup for the second game in Sunrise, Fla. There were no egregious problems with the lineup following the 3-2 overtime loss to Tampa Bay, so naturally, sticking the lineup was to be expected against the Florida Panthers.
If the Flyers could take one lesson from a 7-1 loss in Florida on Saturday, it was that they could not rely on a goaltender to bail them out time and time again in games. Defensively, they would need to make plays at every part of the ice.
In Monday night's season opener, the team that helped stifle the Tampa Bay Lightning for 60 minutes pitched a shutout against the Florida Panthers.
There were times when it wasn't pretty, but for the Flyers, it was a much-needed first win that they had to claw out from start to finish.
Brayden Schenn picked up a rebound after a great effort by a driving Sam Gagner. At 5:57, the Flyers had the lead.
Wells Fargo Center was roaring following the goal, which came almost immediately after a huge momentum booster for the Flyers, who had successfully killed a four-minute, double-minor.
That goal would be the only offense of the night for either side, as Michal Neuvirth's first start with the Flyers was a 1-0 shutout win over the Florida Panthers on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center.