The Edmonton Oilers decided earlier this week they needed a change. Craig MacTavish made the decision to let head coach Dallas Eakins go this week. Eakins was hired at the start of last season and his tenure has ended after just 112 games.
The Flyers saw a five-game point streak snapped at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. On Thursday night, they close a four-game homestand with a chance to take six of a possible eight points in those games.
The Flyers play host to the Florida Panthers in the third meeting between the two teams on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center. The opening face-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.