Two years ago this week, the Flyers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 5-3. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 14 of the 17 shots he faced and Jake Voracek iced the game with an empty-net goal, his 15th of the year, with just 39 seconds remaining.
The much bigger Flyers news that day had happened earlier in the afternoon at the NHL trade deadline. The Flyers traded goalie Michael Leighton and a 2015 third-round pick, to the Columbus Blue Jackets, for 24-year-old goalie Steve Mason.
Saturday's game in Carolina marked the 26th time the Flyers have played in a game that went into overtime. For the 14th time, the Flyers had to face the dreaded shootout. For the 11th time, they lost.
It is a familiar pattern that offers no silver lining - though Nick Cousins first shootout attempt and goal was definitely pretty.
Perhaps the only silver lining here is that this is truly the beginning of the end for the Flyers. A forgettable season is almost over, and the road woes that plagued the Flyers all season are finally complete. It ended, however, in the most fitting fashion.
The Flyers fell behind 2-0 through the early stages of the second period. Michael Raffl and Sean Couturier scored to get it tied. In the end, Nathan Gerbe and Chris Terry scored in the shoot out while Cam Ward stopped two of the three Flyers shooters and Carolina defeated the Flyers 3-2 on Saturday.
The Philadelphia Flyers (31-29-17) head to Raleigh to take on the Carolina Hurricanes (28-38-11) in what is their last road game of the 2014-15 season. This is the fourth of five meetings between the two teams. Game time at PNC Arena is 1:00.