Artem Anisimov fires a shot in the Blue Jackets 2-0 win over the Flyers. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography)
The 2-0 score showing on the scoreboard at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night indicated a close game. It was far from that.
It was a game that had dire consequences for both teams. For the Flyers, a win would have all but guaranteed them a playoff spot. For the Columbus Blue Jackets, a loss would have all but ended their playoff hopes.
From start to finish, the Flyers played unispired hockey. For a team just seven games away from the playoffs, they didn't look energized. They didn't look ready. Did they even know there was a game on Thursday?