The Flyers current homestand may be their last chance to back up any talk about the playoffs. And it couldn't have started any better when they won on Tuesday in a shootout and got the breaks needed to win in overtime on Thursday.
On Saturday, the Flyers faced the team they are truly chasing. The Boston Bruins held the final playoff spot, sitting nine points ahead of the Flyers.
Leading into the game, the Flyers had played the right way - rallying for the win on Thursday - and backing it up with talk. Steve Mason referred to Thursday's game and said Saturday was the same - a must win. Head coach Craig Berube said he liked the mental state of the team after Thursday's win.
But the Flyers appeared to revert back to the ways that helped them create such a deficit, and widened it in the process, falling to Boston, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon.