As Magnus Paajarvi slid a shot past Steve Mason on a breakaway to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-0 lead just shy of the midway point on Monday night's game, it appeared the Flyers recent run of momentum would come crashing to a screeching halt, just as they were about to enter a nearly week-long break.
On that goal, Mason made a poor effort to stop what seemed to be a certain goal regardless. Five seconds later, Claude Giroux took a careless penalty off the face-off. The Flyers appeared to have mailed it in.
But on the penalty kill, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare got a turnover and went in on a shorthanded breakaway. He was stoned by Jake Allen, but Chris VandeVelde followed up to put in the rebound. 2:10 later, Wayne Simmonds scored his first of two goals to cut the lead to one. There was life. The momentum had swung.
As they did on Saturday, the Flyers managed to tie the game in the third. This time, they made sure they got the two points by finishing the job in regulation, with Evgeny Medvedev's go-ahead goal with 3:13 remaining.
The Flyers 4-3 comeback win capped a month of renewed spirit and fight from the Flyers, who have managed to prove they may just have the makings of a team that can compete with anybody.