It's been well-documented how consistently inconsistent the Flyers' season has been. They've come out looking like Stanley Cup contenders on some nights, but have looked like frontrunners for the Great McDavid/Eichel Race of 2015 on other nights, with not much in-between. This has especially held true in recent weeks, when they'd beat good teams but lose to worse teams.
Sunday's 5-2 loss to New Jersey (see recap) was essentially a microcosm of the season. It looked like the Flyers had control of the game as the first period ended, as they headed to the dressing room tied at 1 with a 9-6 advantage in shots.