Let's be fair. Thursday's result was expected. After floundering, 4-0, to the lowly Avalanche -- who didn't look so lowly on Tuesday -- getting the Capitals and their scoring depth was a death wish.
But when you watch this team for 60 minutes, you see exactly why the Flyers struggle.
There is no communication. No chemistry. They can't pass. They pass when they should shoot. They don't attempt shots enough. They aren't mindful of the front of the net. They aren't physical. They don't work hard to track down the puck.
Dave Hakstol said on Wednesday that frustration is not an excuse for the struggles, that you have to put that past you. This is a frustrated hockey team. You can see it. And their performances, or lack thereof, speak for themselves.