The frustration was apparent after the final horn as the Flyers blew a 4-1 lead against the Penguins, falling 5-4.
On Feb. 15, the Flyers led the New Jersey Devils, 3-1, after one period of play before squandering it away.
That may have been the worse loss of the season until tonight when the Flyers found a way to top it.
They controlled the play in the first 20 minutes against a team that was completely dismantled. Their goalie was completely off his game, and the pests that the Flyers have were getting under the skin of the opposition.
Then, the second period began, the momentum shifted and the game completely turned. Suddenly, the game which appeared to have such control and be a marker on the season turned into another waste of a game and two more points lost as the Flyers fell to the Penguins, 5-4.
After a scoreless first half of the first period, the Flyers finally tallied on the power play. The red-hot Jake Voracek fanned on a pass attempt to Wayne Simmonds in front and the puck deflected off a Pens defender past goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for the first goal. It was Voracek's 11th of the season.
Pittsburgh would tie the game less than a minute later on the power play. Chris Kunitz found a loose puck in front of the net on a missed clearing attempt and beat Ilya Bryzgalov.
The Flyers controlled play from there. Just seconds after another power play, Zac Rinaldo pounced on a rebound in front and scored to give the Flyers the lead at 15:06.
Three minutes later, Kimmo Timonen threw a shot on net that hit the jersey of Fleury and went in, giving the Flyers a 3-1 lead. With under 10 seconds left, Voracek scored his second of the night, again on the power play, with a shot that hit two Penguin defenders before going in.
After one, it was 4-1 Flyers. Fleury was pulled at the start of the second for Tomas Vokoun. The Flyers were also leading in shots, 18-4.
That's where the game took a turn. The Penguins pressed early and eventually scored at 5:30 on a mad scramble in front. Bryzgalov couldn't corral the puck as the Penguins swarmed the net and finally Pascal Dupuis had an open net to shoot at, cutting the lead to two.
Three minutes later, a centering pass from James Neal hit Braydon Coburn and went in to cut the lead to one.
The Pens would tie the game with just over four minutes left in the second on a turnaround shot by Tyler Kennedy that beat Bryzgalov.
Bryzgalov was pulled from the game as a result for Brian Boucher. That was the way the second period would end.
Just 18 seconds into the third, the Penguins scored the eventual game-winner with Kunitz taking a feed from Sidney Crosby and beating Boucher to give the Penguins their first lead of the game.
The Flyers had no answer for the Penguins. They would go on to lose the game by one.
It will go down as the toughest loss of the season.
But in all reality, this loss was deserved.
A 4-1 lead should not be lost, period. The Flyers let one slip away. They lost two points yet again. And after playing with an urgency in the first period that lacked in their loss to the Rangers on Tuesday and is necessary for winning hockey games, they completely flipped the switch and let the Penguins back into the game.
There are too many players on this team guilty of lackluster play. Nobody on the team tonight did a solid job on the forecheck. After getting under the skin of the Penguins in the first, they did very little to intimidate in the second and third.
The Flyers couldn't compete with the skating speed of the Penguins. They couldn't make crisp passes like the Penguins could. And when it comes down to defense, don't look at the goalie. There was not one of the four goals allowed by Bryzgalov where he could take blame.
Claude Giroux said after the game that the team has put forth the effort and knows what to do but the results just have not been there. But how can that be when you get man-handled for 40 minutes. After out-shooting the Penguins, 18-4, in the first, the Flyers were out-shot, 18-14.
The physical aspect of the game was gone after the first and with that, so was the Flyers style of play.
And with that, another disappointing game goes on the 2013 schedule. Just in time for a date with the red-hot Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon.