The Flyers struggled to out-work Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers defense in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to New York. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
When Monday's result played out how it did, the Flyers seemed to push it aside. It was certainly understandable. The team had just won five straight games.
One game lost didn't seem to hurt too much, not in terms of morale and fight. After all the Flyers had also tied the game on Monday with two third-period goals. If not for one of the NHL's best goalies, perhaps that result is also different.
Wednesday's result was the same for the Flyers. The performance was not. The Flyers 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers is the first shadow of doubt on a team that has great potential but lacks in many areas.
More than anything, the Flyers had a chance to deliver a resounding response to the loss on Monday. They talked a big game. They played small.