The Philadelphia Flyers returned home Tuesday night after a rough road trip with some cause to believe they built some momentum coming out of the trip. It took all of 57 seconds to dispel that notion.
The Colorado Avalanche immediately threw the Flyers onto their back foot with a lucky goal against Michal Neuvirth, who has been so good, and the Flyers never recovered.
The game remained within striking distance through the first period, but the real killer was the second period. Again the Flyers began a period miserably. Colorado scored only 25 seconds into the period, and it was 3-0 only a few minutes later.
The Flyers revitalized power play never got a chance to make a difference, and the even-strength offense continued to be impotent. The team was booed off the ice, and the Flyers will again do some soul searching.