Following their 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers on Oct. 24, the Philadelphia Flyers were presented with an interesting opportunity. Their record stood at 4-2-1, and they were set to close out their October slate of games with three matchups against the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils.
Surely, three matchups against those two lonely opponents would bode well for the Flyers, right? The prospect of finishing October with a 7-2-1 record was quite plausible, which would have been their first seven-win October since the 2007-08 season.
Could have, should have, would have.