Through the first quarter of the season, San Jose was an up and down team. Following a loss to Calgary on November 26th, the Sharks were sitting at 10-10-4 on the year. Since then, they have been one of the hottest teams in the league. San Jose is 9-1-0 in the ten games since then and has climbed to second in the Pacific Division.
For the past several weeks, the Flyers have consistently stated that they believed they could still be a playoff team. All the while, they were inconsistent in trying to prove it.
Sunday night, they proved they certainly have life in the race.
The Flyers followed a dominant win on Saturday in Toronto with a dramatic 4-3 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets, starting an eight-game road trip with two wins.
But it was the players who contributed to Sunday's win that made it that much more important to the Flyers comeback effort. Vincent Lecavalier scored twice. The fourth line fueled the comeback. Rob Zepp made his debut in goal and made 25 saves, including what his teammates would call a game saver.