At this stage of the season, the Flyers really need wins, but in games like their Saturday afternoon affair with the Rangers, earning points on a regular basis is just as crucial. It may have been a shootout loss, but the Flyers are currently riding a five-game point streak.
They take that streak on the road as they face the Detroit Red Wings for the first time this season.
It was a night in which the Flyers showed the NHL they would continue to be at top of their game. Eric Lindros led the Flyers with a four-point evening as they handed the Nashville Predators an 8-0 bludgeoning.
Flyers goalie John Vanbiesbrouck picked up the win, facing just 24 shots as the Flyers dominated the Predators, scoring four times on the power play. It was the Flyers third consecutive shutout, outscoring their opponents, 15-0, in the three games.