The Florida Panthers had the first pick of the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia in June. That pick, defenseman Aaron Ekblad, was on the ice for the Flyers first game of November in Florida.
Ekblad and the rest of the Panthers defense contributed to thwarting every attempt the Flyers made to score. The Flyers didn't beat Roberto Luongo until there were under 10 seconds left in the game.
But there was another reason for that. The Flyers, on paper, certainly matched up well with a young Panthers team. The effort simply wasn't there. And it resulted in a more embarrassing loss than any score that could be on the board.