At 4-2-1, the Flyers entered Tuesday's game with a chance to prove this wasn't last year's team. They had survived the early flurry of challenges and picked up four wins to boot, the last coming in a shootout no less.
That kind of momentum would need to be sustained.
Facing a 2-6-0 Buffalo Sabres team, you wouldn't know the Flyers had come off two of their most emotional wins of the young season. They played down to the competition once again, though the Sabres proved to be challenging, and miraculously scored in the final minute to manage one point before getting bit in the 3-on-3 overtime for the second time in eight games.
Ultimately, it left the Flyers in the same spot as last season, thinking about what might have been and about a point left on the ice.