We have reached the one quarter mark for the 2014-15 season. It seems like just yesterday we were dropping the puck for opening weekend. Today we will take a look at some early season surprises, stories and more. First up, the Atlantic Division.
The Flyers season is starting to become a broken record.
The effort was there but the goals weren't. "We played well enough to win, but you have to score."
You've probably heard this before.
The result was the same for the Flyers as they fired 39 shots on Darcy Kuemper on Thursday night to score just two goals. In the end, a late turnover by Andrew MacDonald led to the game-winning goal for the Wild in a 3-2 Flyers loss, their fourth straight.
If there were ever two Flyers that should forever be remembered together, it is Eric Lindros and John LeClair. Tonight, the Philadelphia Flyers did the correct thing as two thirds of the most feared line in hockey during the mid 1990's were inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame together.
When the captain struck for a late power-play goal, it appeared the Flyers struggles in the standings were finally over. Just three minutes separated the Flyers from at least a point and a chance for more.
But in the final minute, it all changed on a broken play.
The puck took a strange hop off the end boards and went straight to the stick of Ryan Suter who threaded a pass to Jason Zucker for the game-winning goal with 45.4 seconds left in regulation as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Flyers, 3-2, on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center.