Matt Calvert celebrates after scoring what would be the game-winning goal in the Blue Jackets 5-2 win over the Flyers on Thursday. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
With another game on the schedule just hours after proclaiming they needed to be ready, the Philadelphia Flyers were anything but on Thursday night.
Facing a Columbus Blue Jackets team that had won seven straight games behind former Flyer goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, the Flyers faced another sluggish start. That later translated into another third-period deficit.
There was no comeback attempt. Instead of firing back, the Flyers flickered out. That was the story of the team's sixth loss in their last eight games, a 5-2 decision to the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.