Historically, the Philadelphia Flyers are not very good in shootouts. Since the National Hockey League adopted the format in 2005-06 as part of the 'new NHL' following the lockout that washed away the entire 2004-05 campaign, the Flyers are 30-62 in the dreaded skills competition.
While every point counts, the Flyers gave away 11 of them last season by winning only three of 14 shootouts following a scoreless 4-on-4 overtime period.
Finally, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. While the league is not getting rid of the shootout, they are adopting a new format for overtime -- 3-on-3 -- for five minutes.