Five days off on the schedule helped end a five-game home winning streak for the Flyers. But the break was hardly a reason for the Flyers sluggish effort against a reeling Blue Jackets team.
Columbus entered Friday night's game on a nine-game losing streak - 0-8-1 in their last nine games - and stunned the Flyers with a 4-3 win.
It was a game the Flyers could have won, but didn't deserve to win. In the end, Columbus dealt the Flyers the result they earned, no points against a division foe that couldn't find a way to win.