As the season winds down and the last few games come into play in the race to playoffs, the Flyers are in a critical spot.
The homestretch is going to be tough for the Flyers with two back-to-back games and the last three games in four days. It seems to be a little intense and unfair to the players fighting for a playoff spot.
Although Pittsburgh would have probably beaten the Flyers without that excuse, perhaps a deliberate reduction of back-to-back games at this critical point in the season would be something to consider.
You can see the deterioration of the players mental and physical capabilities as these final weeks pass. The wear-and-tear of a season happens regardless, but you can't help but notice the schedule for so many teams feature back-to-back games.
This is something to consider for all teams in the NHL, especially as player safety has continued to become a growing issue.