The 2015-16 season has come to an end for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Game 6 playoff loss against the Washington Capitals in the first round series stings and will for some time, but most fans didn’t even think the team would get that far to the playoffs, let alone make the playoffs.
Reflecting back over the season, it has been good, even with the first-round exit. There were many changes and transitions to overcome. The Flyers proved that this team had strength and resilience to overcome many obstacles and were a enjoyable team to watch. It is what earned them an emotional standing ovation at Wells Fargo Center.
That goes back to April of 1993, when the Islanders claimed advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals with a Game 7 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. They would fall to the Montreal Canadiens in five games, starting a 23-year drought.
In that time, the Flyers have won 18 playoff series, made five trips to the Eastern Conference Finals and two Stanley Cup Final appearances.