A symbolic meaning behind Flyers back-t0-back wins over Lightning
The Flyers faced the Tampa Bay Lightning twice this week and now twice they have conquered the storm. The two back-to-back wins have the Flyers within two points of a playoff spot and winners in six of their last seven games.
There is an important meaning to both wins this week. On Monday, it was the date. On Friday, it was the point in the season.
Monday was March 7, when one year ago, the Flyers lost a regulation win against the Boston Bruins with 15 seconds left and ultimately fell in overtime. The Flyers never recovered in their playoff push that season. It was game No. 66 on the season.
Friday marked the Flyers 66th game of the 2015-16 season and a convincing 3-1 win helped further define the turnaround that this team is having.