Flyers make progress in playoff race as hot start to homestand continues
At the end of the day, the margin is still three points. But only because the Flyers forced the Pittsburgh Penguins to answer.
A 4-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes continued a great start to a crucial six-game homestand that may be their last stand in the playoff race.
By virtue of two straight wins, the Flyers are now looking down on seven other teams, jumping the Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils. When they look up in the standings at the teams ahead, the two holding wildcard spots sit waiting.
The Flyers may not have gained any points on Pittsburgh, but they did make significant progress, capitalizing on the first two games at home.