In this week's Future Flyers Report, we have two prospects winning in a shootout, a slow Phantoms week and a franchise record for the Royals. Check out how the Flyers of Tomorrow have fared after the jump.
Keep checking Flyerdelphia for Flyers coverage, updates and more. Next week, the Flyers close out a road trip by facing the Buffalo Sabres (Sunday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.) before returning home to face the Columbus Blue Jackets (Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.), Sabres (Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.) and Nashville Predators (Saturday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m.)
The Flyers had a 3-1 lead with 12 minutes to play in the third period on Friday night in Columbus against the Blue Jackets. It was going to continue a recent run of success that featured five wins and two overtime losses - points in seven straight games.
The Flyers may have earned a point, but they lost something more important than just the game and the extra point. They lost credibility in the playoff push.
Wayne Simmonds scored two goals and added an assist. Ray Emery made 29 saves. In the end, It wasn't enough. Columbus climbed back from a 3-1 deficit midway through the third as Jared Boll and Cam Atkinson each scored to tie it. Artem Anisimov finished off the comeback 2:17 into overtime and Columbus defeated the Flyers 4-3 Friday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers (23-22-9) are back in action action tonight as they pay a visit to the Columbus Blue Jackets (23-26-3). This is the fourth of five meetings between the two clubs and second of two games in Columbus. The series will wrap up in Philadelphia next Tuesday. Game time is 7:00.