Flyers get wake-up call from cross-state rivals
The Flyers and Penguins deserve a lot of credit for where their new head coaches have them. Dave Hakstol has certainly helped lead the Flyers into the race. The Penguins, already stocked with talent, needed Mike Sullivan more than they could have ever realized. And at this point in the season, they went from being potentially the most overrated team in the league this season to a driving force just as playoff time hits, winning 11 of their last 12 games.
The Flyers were on the losing end and roughed up again by the Penguins for the second straight time. But last time, that game seemed to have a positive effect on the Orange and Black. With four games left, they have no choice. As frustrating as it was, this is a result that the Flyers need to bounce back from with vigor, especially with the same Penguins team coming to Philadelphia in just six days.