Under first-year head coach Dave Hakstol, the Philadelphia Flyers have been a pretty good team defensively at five-on-five. The club has yielded 112 goals at five-on-five (while scoring 120); tied for the fifth fewest goals against with the two teams skating at full strength.
However, when the other team has its goalie pulled to skate at 6-on-5, whether it's in a late-game situation with the Flyers trying to protect a lead or, less frequently, in a delayed-penalty situation where a simple touch-up is needed to halt play, the Flyers have had a major issue this season.
Through the games of March 23, the Flyers ranked in a tie for worst in the NHL -- seven goals against -- when the opposition has six skaters to their five. On multiple occasions, the Flyers have either lost a point as a result (losing via shootout or in overtime) or else they've allowed an opponent to leave with at least one point when they could have blanked them in the standings.