The Philadelphia Flyers (9-13-5) will make their return home tonight after a four game road trip. The Flyers went 1-1-1 in the state of California and dropped the fourth game in Columbus Tuesday night. Tonight they will host the New Jersey Devils (11-13-5). Game time is 7:00.
The Flyers were outplayed for most of the game, but still earned a point. A Jakub Voracek shot was deflected in front by Brayden Schenn for his second goal of the game, tying the game up with just under a minute to play.
The scoreboard shows a close-fought 3-2 victory for the Jackets, but the numbers tell a different story.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good - so long as you don't make it a habit. But after three straight games of it - including Tuesday night against the Blue Jackets - it's certainly turned into one.
Brayden Schenn's goal with 56 seconds left on a deflection just barely made it over the line. It took a review, but eventually, the goal counted and got the Flyers another point.
Four points in three games is a step in the right direction. But until the third, the Flyers were heavily out-played by a team below them in the standings.
A point was left on the ice in Columbus. The Flyers knew that. What they also knew was that they were lucky to get any points at all.