The Flyers are three points behind the Detroit Red Wings in a final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Even with two games in hand, it will not be easy. In dire straits, every games counts in this four-game road trip.
At this crucial time in the Flyers schedule, the team gets another challenge with the injury of Michal Neuvirth. This will be his sixth time this season missing a game due to injury, as Sunday brought the news that he is out for three weeks with a lower-body injury, virtually ending his availability for the regular season.
All the pressure is now loaded onto Steve Mason’s back. Mason has had Neuvirth to carry the load at times before, so it's now time to return the favor. But this also opens up the opportunity for Anthony Stolarz to make an impact as well.