Just when you think all is lost, the Flyers start to pull you back in. A resilient 6-3 win over the New Jersey Devils helped the Flyers get back on the positive end of results after a lost weekend.
It was also the first time in several days that the Flyers made a positive shift in the standings, moving to within four points of the final playoff spot.
Part of the reason for the Flyers shift the other direction has been playing without Sean Couturier, a player that has proven so valuable to the defensive side of games. The Flyers announced they would be without Couturier for four weeks on Feb. 5, but yesterday Ron Hextall provided an update saying he is slightly ahead of schedule. That opens the door for a return at least as early as the Flyers first game of March, two weeks from Thursday.
The Flyers have six games remaining in February before a stretch run of 20 over March and April. Those next six games, potentially all without Couturier, are simply about survival.