Dwight King beats Ray Emery for the game-winning goal in the Flyers 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
The headline may sound foolish. The Flyers just played six games in 10 days against playoff opponents and not just any playoff opponents. Every team they faced is comfortably in the playoff picture.
The challenge in those games was different than the one they face now. When you're winning, it feels like everything is going your way. The Flyers had everything going for them from the beginning of this 12-game stretch. It's how they won the first five games.
But that five-game winning streak ended at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings with a 3-2 loss. Now the Flyers have to not only regroup, but respond. The response will be the challenge, especially after a friendly reminder that the next closest team in the standings is a loss away from jumping in front.