For the first five games of the season, it was tough to see how the Flyers didn't match up with elite teams. They had their moments. They made plenty of mistakes. And yes, they lost the first four games. But they were competitive against good teams.
Then came Tuesday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
"We were deer in the headlights that first period," head coach Craig Berube said. "You can’t stand around and watch them pass the puck and skate, especially a team like that."