Until Next Year? Another lost weekend may be dagger for Flyers
It was just 10 days ago that the Flyers managed to score their third straight win, scoring six goals in a 6-3 victory over the Nashville Predators. Their next game came two days later against the New York Rangers.
The Flyers were 12 seconds away from a fourth straight win. Keith Yandle scored to tie the game as the Flyers failed to clear the zone and ice the game.
That is the first of six games that have come and gone for the Flyers. Five of them have been losses. In the six-game stretch, the Flyers have scored 12 goals -- five of them coming in the only win, a 5-1 drubbing of the Buffalo Sabres. In two straight weekends of back-to-back games, the Flyers have come away with just one point in the standings. In the two games in between, their only win of the six-game stretch has accounted for the only two-point effort.
Make no mistake about it, the Flyers have completely fizzled out. With injuries to Sean Couturier and Michael Del Zotto, being shorthanded certainly has played a factor. But Sunday night's loveless affair between the Rangers and Flyers not only probably spelled the beginning of the end for the Flyers potential playoff hopes, but also showed how poorly this group approached this stretch of games.