In a span of about eight hours, two Flyers defensive prospects showed just how bright the future is.
The terms "prospect" and "future" are used loosely here. It's hard to be considered a prospect and part of the future when you're having success at hockey's highest level.
Shayne Gostisbehere scored and assisted on a goal in Tuesday night's 4-3 win for the Flyers over the Canadiens.
A few hours earlier, 2015 first-round pick Ivan Provorov was playing half a world away in Helsinki, Finland, and picked up two assists in Russia's loss to Finland in the gold-medal game at the World Junior championships.
Together, Gostisbehere is leading a whole host of future defensemen, like Provorov, nearing the completion of the journey.