Five things to know today about the Flyers after loss to Devils

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New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) skates back to his bench after scoring a goal against Flyers goalie Steve Mason during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Newark, N.J.

Five things to know today about the Flyers (32-30-8), who will host Carolina (29-27-12) on Sunday night:

  1. Facing a 3-2 deficit in New Jersey, the Flyers looked like they quit on Dave Hakstol in the third period of a must-win game. They had no pushback, and it took nearly 12 minutes before they managed a third-period shot in a 6-2 loss.
  2.  The Flyers, who are six points out of a playoff spot with 12 games left, are 8-5-2 in the second half of back-to-back games this season.
  3. The Flyers’ power play against the Devils in three games (all losses) this season: 0 for 11. The Devils’ power play against the Flyers this season: 5 for 16.
  4. Winger Jordan Weal did not appear to be 100 percent healthy and played just 9:49 Thursday.
  5. The Flyers have 72 points in 70 games. At a corresponding point last season, they had 80 points.

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