Slow starts have again plagued the Flyers, who will try to change things Tuesday night against visiting Florida.
The Flyers (2-3) tightened their defense but couldn't finish their scoring chances Saturday as they fell to Vegas, 1-0. They have yet to score the first goal in any of their five games.
Dale Weise, 30, is an old-school player. He doesn't have the speed of many of today's players, but he compensates with a grind-it-out, physical effort. Flyers coach Dave Hakstol is one of his admirers.
Second-year center Nolan Patrick will miss seven to 10 days with an injury, and Jordan Weal may get back into the Flyers' lineup.
Pickard didn't remind anyone of Pekka Rinne, but he was solid in winning his Flyers debut Wednesday in Ottawa.
The Flyers rebounded nicely from Tuesday's 8-2 setback. Some observations on the good and bad.
Jake Voracek had two goals and an assist as the Flyers defeated the host Senators - one night after a humiliating 8-2 defeat to San Jose in their home opener.
Goaltender Cal Pickard is expected to make his Flyers debut Wednesday in Ottawa.
One of the more intriguing items in the Flyers-Sharks matchup Tuesday: the high-scoring potential of both defenses.
Two games into the season, right wingers Jake Voracek and Travis Konecny are trading places.
Left winger James van Riemsdyk will likely miss 15 games.
The Flyers got solid goaltending from Brian Elliott as they split their two tough road games to start the season and will play their home opener Tuesday against another talented team, San Jose.
Flyers prospect Carter Hart made an impressive pro debut Saturday night as the Phantoms won their AHL season opener.
The Flyers, coming off an impressive 5-2 opening-night win in Vegas, dropped a 5-2 decision Saturday in Colorado.
Cal Pickard has replaced Anthony Stolarz as the Flyers' No. 2 goalie. Stolarz was sent to the AHL's Phantoms.