After being out of the lineup for two games, goalie Brian Elliott was stellar as the Flyers outlasted Washington in overtime, 2-1, and moved into a playoff spot Sunday.
The surging Flyers moved into a playoff spot Sunday afternoon for the first time since Nov. 10. Travis Konecny scored the game-winning goal.
Paul Holmgren, the Flyers' president, has ties to both the Eagles and Vikings. But his heart bleeds purple since he grew up in Saint Paul, Minn.
The Flyers, three points out of a wild-card spot, will be aiming for their second win over New Jersey in the last week.
Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth has looked sharp recently, and he figures to reduce Brian Elliott's workload in the season's second half.
The Flyers used two third-period goals and an overtime goal from Sean Couturier to beat the Maple Leafs.
In an emotional pregame ceremony at the Wells Fargo Center, Eric Lindros became the sixth Flyers player to have his number retired.
The Flyers, coming off a one-sided loss to the Rangers, will host a Toronto team that is hungry to end a three-game losing streak Thursday.
The Flyers will try to bounce back from Tuesday's shellacking against the Rangers when they host Toronto on Thursday. Eric Lindros' No. 88 will be retired during pregame ceremonies.
The Flyers had a chance to move past the Rangers in the standings, but they played a clunker and dropped a 5-1 decision.
Eric Lindros will be the sixth Flyer to have his number retired, joining Bernie Parent, Mark Howe, Barry Ashbee, Bill Barber, and Bobby Clarke.
The Flyers, who have received more balanced scoring recently, will aim for their fifth straight win Tuesday against the host New York Rangers. Fourth-line left winger Taylor Leier will return to the Flyers' lineup.
The Flyers, winners of four straight, can slip past the slumping Rangers with a victory Tuesday in New York.
The defenseman will return after missing Saturday's game with the flu, and he will try to help the Flyers beat the sagging Rangers.
The Flyers, 12-4-1 since their 10-game losing skid ended, will take a four-game winning streak into Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.
Sean Couturier's climb toward becoming one of the NHL's top scorers actually started in the last 20 games of last year.