Wayne Simmonds looked hobbled, two strong performances from rookie defensemen, and more.
In a game that had a much different pace than their previous meeting, the Flyers lost to Nashville for the second time in nine nights.
About 18 months after he died of bladder cancer, a statue of Flyers co-founder Ed Snider was unveiled outside the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday.
Scott Hartnell lost almost 10 pounds this offseason, down from the 220 (or more) that he regularly carried around during his seven seasons with the Flyers.
Wayne Simmonds said he was good to go for Thursday's game against visiting Nashville. At 4:30 p.m., an Ed Snider statue will be unveiled outside the Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers hope Wayne Simmonds can play Thursday. He has been one of the NHL's most durable players, missing just 17 games in nine-plus seasons.
"The skating for these young D-men nowadays is at an unbelievable level …" Kimmo Timonen says. "The world has changed, I think.''
The Flyers are holding their collective breath on Wayne Simmonds' unspecified injury.
A four-goal second period carried the Flyers past Florida. They have scored a total of 10 goals in their last three second periods.
Shayne Gostisbehere, who had eight points and a plus-two rating over his first five games, has developed quick chemistry with rookie Robery Hagg, his defensive partner.
"We talked about it for awhile,'' said Bob Boughner, who elected to keep 18-year-old Owen Tippett with the Panthers rather than send him back to his OHL club.
Rookie defenseman Travis Sanheim will sit out Tuesday for the third time in six games.
Here are five reasons why the Flyers have avoided their usual slow start.
Their new top line, centered by Sean Couturier, has combined for 22 points in the first five games.