With eight games left, the Flyers cannot afford many missteps as they try to secure a Stanley Cup playoff berth. Next up: Thursday's game against the visiting New York Rangers, who will be playing without any pressure because they are virtually out of the playoff race.
Veteran goalie Michal Neuvirth hopes to return to action soon for the Flyers. With Petr Mrazek struggling, the Flyers could use the veteran goalie.
Despite less-than-energetic first periods, the Flyers have done an admirable job collecting points this season and climbing into a playoff spot. That said, there have been too many slow starts.
Flyers goaltender Petr Mrazek returned to Detroit but wound up getting yanked.
Two nights after beating powerful Washington, the Flyers again played down to their competition and lost to lowly Detroit in a shootout, 5-4. The Red Wings had lost 10 straight.
The current Flyers captain passed No. 88 for fifth place in points in Flyers history.
Under Jay Wright, Villanova has become perhaps the best college basketball program in the country. Where does that put him on the city's all-time list of great coaches?
After the Red Wings winless streak extended Jeff Blashill channeled his inner Philadelphia Eagle:. "Understanding how to fight through adversity. Nick Foles talked about it after they won the Super Bowl, how much adversity he's had to fight through."
The goalie has been inconsistent since being acquired from the Red Wings, who have lost 10 straight.
He has "the heart of a lion," Flyers teammate Wayne Simmonds said after the winger showed his fearlessness in the third period of Sunday's win.
The Flyers inched to within four points of first-place Washington with a 6-3 victory. The Flyers went 3-1 against the Capitals this season.
The third-place Flyers will host first-place Washington on Sunday in what could be a preview of a first-round Stanley Cup matchup.
The Flyers erupted late in the game, using a four-goal third period to stun Carolina. Alex Lyon was solid in net and Oskar Lindblom got his first career point.