With the Flyers suddenly battling for first place in the Metropolitan Division, will general manager Ron Hextall make another move before Monday's 3 p.m. trade deadline?
Defensemen Ivan Provorov, Robert Hagg, and Brandon Manning were among the goal scorers as the Flyers trounced Ottawa and extended their points streak to 11 games (9-0-2).
The Flyers will be looking to extend their winning streak to five games and avenge a pair of earlier losses when they play in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon.
Sam, the low-key son of a Center City law firm partner, is Matt's eyes. Matt, the orphaned son of a long-disabled Delaware County pipefitter, is the brash sports savant making Sam better by being blind. The pair are a broadcasting miracle.
"They're watching my every move,'' Radko Gudas said of the referees. `They're in my head."
The blossoming of rookie Nolan Patrick is one of the reasons for the Flyers' stunning in-season transformation.
You want an omen? The last time the Flyers started four different goaltenders in a season was 2009-2010.
Goalie Petr Mrazek was superb in his Flyers debut and Nolan Patrick scored the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over visiting Columbus on Thursday night.
The Flyers are hoping left winger Oskar Lindblom, recently recalled from the Phantoms, can make an impact. Injuries to Wayne Simmonds and Travis Konecny have thinned the Flyers at wing.
The Flyers defenseman, a former student at the Florida high school, marvels at the passion and resolve of surviving students since a gunman killed 17 in America's latest public massacre.
"Maybe it's an overused term,'' coach Dave Hakstol said after the morning skate before tonight's home game against Columbus. "But in an oversimplified way, that's what it is.''
The goalie acquired from Detroit earlier this week likely will start Thursday against visiting Columbus. The Flyers will take a nine-game points streak (7-0-2) into the matchup.
The Flyers stopped 'draining the bench' by limiting penalties, which has helped in their turnaround.