The Penguins trounced the Flyers 5-2 earlier this month after putting a 5-1 hurting on them back on Jan. 2.
The coach has been willing to take the risk of tinkering with his lines when things get stale, despite the chance it might disrupt things.
If they make the playoffs, the Flyers have several possible first-round opponents, including Washington, a team Philadelphia had handled this season.
Flyers coach Dave Hakstol's decision to replace him with Matt Read over the last seven minutes and 20 seconds of Thursday's game was no small matter. Konecny was a big reason.
Travis Konecny scored two goals and Claude Giroux collected three assists in the Flyers' much-needed 4-3 victory over the visiting New York Rangers on Thursday.
After a two-game benching, Brandon Manning returned to the Flyers' lineup Thursday against the visiting Rangers. Robert Hagg was a healthy scratch for the first time this season.
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.
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."