As we dive into the heart of November, the Flyers find themselves 3rd in the Metropolitan division, which would have been unthinkable two weeks ago. This is due to a successful western road trip and a come from behind win at home against the ‘Yotes. Here are my observations:
For the first time this year, the Flyers have won back to back games, and it only took a trip out to California to do so. Before this, they lost badly to one of the worst teams in hockey. Here are my thoughts and observations:
At this point, who knows what the Flyers are this season. Good? Bad? You’re almost seeing a different team every game this season. There were 4 games played this week, two wins (6-5 in a S/O v Florida and 5-2 v NJ) and two loses (1-0 v Vegas and 6-3 v Columbus). From that, I’d wager that most fans would say consistency is the Flyers’ biggest issue. That and the play of a certain defenceman. Here’s my takeaways from the week’s action:
After an opening night win, the Flyers leaped into the week with optimism, and disappointed us through two pretty baffling losses to the Avalanche and Sharks. However, they received a much needed bounce back game in Ottawa where they thrashed the Sens 7-4.
The Philadelphia Flyers are officially back! While those of us in Europe and the UK slept, the Flyers played a hockey game, their season opener, in sin city (Las Vegas) against the Golden Knights. Personally, I was a bit nervous about this game, particularly because it was the Knights’ banner raising ceremony before the game for winning the Western Conference in the playoffs, and the Flyers have never been an excellent road team as of late. However, they continued to subvert my expectations, and came out 5-2 winners.
This week in Flyers history will certainly go down as one of the strangest, and perhaps as disappointing as well.
NHL Hockey is just around the corner!
In just over two weeks, the Flyers will host their Regular Season opener against the Western Conference Champion Vegas Golden Knights, a game which is sure to sell out. Right now, however, preseason continues to roll on, and the Flyers have gotten through 3 of their 8 scheduled exhibition contests. All three of these games were against the Islanders, whom the Flyers’ Dev Camp squad beat last week.