February is Make or Break Month for Flyers
VOORHEES — Gentlemen, start your engines. Or skating legs. Or scoring.
Start something because this is it. Here comes the stretch run.
The Flyers have 15 games in 28 days this month and it’s possible that it becomes 16 if the NHL reschedules the snowed-out New York Islanders game on Feb. 22.
“I kind of look at it as the season is going to revolve around that month,” goalie Steve Mason said the other day.
“That’s a tough schedule where we either are gonna come out on top or fall behind. We better find a way to come out on top.”
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The Flyers sit five points out of a playoff spot with a couple games in hand depending on whom they’re chasing. Of the 15 games currently scheduled 10 are against Eastern Conference teams and six are in the Metropolitan Division. If the Flyers end up getting a playoff spot when it’s all said and done it will be because February was kind to them.
“We cannot give up in one game. We just have to keep going every single game,” Jake Voracek said. “It doesn’t matter who we are playing against if we are five points behind in the playoff (race) with a couple games in hand. We just have to make sure to be ready for every game. Obviously you’re not going to win every game, but you’ve got to win as many as possible.”