On the Ice with Isaac: Flyers Hope Rest Gives Them a Lift Down the Stretch
NEW YORK — When a game turned into a practice Saturday, the Flyers' biggest priority was just to keep their legs going.
Then giving them a rest.
Saturday night's game against the New York Islanders was postponed due to the winter storm that is creating havoc on the northeast.
After losing consecutive games in regulation, thus not getting points in the standings during the NHL's marathon of a playoff race, there wasn't one aspect the team could nail down when it came to what's been going wrong.
“When I look at it, we could have grabbed points in both games,” Jake Voracek said. “When you are up 2-0 in Pittsburgh, you’ve got to find a way to win that game. Against Toronto, we didn’t play well but we were seven seconds away from points, too. We’ve just got to work. It’s all about work and skating and find a way to close out games, which I think we did very well so far this year … not the last two games though.”
Part of the reason for that may be tired legs. Claude Giroux, for instance, logged a season high in ice time in the Flyers' loss to the Penguins Thursday. With a serious depth problem offensively, the Flyers are overusing their workhorses.