Following the Game 2 win for the Flyers, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan noted the game was lost for his team through special teams. Game 3 was certainly decided by special teams as well, this time in favor of the Penguins.
There is no erasing what happened in Game 1, but the Flyers performance in Game 2 showed this team has the capability to keep up with the Penguins, and it came in a big game that gets the series back to Philadelphia all tied up.
It's a series, so one game doesn't make a series. But this one was certainly telling. There's no way to truly know if this was a sign of things to come in the series until Game 2 on Friday, but much like the four regular-season meetings between these two teams, one team was clearly su…
Flyers captain Claude Giroux led the way as the Flyers closed out the season with a big 5-0 win over the Rangers and locked up a spot in the playoffs. For that, Giroux was honored as the third star of the week by the NHL.
In a year that was going to be defined by the usage of young players and their own individual growth, the Flyers have been rewarded for their dedication to building through prospects with a playoff berth.