The Flyers made several line changes at Tuesday's practice, including a new-look top line, but Sean Couturier left the ice with a noticeable limp after a collision with Radko Gudas, giving the Flyers a concern entering Game 4.
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.
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.
As the final week of the season begins, Claude Giroux is putting the finishing touches on a career year that hit new heights on Sunday, as he not only surpassed his career high in points, but goals as well in the Flyers 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins.
The Flyers were closing in on at least one hard-earned point against another Western Conference team when a lost puck battle led to the game-winning goal for the Vegas Golden Knights. For the Flyers, it was just another game that got away, a growing trend here in March.