Facing the lowly Buffalo Sabres was going to be a test to see if the Flyers would play down to the opponent and let it hurt the final result, but the Orange and Black secured a 2-1 win for their fifth straight, which certainly has the team's 10-game losing streak slipping further into the past.
Dave Hakstol's future with the Flyers may be safe for now, and with many kids still so early in development, that may be understandable from Ron Hextall's perspective. But Hakstol's management of young players is concerning to his future.
Dave Hakstol tried to put a positive spin on the Flyers seventh straight loss. There’s a lot of losing going on for the Flyers. And until there’s a win, there won’t be any silver lining or positives to look at.
With two quick strikes, the Flyers managed to force overtime. That was certainly a moral victory, but the satisfaction of a late rally was put to bed in the final seconds of overtime as the Coyotes scored to win their first game of the season after all by a score of 4-3. Here is the Postgame Review.