The Flyers first four games on the 2017-18 season were against Western Conference opponents. To say it was a wild west trip is an understatement.

The Flyers escaped the trip with a 2-2-0 record. Mixed results, but with solid performances by the eye test at the very least. Still, the results, particularly Tuesday night's in Nashville, made it hard to take.

But don't overlook the level on play, the speed on the ice that is finally present, and the passion both on and off the ice that has been long awaited.

It's only four games, but you just get the sense that these Flyers are different, and it's only the beginning for them.

Kevin Durso is Flyers editor for Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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