Flyers in Must-Win Situation in Game with Boston
On the small screen was a live feed of the Boston Bruins hosting the Calgary Flames with both teams going into a shootout.
Streit was just in the middle of answering a question about the Flyers needing every point this season when he cut himself off.
"Did he score?" he asked the reporter, looking at the phone.
Nope. No one did until the seventh round and new Flame David Schlemko scored again in the eighth to keep Boston from getting an extra point.
That's life for the Flyers recently: a lot of scoreboard watching, mostly against the Bruins who have the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
"We take the two points," Streit said after beating the St. Louis Blues 3-1 Thursday night, "but obviously Saturday, a huge game for us. We want to prepare for that now, but one game at a time. You can't do anything else."
To Streit's point, the Flyers game-plan one contest at a time. It's not like they've been looking at video of Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and Co. for weeks. They have, however looked at their team ahead of them in the standings all season.
Even if the Flyers beat the Bruins Saturday, they can't pass them. They'd get within two points of that elusive last playoff spot.
(Listen to Flyers insider Dave Isaac discuss Flyers vs Bruins and more with Mike Gill on the Sports Bash)