Flyers Talk: 5-Game Losing Streak, Hart Charged, Ersson, All-Star Break
The Flyers entered the All-Star break on a five-game losing streak following losses to the Detroit Red Wings last Thursday and the Boston Bruins on Saturday. Even with the five-game slide, the Flyers remain in third place in the Metropolitan Division with a four-point lead over the fourth-place New York Islanders.
On this week's episode of Flyers Talk with 97.3 ESPN Flyers Insider Kevin Durso, Brianna Barretta and Kevin sit down to talk about the losing streak, the team at the All-Star break, and the most recent update regarding Carter Hart and the Hockey Canada scandal.
First, the team is on a five-game losing streak after winning five straight games. What has been the reasoning behind these recent struggles and what is needed to correct them?
Carter Hart was granted a leave of absence last week, and this week, his lawyers confirmed in a statement that he has been charged with sexual assault. As we awaiting the upcoming press conference from London Police, we dive into what it means for the Flyers organization.
Another key aspect to that is Sam Ersson, who now becomes the team's No.1 goaltender. We discuss the evolution of Ersson's role this season and how that could become even more important down the stretch of the regular season.
The All-Star break has also arrived and Travis Konecny is representing the Flyers. We discuss his importance to the team this season and what the All-Star appearance represents for him.
Finally, we look ahead to after the All-Star break. It's now February, so the Stadium Series is just weeks away. With that game on the horizon, what is the anticipation like at this point in the season for this outdoor game?
Join Brianna and Kevin for this latest episode of Flyers talk, which you can watch below:
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Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN. Follow him on social media @Kevin_Durso.
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