In the Ice with Isaac: Could Changes be Coming to the Flyers’ Offense?
VOORHEES — There isn’t a common theme, the Flyers say, to their last two games, each a regulation loss by one goal.
Being that close, they feel they just need a little push over the edge. The NHL’s third-worst team in goals per game and second worst in total goals clearly needs a little offense.
Things weren’t so bad a couple weeks ago when Sean Couturier was on fire. He has 14 points in his last 14 games, but hasn’t been on the ice since last Tuesday thanks to what the team is calling a “lower-body injury.” He won’t play Monday against Boston, either. Not without practicing with the team first.
In his absence, the Flyers recalled Sam Gagner from the American Hockey League where he had a goal and five assists in nine games since being demoted. He had a season-high four shots Thursday against Pittsburgh and is one player that general manager Ron Hextall seemed to think could be a secret weapon down the stretch.
When Couturier does return, Gagner will return to the right wing…if he can crack the lineup.