Flyers goalie Samuel Ersson has won each of his last six decisions since making his NHL debut on Dec. 23. Ersson is expected in goal for Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils and a chance at his seventh straight win.
Less than two minutes into the third period, a miscommunication changed the outlook, allowing the Devils to get ahead and grab the lead and never look back. The Flyers continued to put forth the effort, but fell short in a 3-2 loss to the Devils on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers are battered with injuries, but have faced teams dealing with significant losses in their own right and have struggled to keep up in a five-game losing streak. The New Jersey Devils have lost five of their last six game entering Sunday night's action.
For the Flyers, that means another first-round selection that could make an impact on their future. The team has the 23rd overall pick and there are many ways they could go with this pick. With the NHL Draft getting underway in just a few hours, here are seven targets for the Flyers at 23rd overall.
The draft comes first, and the Flyers hold the 23rd overall pick in the draft. This weekend, we will look at some prospects that could be on the Flyers radar in the first round. We start our NHL Draft preview with a look at some centers in the draft.