Game 3 of the Flyers series against the New York Islanders has been postponed in the wake of social injustice following the shooting of Jacob Blake. The NHL joined other major leagues in postponing games over the last 48 hours.
The Flyers hit the road for six straight games, including five on the West coast. It all starts on Saturday night against the San Jose Sharks, a team that has lost four straight games and 10 of their last 11 entering Saturday's game.
For a change, Flyers GM Ron Hextall can look at the market and see if there are any options that improve the team in the here and now at the trade deadline. Despite the rise in the standings and the flurry of activity from Eastern Conference counterparts, he needs to stay the course.
Facing the lowly Buffalo Sabres was going to be a test to see if the Flyers would play down to the opponent and let it hurt the final result, but the Orange and Black secured a 2-1 win for their fifth straight, which certainly has the team's 10-game losing streak slipping further into the past.