The Flyers get back on the ice on Tuesday night, starting a brief two-game road trip. They face the Florida Panthers, who have won three of their last four games and bring a high-power offensive attack.
For the Flyers, it's a game that should serve as a lesson. They did not play well in the second period, certainly not well enough to put any pressure on the opposing goalie through 40 minutes. The 20-minute push in the third was great, but it was too little, too late on this night.
The task at hand for the Flyers is simple. If they can find a way to get one point in Saturday's game against the New York Rangers, they will be going to the playoffs. That said, the Flyers will have plenty of scoreboard watching to do regardless of the outcome on Saturday.
While the final total in this game was only five goals, it doesn't take away from the fact that the Flyers are certainly off to a soaring start on home ice, especially after a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers. Here is the Postgame Review.
PHILADELPHIA -- Sean Couturier had a goal and an assist in the first period, Jakub Voracek continued his offensive surge, and the Philadelphia Flyers cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.