The Flyers road trip only gets tougher as they go through the gauntlet of Central Division teams all in playoff position. That begins on Thursday night against the St. Louis Blues, a team slipping a bit with a 3-4-3 record in the month of March.
The Blues got the lead back 42 seconds after the Flyers tied the game on a goal by Vladimir Tarasenko and held things down the rest of the way in a 4-1 defeat for the Flyers on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center for their sixth straight loss.
The Flyers faced both the Capitals and Bruins on home ice, and at the time, each was at least in a tie for the most points in the NHL. Their only remaining road game before the All-Star break and bye week is also against a team tied for the most points in the standings. The defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues await in a Wednesday night matchup.
Whether you watched Jordan Binnington’s incredible story with the Blues or watched the Bruins’ Tuukka Rask continue to be a force in net in Boston, you saw two teams that didn’t have a question in net. For years, that has been the one part of the equation that has eluded the Flyers.