The Flyers 5-1 loss to the Canadiens was flat out embarrassing, against a team they were chasing in the standings no less. The lack of motivation to play, the lack of preparation, was reminiscent of the team that fired its GM in November and its coach in December.
The weekend provided fodder for many different topics as the trade deadline approaches, from the Flyers acquisition of Cam Talbot, to Wayne Simmonds' deadline fate, to signs of a possible moving on from Shayne Gostisbehere.
The week ahead for the Flyers is a critical one, both on and off the ice. The trade deadline is one week away from Monday. The Flyers will also play three games that should define where their playoff hopes stand during the week, providing some added transparency into their playoff push and their deadline plans.
The Flyers played a game against the Kings that was sloppy and frustrating. Yet, there they were, playing in overtime. The overtime featured its share of near-misses as well. The winning streak is over, and now the Flyers need to regroup or their comeback effort this season will fizzle out.
The 20-year-old rookie sensation did it again. Carter Hart is becoming a regular rock star in South Philadelphia.Hart was the center of attention again, making 41 saves in the Flyers eighth straight win, 2-1, over the Vancouver Canucks.