One look at the Penguins shows you the capability of any team in the league. It doesn’t matter where a team ranked in the standings, they are dangerous. The Flyers have to stay focused on their own game and stay motivated. And that’s why the Flyers won’t take this Canadiens team…
Claude Giroux noted that, while it's no excuse, it can be tough to get up the next day and play another game, no matter the opponent. Alain Vigneault didn't buy into the theory. "You know that word that starts with b?" the Flyers head coach said.
Ilya Kovalchuk entered the game with five points in six games with the Canadiens and added two more with a pair of goals as the Flyers were stymied by Carey Price and fell to the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1, on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center.
If Thanksgiving is the marker for being in a playoff position, the Flyers did more than just settle for being among the contenders at the holiday. They padded the margin and made a move further up the standings to cap off a historic month.