Philadelphia Flyers Consistently Losing Big Games
There’s been loads to like approximately the Philadelphia Flyers season for the reason that middle of January. The team rattled off an 8-game winning streak, clawed its way back right into a playoff run, and a number of the frustration from younger players has become round.
But it hasn’t been all roses for the Flyers, now not anywhere near.
While the team may have fought in the direction of a playoff spot, the fight appears to have come to a quit with Philly’s 7-6 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs remaining night time. But it’s not just one lack of late that’s killed the miracle run. No, it’s a regular failure by using the crew in its most critical games within the ultimate month.
The failure started out while the Flyers through the entirety at Matt Murray and the Penguins on Feb. Eleven but walked away with a four-1 defeat. The teams had been separated via simply six factors at that time. Today, there are eleven points between them.
The Flyers were able to win three directly after the Penguins loss, although, earlier than falling to the robust Tampa Bay Lightning on Feb. 19. That might have been k, except Philly lost two nights later to the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs have just 5 more points than the Flyers now.
On Feb. 28, seven nights after the Canadiens loss, Philadelphia pressured additional time towards the Blue Jackets after 1-zero and 2-1 leads were squandered by the Flyers and a comeback was important simply to advantage a single point. Columbus is in the final Wild Card spot with thirteen games left.
The Flyers will take the 19-7-2 document they’ve amassed in view that Jan. 10, however the lack of fulfilment in massive games during that stretch has been their remaining undoing. If they had an ideal document in the 3 games I designated, they’d have eighty-one points — two beforehand of the Canadiens and simply one at the back of the Blue Jackets (with the one’s teams losing the 2 factors they received over the Flyers). Even the Penguins might be in placing distance at 85.
Of direction, it’s unrealistic to count on any crew to win each sport. But it’s the contenders that win the essential “4-point” matchups.
In their current stretch, the Flyers do have a win in opposition to the Penguins — at the Stadium Series — however, losses against the Capitals and ultimate night time’s self-destruction towards the Maple Leafs display the crew isn’t prepared for a playoff spot but. It’s smooth accountable that on the begin of the season, but the lack of success in the important games within the stretch-run is hurting the group just like a whole lot.
I wrote final week that the upcoming agenda would show what this Flyers crew surely is. Early on, the returns haven’t been correct and playoffs not seem an opportunity.