It’s about that time in the season where the top teams in the league are starting to clinch their spots for the playoff season. With only two weeks left in the regular season it’s time for some teams to hustle to just squeak into the runnings for the Cup. So far the Blues, The Rangers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have all garnered their spots in this year’s playoff season. Seeing as the Flyers have been on the Pens trail lately, where does that leave them?
Well obviously the Flyers have turned things around lately and are playing better, so they are definitely going to be in the playoffs, it’s just a matter of when they can clinch a spot. Which hopefully will happen tonight. If the Flyers win tonight against the Montreal Canadiens they will be the third team in the East to clinch. If they manage to get into an overtime shootout and lose (let’s hope not) they still are granted the spot.
Wait for it, this gets better, they can even lose this game and still secure the playoff spot, as long as both the Jets and the Sabres lose their games. The Sabres have to lose in regulation, but if the Jets happen to win in a shootout, the Flyers still get the spot. It’s almost as if the NHL is making it too easy on them, but let’s hope the Flyers don’t get too cocky tonight on the ice.
The odds seem to ever be in the Flyers favor right now, but that doesn’t mean they should be slacking. These last two weeks are where it counts, and they need to be playing harder to train themselves for what the playoffs will be like. There is a noticeable difference on the ice from regulation season to post-season, this is mainly from the drive and determination for the Stanley Cup. Which is something that needs to be back on Broad Street already.