From the first drop of the puck, to the final whistle, not much went right for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Saturday night at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Flyers by a score of 6-3. The loss dropped the Flyers back to .500.
Wayne Simmonds scored twice, Sean Couturier scored once.
The Blue Jackets jumped out to another 2-0 lead before the Flyers stormed back to tie the game. Simmonds and Couturier scored twenty seconds apart to knot the game at 2-2 going into the third period. That’s when the wheels fell off again. There would be no comeback.
The Blue Jackets would not let the Flyers come back. Instead of scoring five goals in the third period, the Flyers gave up four. The team looked out of sorts compared to its effort on Thursday night. They ran into each other, failed to score on numerous power plays and screened Ray Emery all night.
The team will have a chance to rise above .500 Monday night when they face the Minnesota Wild at home. After the Monday night game, the team will be off until Dec. 28.