The Philadelphia Flyers are facing a tough upcoming Eastern Conference schedule but it could be beneficial in their favor.
The Philadelphia Flyers are on a hot streak. They’ve won their past three games and are only four points out of the wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. They’re facing a tough battle Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins and it has the potential to change the way the Flyers view their season. It’s huge for the team that they can make a push and have the chance to be a playoff team. It would bode well for head coach Dave Hakstol and certainly make the case that what Hakstol is doing with the team is working. They have a hard schedule ahead of them but if they can come away with the wins, it would be the start of a good second half of the season. Find out what games are ahead in Tuesday’s edition of Buzz on the Street.
Tim Panaccio for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
With three straight wins, the Flyers find themselves four points out of a wild-card spot entering this week with a huge game against Boston here on Wednesday. The Flyers’ 4-0 shutout of the Islanders Saturday momentarily pulled them within three points of a playoff spot, but the standings changed by the weekend’s conclusion…… The Flyers have eight more games against Eastern Conference opponents before the All-Star break to make up ground in the overall standings.
Sam Carchidi for the Philadelphia Inquirer
For the first time since he suffered an undisclosed injury Thursday in Minnesota, Flyers defensemen Shayne Gostisbehere skated Monday and said he had no ill effects. Gostisbehere skated for about 20 minutes with assistant coach Ian Laperriere before practice and later took shots at goalie Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth.
Dave Issac for Courier Post
There was a point last summer where Nick Schultz figured he might have found the end of the line. At age 31 he had been traded to the Edmonton Oilers to the Columbus Blue Jackets where he only played nine games. A long career-the defensemen remained in the Minnesota Wild’s all-time games played leader at 743-almost ended at 880 games. Wednesday will be his 1,000th NHL game and the Flyers will honor him with a ceremony before Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers.