3 Flyers players that need to step up for them to hold onto a playoff spot

The Philadelphia Flyers have a lot of players that can help them make the playoffs.

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The Philadelphia Flyers have been one of the top teams in the Metropolitan Division all season long. They are a pleasant surprise based on the preseason projections of where they'd be.

As of right now, they are 33-24-8 which is good for 74 standings points. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division which is good enough for a playoff spot.

Now, the challenge is going to be hanging onto that spot as the season comes to an end. The New York Islanders are getting hot and chasing them down. There are a few other Metro teams that are a winning streak away from being in as well.

If the Flyers are going to make the playoffs, they need their core to step up big. They also need a few unexpected names to come through down the stretch.

We know what to expect from those core guys like Sean Couturier, Cam Atkinson, and Travis Konecny but it is the others that need to play well for the team to continue winning.

These are the three players that must step up for them to get it done:

Bobby Brink is a big key to the success of the Flyers down the stretch

The Philadelphia Flyers selected Bobby Orr Brink in the second round (34th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft. He started making a name for himself in the NHL this season, his rookie year.

He started the year in the NHL, was sent to the AHL for a little bit, then returned to the big leagues. He did all of that without complaining and just trusted the process.

In 42 NHL games played, he has 9 goals and 11 assists for 20 points. That is not bad production for a rookie second-rounder at all. He is going to continue getting better as the years go along.

Brink doesn't play in every game for the Flyers. However, they could use his offense so it is time to start playing him regularly.

The Flyers certainly don't need him to carry down the stretch to make the playoffs but they need him to be a contributing factor. He has the tools to do so.