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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Owen Tippett needs to be a contributing factor for the Flyers

Like Bobby Brink, Owen Tippett is part of the future core. The latter might even be considered a part of the core already with the way he has played.

He was a first-round pick by the Florida Panthers (10th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft. He was one of the major returns that the Flyers got back in the Claude Giroux trade.

It has worked out well so far for them. In 61 games played this season, Tippett has 22 goals and 16 assists for 38 points.

This is his second straight season of passing 20 goals and he is five short of his career mark set last year. He is also 11 points short of his career high set a year ago.

Tippett has hit a little bit of a dry spell. He has gone four games without a point/goal. Philly needs him to produce at a high rate if they are going to have dangerous enough depth to get into the playoffs.