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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Sam Ersson needs to be great down the stretch for the Flyers

Certain off-ice situations have led to Sam Ersson taking over as the number-one goaltender in Philadelphia. It is always hard for a rookie netminder to get going in the NHL but he has done a good job in a hard situation.

So far this season, Ersson has a record of 18-13-5 with a .898 save percentage and a 2.62 goals-against average. The Flyers play well enough for him to succeed but he needs to be on top of his game as well.

If you don't get good goaltending in this league, you can't win at all. For the most part, Ersson has been good enough for them in the situation that they are in.

You can't say he is their goalie of the future yet but his name is in the running. While they try to get in this year, he needs to be at his best.

If all three of these guys are used the right way and play like we know they can, Philly will complete the task of getting into the postseason.