An effort like the one against the Washington Capitals is not allowed. Sitting in sixth within the Mass Mutual Eastern Division, the Philadelphia Flyers must compete with professionalism. Their performance in a 6-1 loss to the Capitals lacked heart. They rolled over when they’re still mathematically alive. Against the in-state rival, Pittsburgh Penguins, the Flyers need to find their grit.
Tonight, Wade Allison receives the nod from Chuck Fletcher and Alain Vigneault as they continue to develop players. With a big offseason looming, Philadelphia must get a head start on which prospects can play in the NHL.