The Philadelphia Flyers were blown out, 7-1, by the Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center. It was the Flyers 8th straight loss.
After coming out with a huge push, the Flyers night got worse and worse. Giving up multiple goals in each period.
The Flyers gave up 2-goals in the 1st period, 3-goals in the 2nd period, & 2-goals in the 3rd period. The Flyers lone goal came on the power-play in the 3rd period.
Carter Hart was pulled after giving up 5-goals on 15-shots. Martin Jones gave up 2-goals on the 12-shots he faced.
Losing Streak Hits 8-Straight
After starting 8-4-2, the Flyers have now lost 8-straight games. A slide that has taken the Flyers from playoff contention, to now double-digits out of a playoff spot.
Their previous 6-games after their loses this season, the Flyers showed fight & push back. Winning all 6-games. Five of those six wins coming in regulation.
In those 6-games, the Flyers scored 20-goals and only gave up 7-goals.
The Flyers have now lost 8-straight games. In those eight loses, the Flyers have been a shell of their selves.
Over their 8-game losing streak, the Flyers have scored just 13-goals. That is just 1.6 goals per game. On the opposite side, the Flyers have given up 36-goals. That is 4.6 goals per game.
Before their 8-game losing streak, the Flyers scored 38-goals in their first 14-games. That is 2.7 goals per game. In those 14-games, the Flyers gave up 34-goals. That is 2.4 goals per game.
The Flyers inability to respond & fight back has been exposed. An exposure that may cause a change to this team.
Time For Change?
After the Flyers 8th straight loss, is it finally time for a change? A change that should have happened a week ago. Maybe even two weeks ago?
As the Flyers continue to commit the same errors & mistakes night in and night out, something has to change. Whether that be player personal or a coaching change, one must be made.
The Flyers continue to preach one thing, but do the exact opposite on the ice. The coaches say one thing, the players say another, and the general manager says something else.
While it won’t fix all the problems the Flyers currently have, a change behind the bench would be a good start.