Flyers’ Playoff Hopes Fading with Every Loss, Thrashers Inching Closer

March 28th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

The Philadelphia Flyers lost in embarrassing fashion to the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday by a score of 4-1, inching them closer and closer to becoming a team that is on the outside looking in come playoff time.

Comparatively, the team that is chasing them—the Atlanta Thrashers—beat up on the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 4-0, inching them closer to the eighth and final playoff spot in the lowly Eastern Conference.

For the Flyers, every game is crucial going forward. Over the past 10 games the Flyers have completely fallen apart, completing the transformation from playoff contender to playoff pretender.

Over the past 10 games the Flyers have compiled a record of 2-6-2, proving once and for all what many fans and NHL pundits have felt about the Flyers for quite some time—the Flyers are a very average team that fails to play passionate hockey.

For their part, the Thrashers have put together a decent run of 5-3-2 over their past 10 matches, including back-to-back victories over the Flyers by a combined score of 8-3.

Injuries aside, the Flyers have consistently shown a ...

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