Philadelphia Flyers’ Poor Defense Continues to Hold Team Back

November 18th, 2014 by Garrett Baker Leave a reply »

Defense is the Philadelphia Flyers' weakness. Everyone knew it this offseason. They knew it after the first week of the regular season. And now it's starting to bite them hard.

The Flyers have played three consecutive uninspiring games against Colorado, Columbus and Montreal, and their defense has been a major issue.

They may have won the game against the Avalanche 4-3, but they completely unraveled in the third period, giving up three goals after establishing a seemingly safe 4-0 lead.

The defense was overmatched and couldn't match up against the speed of Colorado's forwards. That has been a recurring theme throughout the first few weeks of the season, and it will continue to ravage the team until general manager Ron Hextall makes some changes.

Philadelphia then got pushed around, at home, against an abysmal Columbus team that had no right coming into Wells Fargo Center and getting a 4-3 win.

The majority of the four goals the team allowed in that game were not the fault of goaltender Steve Mason, who has been hung out to dry many times already in 2014.

After those two letdown games, th ...

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