but, the injuries!
If they were actually tanking/rebuilding it would be impressive.
[Before the Penguins game] They could hang their hat on the fact that they were at least competitive in defeat. It was why this losing streak felt different than the 10-gamer and the franchise-worst 13-gamer from 2021-22.
Still, take a second to digest that. Since November 18 of 2021, the Flyers have played 89 games — after Saturday’s battle with the Islanders, they’ll have played in 90. If they lose yet again — and let’s be honest, they probably will — that means that 33 of their last 90 games have been spent in double-digit losing streaks. That’s 36.6 percent of all of their games
Take a look at their looming schedule. On Saturday, they get the 13-8-0 Islanders in the second game of a back-to-back, a situation the Flyers have yet to turn into a victory this season. Then, they have a rematch with those same Islanders at home on Tuesday, and that’s their most winnable game for a week. Next, it’s the Tampa Bay Lightning (three straight Stanley Cup Final appearances and two titles), the New Jersey Devils (fresh off a 13-game winning streak), and the Colorado Avalanche (the defending champs). A home battle against the Capitals is winnable, but if they lose that one, then it’s off to Vegas to face the Pacific Division-leading Golden Knights.
It’s not a stretch to imagine that the Flyers could have 16 straight defeats when they face the Arizona Coyotes on December 11. Yikes.