The Philadelphia Flyers are playing inspired hockey headed down the stretch. As of today the Flyers are in third place in the Metropolitan division but that doesn't mean much because the there are several team that are so close inthe standings that one loss could put you out of playoff contention. The Flyers are 6-3-1 in there last 10 games and have won games that clearly show that the Flyers are ready to make a serious run at the playoffs. During the last week they beat the Florida Panthers twice, the Capitals and the Blue Jackets, all teams the Flyers always have trouble with. The Flyers have the 5th best record in hockey at 33-20-7 but can't afford to pull off the gas pedal. There are five teams fighting for the playoffs whose records have them separated by 1 point. The margin is so slim and the steaks are so high. We are starting to see this Flyers team believe in themselves and a mix of seasoned veterans like Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier and Matt Niskanen and some younger players like Travis Konecny, Ivan Provorov and their goalie Carter Hart. Flyers Head coach Alain Vigneault has done a nice job convincing this team that they are as good as they want to be. I like the blend of the veterans and youth on this team and believe Vigneault pushes the right buttons at the right time to inspire this group. Lookout Flyers fans, the Flyers are serious contenders to make the playoffs this year !!
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