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All-Star break saves the Flyers 2024 season


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Travis Politakis
February 9, 2024  (11:16)
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It's no secret that the Philadelphia Flyers seemed like they were imploding as they headed into the All-Star break. From losing five straight, being outscored 27-12, trade talks, and the Carter Hart investigation bringing a dark cloud upon the team, the Flyers were visibly not right and fans began to panic and wonder if the season was doomed. After the All-Star break, the Flyers are playing better than ever.

The 2024 All-Star break gave the Flyers a chance to rest, reset, refocus, and further grow that team connection as a few players took a group trip to Mexico to get their minds off of hockey for a period of time. After two games, it seems like being able to reset their minds has worked wonders on this young squad.
After a dominant victory against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, many Flyers commented on how refreshing the All-Star break was and how they can continue the momentum they're gaining, including goalie Samuel Ersson.
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"I think everybody needed a mental break from hockey. We had a little bit of a break and we used it to our advantage. We knew how important this part of the season is."

Head Coach John Tortorella also chimed in on how the All-Star break came at an opportune time for the Flyers and how the grind of the schedule and travel along with outside circumstances had the Flyers bogged down a bit.
"I do believe the lack of practice time, and the grind of the January schedule caught up to us a bit. If that's an excuse so be it, not now, this is a sprint. This is a sprint, we should be refreshed, and ready to go play our game."

With the Flyers now refreshed and refocused and skating at a high level, does this mean hopes of a playoff appearance is back on?
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