Scott Laughton and Travis Konecny celebrate a goal
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Flyers veterans offer interesting comments on tough stretch

Published March 23, 2024 at 9:18

Despite surpassing any expectations fans and analysts had going into the 2023-24 NHL season, the last two weeks has seemed like the sky is falling for the Philadelphia Flyers. From the trade deadline, being decimated with injuries, a two game suspension of John Tortorella, a captain being benched and losing four of their last six games in a time where the Flyers desperately need to rack up wins, the Flyers are seemingly on the hot seat as the regular season winds down.

Although many feel like the magic of this years Flyers team has worn off and playoff hopes turn from reality to dreams, some Flyers players are still optimistic and like the way the team has been able to play and respond to adversity.

After a gritty comeback win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 19 and an overtime loss to one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference on Friday to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Flyers are showing that they can still compete with some of the top tier teams in the NHL.

Alternate captains Scott Laughton and Travis Konecny echoed this sentiment as the Flyers head into a massive Saturday showdown against the Boston Bruins who are among the NHL's best this season.

"We don't quit. We just keep coming. I think we can hang with anyone."

Yes, the last two weeks have been less than ideal for the Flyers and shockwaves were sent through the locker room when captain Sean Couturier was benched in back-to-back games, but the difference with this years Flyers team is showing that they can respond to tough situations like that.

The March schedule the Flyers have had to face is an absolute gauntlet, playing the Maple Leafs, Bruins twice, Hurricanes, Panthers, and Lightning, but the Flyers have shown that they can show up on any given night.

With their gauntlet schedule almost complete, will the Flyers hold on to their playoff spot?
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Flyers veterans offer interesting comments on tough stretch

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