A weekly feature where we round up the Power Rankings from around the hockey media and see where your Philadelphia Flyers stand...
What They're Saying
The man advantage hasn't been one. The Flyers' power play ranks near the bottom.
Given his track record, it makes perfect since that Zherdev added a "Why?" to his first name. Now spelled Nikolay.
The Flyers snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Toronto on Saturday, a game that saw captain Mike Richards break out offensively. But there are still too many offensive passengers for talented Flyers, who are tied for 22nd in goals per game and 24th on the man advantage.
Thanks to Mike Richards, the Flyers put an end to a three-game losing streak last week. Richards posted three points in a 5-2 win over Toronto, including his first goal of the 2010-11 campaign.
Scott Hartnell already has 39 minutes in penalties; in addition to cutting his hair, can he also cut the undisciplined play?
Inconsistency plagues the Flyers yet again. It won't work two years in a row.
Are the Flyers simply going to float through the regular season again before turning it on in the playoffs? Mike Richards finally busted out of his season slump last weekend, so it might be time for Philly to turn things around.
The Flyers’ inconsistent regular season from a year ago already looks like it’s carrying over into this season, and head coach Peter Laviolette called them out after Monday’s loss in Columbus, saying they played "mindless hockey."
Coach Peter Laviolette rips team after loss at Columbus. "We played mindless hockey."
It’s worth watching the Flyers just to see the growth of Claude Giroux, one of the league’s emerging playmakers.
It took seven games, but on Saturday, captain Mike Richards finally notched his first goal of the season to help them break a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Leafs. The win took some of the sting out of a brutal stretch in which Philly lost three straight at home despite playing teams that were on the tail end of back-to-back games. Key stat from that win over Toronto: the Flyers blocked more shots (18) than the Leafs landed on net.
Outshot their last two opponents 82-36, yet that was only good enough for a 1-1 record. Given their goaltending situation, this may not be the first time such an imbalance occurs this season.