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Just another ho-hum loss at home

BSH Radio Facebook Live postgame reaction to 4-1 loss to Colorado

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center, and that is nothing new for the Flyers in front of their paying customers.

In the last eight meaningful home games in South Philly, the Flyers are 2-6-0. Their pair of wins saw them blow a three-goal lead to the Florida Panthers before winning in a shootout, of all things, followed by an actually convincing 5-2 victory over the Devils on Saturday, preceding Monday night’s latest debacle.

The six losses? Back-to-back 5-1 and 5-0 losses to the Pittsburgh Penguins to fall down 3-1 in their opening round playoff series. How did they follow that up? With an opportunity to tie the series at three and force a game seven against their Keystone State rivals who’d won the previous two Stanley Cups, the Flyers blew a 4-2 lead, surrendered five consecutive goals and got sent home without a playoff series victory for the sixth consecutive season.

Fast forward to this year, where they were blown out by the San Jose Sharks on opening night, 8-2, then followed that up with a “structurally sound” 1-0 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. Then, of course, last night’s 4-1 loss.

Sure, the Flyers won the shot battle. But if 17 of those 38 shots (roughly 45%) were fired by defensemen, how many quality scoring chances did they actually produce? Conversely, only one-third of Colorado’s 33 shots were fired by blue-liners. Surprised the Avalanche converted on a higher percentage? Me neither.

Listen to Bill voice his frustration and talk through it on the BSH Radio Facebook Live postgame.