*Dave Hakstol issued his team a sternly worded missive ahead of Saturday afternoon’s game - told them to “sack up” specifically - and the team came out flat and laid a big old turd on the ice against an absolutely terrible Islanders team. Things are bad, folks. Miss the game? RECAP!
*And here are ten things we learned from uh...that. [BSH]
*BUT WORRY NOT, FRIENDS! Ron has found the solution. To all the problems. Tyrell Goulbourne. What a time to be alive. [BSH]
*Dave put Mikhail Vorobyev back in to the lineup, and then sat him for almost the entire second half of the game. Cool. [NBC Sports Philly]
*Have you been wondering what John Boruk thinks about the Flyers’ woefully underperforming stars? No? Well here it is anyway. [NBC Sports Philly]
*Let’s get to know Phantoms head coach Scott Gordon. You know, just in case. [Courier-Post]
*Anyhoo, teams are getting more aggressive with when they pull their goalie this season, which is fun. Should they get even more wild and pull the goalie on the power play? [Hockey Graphs]