Flyers eliminated from playoff contention after 5-3 loss to the Devils
The 2021 Philadelphia Flyers are officially dead in the water. The Islanders and Bruins both picked up wins on Thursday night as the Flyers were put to bed after a 5-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils. With six games remaining, the Flyers are now 22-21-7 and inevitably will go another season without making the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.
Last year, the Flyers won their first playoff series since their last back-to-back campaign in 2011-12. In 2020 the Flyers were one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals, so of course this season was filled with great expectations and the Flyers fell flat on the ice. The Flyers entered March with an 11-4-3 record and an East Division best .694 points percentage. Since then, the orange and black went 11-17-4 and moved themselves permanently out of playoff contention this year.
Here’s a rundown of how bad the Flyers have been this season:
- Most Goals per Game (3.56)
- League’s Worst Save Percentage
- 30th Ranked Penalty Kill
- League High 41 PP Goals Against
COVID-19 protocols, key injuries, and a down year for Carter Hart all played their role in the Flyers terrible season as well. The Flyers have six games remaining, starting with the Devils again tomorrow night at 7 PM.
The offseason couldn’t come soon enough.