The main differences between the two games was that the Flyers played hard for the entire 60 minutes of the game as opposed to only paying attention for half the game. That was why the Flyers dropped the lead on Sunday afternoon, and it proved to be a huge lesson for them.
Another reason that Flyers were successful was because this game was held on home ice. The Flyers play better with the city cheering them on as opposed to booing, which is a huge problem for this team. When they have a weak offense, it doesn’t help on the road as they take on teams who have their fans as their “sixth man.”
So in addition to getting it together in terms of scoring, they need to not let their enemies get under their skin. It has been the root of some of their failures this season. Luckily on Tuesday night, they didn’t have to worry about this obstacle.
The Flyers showed some signs that they actually know how to win a game on Tuesday keyed by the strong performances from top-liners Jakub Voracek, Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds. These three were active on the scoreboard and were influential in keeping the Flyers’ lead in this game.
The win was essential for the team. At 11th in the Eastern Conference, they need all the help they can get if they want to see the playoffs.