No Lead, No Problem For Philadelphia Flyers

By Steven Smith
Flyers Team
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It’s been a roller coaster of a season for the Philadelphia Flyers so far, to say the least. They’ve won some games by a landslide and have also left their fans chomping at the bits of their finger nails, winning in thrilling fashion. Last night against the Phoenix Coyotes, it was a gritty and hard fought third period that steered them to another exciting victory.  However, last night’s comeback is nothing out of the ordinary for this team and the Flyers proved yet again that they are one of the most poised teams in the NHL.

With no score after one period of play, the Coyotes scored three quick goals in the first seven minutes of the second period. The three offensive leaders of the orange and black, Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek, were the least bit impressed and tallied a goal a piece to give Philadelphia a 5-3 victory.

In the past month, the Flyers have found themselves trailing going into the third period five times (including last night), but have managed to comeback in clutch fashion to win the contests. Four of those comebacks have come on the road, and they haven’t come against the easiest opponents either. Besides The Coyotes, Philadelphia has also managed to squeak passed the Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks. Philadelphia also ruined victories for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers as well, but those comebacks are to nobody’s surprise.

As far as their attitude’s are concerned, the Flyers have completely flipped the script on their season. They went from a team that looked disorganized and unmotivated, to a team that looks extremely prepared for any situation against any opponent.

Steven Smith is a Philadelphia Flyers writer for  Follow him in Twitter and like him on Facebook.

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