There’s an old phrase that says, “There’s no place like home,” and at the moment, the Philadelphia Flyers would agree with that statement.
Using early goals to set up momentum, timely defense and another solid display, the Flyers won their 10th straight at home, and this time, the victims were the Montreal Canadiens, who had no answers in their 1-3 loss at Wells Fargo Center.
It doesn’t matter that the Flyers recently ended a six-game road trip where they – surprisingly – won five of the six games, and it certainly didn’t matter that they were going against one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference and, perhaps, the NHL. The Flyers had all the momentum going from the start of the game and attacked often in the first period, so it was not a surprise to see goals from Zac Rinaldo and Sean Couturier that put Philly up by two after the first 20 minutes.
Michael Raffl added another one for the Flyers, and despite the fact that Tomas Plekanec pulled one back for the Habs, the victory was never in doubt and the Flyers won their tenth straight at home. It’s the team’s longest streak since 2003 when they won 11 consecutive contests in front of their fans in a row.
Clearly the Flyers have their woes on the road and the team has several things they need to work on if they want to keep fighting for one of the top four playoff spots in the East before the end of the regular season, but everything seems easier when the team is winning. That’s certainly the case here, and as long as the Flyers continue playing at home, they will be a dangerous team for any side that visits them.