You know things are getting bad when Flyers press notes start out with:
Per the Elias Sports Bureau, the 34 goals scored by the Flyers through 20 games is a franchise record for the fewest at that point of a season. The previous low was 39 goals scored through the first 20 games of the 1968-69 season.
The Flyers had almost as many shots blocked (29) as Ottawa had on goal (31). In addition to their 36 shots, the Flyers had 45 more not reach the net – the 29 that were blocked, and 16 that missed.
Not even a seasoned PR pro can spin this disaster into something positive.
Oh and those blocked shots? LOOK AT ALL THESE B’S:
You almost have to try to get that many shots blocked from in close. This team may be the most skill-less since the early 90s Flyers. Where’s Andrei Lomakin when you need him?
shot chart via war-on-ice