Following the Flyers’ thrilling 4-3 victory over Boston on Easter Sunday, I figured we should start with something different. You know, for the kids:
I always loved the Blind Melon version of this song…. which is why I went with this one for your enjoyment.
But back to the Flyers, yes, the magic number for making the playoffs is now three. Any combination of points earned by the Flyers or lost by the Florida Panthers that equals three, and the Flyers are in the postseason.
That could happen as soon as tomorrow night in Brooklyn when the Flyers play their final road game of the season against the New York Islanders.
So, yes, the Flyers are going to the playoffs despite being pretty mediocre (79 games played, 40 wins and 39 losses), but it doesn’t matter how you get there, it matters what you do when you get there.
And there are five teams the Flyers could still face in that first round.
And we’re here, on the first Monday in April, talking about the Flyers as a playoff team because of a huge win Sunday against Boston.
A regulation loss would have left things up in the air. The Flyers needed to play a very good game against an excellent Boston team – and they did.
And although there were a couple moments where you wanted to cringe, or throw your Easter yams at the television screen, the Flyers had some really strong performances from key players at key times to secure the victory.
Let’s break them down: