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Philadelphia’s Playoff Hopes Are Dwindling

from Rich Hofmann of the Philadelphia Daily News,

On a desperate night, the Flyers did not look desperate. Playing against a fast team, a team on the rise, a team holding one of the playoff spots that they want for themselves, the Flyers just weren't good enough. Hanging onto a 1-1 tie in the second period, they made the mistake that so often ends up in their net. Playing from behind in the third period, they were simply unable to sustain anything in the offensive end.

And if the 4-1 final score overstated what happened on Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum, it pretty accurately reflected the postgame mood. Because the Flyers are five points out of a playoff spot with nine games left to play, their situation somewhere between dire and, well, whatever is worse than dire.

And the mood?

"Right now, it's not really good," forward Simon Gagne said. "But at the same time, we have to look ahead of us. There's a lot of hockey left."

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Pretty simple.  Their defense consists of:

Timonen   Gervais
Lauridsen   Schenn
Gustafsson Huskins

No offense to those guys but that D-corp is horrendous.  They’re very weak down low and can’t keep the puck out of the net.  No solid goaltending to make up for the weakness.

Posted by Geno71 on 04/10/13 at 11:17 AM ET

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Posted by Geno71 on 04/10/13 at 11:17 AM ET

Yep, they banked on some guys coming back from injury and hoped to stay relatively healthy. They haven’t and it’s shown. I will say that the forwards aren’t helping much, although sometimes I think they’re thinking to themselves they have to go help the D because they can’t do it themselves and wind up leaving open men as a result.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 04/10/13 at 03:26 PM ET

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