As they head into the All-Star break, the Philadephia Flyers find themselves comfortably in fourth place of the Eastern Conference.
Despite losing three of their top six forwards to injury prior to Sunday's game with the defending champion Boston Bruins, the Flyers found themselves in position to win after regulation and overtime.
However the Flyers came up short.
Win or lose, this team with eight rookies in the lineup and two AHL call-ups showed it can play well enough to beat anyone.
After the All-Star break, games will be more frequent and intense going into the playoffs. The Flyers cannot hang their hats on good effort if hoisting Lord Stanley's cup is their goal.
Despite signing veteran goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year $51 million contract, there is still uncertainty in net.
Captain Chris Pronger is in all likelihood lost for the season, and fans are clamoring for Paul Holmgren to find a Shea Weber at the trade deadline.
Whether Holmgren can pull a Shea Weber rabbit out of his hat, there are five things this team must do to achieve the ultimate goal. Please enjoy and allow me to present them.