Facing a 2-1 series deficit against the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, the Philadelphia Flyers have very little room for error if they wish to continue a run toward hockey’s Holy Grail.
Peter Laviolette will be a busy man over the next two days as the Flyers prepare for their first must-win of the playoffs in Game 4. Along with trying to solve the Devils penalty kill and searching for ways to motivate his stalled and sluggish club, Laviolette will need to ignite a fire in some key players.
It’s clear that the Flyers have lost the hunger and sense of urgency which powered their efforts in the opening round with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In lieu of this lack of effort, these 5 Flyers need to seriously step up their level of play if this club will find success against the Devils.