With the lockout-shortened season, a slow start could be fatal for any team, especially a young one like the Philadelphia Flyers.
Each game is increasingly important, and with so many games in a short period of time there's not much time for rest or for slumps.
The Flyers will face a number of challenges over the next couple weeks as they try to regain midseason form in a short period of time. While the season opener against Pittsburgh was sloppy for the most part, there were some positives that the Flyers will need to build on.
Here is a short plan for the Flyers to avoid a slow start to the 2013 season. Their playoff chances may come down to it.