The first five games of the 2013 season have already been a roller-coaster ride for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Three straight losses to start the shortened campaign were followed by back-to-back victories, including the team's first triumph over the rival New York Rangers in its last nine tries.
A sputtering offense that produced just five goals through the first four games gave rise to a seven-goal outburst in the squad's most recent outing.
It's all part of a topsy-turvy opening week of the new year. Here's a look at the positives and negatives to the start of the Flyers' 2013 season.