Two wins, four losses. It did not take long for the "HOCKEY'S BACK!" shine to wear off of the 2013 Philadelphia Flyers.
No, despite the first victory over the New York Rangers since Mike Richards' era and a 7-1 drubbing of a depleted Florida Panthers squad, the beginning to this lockout-abbreviated NHL season for the Orange and Black has been concerning to the Philly Faithful.
One-eight of the way through the regular season, the Flyguys are in 13th place in the Eastern Conference, albeit only one point out of the eighth playoff spot.
While there is a greater sense of urgency placed on each individual game in a season cut 37-games short, the Flyers still have 42 opportunities to right the ship.
But, when the first and last playoff spots are separated by three points in the standings one-eighth of the way through the season, it is fitting to have concern when a team loses four of its first six in regulation.
So what have we learned about the Philadelphia Flyers six games into 2013? Well...