TAMPA, Fla. - Max Talbot was the Flyers' best player on Monday night against the Lightning. And the previous game. And two games before that. As well as he's playing, Talbot is not going to carry the Flyers to the Stanley Cup playoffs - and that's not a knock on him. The only route to the playoffs - if they still are a realistic possibility - is through production from their top line. And Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux have been on a milk carton for serious stretches of eight straight games.