The Flyers will be looking to bounce back from a horrible trip to Winnipeg this past Saturday, where Philly played one of its worst periods of hockey this season, eventually losing to the Jets, 4-1.
The loss ended a four-game winning streak and placed the team five points behind the New York Islanders for the eighth playoff spot.
Now the Flyers will have to travel to Uniondale, N.Y. and face the very team they are chasing.
Luckily, the Flyers have played the Isles well this season, going 1-0-1 on the season series. In the teams' first matchup, Philly erupted for seven goals and Ilya Bryzgalov saved all 19 shots he faced to tally is 30th career shutout.
In Philly's last game against its cross-state rivals, the Flyers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and were flying high. But much like the theme of the team's season, Philadelphia failed to play a full 60-minute game and the Islanders would end up winning in a shootout.
Not only is this game important for playoff implications, but it will be an excellent judge of character for this Flyers team. How will Philly respond after a letdown game, and can they win on the road this late in the season?
If the Flyers want to begin another hot streak and make a run at the postseason, it will have to start tonight against the Islanders.