The Philadelphia Flyers are back in the hunt in the NHL's Metropolitan Division after a dreadful 1-7-0 start to the season. Now, the team is 11-12-1 which leaves them just two points behind the New York Rangers for third place with a game in hand.
Early in the season, not much was going right. The Flyers struggled to score goals and seemed to lack cohesion. Since then, the team is looking a lot better. They have gone 10-5-1 in their last 16 games, a good enough pace to reach the postseason.
There are several factors that led to the Flyers improved play after the first eight games. Here is a look at five trends that must continue for the Flyers to keep their recent turnaround going.
Feel free to comment on these or to mention any factors that you feel belong on this list. As always, indicate why you feel the way you do.