Still Flying?: Philadelphia Flyers Struggle to Stay Hot

Timothy WCorrespondent INovember 2, 2007

After a beating at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens, the Flyers look forward to turning it around tonight against the Washington Capitals.

They Flyers started the season strong, but aren't doing so well on their current eight-game road trip. They've already dropped three out of four games.

Most of the pressure has been on Danny Briere, but for this Flyers team to really take off, Simone Gange must step to the plate with Briere and Mike Richards.

Richards has become a definite threat, posting 13 points in 11 games.

In my opinion, Martin Biron has been the biggest plus for the Flyers so far. He has a 2.11 GAA, and looks to be the solution for Philly in goal.

Time and time again, Biron has kept his club in games. He has posted two shutouts in the young season.

Biron has had trouble finding a home where he could contribute as the No. 1 backstop, but he seems to have met his match with the Flyers.

If this club succeeds, it will be because of Biron's solid play. A strong defense will also help, and Philly has been doing considerably better in that department.

The Flyers will come back on this road trip to prove they're a different club from last year—with more than just luck on their side.