The Philadelphia Flyers have dominated the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference pretty much all year. So it comes as a surprise then, to some, that they have been slumping recently.
They are currently fighting through a four-game losing streak. They have lost to the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Bills and yesterday, the New York Rangers.
These are all teams that the Flyers would have beaten earlier in the year. The latest loss to the Rangers was a 7-0 blowout shutout, or a "beat down and a half," as captain Mike Richards put it.
Should the Flyers be concerned about their slump or is the media making too much out of the slump?
A little of both.