Last year, the Philadelphia Flyers made their surprising playoff run culminating in a Stanley Cup Finals loss. Despite the loss, due to the lengthy run, many players started to get the recognition they deserved.
This year, the Flyers regular season was stunning. Then, as the end of the season approached, the Flyers began to falter. They went into the playoffs on a low note and that hurt them.
They came back to beat the Buffalo Sabres in seven games, but were swept by the Boston Bruins in four. With early exits in the playoffs, the focus is typically on certain players that didn’t perform up to par. For that, one can find endless references to Philadelphia goaltending and captain Mike Richards.
Yet, despite the loss, there were some good performances from Flyers—Danny Briere and Claude Giroux being the most recognized of that group.
Other players were overshadowed by Briere and Giroux, but still played well. Here are those players that contributed, despite not seeing the desired results.