By Annie Ross
Okay, let’s assume that Flyers’ GM Ron Hextall is right, and that their nine-game losing streak is attributable to their weariness.
Hextall after last night’s latest disaster:
“To say we’re playing poorly? No. Are we shooting ourselves in the foot at times? Yes, we are. Critical mistakes at critical times, yes,” he said. “We have to find ways to win. We are going to battle through it and get through it. If we were playing very poorly, that’s totally different. Losing nine games in a row is not acceptable. In saying that, as a manager, I have to be realistic with how we’re playing, and right now we’re playing well enough. … As a whole, we’ve certainly played better than our record shows.”
The Flyers won just two of 13 games in November (2-5-6). Overall, they are 8-10-7. For the first time since 1969 (excluding work stoppages), the Eagles and 76ers will have more wins than the Flyers on Dec. 1, as the Inky has pointed out.
|Flyers’ next five||Opp.||Opp. record (pts.)|
|Saturday, Dec. 2||vs. Boston, 1 p.m. (NBCSP)||10-8-4 (24)|
|Monday, Dec. 4||at Calgary, 9 p.m. (NBCSP+)||13-10-1 (27)|
|Wednesday, Dec. 6||at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSP)||10-13-2 (22)|
|Thursday, Dec. 7||at Vancouver, 10 p.m. (NBCSP)||11-10-4 (26)|
|Tuesday, Dec. 12||vs. Toronto, 7 p.m. (NBCSP)||15-9-1 (31)|
|Flyers: 8-10-7 (23)|