By Michael Bennett
The Flyers were appropriately pissed yesterday after their sixth shutout of the season, a 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins, matched a 10-game losing streak in February 2008.
The longest drought since the franchise was instituted in 1967 was a 12-game winless streak in 1999.
“Obviously everything we touch right now turns to (crap),” Jake Voracek said.
“It sucks. There’s not much to say,” Shayne Gostisbehere said. “It’s f-ing brutal. Sorry for cursing, but it’s tough right now.”
“You guys are going to just ask the same questions over and over so there’s only so many ways you can answer each question,” Wayne Simmonds said.
“I wish I had the answer,” goalie Brian Elliott said. “We’d be turned around, right? It’s getting tiring coming out here and trying to explain a game or two. It’s about playing the game the right way and smart. I think we’re working really hard, but sometimes you’re spinning your tires a little bit and nothing gets accomplished.”
“I don’t know what that means. I don’t know what that means, actually,” Dave Hakstol said. “I thought our effort level was good. I thought the compete level was good. What got us in terms of the execution on the goals against, we made mistakes and they took advantage of those mistakes. I don’t think you can roll it into one ball of wax and say we worked hard, but not smart. There were mistakes that led to the goals, but our team did work hard, continued to work hard through the 60 minutes. That’s not what we came here for. It’s about two points and we didn’t get those.”