FLYERS IN FLORIDA LOOKING FOR A WIN AFTER HEARTBREAKING LOSS!

By Julie Glass

The Flyers are taking their new-found stability and respectability out for a ride tonight at the Florida Panthers, who are. 15-15-6 with 36 points following a 5-3 home loss on last night to a team they are chasing in the Eastern Conference, the Montreal Canadiens.

The Flyers are 15-16-5, with 35 points, following a 6-5 overtime loss to the host Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

Philly erased a four-goal deficit against the team with the best record in the NHL, earning a hard-fought point.

“This proves that our team doesn’t quit,” Ivan Provorov said. “We play to the end.”

Added Robert Hagg: “As soon as we got the first goal, we said, ‘OK, we can actually do this again.'”

The only negative for the Flyers was the fact that 20-year-old center Nolan Patrick left the game with an upper-body injury.

Patrick, who has five goals and six assists in this his second NHL season, is questionable for the Panthers game.

Florida’s biggest injury issue revolves around second-line center Vincent Trocheck, who was an All-Star in 2017 and combined to score 54 goals the past two years.

Trocheck hasn’t played since Nov. 19 due to a fractured right ankle, but he could return to game action in early February, Boughner said. Trocheck could start skating in a week.

The Panthers are expected to star backup goalie James Reimer, resting Roberto Luongo.

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