By Annie Ross

The Flyers have been red-hot, but they still have a lot of ground to make up to make the playoffs.

A couple of victories over rebuilding Detroit would help the cause.

The Eastern Conference foes will play a home-and-home beginning with an afternoon game today at the Wells.

Despite going 10-1-1 over their last 12 games, the Flyers have the 11th best record in the conference. They had three days off to prepare for the Red Wings, who have won their last two games.

“Once in awhile I look at the standing. You kind of know where you are if we win or if we lose, but more likely you look at how the other team’s are playing,” right wing Jakub Voracek told the team’s website. “You can’t afford to lose many games, that’s for sure, but the way we are playing, we’re pretty comfortable right now, we can sneak in somehow.”

Voracek is doing his part to keep the Flyers’ hopes alive. He carries an eight-game point streak into the weekend.

James van Riemsdyk scored two goals in a 5-4 win over Minnesota on Tuesday. He now has 15 goals and 28 points, fifth-most on the team. The Flyers were down 3-1 after the first period and had lost the previous night 4-1 to Pittsburgh but displayed resiliency by rallying against the Wild.

Claude Giroux leads the club with 61 points, while Sean Couturier ranks second with 50. Voracek’s recent surge has increased his point total to 49.

About admin

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Leave a Reply