By Harry Allison

The Flyers improved to 23-23-6 by defeating the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 in overtime yesterday.

They now have 52 points in exactly 52 regular-season games.

As of this writing, the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets hold a nine-point lead on the Flyers for the East’s final playoff spot.

Considering games in hand and other factors, it’s not even clear that the Flyers will finish ahead of the Hurricanes or Rangers, let alone be able to leapfrog the other teams hoping to climb the ladder: