WHICH FLYERS WILL SHOW UP TONIGHT IN PITT TO PLAY THE PENS?

By Mary Cunningham

So, what are we to make of these up-and-down Flyers who are in Pitt tonight to play the Pens?

They are 5-4-1 with a plus-four goal differential. It’s the first time since 2011-12 they’ve had an above .500 hockey record at the 10-game mark.

They outscored their opponents, 20-12, and outshot them, 138-117, last week.

They followed up a 6-2 drubbing of Vegas, a Cup contender, on Monday with a 4-1 win in Chicago. They overcame shaky goaltending and sloppy play Saturday night with a five-goal third period in a 7-4 win over Columbus.

Sunday, everything that could go wrong went wrong on Long Island. Carter Hart was bad, Shayne Gostisbehere and Samuel Morin were a disastrous pair and, well, they were simply bad. But it was one game and certainly not one to overreact to.

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