The Flyers get a much-needed win over the Capitals
The Flyers' 5-2 win Tuesday night was a strong 60-minute effort, complete with comebacks and chasing old demons (see story).
Flyers analyst Rick Tocchet was impressed with the fight shown by the black and orange.
"They wanted to come into this game proving they could play with a lead, that they can be resilient, they wanted to be physical against a rival team," Tochett said on Flyers Postgame Live.
"They passed all the tests on that."
In their last two games against the Capitals, the Flyers lost their composure in consecutive losses. Tuesday night there was a chance for the same to happen, but the Flyers showed some much-needed resiliency.
"The Flyers not once, but twice came back after being down a goal, so that tells you that they've got some perseverance, they've got some comeback in them," analyst Steve Coates said.
After scoring two goals on the five-minute major penalty on Washington's Tom Wilson for charging Brayden Schenn, the Flyers took the game over.
The game proved that the Flyers can shake off previous losses and compete with one of the top teams in their division. The only question: will they be able to keep it up?
Coates believes so.
"Being able to come back and take over the hockey game, it tells you that [the Flyers] have a lot of things to look forward to, and now they know they can do it," Coates said.