Flyers starting to warm at right time
And hot works once the win-or-perish rounds begin.
No, they are not challenging the Miami Heat for the most consistent team of the winter, nor are they anything but a last-place team (still) in the Atlantic Division. But they have collected six points over their last five games, and are on a two-game winning streak after a 5-4 overtime victory Sunday over visiting Washington.
They have the No. 1 NHL power play, a useful goaltender in Ilya Bryzgalov, and a look on the face of Claude Giroux that says, well, that maybe he is in a mood to realize Peter Laviolette's projection of him as the best player in the world.