New York Islanders Can’t More Up In Metropolitan Power Ranking
Philadelphia Flyers | Last Week: 8, This Week: 7 (+1)
Points: 29, Record: 11-11-7, Division Rank: 7
They have a pulse! The Philadelphia Flyers have made a jump int he Metropolitan Division! Over their last ten games, the Flyers are 3-3-4. It sounds awful, I know, but the Flyers have started to string some points together winning their last three games in a row.
The Flyers were supposed to be better than this. A few pundits had the Flyers making the playoffs this season. They aren’t too far out, and there are still a ton of games to play, but they have a six-point hole to dig themselves out of at this point.
It feels odd to say goaltending, but that’s actually the Flyers strength. New boy Brian Elliott has a 2.79 GAA and 0.912 SV% while back up Michael Neuvirth sits with a better 2.65 GAA and 0.915 SV%. For one Philadelphia is getting league average goaltending if not better.
The Flyers aren’t scoring many goals. With 83 on the season, they need more in the goal scoring department from Jakub Voracek who sits at seven on the season. Although he does sit with 37 points in 29 games, so maybe assists are his thing now.
The penalty kill is dreadful. It’s better than the Islanders at 77.22%, but it still ranks 27th in the league.