The Flyers came back to earth a bit last week, doubling the number in their lost column on a road trip in Canada. But Philadelphia ended the week with a 5-1 win against Carolina and finds some winnable games on the upcoming schedule.
The Flyers have three games this week, highlighted by a matchup with division rival New Jersey (Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. on Comcast). The Devils (4-4-1) have been treading water a bit with star goalie Martin Brodeur injured for most of the season. This would be a good chance for Philadelphia to pick up a game against New Jersey while the Devils are without their primary netminder.
Philadelphia would love to continue to get production from Jaromir Jagr like he delievered their last time out against the Hurricanes, scoring two goals. But most importantly, the fate of the Flyers rests with goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who bounced back from a pair of dreadful performances last week to stonewall Carolina.
The schedule also presents the Sabres (Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. on Versus), who are 6-4 on the season and the Blue Jackets (Nov. 5., 7 p.m. ET on Comcast) who at 2-9-1 currently occupy last place in the Central division.
Chris Pronger is still sidelined with an eye injury after getting hit in the eye by a high stick against Toronto on Oct. 24. His vision is still blurry and his timetable for return is uncertain at this point.