The Flyers are a streaky team as of late. They had a five game winning streak followed up by a five game losing streak before the week long break. And now the orange and black are on a four game winning streak. Including wins against two of the best teams in the league. A 2-1 victory over the Panthers and a 4-1 win over the Jets. Followed by a 3-2 win over the Kraken and 5-3 triumph over the Coyotes. Three of the wins came with the Flyers new starting goalie Sam Ersson in net. While the win over Seattle came with Cal Petersen in his third start of the year. The Flyers success has been fueled by the continued success of Travis Konecny and Owen Tippet this season. While Morgan Frost and Scott Laughton are getting hot at the right time. The Flyers will now embark on a three game road trip with stops in Toronto, New Jersey, and Chicago. This includes the Stadium Series game against the Devils Saturday night at 8 eastern from Met Life Stadium on ABC.

Trade Deadline

The NHL trade deadline is fast approaching (Friday, March 8th at 3pm). At their current position it looks like the Flyers will be buyers at the deadline this year.  There have not been many reports to who Philadelphia may be looking the acquire, but several Flyers players are on other teams’ radars. These include Ristolainen with possible interest in Toronto, Vancouver and Dallas. Sean Walker who is on the radar of Edmonton, Toronto, and Tampa, where the Flyers will be looking for at least a 1st round pick. Scott Laughton’s name has also been linked to rumors where the Flyers would once again be looking for a 1st rounder.

The Flyers will mostly likely move one of their defensemen since they have depth at that position. One thing that Flyers should look for at the deadline would be a skilled forward, most likely a center. There were rumors linking Trevor Zegras of the Ducks to Philadelphia but that would be unlikely. As Zegras is one of the best young forwards in the league it would be hard to Anaheim to move on from him. Zegras has experience playing with several Flyers including Drysdale, York, and Brink. I do not anticipate the Flyers attempting to trade for a goalie at the moment as they are content with Ersson and Petersen moving forward.

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