In a season that felt like a Netflix drama the Flyers playoff hopes end in a 2-1 defeat to the Washington Capitals.

The Flyers were on life support going into the final games of the season. An eight-game losing streak saw their playoff chances fall from 88% to 4% in 18 days.

The Oranges and Blacks needed a regulation win over Washington and a regulation loss for Detroit to have a chance to make the playoffs. But the Red Wings came back in dramatic fashion for the second night in a row to force overtime against the Canadiens off of a game-tying goal with 3 seconds left after a questionable icing call.

The Flyers, not knowing that they had already been eliminated, pulled the goalie in a tied game, which led to TJ Oshie’s game-winning empty net goal. That goal clinched the final playoff spot for the Capitals and eliminated the Flyers, Red Wings, and Penguins.

This season has seen many dramatic setbacks and opportunities for the Flyers.

Starting with prospect Cutter Gauthier demanding a trade out of Philly before he ever played a game for the organization. Our franchise goalie, Carter Hart, was arrested along with five other NHL players for sexual assault stemming from an incident back in 2018. To goaltender Ivan Fedotov, who missed all of last season serving involuntarily in the Russian military, being released early from his KHL contract to come to play in North America.

Other notable events this season include Sean Couturier being named captain of the team and then being benched along with other notable players this season like Cam Atkinson, Joel Farabee, Nick Deslauriers, Bobby Brink, and many more.

And who could forget about the five embarrassing losses to a team well outside of the playoff race that put the Flyers in the position of having to win their final three games to make the playoffs?

The Flyers have a lot to consider heading into this offseason regarding what the future of this club will look like.
The team continues its rebuild under the leadership of General Manager Danny Briere and President Keith Jones.

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