Perhaps all Philadelphia needed was a change at the top. The Flyers will try to improve to 2-0 under new coach Craig Berube when they host the Coyotes on Friday night.
After getting outscored 9-3 in losing each of their first three games, the Flyers (1-3-0) fired coach Peter Laviolette on Monday and promoted Berube to replace him.
"It just came to that point where I had a gut feeling on my part where I felt we needed a change," general manager Paul Holmgren told the team's official website.
It didn't take long for Berube to make an impact, guiding Philadelphia to a 2-1 win over Florida the following night. Brayden Schenn and Braydon Coburn gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead in the first period and Steve Mason made 33 saves, helping the Flyers avoid the first 0-4 start in franchise history.
"We have to get better, we have to have more of an attack," said Berube, whose team went 0 for 5 on the power play. "I know we do have good offensive players here. It's just a matter of getting them c...