Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/29/13
Despite an awful start, the Flyers enter Tuesday’s game against visiting Anaheim just five points out of a playoff spot _ and with two games in hand on Carolina, the team holding that position. “Our division has been struggling at the start of the year,” center Sean Couturier said after Tuesday’s morning skate at the Wells Fargo Center. “We’re lucky we’re in that situation and we have to take advantage of it.” “Teams are going to start winning pretty soon. Teams are going to get hot, and hopefully we’re one of those teams,” said captain Claude Giroux, who is coming off a two-assist performance in a 5-2 win over the Islanders but is still searching for his first goal. The Flyers are 3-7 but have won two straight. They will face a 9-3 Anaheim team that has a strong attack and is led by Corey Perry (six goals, 13 points) and Ryan Getzlaf (five goals, 12 points). “Nobody has really taken off in the East; it’s been pretty tight, and we definitely feel fortunate,” coach Craig Berube
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