A lone female New York Rangers fan declared the obvious in a near-silent Well Fargo Center, at least before the jeers that followed as regulation ticked down.
"You can't beat us," she screamed, a refrain carried over from a game at Madison Square Garden earlier in the week.
No, the Philadelphia Flyers can't. Saturday's 5-2 loss sealed by, among other things, Rangers forward Ryan Callahan's second career hat trick dropped the Flyers to 0-5 this season against their Atlantic Division rivals. The most recent setback had veteran Philly defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who is normally as calm as they come, questioning more than just a mental block against the Rangers.
"To be honest, I think we have half the guys going, half the guys not," Timonen said.
That's a troubling thought, especially going up against a team that beat you in the most hyped game so far this season: the Winter Classic across the street at Citizen's Bank Park on Jan. 2.
"It doesn't feel good," said Flyers forward Wayne ...