If you’re still searching for a tangible reason why the Flyers' record is so bloody awful this season, look no further than their power play.
Heading into the final weekend of October, they were nestled into 29th place in the NHL in power-play percentage (8.1 percent).
They are a living example of the movie, “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.”
Which is why they spend a significant amount of time practicing the power play between games and even during morning skates.
Practice makes perfect? Not quite.
“If you think about it,” offered coach Craig Berube, “there are a lot of penalties in the games. Hopefully, for the other team. So a lot of times, half the game is special teams.
“You should practice it -- it’s just as important as anything else. If you don’t practice it, it’s hard to be good at it or focus on it. That’s why we practice it all the time.”
Captain Claude Giroux was asked if he ever gets tired of practicing something in which the club can’t seem to get any bet