October 31 Philadelphia Inquirer:
“Before Saturday’s matchup with the New York Islanders, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette and his players not only dismissed the difficulty of playing back-to-back games, but talked of embracing the challenge.
Then the Flyers went out and backed up their enthusiasm with Saturday’s 6-1 pummeling of the New York Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center.
The win, the Flyers‘ 11th in a row at home against the Islanders, came after Friday’s 3-2 victory at Pittsburgh. It was the Flyers‘ second set of back-to-back games this week.
The week began with Monday’s 2-1 loss in Columbus, followed by Tuesday’s 6-3 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres, and ended with the impressive weekend work.
“All week, with the exception of the Columbus game, we wanted to rebound and get our identity back,” said Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger, who scored two power-play goals. “We did it against Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and here tonight.”
Before the game, Laviolette said that because the Islanders played on Friday, losing by 3-1 at home to the Montreal Canadians, neither team had an advantage.
“Let’s play,” he said.
And play they did.”
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