Sam Carchidi: Flyers take positive steps, but more are needed

Sam Carchidi: Flyers take positive steps, but more are needed

My 85-year-old mother-in-law is only a casual hockey fan, but she gave a fairly succinct analysis of the Flyers’ 4-0 loss Saturday night to the New York Islanders in a Game 7 that never felt like one.“It seemed,” she said on Sunday morning, “that the Islanders had more players on the ice than the Flyers.”Yes it did.Credit the Islanders’ relentless forecheck, and the way they made it difficult for the Flyers to make quick exits out of their own zone. Odd-man rushes were virtually nonexistent for the Flyers in this series.Credit Islanders coach Barry Trotz, who was a difference maker in this ser…

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