We're far enough into the season not to use the "it's early" excuse, but there still some players and teams that have every reason to expect things will get better.
The Flyers beat the Penguins, 2-1, in overtime Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. They swept a home-and-home set from Pittsburgh.
The chemistry between Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat is at an all-time high. After signing a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings last week, the three-time Stanley Cup champion and former Hart Trophy winner joined the Red Wings’ broadcast booth Saturday for a second-period hit with Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond. DeBrincat cashed in on a one-timer on the...
The Flyers have not been perfect recently, but they've gutted out some wins to fend off longer skids.
The Bruins faced some real adversity last week amid a three-game losing streak. Then Brad Marchand lifted the team with stellar scoring and leadership en route to three straight wins.