The Flyers, who fell to seventh in the Metropolitan Division, have only scored 12 goals in seven games.
“I’m not happy with anything here,” said Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault after Thursday’s loss. “We have to find ways to win games here. This is serious. We do not mark. Right now we’re not finishing, so we’re going to have to find ways to win the 1-0 and 2-1 games until we get some of that finish that some of these players have. At the moment, we don’t see it, we don’t execute it. ”
The Flyers enjoyed an 8-4-2 start to the season ahead of their current run and general manager Chuck Fletcher said earlier this week that the team’s streaky play had left him unsure of whether to do so. a movement.
“I would really like to see what we have before we start making changes,” Fletcher said at a press conference on Tuesday. “I don’t feel like I’ve been able to see this so far. We are still looking, I talk to the teams every day. If there are ways to improve ourselves, we’ll look at it.But for now, if you just look at how we played the first 10 games versus the last 10, it’s clear that one segment was way better than the other.
“So we showed our ability to play better than what we are now. This is the most important thing, we have to come back, we have to play better. Then from there we will have a sense of who we really are and then we can make those decisions. “
The Flyers, who missed the playoffs last season after reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in 2020, have had several splashes this offseason, including in Ryan Ellis, Matt Niskanen, Rasmus Ristolainen and Keith Yandle on the blue line and acquiring winger Cam Atkinson in exchange for long-standing Flyer Jakub Voracek.
The changes failed to produce more offense for the Flyers, who are 28th in the league in goals scored with 50 to 21 games.
“We have to find a way to finish and we didn’t,” added Vigneault on Wednesday. “Just like we have to find a way to win a game and we didn’t. The power play had some opportunities, could have made a big difference in helping us come back. We just don’t make the sets we need to Craft. ”