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A costly loss for the Flyers

Nick Cousins

Philadelphia Flyers’ Nick Cousins skates off the ice as the Edmonton Oilers celebrate after winning an NHL hockey game, 4-0, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


The Flyers’ playoff hopes took a pretty big hit last night against the visiting Edmonton Oilers.

The 4-0 loss to Connor McDavid’s crew was a disappointing result, to say the least.

“We didn’t show up from the start of the game,” winger Wayne Simmonds told reporters. “I don’t think we played horrible, but it wasn’t our best game. We got to put a better effort forth.

“We have 19 games left. Pittsburgh won. I saw that scoreboard watching a little bit after the game, so that hurts for us. Can’t really dwell on it.”

According to Sports Club Stats, Philly’s postseason chances fell from 36.6 percent prior to last night’s action to just 20.1 percent after.

The Flyers still have two games left on their six-game home stand -- Saturday versus Columbus and Monday against Tampa Bay. They’ll need to win both of them in order to match their goal of 10 points out of a possible 12.