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PHT Extra: What’s to make of the Flyers’ resurgence?

Steve Mason, Claude Giroux

Philadelphia Flyers’ Steve Mason, right, celebrates with Claude Giroux after an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Philadelphia. The Flyers win 2-1. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)


The Flyers may have lost last night in Minnesota, but things have gotten decidedly better since they started the season 4-10-1.

Philadelphia is now 12-13-2, just two points back of the Rangers for third place in the Atlantic Division.

So...should Flyers fans be enthused that their team is right back in the thick of the playoff race, or should they still be pretty worried at some of the things they’re seeing?

Also, if there’s one team currently occupying a playoff spot in the East that the Flyers could replace by the end of the regular season, which team is it?

Our answers below:

And don’t forget, the Flyers will take on the Red Wings tomorrow on NBCSN, starting at 8 p.m. ET, live from Joe Louis Arena.