NEW YORK - Not only is the Flyers' schedule condensed early in the season, but six of their first eight games are on the road.
The Flyers are 1-4 on the road after Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers.
"Play home or away, it shouldn't change your game plan or the way you play," captain Claude Giroux said before the game. "You just have to go out there and make sure you show up."
Giroux acknowledged that didn't happen in the team's previous game, a 5-1 loss at Tampa Bay on Sunday.
"I don't know if it was because it was back-to-back games, but mentally, we weren't there - we weren't playing the way we want to play," Giroux said after the morning skate. "We had a day off [Monday] and got some rest" heading into Tuesday.