After losing three straight games against teams with worse records than their own, the Flyers face five critical games against a more elite group of teams.
Here are their next five games:
Saturday, 1 p.m., vs. Bruins (31-15-3, 2d in East)
The Flyers haven't played Boston yet this season. The teams will meet three times.
Tuesday, 7 p.m., vs. Red Wings (22-18-10, T9th in East) TV: CSN
Detroit is 14-7-3 on the road and coming off an emotional home shootout win over the Blackhawks.