After a four-day holiday break, the Flyers are to resume practicing Tuesday morning in Voorhees, preparing for a challenging three-game trip that will have stops in St. Louis, San Jose and Anaheim.

"Points," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said, "are at a premium."

"I always say that every game is important. It doesn't matter who you play, you've got to win those games" said Jake Voracek, whose 35 points lead the Flyers and place him tied for sixth in the NHL. "If you get 95 points, it should get you into the playoffs."

The Flyers (20-12-4) are on an 11-2-1 run and on pace for 100 points. But even if they reach that number, there are no playoff guarantees because Eastern Conference teams have been rolling.

The Flyers hold the last Eastern Conference wild-card spot; they are seven points ahead of Carolina and Tampa Bay, but they have played three more games than the Hurricanes and one more than the Lightning.

After the three-game road trip, the Flyers will play 23 of their remaining 43 games against teams from the powerful Metropolitan Division, which will probably have five of the eight Eastern Conference playoff qualifiers this season.