After three consecutive days of impressive performances at the Skate Zone, the Flyers can confidently conclude that they’re good enough to beat themselves.

“We wanted to make sure we know what our plan is and how we want to approach games,” Claude Giroux said after another passionate, intense and proud Philadelphia practice ... on ice. “There were a lot of good practices ... intense and a lot of competing. That’s what we needed to focus on.”

OK, fine.

Now comes the much harder part.

The Flyers are in Pittsburgh to commence a stretch run of what likely will be their last 18 games of the season over the next 35 days. To encourage them for tonight’s game with the Penguins, the Flyers can point to the fact that they’ve won six of the seven regular season games they’ve played at Consol Energy Center since it opened for the 2010-11 season. They also won two of three playoff games last spring there.

As for slightly less encouraging news, the Penguins will be going for their 12th consecutive victory, which would be the longest winning streak of any team this season. Not even the Blackhawks were able to manage that during their magical first half. Along the way, the Penguins (24-8-0) have streaked to the top of the Eastern Conference standings. The Flyers? Well, they still have Florida and Tampa Bay separating them from the conference cellar.

But hey, what’s 11 Pittsburgh wins a row and a conference standing of five points shy of a playoff spot to worry about when you’ve spent three straight days conquering your inner fears in South Jersey?

“I think it was good,” Max Talbot said of how the Flyers spent a five-day break that began with two days of self-reflection after another loss to an otherwise imploding Lightning team. “After the last game in Tampa Bay, you can look at it and say we can regroup, talk about what we need to address. And then it was a really good week of competition (at practice). We worked hard ... now it’s the last stretch for us.

“We’re going to focus on us,” Talbot added. “They’re obviously playing well, they won their last 11, I think. But every time you can go out there and kind of mess that up, it can be extra motivation. But I don’t think we need that. We’re fighting for points. It’s about us right now.”