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His stats won’t show it, but Ray Emery played a great hockey game tonight. This game easily could have ended 6-1 or 7-1 without numerous Emery stops. Despite the fact that he gave up more goals than Mason did on Wednesday, Emery had the superior performance.
Poor play at even strength and way too many penalties doomed the Flyers tonight. Montreal finished the game 2-for-9 on the power play, as the Flyers giftwrapped the Canadiens penalty after penalty.
An 0-2 start, combined with the lack of any even strength goals thus far this season has the coaching change chatter already started. While the Flyers greatly resembled the struggling team from last season on this night, it’s still way too early to make any judgments. But to be sure, Laviolette is on a short leash, and the offense simply needs to play better. With the personnel that the Flyers have, offensive ineptitude at even strength is unacceptable.
Claude Giroux has yet to score a point this season, and h...
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The Philadelphia Flyers are off to about as bad of a start as you could imagine, and it’s apparently going to cost the head coach his job.
The Flyers have fired head coach Peter Laviolette, according to Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News. Also according to Seravalli, the Flyers will replace Laviolette with assistant coach Craig Berube. It’s unclear at this point...
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Is three games into a new season too early to panic? Perhaps.
But factor in the...
Brian Gionta scores the first goal in the Flyers 4-1 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday.
The Flyers started the 2013 lockout-shortened season 0-3-0, their worst start to a season in 17 years. Through two games, the Flyers have scored two total goals while allowing seven to start at 0-2-0.
If the Flyers want to avoid a repeat of last season, they need a point in Carolina, preferably...
The Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Peter Laviolette after an 0-3 start and a preseason vote of confidence from ownership, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision was not announced. The Flyers scheduled a morning news conference.
Laviolette was dismissed a year after the Flyers missed...
Photo via BigBadBlog.com The jar of jam has officially run out, only three games into the 2013-14 campaign, as reports say Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette has been fired. Assistant Coach Craig Berube is expected to take his place. After missing the playoffs during last year’s lockout-shortened season for only the second time in the last 18 years, changes had to be made heading...
Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that the Flyers are interested in acquiring forward Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames.
The Flames are looking for a veteran defenseman in return for Glencross, which could give the Flyers a chance to dump Andrej Meszaros.
Glencross would likely fit in somewhere on the 3rd line in Philadelphia. The move would push...
Impressive Flyers so far: Vincent Lecavalier Brayden Schenn Mark Streit Zac Rinaldo Steve Mason (minus one goal) I keep thinking to myself things like, “Why is Nicklas Grossmann carrying the puck in the offensive zone?”, “Why is Grossmann shooting the puck?”, “Why is Grossmann still on the ice?” That’s not a criticism of Grossmann so much as it is an acknowledgment...
There are reports soon to be confirmed that Peter Laviolette has been fired.
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The Flyers are a team that always gives the Hurricanes trouble and it usually doesn't matter how each team's season is going. Since their move to North Carolina, the Hurricanes have earned a point in only .367% of their games against the Flyers and have won 31 of 114 total meetings. So even though the Flyers have been slow coming out of the gate this year, most fans got the...
There weren’t many positives for the Philadelphia Flyers to take away from their 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens tonight, as the offense and power play failed to show up for a second straight game. Carey Price denied 22 shots from Philly this evening for the Canadiens’ first win of the season, as Vincent Lecavalier was the only Flyer to find the back of the cage. Brendan...
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Philadelphia Flyers (0-2-0) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (0-0-1)
5:00 PM – PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Projected Line Combinations
Scott Hartnell – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek
Matt Read – Vincent Lecavalier – Wayne Simmonds
Zac Rinaldo – Sean Couturier – Brayden Schenn
Kris Newbury – Adam Hall...
Taking a quick look around the Metropolitan Division.
The Canes lost to Detroit in OT in their season opener and then beat the now 0-3-0 Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
The Isles have beaten the Devils in a shootout and lost to the Jackets in a shootout.
The Jackets lost to Calgary and then beat the Isles in a shootout.
The Caps have lost to Chicago and Dallas...
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After a poor performance on Saturday night against the Canadiens, the Flyers looked even worse on Sunday against the Hurricanes. It all stems from Philadelphia’s struggles to cleanly exit their own zone. The longer it takes them to exit their own end, the easier it is for the opponent to wear the Flyers’ skaters...
The Saddledome was flooded this summer. It was operational last night for the Flames’ home opener.
It’s not sunny in Philadelphia right now when it comes to hockey. The Flyers dropped a 3-1 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes to fall to 0-3-0 this season and they have scored just three goals in three games. Steve Mason stopped 32-of-35 shots in the loss.
Luke Schenn scored...