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Steve Mason made 32 saves in the Flyers 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Sunday.
For a team that desperately needed points of some kind, the Flyers didn't play that way. In fact, they played the opposite.
Facing the Carolina Hurricanes, it looked as if the Canes were the team desperate for points early in the season, as they out-shot the Flyers, 34-18. Steve Mason was up to the task for much of the night, stopping 32 of the 34 shots.
It still wasn't enough to earn the Flyers their first win or point of the season, as they fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1, on Sunday night in Raleigh.
The Hurricanes struck for the game's first goal at 8:11 of the first period when Jay Harrison beat Mason.
Just three minutes into the second, the Flyers tied it, with Luke Schenn walking around a couple of defenders and shooting high over the shoulder of Anton Khudobin.
The Canes answered just over five minutes later, as Jeff Skinner set up Radek Dvorak for his second goal of the seaso...
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This morning, multiple sources reported that Peter Laviolette, the Flyers' coach for the last four seasons, was fired Monday morning after the team matched last year's franchise-worst 0-3-0 start. According to ESPN, it is the fastest firing in NHL history, matched only by Chicago's canning of Dennis Savard in 2008 after a 1-2-1 start. The team has looked sluggish in...
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...
NEWS ALERT: #Flyers will hold a press conference at 11 am at the Wells Fargo Center. It will be streamed LIVE on http://t.co/pAiDMeRzcA
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) October 7, 2013
Flyers have fired Peter Laviolette, per a source. Replacing him with Craig Berube. Press conference at 11am.
— Frank Seravalli (@DNFlyers) October 7, 2013
Three games and six days.
That's all the time Peter Laviolette got with the Philadelphia Flyers before being dismissed Monday morning, thus becoming the first coaching casualty of the 2013-14 season.
But in reality, you can't look at the decision as either hasty or rash. We all are aware that the rejiggered division alignment was going to make things stickier in the Eastern...
It didn’t take long for the Philadelphia Flyers to shake things up after an 0-3 start to the 2013-14 NHL season. Head coach Peter Laviolette‘s nearly 4 year tenure in Philly is officially over. It’s highly speculated the man replacing…Read more →The post Flyers Say “Later” To Laviolette appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
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By John Saquella (@jsaquella)
Is three games into a new season too early to panic? Perhaps.
But factor in the...
Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Wednesday, October 5, 2013. When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (0-1-0) play their second game of the season against the Montreal Canadiens (0-1-0). The teams are slated for a 7:00 pm start in the Bell Centre. How can I watch this game? This game will be shown on Comcast Sportsnet (CSN Philly) locally...
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...
Bob McKenzie's made his weekly appearance on NHL Live today and the topics discussed were:
The coaching change in Philadelphia, then at around the 3:20 mark, the discussion turned to Paul Holmgren's future.
The last topic discussed was the spin-o-rama move in the shootout.
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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...
By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett)
No team in hockey napalms like the Philadelphia Flyers.
Trade two elite centers and franchise cornerstones? Sure. Give a free-agent goaltender $51 million and buy him out two years later? Uh-huh. Fire a coach three games into a season? Absolutely.
Under the guidance of knee-jerk reactionaries Paul Holmgren and Ed Snider, the Flyers have supplied offseason...
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...
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...
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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...
[Photo: NHL.com] Overview: Game: 3 Match-Up: Philadelphia Flyers (0-2-0) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (0-0-1) Location: PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) Time: 5:00 p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic ______________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia Flyers (0-2-0) Last Game: 4-1 loss vs. Montreal Canadiens Game Highlights: Headlines...