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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
With only twenty games remaining in the lockout-shortened season for the Philadelphia Flyers, reality is staring the team in the face: a playoff appearance becomes more and more unlikely by the day.
After tonight’s 5-2 drubbing at the hands of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia finds themselves in 11th place in the Eastern Conference, with a 12-15-1 record. And with a five-day break looming, the Flyers could be in need a miracle by the time they retake the ice on March 24th in order to make the playoffs.
For a team that made the playoffs comfortably in 2011-12 – what happened?
The defense remains the biggest issue, an issue that has not been properly addressed since the likely-to-be career ending injury suffered by Chris Pronger. Last season, with Matt Carle, Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn serving as anchors, the Flyers survived the injury with the help of better-than-expected contributions from players like M...
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NHLTags: Adirondack PhantomsErik GustafssonMatt FordThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this afternoon that they have made two minor moves in the organization.
Defenseman Erik Gustafsson has been loaned to the Adirondack Phantoms while forward Matt Ford has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for “future considerations.”
Following practice on Tuesday afternoon, Ilya Bryzgalov spoke to the media. Bryz spoke about his playing time and how crucial these two games versus the Devils really are. He was very truthful to say if the Flyers have a chance after this home and home series with the Devils.
Chris Pronger's sad descent from All-Star defenseman to bedridden days in dark rooms to ease throbbing headaches and occasional bouts of depression can be traced to one wayward stick to his right eye.
Pronger lost his peripheral vision. He can't run, or even skate hard. The former Philadelphia Flyers' star who keyed the team's run to the 2010 Stanley Cup finals has...
(photo by Getty Images) The Philadelphia Flyers have missed the playoffs just once since 1994. Currently sitting in the 11th spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 12-15-1 and a game on every other team, things aren’t looking so good. After a 5-2 loss last night in New Jersey, the security of Peter [...]
from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,
The Flyers hit rock bottom with a listless 5-1 defeat in New Jersey on Wednesday night, losing ground on one of the teams they are chasing in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.
It was s stunningly poor effort, considering the importance of the game.
They are 11th in the East with a 12-15-1 record — the most losses in the NHL...
After a frustrating 5-2 defeat at the hands of the rival New Jersey Devils Wednesday, the struggling Flyers look to get even when they play the Devils again this Friday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers (12-15-1) showed some life early when RW Jakub Voracek lit the lamp halfway through the first period to pull even with New Jersey at 1 following a goal two minutes in by Patrik...
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,
But the language doesn’t matter, does it?
That’s what Simon Gagne was wondering on Wednesday, as reporters pestered him about the nickname of his new line - with fellow Francophones Sean Couturier and Danny Briere - as the “French Connection II.” It did not matter that most in the Flyers’ locker room couldn’t...
PREVIEW 1:30 AM EST
With only 20 games remaining in the 2013 regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers (12-15-1) need a dramatic and instant turnaround if they are to climb into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Coming off an ugly 5-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils (13-9-5) on Wednesday, the Flyers will get another crack at their nemesis tonight in the back half of the home-and-home set....
PREVIEW 11:45 AM EST
Starting a crucial home-and-home set with a team that tormented them since last year's playoffs, the Philadelphia Flyers (12-14-1) are in Newark tonight to take on the New Jersey Devils. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN.
This is the third meeting between the teams this season, and the third and final one at...
Match-up - Philadelphia Flyers (12-14-1) New Jersey Devils (12-9-5)
Road/Home records - 4-10-0 -------------- 8-3-2
TV - NBCSN, TSN2
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 2-0
Last 10: Flyers 5-5-0 / Devils 3-6-1
Projected starting goalies - Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI) vs Johan Hedberg (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Philadelphia - 2.78...
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By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
Four points ahead of the 11th place Philadelphia Flyers, the New Jersey Devils will look to gain more ground on their Atlantic Division rival when they host the Flyers for the third and final time this year and begin their fourth home-and-home series of the season.
Winning two out of their last three games, the Devils...