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Fightin For Philly:
The energy and emotions of opening night were not enough for the Flyers on Wednesday as they lost 3-1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Flyers controlled the action for much of the game, as they out hit, out shot, and were the aggressors most of the night. Brayden Schenn scored the season’s first goal in the final seconds of the first period off a nice pass from Vincent Lecavalier. For Schenn it was his 4th goal in 8 career games vs Toronto.
Phil Kessel tied the game for the Leafs in the 2nd period. The Flyers had their chances, including a penalty shot by Wayne Simmonds. Jonathan Bernier made saves when needed and was a big reason the Flyers went 1 for 7 on the power play.
The Leafs took advantage of poor coverage by Flyer defenders to score the winning goal early in the 3rd. Dave Holland took a pass from behind the net and scored his first of two goals in the period. Philadelphia continued to apply pressure for the rest of the game but was unable to put the puck past Bernier.
Toronto sealed the victory with a late power play goal.
The Flyers return to action Saturday night in Montreal against Danny Briere and the Canadiens in search of victory number one.
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For Scott Laughton there won’t be a nine-game looksee after all – at least not now.
The Flyers decided Thursday to loan Laughton back to his junior team the Oshawa Generals of the OHL.
Laughton 19 made the team out of training camp for a second consecutive season but unlike last season when he played five games in the NHL before going back to juniors he was a healthy scratch...
Ilya Bryzgalov may be making his return to the ice, but it won’t be with an NHL team.
According to reports, the former Flyers goalie is close to signing a contract with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the East Coast Hockey League. The veteran netminder signed a nine-year, $51 million deal with the Flyers in 2011, but played only two seasons in Philadelphia. The 33-year-old spent the...
Since the Philadelphia Flyers used an amnesty buyout on goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov he's been unable to find a job anywhere to play goal or at least any job that he wanted. That's reportedly about to change.
According to TSN's Darren Dreger as well as Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press Bryzgalov is on the verge of signing a contract with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the...
Ilya Bryzgalov agrees to go to ECHL Las Vegas Wrangers’ camp on tryout.
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) October 3, 2013
The enigmatic Ilya Bryzgalov has decided to stay in North America, hoping to earn another shot in the NHL the hard way. The Russian netminder/existential thinker will attend training camp with the ECHL’s Las Vegas Wranglers.
After struggling mightily last year,...
“No, it never does. I mean, these people somehow delude themselves into thinking it might, but… but it might work for us.” – Dr. Tobias Funke I’ve noticed a curious thing throughout the preseason and start of the regular season: people are going out of their way to defend Steve Mason. What is it about Steve Mason that elicits this reaction? He has one excellent year under...
Not only is former Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov heading to the ECHL to play with the Las Vegas Wranglers he's doing so on a professional tryout.
It was shocking enough on Wednesday night when word surfaced that Bryzgalov was close to a deal with the Wranglers after failing all summer long to get a job elsewhere. But the fact that he's not going to Vegas on a guaranteed...
The Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms announced their opening night roster today, ahead of their first game this upcoming Saturday night versus the Hartford Wolf Pack. On the list of Phantoms include many players who saw time with the Flyers last year, including Jason Akeson, Tye McGinn, Bruno Gervais, Brandon Manning, Oliver Lauridsen and Matt Konan. Newcomers...
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Lot of folks scratched their heads when the Flyers waived Adam Hall...
Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie and an official release from the team, the Flyers have signed veteran defenseman Hal Gill to a one-year, $700,000 contract. Gill was with the team during training camp and the preseason, and earned a contract through his professional tryout with the organization: PHI signs Hal Gill to 1 year deal with [...]
Photo courtesy of Philly.com As expected, the Flyers have signed tryout defenseman Hal Gill to a one-year contract, rumored to be worth $700,000. NEWS ALERT: #Flyers have signed (D) Hal Gill. MORE HERE: http://t.co/GT5rVKuiNi — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) October 1, 2013 This move comes after defenseman Chris Pronger was placed on long-term injury reserve, freeing up almost...
This is something that needs to be filed under "too good to be true," so it probably is. Nevertheless, it is from Darren Dreger, so it has to be worth discussing, right?
Working on confirming or debunking, but, word in Philly is Bryzgalov is about to sign an East Coast Hockey League contract in Las Vegas.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 3, 2013
Per a post from the official Philadelphia Flyers Facebook page, the starting goaltender for tonight’s game will be Steve Mason. This year’s starting job will be awarded to the goaltender who wants it the most. Peter Laviolette is dangling the job to whoever will come and take it. The Flyers take on the Toronto Maple [...]
With the season just one short day away, we figured we’d kick off hockey season the right way with a simulcast of the official Peter Laviolette Show on the best radio station in the city. 97.5 The Fanatic will be featuring a weekly show with Lavvy in addition to being the official home for all [...]
Photo courtesy of Philly.com In somewhat of a surprising move, the Flyers announced Thursday that they were sending 2012 first-round draft pick Scott Laughton back to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. Laughton was a healthy scratch in last night’s season opener for the Flyers, with the team opting to go the tougher route with enforcer Jay Rosehill against a larger...
GAME PREVIEW 9:00 AM EDT
Coming off a poor preseason and a highly disappointing campaign last season, the Philadelphia Flyers (0-0-0) are under pressure to get the 2013-14 season off to a good start. The team will have the opportunity to start things on a positive note tonight when the Flyers play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs (1-0-0) at the Wells Fargo Center.