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Are the Flyers regular-season ready?

The Flyers hit the ice on Wednesday night for the first of the final two preseason games that will take place this season. In the five games so far, they have a 3-1-1 record. But Monday's game, to this point, has been the most telling, with the majority of the Flyers final roster taking on the majority of the Rangers final roster. It was a chance to see how the Flyers could stack...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Improved Penalty Kill, Road Record Key to Flyers Playoff Hopes in 2015-16

  Many NHL teams use a benchmark of special teams success that is derived by combining their power play and penalty killing success percentages to arrive at an index number. Now with the St. Louis Blues, former Philadelphia Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock has said that he uses 105 (in any combination) as a target goal for an outstanding special teams index. During the 2013...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Countdown to Camp: Questions facing the Flyers as camp begins

  View image | The Flyers rookies may have hit the ice on Monday, but tomorrow marks the start of training camp for the rest of the Flyers regulars. As the start of a new season begins -- the preseason is just five days away -- there are several questions facing a team that was expected to contend for a playoff spot last season, but struggled with consistency...
Via Flyerdelphia
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Read should be suspended for his hit on Carcillo, but he won’t be

Amidst all the god awful officiating in last night’s 4-1 Rangers victory against the Flyers, was this clear head shot by Matt Read on Daniel Carcillo that went uncalled. “As the video shows”, Read stuck his frickin’ elbow out intentionally to pop Carcillo in the dome. It’s a hit worthy of at least a game as the video is pretty damning. Read did it on purpose. He targeted...
Via Save By Richter
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers sweep Pittsburgh in home-and-home series

The Philadelphia Flyers’ completed a sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins in their home-and-home series this weekend. Although the four points are irrelevant when it comes to the Flyers’ position in relation to Pittsburgh, they are crucial in regards to their position in the Metropolitan Division. The Metro is about as tight as any race can get. The Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets...
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning After: Couturier, Read handle Penguins top players

Matt Read scores his second goal of Saturday's 4-0 win over the Penguins. (Photo Courtesy of There wasn't a more perfect beginning to the Flyers home-and-home weekend series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pure dominance from start to finish was on display on Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers 4-0 win featured many stars. Scott Hartnell and Vincent...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers' Read reportedly dealing with concussion

When it comes to concussions, things are not always as they appear.Philadelphia Flyers' centerman Matt Read was held out of the team's match with the Colorado Avalanche last Thursday as "a precaution" after suffering what was termed an upper-body injury on New Years' Eve at Calgary, and was considered a game-time decision for the Flyers' game at Phoenix on Saturday.Read hasn...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Philly's Matt Read game-time decision on Saturday

Though Philadelphia Flyers' third-line centerman Matt Read's upper-body injury isn't thought to be serious, he nevertheless missed Thursday game against the Colorado Avalanche and is probably a game-time decision for their match in Phoenix on Saturday night.Read suffered the injury on New Years' Eve in Calgary. Coach Craig Berube called his decision to hold Read out of Thursday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Read scores two goals as Flyers get win over Sabres

Matt Read scored a pair of goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to their fifth win in six games, 4-1 over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Vincent Lecavalier also scored and Scott Hartnell added an empty-net goal for the Flyers, who set a season-high with 46 shots. Read's goals came 1:40 apart late in the second period. Steve Downie and Sean Couturier assisted on both tallies...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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