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With their rookie defenseman trying to keep his streak going to set a franchise record, the Philadelphia Flyers want to get some momentum going before a long road trip. Shayne Gostisbehere will seek to extend his point streak to 11 games while helping the Flyers get past the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Philadelphia (24-20-9) ended a three-game slide by routing Buffalo 5-1 on...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Streit whistled for penalty while standing in penalty box

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Mark Streit committed a penalty while standing in the penalty box on Thursday.Yes, you read that correctly as the unusual situation played itself out during the first period of Philadelphia's 5-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. With the clock ticking down on his first interference penalty, Streit prepared to exit the box and play the puck as Buffalo...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Umberger snaps 50-game scoreless drought, Flyers beat Sabres

PHILADELPHIA (AP) R.J. Umberger snapped a 50-game scoreless drought and Wayne Simmonds got his 20th goal of the season to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Thursday night to end a three-game skid. Brayden Schenn, Michael Raffl and Nick Cousins also scored for Philadelphia, which scored four goals during a dominant second period. Philadelphia needs every...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers facing crossroads as season hits crucial point

Embed from Getty Images   They weren't making excuses, but they didn't have answers either.The Flyers couldn't seem to find the reason for their lapses throughout the season, the way a three-game losing streak suddenly follows a three-game win streak.The Flyers are riding one of those three-game streaks right now after winning their first two games out of the All-Star break...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Must Rebound Now to Keep Hopes Alive

The Philadelphia Flyers are not off to a good second half of the season. They have now dropped three straight, and going into Thursday’s matchup against the Sabres, they need to either rebound, or fail to make the playoffs again. Though this past weekend has been rough for the guys in orange, with two goalies injured and some of their big-name players absent, the team has put...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flyers unveil 50th anniversary logo, plans for 2016-17 season

50 years in the making, we’re ready for our 50th Anniversary season! pic.twitter.com/CNE1wMOaNR — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 10, 2016 On Feb. 9, 1966, the Philadelphia Flyers were born as Ed Snider got the call that Philadelphia had been awarded an NHL franchise. Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of that call and the birth of the team that would later...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Flyers' Giroux a bit too confident vs. Ducks?

Captain Claude Giroux must feel pretty confident that the Philadelphia Flyers will snap a two-game skid when they host the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.Why, you ask? Well, Giroux noted that the Flyers (23-19-9) were ready to move on following one-goal losses to the Metropolitan Division-rival New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. That sounds innocent enough, but the 28-year-old Ontario...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Alumni lace ’em up

On Friday, February 5, 2016, the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni played a game at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. It was the first time the Flyers Alumni had played a game since they played the Rangers Alumni on New Year’s Eve, 2009 as part of the 2010 Winter Classic festivities.  Flyers’ fans hold their alums in high esteem, and many fans are versed in the history of the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cousins has big skates to fill for Flyers

Embed from Getty Images   As the news was released about Sean Couturier being on the injury list for four weeks due to a lower-body injury, a collective sigh could be heard all across Philadelphia. A talented forward was down, almost necessary for the Flyers to have success, was down.  How do you replace a player who seems irreplaceable? Enter center Nick Cousins,...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers and Pens Set For Outdoor Game in 2017, but Does Anyone Care?

The hockey world was abuzz when ESPN’s Scott Burnside reported Friday that the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins will likely play in one of the NHL’s 2017 outdoor games. Or maybe not? Since the NHL’s outdoor craze began, the notion that Pennsylvania’s rivals would clash in one of them eventually was a given. Now, that eventuality seems headed toward reality as...
Via The Hockey Guys
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Couturier injury or not, Flyers should stay the course

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The morning after tallying an impressive 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators, their third-straight victory, the Flyers received some devastating news when they learned that blossoming two-way forward Sean Couturier would miss at least the next four weeks with a lower-body injury. Since his rookie season in 2012, the former first-round pick found his...
Via The Hockey Guys
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wayne Simmonds loses his cool, earns match penalty

Wayne Simmonds is known as one of the tough guys in the league and shows it every time he steps on the ice. This time against the Rangers though, he went over the line. Or at least the officials thought he crossed the line, but you be the judge. Something must have happened that we are missing as Simmonds does not take kindly to the decision at all. He completely loses it and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Simmonds ejected for sucker-punching Ryan McDonagh (Video)

Philadelphia Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds was ejected halfway through the first period of Saturday's game against the New York Rangers for sucker-punching captain Ryan McDonagh.It started with Simmonds checking McDonagh into the boards in front of the Rangers bench. McDonagh lifted his stick up to protect himself, but in the process he hit Simmonds in the back of the helmet...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Can Steve Mason be the guy?

Goaltending wins championships in the NHL. The last three teams to win the Stanley Cup have all had franchise goaltenders: the Chicago Blackhawks (Corey Crawford), the Los Angeles Kings (Jonathan Quick), and the Boston Bruins (Tuukka Rask). These goalies have all been called upon to make the big save when the game is on the line, and to be consistent in their play. And for the most...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Begin Busiest Month with Big Win

The Flyers have their busiest month of the season in February, as they will play 15 games. They will play five straight away from home as ventriloquist/standup comedian Jeff Dunham and then the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will play the Wells Fargo Center. Why a dude with some puppets needs an arena to play in is beyond me, but I’m not making this up. In that...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Connor McDavid scores insane goal in first game back

When Connor McDavid broke his clavicle in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers, the entire hockey world stopped and gasped. It was a moment that won’t soon be forgotten for quite some time. It was like your present getting broken on Christmas morning, it just was a damn shame. Well, here’s Santa Claus making up for lost time in the form of McDavid making his return to action...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Jakub Voracek turn it around for the Flyers?

Jakub Voracek has been the team’s biggest letdown for the Philadelphia Flyers so far this season. Coming out of the All-Star break with play resuming this evening, here are Voracek’s stats in the 2015-16 season through 47 games played: eight goals and 28 assists for 36 points, -1, 15 power play points, and 141 shots on goals. It is true that 28 assists are valuable, but Voracek...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Key to Philadelphia Flyers Success is Learning to “Defend”

Defend the blueline. Defend the lead. Defend the house. There are many different phrases where the word “defend” comes into play. However, the Philadelphia Flyers are struggling to truly capture its meaning; and because of that, the team has struggled. As the trade deadline looms and the etema looks to make a playoff push, they will need to visualize the definition of defense...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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