Tuesday Tactical Tidings: Analyzing the Struggling Penalty Kill

Special teams play can win or lose hockey games. There is no doubt that this was the case for the Philadelphia Flyers over the weekend in back-to-back losses at home against Columbus and then in Montreal the next night. Over those two games, the Flyers had been shorthanded 7 times and only successfully killed off one penalty. That’s right, Columbus (3 for 4) and Montreal (3 for...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Philadelphia Flyers

Last year: 42-30-10, third in the division. Lost to the Rangers in the first round Key additions:  R.J. Umberger, Nick Schultz Key subtractions: Scott Hartnell, Adam Hall (likely) Franchise direction: I didn’t quite know what to think when Ron Hextall replaced Paul Holmgren, but so far the new general manager has demonstrated restraint uncharacteristic of […] The post Checking...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 3 Preview: New York Rangers @ Philadelphia Flyers

Photo by Amy Irvin/38 Photography After coming away with an improbable split at Madison Square Garden this weekend, the Philadelphia Flyers head back home to host the New York Rangers in Game 3 of their opening round series tonight. Head coach Craig Berube will turn to Ray Emery again, but has decided to mix up his lines a bit. Will it help the Flyers win Game 3, or will the Orange...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

#AskSteezy, Volume 3: In Which Somehow No One Asks Me For My Series Prediction

Back at it with (what I intended to be) a special postseason edition of the world-famous, critically-acclaimed #AskSteezy mailbag. Feel free to submit questions to me on Twitter @GoingHard_inger. Papelbon Iver @RealAdultPerson asks, "On a scale of Lindsay Lohan to Gary Busy, how dumb was the Andy MacDonald extension?"  Great scale, Mr. Iver. I'm a huge fan of scales with humorous...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier's Resurgence and the New-Look 4th Line

There's really no denying that Vinny Lecavalier has been a disappointment since coming over from Tampa Bay this offeseason with a 5-year, $22.5M contract in hand. His play at even-strength was horrendous (here's a good breakdown of how bad things were from late February), and the only thing saving his production was his power-play scoring on the 2nd unit. Before the March 28th game...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 79 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Florida Panthers

Image courtesy of Philadelphia Flyers (40-29-9) @ Florida Panthers (28-43-8), 7:30pm, CSN-Philly/NHL Network As the season comes to a close, the only thing left for the Philadelphia Flyers to do is earn a playoff spot. With three road games remaining, including tonight's tilt against the Florida Panthers, the Orange and Black are hoping their ability to reach the postseason...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lundqvist, Rangers Shutdown Flyers

[PHOTO COURTESY NHL.COM] Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Rangers Madison Square Garden, Game 72, Away Game 36 FINAL SCORE: Flyers 1  | Rangers 3 SHOTS: Flyers 31 | Rangers 29 The Orange Update Standout Stars 1) Henrik Lundqvist 2) Ryan McDonagh 3) Adam Hall  ———— The starting lineup for Philadelphia: LW- Claude Giroux | C- Sean […]Lundqvist, Rangers Shutdown Flyers-...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Flight Plan: When the Going Gets Tough...

Scott Hartnell, Chris Vandevelde, Adam Hall, and Claude Giroux look on as the Philadelphia Flyers would fall to the New Jersey Devils by a score of 2-1. Image c/o Amy Irvin of 38Photography. It is crunch time in Philadelphia. There are 16 games remaining in the schedule for the Philadelphia Flyers and they are currently sitting in fourth place in the Metropolitan Division with 75...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Raffl, The Sparkplug

    (picture via  The play of Michael Raffl has been a surprising revelation for most Flyers fans so far this season. Entering the year as an unproven undrafted free agent who played in the second level of Swedish pro hockey last year, not much was expected from him. The Flyers, however, saw things differently than the fan base and gave him Simon Gagne’s #12...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason makes 33 saves, Flyers beat Red Wings 5-0

Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux each had three points, Steve Mason made 33 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the banged up Detroit Red Wings 5-0 Tuesday night. Adam Hall and Sean Couturier also scored for the Flyers, who snapped a four-game losing streak. The Flyers (26-22-6) won an eighth straight game at home against the Red Wings (23-19-11), a franchise best against Detroit...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings' dry spell in Philly continues

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux each had three points, Steve Mason made 33 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the banged up Detroit Red Wings 5-0 Tuesday night. Adam Hall and Sean Couturier also scored for the Flyers, who snapped a four-game losing streak. The Flyers (26-22-6) won an eighth straight game at home against the Red Wings (23-19-11), a franchise...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Return Comeback Favor Against Flyers

  Perhaps we were a bit wrong about the Flyers needing to establish a solid lead into the third? Maybe the comeback trend is the way to go for this club as it showed once again that it more than likely has a tendency to lose with a lead, than they will without one going into the final period of games. Who knew. The game definitely featured some solid plot lines, most the message...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers go for sweep in home-and-home with Islanders

Adam Hall was one of five goal scorers in the Flyers 6-4 win over the Islanders on Saturday. (Photo Courtesy of It is a rare Monday matinee for the Philadelphia Flyers on this holiday weekend. For the Flyers, fresh off a 6-4 win on Saturday night, the opponent is familiar. The New York Islanders await again, this time on their home ice at Nassau Coliseum. The Flyers picked...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Raffl's SO goal caps Flyers rally over Oilers

Michael Raffl scored the winner on his first career shootout attempt, and the Philadelphia Flyers overcame an early deficit to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Saturday night. Wayne Simmonds had a pair of goals for the third straight game, and Scott Hartnell also scored for the Flyers (18-16-4), who have won four of five and snapped a five-game, road-losing streak. Taylor Hall,...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

A Thin Orange Line: Flyers Lines and What Should Change

      Scott Hartnell's lack of production could warrant a deduction in ice-time.   The Flyers record is truly telling of the squad’s consistent inconsistency. They’ve taken steps forward with wins where they’ve looked like a contender. The wins are usually followed shortly by steps back with losses, where they look like a pretender, ultimately looking like some sad...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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