NHL Teams Visited by Easter Bunny

Columbus Blue Jackets Inside the Columbus Blue Jackets Easter egg would be not only a first ever playoff win in franchise history, but a first ever playoff series win against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Blue Jackets have made it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs one other time in franchise history back in 2009, where they were swept in four games by the Detroit Red Wings. – Christian...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Recent playoff runs

The Flyers celebrate after completing their 3-0 series comeback against Boston in the 2010 second round -- their most memorable playoff run in recent history. (Photo Courtesy of The playoffs are set, and the Flyers will look to embark on the arduous journey for Lord Stanley's Cup after a year's hiatus. Their upcoming series with the Rangers promises be an...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

#AskSteezy, Volume 1: Defensemen, Facial Hair, and Vinny

At an in-between time for columns (winning streak over, losing streak not at a newsworthy level, and no glaring advanced statistic trends leaping off the screen at me), I decided to field questions this week and answer them in what will be the first of hopefully many #AskSteezy mailbags. Feel free to submit your questions for future editions to me on Twitter @GoingHard_inger and...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers win fifth straight game, send St. Louis home with the blues

  A 4-1 victory over the NHL-best St. Louis Blues on Saturday afternoon extended the Flyers' win streak to five games and continued to prove the team's flourishing dominance in the league. Hartnell, Schenn, Voracek, and Simmonds (EN) scored for the home team, while Jaden Schwartz tallied the lone goal for St. Louis. Steve Mason had a terrific game, making 31 saves on 32...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning After: Where have Flyers forwards gone?

Claude Giroux and the rest of the Flyers forward group have been held scoreless in each of the last two games. Nick Grossmann, a defenseman, scored the only Flyers goal in a 2-1 loss to the Devils on Tuesday. (Photo Courtesy of The talk of the morning is about the Flyers near game-tying goal in the final minute of regulation. What nobody seems to be talking about is how...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs beat Flyers in overtime

In a coming week when their West Coast body clocks will be severely tested by time change, at least the Maple Leafs know their Bodie clock is working fine. Badly needed secondary scoring, especially with a post-Olympic penchant for blowing third-period leads, appeared in some unusual forms in Saturday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Troy Bodie, who has been...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Best deadline trades

The Flyers traded for Braydon Coburn at the 2007 deadline, and he's become a mainstay on the defensive corps for eight seasons. But where does he rank amongst the Orange and Black's top acquisitions at the deadline? (Photo Courtesy of Today marks one of the most exciting days on any NHL fan's calendar -- trade deadline day. This year's deadline...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending March 1st

February 24, 2007 Many fans of the Orange and Black would like to forget the 2006-2007 campaign, a season which saw the Flyers win just 22 games. After a 1-5-1 start, the firing of Coach Ken Hitchcock, and the resignation of Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke as General Manager, the team needed a new direction. Paul Holmgren was inserted as the interim GM and John Stevens took over behind...
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February 23, 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

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Nick Grossmann: Failing Grades in Analytics and Eye Test

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) Getty Images Nicklas Grossmann. He blocks a ton of shots. He delivers a lot of...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Trade Targets: Under-the-Radar Defensemen

The Flyers biggest need is painfully obvious: mobility at the blue line.  While Braydon Coburn and Erik Gustafsson are good skaters, the rest of the Flyers defense corps consists of guys who are older (Timonen), slower (Schenn, Meszaros, Grossmann), or both old and slow (Hal Gill).  In a perfect world, the Flyers would be able […]The post Flyers Trade Targets: Under-the-Radar...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers win 4th straight, top Flames 4-1

Brayden Schenn had a goal and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Mark Streit, Scott Hartnell and Braydon Coburn also scored for the Flyers (20-16-4), who have won four straight and six of seven. Philadelphia beat Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary on its Western trip. Wayne Simmonds added two assists, and backup goalie...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackets' Gaborik breaks collarbone in return after missing 17 games

In his first game back after missing 17 games with a sprained left knee, Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik has sustained a broken collarbone. Gaborik was injured when sandwiched between Philadelphia Flyers Braydon Coburn and Zac Rinaldo while taking a shot midway through the first period of their game on Saturday night. Gaborik's shot went just wide, where teammate...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets' Kane questionable for Monday night

A hard body check from the Philadelphia Flyers' Braydon Coburn on Friday night has Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane on the skids for Monday night's game against the New York Rangers.What is being termed a lower-body injury has Kane classified "Questionable" by Jets' coach Claude Noel, and it is believed that the left winger will be held out of the Rangers...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Podcast Ep 81: Florida Trappings

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ successful home stand as they broadcast during the team’s inevitable letdown game against the Florida Panthers. Topics include guys on the trade block, the Martin Erat situation in Washington, Braydon Coburn’s value, top 6 forwards on the Flyers, and the success of the Downie-Read-Couturier...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyperbole: Rumor Time with Wayne Simmonds, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn

In the wake of the Max Talbot for Steve Downie trade, the rumor mill for the Flyers was working overtime. The team was losing and everyone expected Paul Holmgren to blow it all up. While it could certainly still happen, a lot of that talk has died down after the Flyers won 3 straight. That said, there’s still a lot going on.   OIL LEAK Darren Dreger tweeted that the Flyers turned...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The Oilers Willing To Move Their 2014 1st Round Draft Pick

from John MacKinnon of the Edmonton Journal, MacTavish said he remains convinced a core group of 8-9 players is on the right track for the Oilers, even as they struggle with a new defensive system, a new head coach and, clearly, with the opposition, night-in-night-out. He said he will continue to work the phones and network with his counterparts around the league to secure...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Fake Hockey Help: Flyers’ offense, Steen’s shooting percentage, and Varlamov’s issues off the ice

One statistic several people are referencing as to why they think the Philadelphia Flyers’ offense will rebound is shooting percentage. Of the 24 skaters to suit up for at least one game for the Orange and Black this season only Tye McGinn (42.9), Vincent Lecavalier (19.2), Braydon Coburn (15.4), and Brayden Schenn have (12.0) have shooting percentages over 10 percent. According...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Win, Look Mediocre At Best

[Photo Courtesy of] Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils Prudential Center, Game 13, Away Game 5 FINAL SCORE: Flyers 1| Devils 0 SHOTS: Flyers 21 | Devils 14 The Orange Update Standout Stars 1) C Brayden Schenn (1 goal) 2) D Braydon Coburn (2 SOG, 22:53 ice time) 3) G Ray Emery (14 saves) The [...]
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Coburn's goal gives Flyers 2-1 win over Rangers

Braydon Coburn broke a tie early in the third period, and Steve Mason made the lead stand up as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Thursday night for their second win of the season. Matt Read scored a short-handed goal and added an assist, and Mason made 30 saves for Philadelphia (2-7), which snapped a four-game losing streak. The Flyers are still off to their...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers finish the job, defeat Rangers

The Flyers celebrate after Braydon Coburn's game-winning goal in the third period of a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. Photo Courtesy of Perhaps all the Flyers needed was for a struggling team to come knocking. That team, the 2-5-0 New York Rangers, desimated by injury, were just what the doctor ordered for the 1-7-0 Flyers. Once again, the Flyers failed to score...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers hang on for 2-1 win over depleted Rangers

It may have not been pretty, but the Philadelphia Flyers did just enough to grab the home win over the visiting injury-riddled New York Rangers. Matt Read and Braydon Coburn scored for the home squad, while Steve Mason denied 30 of New York’s 31 shots on net. For New York, Brad Richards was the benefactor of a fortunate bounce, while Cam Talbot made 25 saves in NHL debut. The game...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

More Moves Coming For The Flyers?

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, Out of shape, out of practice, and already out of the playoff picture. That describes a Philadelphia team that is naked, searching for a blanket that can only come from two places this early in a season: within, or from some other flailing franchise like Buffalo and Edmonton. And that’s where the fun begins. You have to go back, like, 25...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Perhaps The Flyers Are Just A Bad Team

from Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News, More and more, the Flyers' start this season looks less like a funk than a gross miscalculation. They tried their butts off last night. They're just not good. They don't go to the net, they miss easy bunnies like the empty net Brayden Schenn managed to avoid last night, they cough up pucks behind their...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Final Observations: Phoenix Coyotes 2, Philadelphia Flyers 1

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images O’Connor’s Observations Tonight’s third period was reminiscent of the third period in the season opener against Toronto. Again, the effort was there on the part of the Philadelphia skaters, but it was quickly overwhelmed by frustration. The Flyers’ complete inability to establish a forecheck reared its ugly head yet again as Phoenix tightened...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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