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Austrians Lead Canada 2-1 in Pre-Tournament Game

Canada took to the ice for their first tune-up game prior to the World Championships, but their first period didn’t look so good as the Austrians finished with the 2-1 lead. Austria got the game started with a big goal early on to surprise the Canadians. Despite a strong start by the favoured team, Austria’s Raphael Herburger gave his country the early 1-0 lead, scoring just...
Via The Hockey House
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers fire Craig Berube

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Friday that they have fired coach Craig Berube after two seasons. Berube got the Flyers into the Stanley Cup Playoffs in his first season, but they finished 14 points out of a playoff spot this season.  As the head coach, Berube leaves the position with a record of 75-58-28 (.553). “I wanted to make the right decision,” GM Ron Hextall said...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers limp toward offseason without playoff appearance

VORHEES, N.J. (AP) The Flyers hit The Big 4-0 this season. Just don't expect fans to celebrate during the NHL playoffs with a big bash. The Philadelphia Flyers marked the milestone of their last Stanley Cup championship in the 1974-75 season by trudging to the finish line without a playoff berth for the second time in three seasons. This miss could cost coach Craig Berube his job...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers hand out team awards

The end of the regular and for the Flyers the season period, also means the annual team awards were handed out. The team hands out six awards for the season. They include the Bobby Clarke Award (MVP), the Barry Ashbee (best defenseman), the Pelle Lindbergh Award (most improved), the Yanick Dupre Class Guy (best represents both on and off the ice), the Gene Hart (player demonstrating...
Via Flyerdelphia
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers’ Inconsistent Home/Away Play Doomed Season

Philadelphia Flyers’ Brandon Manning’s shot goes wide of the net defended by New York Islanders’ Jaroslav Halak in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek) The Philadelphia Flyers are not a happy bunch these days. With the 2014/15 regular season nearing its close, the Flyers are preparing to face the reality of...
Via The Sports Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux has a Night to Remember in Flyers Win

New York Islanders’ Thomas Hickey, left, and Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux watch the puck bounce away in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek) The Philadelphia Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux has had trouble scoring during even strength play this season. Despite playing alongside Jakub Voracek, one of the...
Via The Sports Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fail to clinch playoff spot after loss to Flyers

  Brayden Schenn capped a wild final 2 minutes with the winning goal with 2.1 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia Flyers past the New York Islanders 5-4 on Tuesday night. With a playoff berth at stake, the Islanders wiped out a 4-1 deficit in the third period and nearly sent the game into overtime. Johnny Boychuk scored with 1:44 remaining in the game to make it 4-3 and Anders...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers avoid season sweep, defeat New York

Claude Giroux scored two first period goals. The Flyers built a 4-1 lead midway through the third period. The Islanders scored two goals in the final minutes to tie the game up before Brayden Schenn scored with 3.1 seconds leftto give the Flyers a 5-4 victory Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.   The Flyers had good jump to start the first period. For the first five minutes...
Via Flyerdelphia
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Different role for Flyers in another win over Penguins

If the Flyers don't win another game this season, and fade away as a disappointing season, at least they will have Sunday's game against the Penguins to hang their hat on. The Flyers completed a season sweep of the Penguins with wins on Wednesday and Sunday, both by a score of 4-1. Sunday's game, the last version of the Battle of Pennsylvania in the 2014-15 season, was essentially...
Via Flyerdelphia
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Flyers’ main problem

It is safe to say the 2014-2015 season has been a disappoint for for the Flyers organization and fans. While the season is not yet over and they are above .500, their hopes for the post-season are extinguished and throughout the entire season they have been mired in problems. To include just a few, the Flyers have had abysmal defensive play, little secondary scoring, questionable...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes claim shootout victory over Flyers

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes blew a lead in regulation. They weren't going to let it happen again in the shootout. The Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Saturday after Nathan Gerbe and Chris Terry scored in the tiebreaker and Cam Ward stopped Claude Giroux to close out the victory. Jordan Staal had a goal and an assist, and Elias Lindholm also scored in regulation...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hilarious Failure that is the Philadelphia Flyers by @DXTraeger

"Uh...that's not a baton, Claude."  #NotAHomer The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers will square off tonight at the Consol Energy Center to renew their mutual hatred of one another.  The game, which will be spotlighted on NBCSports' appropriately titled "Rivalry Night" programming block, is sure to be filled with energy, fights, and general malaise.For the Flyers, their...
Via PensInitiative
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

With impending changes coming, Flyers core and more remain

We all know what should be happening starting in a matter of 10 days with the Flyers. The changes should start unfolding early and continue throughout the offseason. An end to Craig Berube's tenure is only the first step, but really, you can look at the roster and wonder who even should be around for another season. There are more players than you may think who deserve a further...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers roll past Blackhawks in Timonen's return to Philly

  Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Ryan White and Michael Raffl scored goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Giroux had his 22nd goal for his first even-strength score at home this season. Steve Mason was stout again for the Flyers, finishing with 34 saves. Andrew Shaw scored for the Blackhawks. Flyers fans gave Blackhawks...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers roll past Blackhawks 4-1 in Timonen's return

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Ryan White and Michael Raffl scored goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Giroux had his 22nd goal for his first even-strength score at home this season. Steve Mason was stout again for the Flyers, finishing with 34 saves. Andrew Shaw scored for the Blackhawks. Flyers fans...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lackluster Blackhawks Grounded By Flyers

The Flyers skated circles around the Blackhawks for 60 minutes and easily earned a 4-1 home victory. In the game’s opening 40 minutes, the Hawks out-shot the Flyers 25-22 but were outscored 3-0. Claude Giroux scored his first 5-on-5 goal … Continue reading → The post Lackluster Blackhawks Grounded By Flyers appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mason, Flyers scalp Blackhawks

Wayne Simmonds, Ryan White, Claude Giroux and Michael Raffl all scored. Steve Mason made 34 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers dominated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in their return to home ice on Wednesday night. It was a good pace to start the game. Both teams went back and forth during the opening five minutes. Steve Mason and Corey Crawford each made a few nice saves early. ...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Senators Preview: Crucial Playoff Race Points At Stake In Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators are closing in on the Boston Bruins for the final wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa is just four points back with a game in hand on Boston, and these teams will meet at the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday night for their final regular-season meeting. A victory for the Bruins would give them a six-point cushion with only 11 games remaining...
Via NESN.com
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Giroux’s leadership should not be questioned

As the Flyers playoff hopes fade away and the end of another season closes in, the time has come to look for the reasons and scapegoats responsible for another long offseason. There will be a lot of changes made to the Flyers in the coming months. A coaching change is likely on the way. The roster could undergo an overhaul – maybe not of the Chip Kelly variety – during the...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Frustration continues to take toll on Flyers

As the final horn sounded, Jake Voracek slammed his stick against the boards, breaking it. Steve Mason threw the word embarrassing out again. After being 15 seconds away from their biggest win of the season on Saturday, the frustration of the heartbreaking loss that day has brought about three straight losses for the Flyers. In the process, they have watched their playoff hopes...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers weekly: Points left on the ice

The Philadelphia Flyers ended the week in a similar position in which they started: seven points behind the Boston Bruins. The Flyers had a few chances to gain some points and position on the Bruins but instead the team finds themselves behind in their playoff push. This is due to some questionable calls and lack of play from the Flyers. On Tuesday, the Flyers took on the Calgary...
Via isportsweb.com
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Story of Flyers season, close but no cigar

  View image | gettyimages.com The Flyers season was 18 seconds away from having a ton of life again. Steve Mason made a huge save, one of 37 in another magnificent performance, as the Flyers held on for dear life while being peppered by the Bruins power play unit. Every game features its own little battles, minor wins and losses that create the big picture of a full 60...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Reviewing loss to Carolina Hurricanes

In the midst of a playoff push, the Philadelphia Flyers left Carolina without points. Claude Giroux and the Flyers were not on top of their game and were bullied by the Canes. Carolina ended the game up four goals to one. From start to finish, the Flyers seemed sloppy and idle. Only a few real shots were created by Philadelphia in the first period. Their only goal of the game came...
Via isportsweb.com
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Philadelphia Flyers Truly a Playoff Caliber Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Claude...
Via TopSportsReport
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Berube splits Giroux, Voracek at practice

The signs were there. The frustrations of the Flyers captain were on full display as the Flyers suffered a shootout loss on Thursday. His linemate Jake Voracek had just one goal in his previous 15 games - an empty-net goal in Washington on Feb. 8 - but scored a power-play goal on Thursday. The struggles of the pair have forced the hand of Craig Berube. At Flyers practice on Friday...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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