Flyers blue-line logjam adds decisions to offseason

  Before Dave Hakstol can start coaching the team, he needs to know what players he has to work with on the roster.    Ron Hextall continues to add to the many decisions the Flyers will have to make this offseason.    Last week, Hextall tapped into the KHL for two free agents - defenseman Yevgeni Medvedev and forward Aaron Palushaj. Both were primarily depth signing...
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Flyers play host to Tavares, Islanders

Brayden Schenn takes a shot on Jaroslav Halak. Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese The Philadelphia Flyers (32-29-18) have just three games remaining on their 2014-15 season. They will play the first of those final three tonight as they welcome John Tavares, Kyle Okposo and the rest of the  New York Islanders (46-27-6) to the Wells Fargo Center.  Game time is 7:00. The Flyers are...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers visit Hurricanes in final road game of the season

The Philadelphia Flyers (31-29-17) head to Raleigh to take on the Carolina Hurricanes (28-38-11) in what is their last road game of the 2014-15 season. This is the fourth of five meetings between the two teams. Game time at PNC Arena is 1:00. The Flyers are coming off a convincing 4-1 win in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Brayden Schenn (2), Vincent Lecavalier, and Carlo...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers return home for a showdown with Chicago

The Philadelphia Flyers (29-9-16) return home from a four game Canadian road trip to host the Chicago Blackhawks (44-22-6) at the Wells Fargo Center. This is the second and final meeting of the season and the lone game in Philadelphia. The Blackhawks defeated the Flyers back in October by a score of 4-0 in Chicago. Game time is 8:00. After a seven goal outburst against Detroit...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 74 Preview: Road trip concludes against Oilers

  View image | Playing on the road has been a problem for the Flyers all season, and even more evident in their final lengthy road trip of the season. The Flyers are wrapping up a four-game road trip on Saturday night in Edmonton, trying to snap an eight-game road losing streak.   After Saturday's game, there will be just eight games left for the Flyers...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Gaudreau has 3-point night to lead way in Flames' win over Flyers

  Johnny Gaudreau scored his 20th goal and added two assists to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. After Philadelphia cut Calgary's 2-0 lead in half with 9 seconds left in the second period, Gaudreau helped the Flames restore their two-goal cushion 3:09 into the third by neatly setting up Sean Monahan's team-leading 28th goal...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Gaudreau leads Flames past Flyers

  View image | Scoring struggles have been just one of the inconsistencies that have plagued the Flyers for much of the season, especially of late. Goals were at a premium again on Thursday and again, it was the Flyers having trouble finding the back of the net. Two late goals in the second appeared to sink the Flyers with 20 minutes of hockey still left...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers begin four game road trip with a showdown in Ottawa

The Philadelphia Flyers (29-27-14) open a four game road trip tonight as they take on the Ottawa Senators (32-24-11) at the Canadian Tire Centre. This is the second of three meetings between the clubs and the lone game in Canada. Opening faceoff is at 7:00. The Flyers defeated the Senators 2-1 in a shootout back on January 6th at the Wells Fargo Center. Wayne Simmonds scored...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers hit the road, take on Blues in St. Louis

The Philadelphia Flyers (28-27-13) head out on the road for a clash with the St. Louis Blues (42-19-5). This is the second of two meetings between the two teams and the lone game in St. Louis. The Flyers beat the Blues last Thursday 3-1 in Philadelphia. Game time is 8:00. The Flyers enter tonight coming off a 2-1 home loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. The loss all but knocked...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Stars strike late, down Flyers

The last two games have been a story of frustration. Things got no better on Tuesday night. Steve Mason stood on his head, keeping the Flyers in the game for most of the night. But with less than seven minutes to play, the Stars were able to solve Mason at last, taking the lead and eventually holding on for a 2-1 win over the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers stormed out...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers rally for 3 in 3rd, beat Blues

The numbers looked bleak as the third period began. The St. Louis Blues had lost just three times when leading after two periods. The Flyers had just two wins when trailing after 40 minutes. With their playoff hopes on life support, points are crucial in every game. The Flyers made the third period count, scoring three goals to down the Blues, 3-1, on Thursday night at Wells Fargo...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers moving forward with Hextall's plan in action

  View image | When Ron Hextall was introduced as the Flyers new general manager, it was clear from the beginning he had a plan. Of course, there were going to be obstacles along the way. Carry-over contracts from Paul Holmgren's tenure as GM forced Hextall to be creative in the ways he was going to make this team his own. The trade deadline featured two...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Following overnight deal, Flyers remain quiet at deadline

There were plenty of deals to go around on deadline day, and the Flyers certainly kicked off the festivities with an overnight deal sending Braydon Coburn to Tampa Bay for Radko Gudas and two draft picks. But following that deal, and their Friday night deal involving Kimmo Timonen, Ron Hextall and the Flyers remained quiet at the deadline. In all, the Flyers received four draft...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers trade defenseman Kimmo Timonen

Philadelphia Flyers fans have been rejoicing in recent weeks. Their star veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen was set to return to the lineup after being sidelined since last season’s Stanley Cup playoffs with blood clots in his leg and lungs. Many speculated that these blood clots and increasing age (Timonen will turn 40 on March 18) would force Timonen to retire, while others wondered...
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 53 Preview: Crucial test in La Belle Province

  View image | The Flyers head to Montreal tonight to take on the Canadiens, for the third and final time this season. Fresh off their Sunday win in Washington, the Flyers will face a Canadiens squad that's all but a lock to make the playoffs for a third straight season. The Orange and Black will look to avoid a season sweep at the hands of Le Bleu, Blanc...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Familiar line comes from latest Flyers loss

As the Flyers did on Saturday, when they extended their winning streak to four games, the Flyers spent most of Thursday night's game against the Islanders clinging to life. Aside from a three-minute stretch at the end of the second period, they succeeded. They even had a chance to win. A 2-0 lead was lost late in the second. A 1-0 deficit in the deciding shootout was erased and...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: More unlikely heroes contributing for Flyers

As the final horn sounded on Thursday night, the scoreboard showed a 5-2 Flyers victory over the Winnipeg Jets. It marked one of the Flyers more impressive games of the season. In December, the Flyers showed character with a win over the Jets by rallying for two goals in the third and scoring the game-winning goal 10 seconds into overtime. This time, the Flyers controlled the...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 49 Preview: Flyers return from All-Star break, face Coyotes

It's been a week since the Flyers hit the ice for an exciting win over the Penguins before breaking for the All-Star Game. Only Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek were in action over the weekend. The rest of the team returns to the ice on Tuesday night as the Flyers host the Arizona Coyotes. The opening face-off is set for 7 p.m. from Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers begin the stretch...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 47 Preview: Flyers head to Long Island for showdown with the Islanders

  View image | The Philadelphia Flyers (18-21-7) take on the first place New York Islanders (30-14-1) on Long Island for what has become the annual Martin Luther King Day matinee game. This is the final game for the Flyers at the Nassau Coliseum. Game time is 1:00. This is the second of four meetings between the two teams and the final matchup ever in Long...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Are the Flyers playing less physical?

  View image | Welcome back to another edition of the Flyerdelphia mailbag. Today, we cover the Flyers' physical play, as well as Craig Berube's shelf life as a coach. Are the Flyers playing less physical, or are the players just not willing to put their bodies on the line? - John D., via our Facebook page. Interestingly enough, Craig Berube had stressed...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 38 Preview: Finally, an East Coast game

The Flyers head to North Carolina tonight, taking on the Carolina Hurricanes in the penultimate game of their eight-game road jaunt across North America, and first game in calendar-year 2015. Over the past three games of their trip, the Flyers (14-16-7) have looked human, courtesy of horrendous penalty killing in their 4-1 loss to Nashville, strong goaltending from Devan Dubnyk...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Holiday Cheer: Flyers down Wild for 3rd straight win

  View image | A strong start to the road trip just continued to get better on Tuesday night. The Flyers closed out the pre-Christmas portion of the road trip with another victory. A quick start was erased by Minnesota, but the Flyers struck for three unanswered goals to pick up a 5-2 win over the Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Flyers came roaring out of...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 31 Preview: Flyers host Panthers in final home game of 2014

The Flyers saw a five-game point streak snapped at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. On Thursday night, they close a four-game homestand with a chance to take six of a possible eight points in those games. The Flyers play host to the Florida Panthers in the third meeting between the two teams on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center. The opening face-off is...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 28 Preview: Flyers return home, look to exorcise the Devils

The Philadelphia Flyers (9-13-5) will make their return home tonight after a four game road trip. The Flyers went 1-1-1 in the state of California and dropped the fourth game in Columbus Tuesday night. Tonight they will host the New Jersey Devils (11-13-5). Game time is 7:00. This is the second meeting of the season between these division rivals. New Jersey prevailed 6-4 in...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Carlo Colaiacovo

After looking at who I think should be a choice for a healthy scratch on Saturday, I wanted to look at his possible replacement.  The Flyers defense has been a rotating door this season, both on and off the ice. Four different defensemen have been healthy scratches in recent games: Michael Del Zotto, Luke Schenn, Andrew MacDonald and the subject of this piece, Carlo Colaicovo...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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