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Between Hextall and Hakstol, how much do we know about Flyers offseason?

It has already been an eventful offseason for the Flyers and the offseason is only really just beginning. True to their word, the Flyers and GM Ron Hextall sent Craig Berube packing not long after the conclusion of the season and made the new hire official prior to the NHL Draft. Enter Dave Hakstol, the newest Flyers head coach. Between Hextall in the front office and Hakstol...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Rough season on road ends in shootout loss

  View image | gettyimages.com Saturday's game in Carolina marked the 26th time the Flyers have played in a game that went into overtime. For the 14th time, the Flyers had to face the dreaded shootout. For the 11th time, they lost. It is a familiar pattern that offers no silver lining - though Nick Cousins first shootout attempt and goal was definitely pretty. Perhaps the...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-03/17/05: Cousins called up; Flyers visit Canucks

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage. Cousins gets the call With R.J. Umberger out for the rest of the season and Matt Read on paternity leave, Nick Cousins gets a chance with the big club: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi]  Flyers- Canucks preview  The Flyers travel to Vancouver looking to avenge a bad January home loss to...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers-Canucks Preview

The Vancouver Canucks' performance at home could play a large role in whether they reach the postseason. The Philadelphia Flyers' struggles on the road have may already sealed their fate. The Canucks resume their five-game homestand seeking their seventh win in nine games at Rogers Arena on Tuesday night against the fading Flyers, who hope to avoid their seventh straight road defeat...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Gutsy 3rd keeps Flyers playoff push alive

When the regular season ends, if the Flyers are somehow still playing and one of 16 teams in the playoffs, it is games like the one on Thursday that you can point to as the reason. The Flyers faced the daunting task of playing from behind on the St. Louis Blues. The Blues entered the game with a 28-4-2 record when scoring first and a 25-1-2 record when leading after two periods...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers win streak snapped in Philly; Trades galore

The New York Rangers sloppy defensive play over the last few games finally cost them, losing 4-2 to the Philadelphia Flyers last night. I admittedly did not watch the game, but the highlights showed the following the goals: Matt Read made a nice play on his goal, knocking the puck out of midair to himself Read more → The post Rangers win streak snapped in Philly; Trades galore...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Zotto's short-handed goal lifts Flyers over Rangers

  Michael Del Zotto's short-handed goal 1:19 into the third period lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Matt Read, Michael Raffl and Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers, who snapped a two-game losing streak while cooling off the Rangers. J.T. Miller and John Moore tallied for New York, which lost in regulation for the...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Zotto's SH goal lifts Flyers over Rangers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Michael Del Zotto's short-handed goal 1:19 into the third period lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Matt Read, Michael Raffl and Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers, who snapped a two-game losing streak while cooling off the Rangers. J.T. Miller and John Moore tallied for New York, which lost in regulation...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Saturday Night Special: Flyers outlast Rangers, 4-2

PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Del Zotto's eighth goal of the season early in the third period -- against the team that drafted him, nonetheless -- gave the Flyers a 4-2 win Saturday over the New York Rangers. Del Zotto's shorthanded tally came from the left faceoff circle just over Cam Talbot's glove, off a feed across the slot from Sean Couturier. The Orange and Black now fall to 1-3...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers edge Sabres to get point in ninth straight game

  The Philadelphia Flyers are playing their way back into playoff contention. Michael Raffl and Matt Read scored for the Flyers in a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. Coming off consecutive overtime losses, Philadelphia (24-22-10) extended its point streak to nine games and moved within five points of Boston for the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference. ...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Raffl, Read score for Flyers in 2-1 win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Michael Raffl and Matt Read scored for the Philadelphia Flyers in a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. Ray Emery made 21 saves as the Flyers ended their two-game skid in the finale of a four-game road trip. Raffl scored the winner on a wraparound with 7:15 left in the third period after Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth lost track of the puck behind...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers get one point, but fall in overtime to Canadiens

The Flyers looked to earn a much needed two points to climb even closer to a wild card spot in Tuesday night’s game. An early goal by Matt Read was not enough as the Flyers fell 2-1 in overtime to the Montreal Canadiens.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers Notes: Akeson Recalled From Phantoms; Timonen Still Not Cleared

The Flyers have recalled forward Jason Akeson from Lehigh Valley.  He will be a game time decision tonight against Buffalo based on the health of Matt Read. This could be the offensive spark the team is looking for after being shut out in two consecutive games.  They have not scored in a goal in over 144:00 of hockey. Akeson averages nearly a point per game with the Phantoms....
Via Complete Philly Coverage
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Now Being Served in the Press Box: Hot Dog Sandwiches and RJ Umbergers?

The duo of Sean Couturier and Matt Read broke out on Thursday night and combined on the two early goals to sink the Devils. This is a pair that has been getting a lot of unwarranted criticism of their offensive production this year. The cause of their limited production is a combination of zone starts, quality of competition, and RJ Umberger. Couturier and Read have played...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers blow away Hurricanes in Saturday matinee

The Flyers played the worst team in the league this afternoon, and controlled the game much like they should. The Flyers opened the scoring just 53 seconds into the game as Sean Couturier put one home after a scramble in front, with assists from RJ Umberger and Matt Read. Couturier now has a 6-game point streak. The Hurricanes had a decent chance in front a few minutes later...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 29 Preview: Flyers looking to storm forward against Carolina

The Philadelpha Flyers (10-13-5) will look to make it two wins in a row today as they faceoff against the Carolina Hurricanes (8-17-3) at 1:05. The Flyers are coming off a big home win on Thursday night against the Devils which saw goals from secondary scorers such as Sean Couturier, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek. Philadelphia is looking to continue its strong play at the Wells...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

By The Numbers: Special teams play sparks team victory.

The Flyers played a defensively sound game tonight. They limited the Devils chances and made the most of theirs. There was just one goal scored at 5v5 play in this goalfest, allowing for the special teams play and goaltending to lead the way to victory. Overall The Flyers controlled play during the first period with a shorthanded goal and an even strength goal from the duo...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Strong performance from secondary lines keys win

It had been over a month, but the Flyers finally put together the complete effort that had them rolling in early November and that they desperately lacked in a freefall at the close of the month. The biggest reason for that was a total team effort, with all lines playing a part in their 4-1 win over the Devils. The stars of the night were Matt Read, Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Read, Coutourier help Flyers open homestand with win over Devils

  Matt Read and Sean Couturier each had a goal and an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Wayne Simmonds added a power-play goal for the Flyers, and Jakub Voracek scored an empty-netter late in the third period to seal the win. Martin Havlat scored for the Devils. The Flyers opened a four-game homestand with a needed...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Couturier line shines as Flyers defeat Devils

Matt Read got the monkey off his back. Sean Couturier played another solid game, Ray Emery made 17 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center. After a slow start to the first period by both teams, Sean Couturier got the Flyers going. With Jakub Voracek in the box for tripping, Matt Read intercepted a pass at...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers open homestand with 4-1 win over New Jersey

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Matt Read and Sean Couturier each had a goal and an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Wayne Simmonds added a power-play goal for the Flyers, and Jakub Voracek scored an empty-netter late in the third period to seal the win. Martin Havlat scored for the Devils. The Flyers opened a four-game homestand...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday Tactical Tidings: Couturier Criticism and Read Ranting is Completely Unwarranted

The lack of secondary scoring for the Flyers is something that has been discussed about recently not only by fans and writers, but by Flyers Owner Ed Snider as well. Yesterday Snider mentioned that he was fed up with the lack of scoring by players other than Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Snider mentioned three players by name: Sean Couturier, Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds. Giroux...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 23 Preview: Flyers Seek Revenge vs. Rangers

The Philadelphia Flyers (8-11-3) will head to Madison Square Garden to seek revenge on the New York Rangers (10-8-4) after being shutout in back-to-back games in just over a week. The scoreboard read 3-0, but the game felt much worse as the Flyers were completely outworked and outplayed by the Rangers yesterday. Don't be surprised to see a new-look lineup for today's game...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Durso: Berube needs to give Flyers line change

It's time for a line change for the Flyers.  Game after game, it was one line truly powering the Flyers offense. When they were snuffed out by the New York Islanders on Monday, Craig Berube finally noticed what was obvious for several games. The Flyers have a lot of players who can score. But they are not a deep team offensively. The top line continues to succeed. The rest...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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