Player and Play of the Week: November 30-December 6

  View image | Another successful week came to a disappointing end with the Flyers defeat on Saturday to Columbus, 4-1. But the week featured plenty of positives, as the Flyers extended the previous week's winning streak to four games. With that, it's time once again to pick our Player and Play of the Week. Our Player of the Week is Wayne Simmonds...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Read doing everything to bounce back except get points

    View image | There's no doubt Matt Read had a very disappointing season last year. A guy the Philadelphia Flyers usually count on for speed and 20 goals scored only eight goals. More than that, he just looked slow. At 28 years old, he was too young to be over the hill. It made a lot of sense when news emerged that he was essentially playing the...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: A period of potential for Flyers

Seven shots. That was all the Flyers had to show for 40 minutes of play against the Carolina Hurricanes. No one would blame you if you had already chalked this up as the ninth loss in 10 games for the Flyers, with more on the way. But the Flyers still had a chance, down one entering the final period thanks to a distant shot from along the boards by Luke Schenn that found its way...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dream Big: Trade scenarios that would be quicker fixes for Flyers

As the Philadelphia Flyers crawled out of their six-game losing streak with a win against the Winnipeg Jets, fans can finally be hopeful. With improving power-play action, offense hopefully getting fire under their skates and scoring and defense carrying pucks with no turnovers, one may dream of improvements. Dream of quick improvements. Here are three that could be a speedy...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Searching for Scorers: Goals at a premium for Flyers

A five-day break bred a 2-1 loss to Dallas on Tuesday night, dropping the Flyers to 2-2-1 on the season. Five points in five games is not miserable, but the Flyers could certainly have done better. As expected, this team has experienced growing pains of learning a new system under a new coach and trying to adjust to new players. That said, there is one problem that stands out...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2 Preview: Flyers start home-and-home in South Florida

  View image | The Flyers continue their brief season-opening sting in the Sunshine State tonight, taking on the Florida Panthers on the heels their heart-racing start to the season in Tampa. Two maligned Flyers from 2014-15 will look to follow up on strong performances from the season opener -- including Matt Read (who scored the team's first goal of the...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers fall short in opener

The Philadelphia Flyers opened their season last night in Tampa Bay vs the Lightning. The flyers looked good from the beginning, and played very strong vs the team that was the best in the east last season. Dave Hakstol divided each players time on ice last night very well and everybody play almost even minutes unlike in Berubes system. The Flyers got their first big chance to capitalize...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Top storylines as 2015-16 regular season nears

  In less than one week, the Philadelphia Flyers will open the 2015-16 season by traveling to the Sunshine State to take on the reigning Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The team will attempt to get off to a good start in what they hope will be a fruitful season that results in returning to the postseason and vying for the Stanley Cup. Let's take a look at the...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Flyers regular-season ready?

The Flyers hit the ice on Wednesday night for the first of the final two preseason games that will take place this season. In the five games so far, they have a 3-1-1 record. But Monday's game, to this point, has been the most telling, with the majority of the Flyers final roster taking on the majority of the Rangers final roster. It was a chance to see how the Flyers could stack...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Improved Penalty Kill, Road Record Key to Flyers Playoff Hopes in 2015-16

  Many NHL teams use a benchmark of special teams success that is derived by combining their power play and penalty killing success percentages to arrive at an index number. Now with the St. Louis Blues, former Philadelphia Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock has said that he uses 105 (in any combination) as a target goal for an outstanding special teams index. During the 2013...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Countdown to Camp: Questions facing the Flyers as camp begins

  View image | The Flyers rookies may have hit the ice on Monday, but tomorrow marks the start of training camp for the rest of the Flyers regulars. As the start of a new season begins -- the preseason is just five days away -- there are several questions facing a team that was expected to contend for a playoff spot last season, but struggled with consistency...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Flyers a playoff team?

As training camp and the preseason draw slightly closer, the Flyers already busy offseason warrants a look back. The Flyers have certainly made many changes. Some things, though, have also remained the same. The biggest change is the new face behind the bench with former North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol making the jump to the NHL. With all of these changes, and a rookie head...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Rough season on road ends in shootout loss

  View image | 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...
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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: [ Carchidi]  Flyers- Canucks preview  The Flyers travel to Vancouver looking to avenge a bad January home loss to...
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March 17, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Habs down Flyers in OT, complete season sweep

Courtesy of a David Desharnais tally with 1:33 to play in overtime, the Flyers on Tuesday fell 2-1 to the Montreal Canadiens.  The Flyers were able to hold the Canadiens off the board for 52:38 of game action, until Tomas Plekanec tied the game late in the third period with his 16th goal of the season. Matt Read provided all of the Flyers' offense with his fourth goal of the season...
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February 10, 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
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