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The Flyers historical struggle with shootouts

  Claude Giroux scored the Flyers lone goal in Tuesday night's shootout as the Flyers dropped to 0-2-2 with a 4-3 loss to the Ducks. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography)   Not even a shooting gallery could save the Flyers from the dreaded shootout on Tuesday night. The Flyers took 42 shots in 65 minutes of play against the Ducks, including   But only three of those 42 shots...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 3 Preview: Flyers look for first win of the season as they face Montreal

After dropping their first two bouts of the season, the Philadelphia Flyers look to secure their first win of 2014-2015 as they take on the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night in Philadelphia. This is the first matchup between the two teams since January 8th of this year. The Flyers won the 2013-2014 season series 2-1. After a dismal lack of offense in their first game of the...
Via Flyerdelphia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Giroux returns as Flyers down Rangers

The NHL season starts in just eight days and Tuesday night presented the final chance to see the Flyers on home ice before their home opener on Oct. 9. The final preseason game featured a welcome sight. Claude Giroux returned to the lineup against the Rangers, two games ahead of schedule. With most of the players that will likely make up the roster in a week, the Flyers managed...
Via Flyerdelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Season Preview: @Official_OandBP The Philadelphia Flyers

Mike and Joe from http://www.orangeandblackpack.com/ have been friends of myself and the site for a few years now. I met those jabronis Joe and Mike on twitter during the 2012 bizzaro Pens and Flyers playoff series and we've been talking hockey every since. They have to be one of the most fair and unbiased Flyers fans I've ever met. They are worth a follow on @Official_OandBP...
Via PensInitiative
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Depth Chart 2014 2015

Philadelphia Flyers C 1. Claude Giroux  2. Brayden Schenn 3. Sean Couturier  4. Vincent Lecavalier  5. Scott Laughton  L 1. Matt Read 2. R.J. Umberger  3. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 4. Zac Rinaldo 5. Jay Rosehill  R 1. Jakub Voracek  2. Wayne Simmonds  3. Michael...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Philly Fan Throws Middle Finger At Dan Carcillo After Rangers Goal

GIF Credit: @myregularface/Twitpic After scoring the final goal in Tuesday night’s game, Carcillo went to the boards and raised his hands towards a displeased Flyers’ crowd. What happened next? A Philly fan wearing a Claude Giroux jersey flips off Carcillo during his celebration. You got to love the playoffs! After being elbowed in the face by Philadelphia’s right-winger Matt...
Via Blog Surface
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Read should be suspended for his hit on Carcillo, but he won’t be

Amidst all the god awful officiating in last night’s 4-1 Rangers victory against the Flyers, was this clear head shot by Matt Read on Daniel Carcillo that went uncalled. “As the video shows”, Read stuck his frickin’ elbow out intentionally to pop Carcillo in the dome. It’s a hit worthy of at least a game as the video is pretty damning. Read did it on purpose. He targeted...
Via Save By Richter
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Akey, Akey! Flyers Ready for Game 3 Clash In South Philly

May 8, 2012 was the last time the Sea of Orange engulfed the Wells Fargo Center for a Flyers home playoff game.  Facing elimination, Philadelphia fell to the Stanley Cup Final bound New Jersey Devils 3-1 in a game most notorious for its' game-winning goal.  Tied 1-1 more than halfway through the first period, a pressured Kimmo Timonen played the puck back to goalie Ilya Bryzgalov...
Via Puckrant.com
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning After: It's playoff time for Flyers

The Flyers celebrate after scoring in the second period of their 6-5 loss to the Hurricanes. The Flyers and Rangers open their first-round playoff series on Thursday. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The Flyers 6-5 loss in a shootout to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday hardly mattered. Half of the regular lineup didn't play in the Flyers first chance to rest up for the playoffs...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 82 By the Numbers: Hurricanes at Flyers

Much like the previous two games, there isn’t a whole lot to say about the Hurricanes 6-5 shootout win over the Flyers. You had two teams whose seasons were basically over, one already clinching the playoff spot and one being officially eliminated from contention about a week ago. To add to that, the Flyers were starting an inexperienced AHL goalie and both teams were letting most...
Via Shutdown Line
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers regain confidence with win over Sabres

Mark Streit already knew the Flyers were in desperate need of a win. Then he looked up at the scoreboard and saw that the Columbus Blue Jackets had won their game against the New York Islanders -- meaning they were suddenly tied with the Flyers in the Metropolitan Division standings. “Sitting on the bench I saw the score, that they won 4-0,” Streit said. “So I’m like, wow...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending March 29th

Free Agent signings. For most sports fans, we’re always looking to have our favorite teams make a splash with them. They usually occur in the off-season, with the sports media creating the hype and rumors driving the price up for exceptional talent. Teams look to buy a player to add to their roster with the hope that they are another piece to the puzzle to achieve championship...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers sweep Pittsburgh in home-and-home series

The Philadelphia Flyers’ completed a sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins in their home-and-home series this weekend. Although the four points are irrelevant when it comes to the Flyers’ position in relation to Pittsburgh, they are crucial in regards to their position in the Metropolitan Division. The Metro is about as tight as any race can get. The Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via isportsweb.com
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers dominate home half of back-to-back with Penguins

Anything appears possible with 16 games left in the regular season for the playoff-hopeful Flyers. One scenario is that they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs, and if Saturday was any indication, that’s just fine with the Flyers. A 4-0 drubbing of the Penguins was perhaps the best 60-minute effort the Flyers have had this season. “This was one...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning After: Couturier, Read handle Penguins top players

Matt Read scores his second goal of Saturday's 4-0 win over the Penguins. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com) There wasn't a more perfect beginning to the Flyers home-and-home weekend series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pure dominance from start to finish was on display on Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers 4-0 win featured many stars. Scott Hartnell and...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Read, special teams send Flyers soaring over Penguins

If this weekend is a playoff preview of sorts, the Flyers are in good shape. Instead of stewing in back-to-back losses, the Flyers were amped from the start to play their cross-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins and the energy carried to the finish. They were dominant in a 4-0 win, with a rematch coming Sunday on the west side of Pennsylvania. Craig Berube has been preaching better...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Fire on All Cylinders, Shut out Penguins 4-0

Photo courtesy of Amy Irvin (38Photography) The Flyers got a huge win on Saturday afternoon against crosstown rivals Pittsburgh, shutting them out with a final score of 4-0. Goals were provided by Scott Hartnell, Matt Read (2, including a shorthanded goal), and Vincent Lecavalier. Steve Mason stopped 25 shots, while Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 of the Flyers’ 40. As was to...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 66. Pens lose 4-0

    What is the threshold for Penguins winning games while players keep going down? You've probably witnessed it at this point. James Neal and Chris Kunitz were the newest addition to the injury list as the Flyers smoked the Penguins on Saturday afternoon 4-0 The Flyers got two from Matt Read and basically beat the Pens in the first two period. ...
Via The Pensblog
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Flight Plan: Preparing for a Crucial Week

Matt Read takes a shot in warm-ups for the game against last week against the San Jose Sharks, which the Flyers lost 7-3. Image c/o Amy Irvin of 38Photography. The Philadelphia Flyers dropped their first game in their return to action this past week with a 7-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks, but rebounded nicely yesterday afternoon against the New York Rangers with a 4-2 win. With...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Flight Plan: Back In Action

Image courtesy of Amy Irvin of 38Photography. The Philadelphia Flyers resume their regular season schedule this week with home games against the San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers. Kimmo Timonen won a bronze medal with team Finland in the Olympic tournament, while the other Flyer Olympians failed to place. Team Canada took home the gold medal in a 3-0 victory over Sweden. ...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers need fast start after break

The Flyers have done an admirable job overcoming an awful start and putting themselves in the thick of the playoff race. But with just six points separating the second- and seventh-place teams in the Metropolitan Division, there is little margin for error in the final 23 regular-season games. The third-place Flyers, who had a four-game winning streak when the NHL paused for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers score 4 in 3rd to rally past Sharks 5-2

Matt Read, Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux scored in a span of 2:45 early in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit and lead the Philadelphia Flyers past San Jose 5-2 on Monday night for their first win over the Sharks since 2000. Mark Streit and Jacob Voracek also scored and Steve Mason made 20 saves for the Flyers, who had 11 losses and two ties in the series since beating...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaws of Life: Flyers score 4 in 3rd, defeat Sharks for 10th comeback win

Claude Giroux scored a goal and added two assists in the Flyers 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com) As the second period came to a close, a one-goal deficit didn't seem like a moral victory. But for the Philadelphia Flyers, who had already overcome nine deficits to get wins, this was no unfamiliar territory. A second-period goal in...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers make quick stop in Columbus

The Flyers split a home-and-home with the Columbus Blue Jackets in December. (Photo by Amy Irvin/Flyers Faithful) Wherever you looked following Wednesday's loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Flyers talked about not being ready to play. "There was no energy the whole game," Claude Giroux said. "We couldn’t get a forecheck. We didn’t make plays, we didn...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers drop 4-3 shootout decision to the Islanders in New York

After coming back on Saturday night against the same team, the Philadelphia Flyers blew a two-goal lead in the third period, as they fell to the Islanders in a shootout by the score of 4-3 in New York. Kyle Okposo had a two-point game, as he provided the game-tying goal in regulation and the winner in the shootout, while John Tavares and Brock Nelson also added tallies in the Flyers...
Via Flyers Faithful
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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