Flyers-Capitals: By the Numbers

Holtby and Caps Top Flyers Embed from Getty Images   Game Events   [Mouse-over image for goal details} Forwards [What is Corsi rating?] The Philadelphia Flyers played a strong first period, jumping on the Washington Capitals. If it wasn't for Braden Holtby, the Flyers easily could've gone up by a few goals. As it was, Holtby kept the Caps in the game and...
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Flyers defense improving beyond Gostisbehere

Embed from Getty Images   All eyes are on rookie, Shayne Gostisbehere these days, and rightfully so. He is a young player that the Flyers organization should feel lucky to have on the roster. The entire NHL is talking about this guy. He is arguably the best rookie defenseman in the league, and a candidate for the Calder Trophy. The Flyers improvement this season can be...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Flyers make it to the postseason?

The Philadelphia Flyers finished last season with a record of 33-31-18, seventh in the Atlantic, and picked up 84 points in doing so. They ended their season four teams and 14 points out of the wild-card spot. In the end, the Flyers weren’t terrible, but they weren’t impressive either as they barely finished above .500.  (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) This season,...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Flyers strong play earns 2nd straight win

Embed from Getty Images   The Flyers got off to a good start, putting 15 shots on goal in the first period. They ramped up the pressure even more in the second period, until the dam broke and they scored two goals in quick succession. Going into the third protecting a lead, the Flyers were pinned in their own zone until the Wild scored an easy goal after a turnover behind...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Del Zotto scores 2nd goal in OT to lift Flyers past Wild 4-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Michael Del Zotto scored his second goal of the game with 37 seconds left in overtime to send the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Sean Couturier scored his fifth goal in nine games and Ryan White also scored to help Philadelphia win its second straight after losing three in a row. Steve Mason made 31 saves for the...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

'Ghost' busted in 4-3 OT win over Minnesota Wild

Embed from Getty Images   It's safe to say that Michael Del Zotto was due for. The slick-moving blueliner entered Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild with just one goal on the season, and reeled off a pair of goals -- including the overtime winner with 37 seconds to play -- to lift the Flyers to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild. Del Zotto's first goal came...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Del Zotto requests accountability from slumping Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto isn't interested in excuses.Yes, every NHL team takes a bit to get going following the Christmas break, but the Flyers dropped all three contests of their California road trip - this on the heels of a blistering 8-2-2 stretch heading into the Christmas break. Del Zotto saw this turn of events happen last season with a five-game skid...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto out day-to-day with upper-body injury

Embed from Getty Images   As the Flyers get set to take the ice after the holiday break, they will do so without one of their key blueliners. GM Ron Hextall announced prior to Sunday's game against Anaheim that Michael Del Zotto will be sidelined day-to-day with an upper-body injury.  Del Zotto, 25, leads the Flyers in time on ice per game, with 23:54 as well as 29...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Zotto Quietly Meeting New Challenges

    View image | gettyimages.com Michael Del Zotto's career has been a bit of a roller coaster. He made a pretty big splash at the NHL level in his rookie season with the New York Rangers, scoring nine goals. His production dropped in his second season, and then was right back up again with 10 goals in his third season. From that peak, Del Zotto's career track went...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Zotto stepping into leadership role for Flyers

It started when Mark Streit went down with an injury, but Michael Del Zotto really emerged as a workhorse in the last three games. In the Flyers Black Friday game, which went to overtime, Del Zotto played 25:34. In Saturday's shutout win against the Rangers, Del Zotto played 29:20 as the Flyers dealt with a shorthanded defensive staff. In Tuesday's win over Ottawa, he played 26...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers' Del Zotto taking defense to heart

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto has relished his new role of being placed in position to shut down the opposition."It’s something I’m trying to embrace. I love it,” the traditionally offensive-minded Del Zotto told the Courier Post. "Any time the coach shows that trust in you to play against the other teams’ top lines, I’m playing in all situations. I...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Sanheim, Del Zotto in 'Goon', Roenick on Voracek

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Between the Pipes! I'm your host, Zach Hopkins, and I look forward to bringing you the latest and greatest news and notes from the Orange and Black each week. Without further ado - let's get it started.  Flyers analyst Steve Coates goes one-on-one with 2014 first round pick Travis Sanheim - [Gus Richardson -Broad Street Buzz]  Hopkins...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers' Del Zotto to make appearance in 'Goon' sequel

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto will add a movie credit to his resume in the near future. Del Zotto and Dallas Stars standout Tyler Seguin are expected to make an appearance in "Goon: Last of the Enforcers", the sequel to the popular hockey film "Goon". The movie is scheduled to be released in 2016. Actor Seann William Scott will return as enforcer Doug "The Thug...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin and Michael Del Zotto to appear in Goon 2

This cast photo was enough to get the hockey community buzzing about Goon 2. Today, another photo hit the web and it reveals that Tyler Seguin and Michael Del Zotto will appear in the sequel titled Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Tyler Seguin and Michael Del Zotto filming a scene for 'Goon: Last of the Enforcers' today. pic.twitter.com/5mEgU2pFxQ — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 23...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Zotto films for Goon sequel

Michael Del Zotto will become yet another Flyer to enter pop culture, as he filmed an appearance on Thursday for the upcoming Goon sequel, Last of the Enforcers. Del Zotto filmed alongside Dallas' Tyler Seguin as a member of the fictitious St. John's Shamrocks, lining up against Seann William Scott and the Halifax Highlanders -- a team who's logo looks eerily similar to the one...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Del Zotto looks to become mentor after signing two-year deal with Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto got his wish for a contract with the Flyers before having to go to arbitration, as the Flyers announced Thursday that the 25-year-old signed a two-year deal reportedly worth $7.75 million.Now that the contract issues have been resolved, Del Zotto told the media on a conference call Thursday that he would like to become one of the mentors...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto re-signs in Philly for two years, $7.75M (Puck Daddy)

Remember that time a year ago when defenseman Michael Del Zotto was radioactive? The Nashville Predators basically discarded him. He didn’t get a new one-year contract from the Philadelphia Flyers until Aug. 5 of last offseason … as a 24-year-old unrestricted free agent.  And now, he’s getting paid, and getting a large raise. The blueliner received a two-year $7.75 million...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers, Del Zotto agree to 2-year deal

The Flyers on Thursday avoided arbitration with Michael Del Zotto, signing him to a two-year, $7.75 million contract. Del Zotto's cap hit will stand at $3.875 million. As a result, the Flyers will have a little over half a million dollars in available cap space ($583,000). Michael Del Zotto's deal with #Flyers is for $7.75M over 2 years. Cap hit of $3.875M. — Stephen Whyno...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Quotable: Flyers break-up day filled with sound bytes

The Flyers were in Voorhees on Monday as they packed up following a disappointing 2014-15 season. Each player met individually with Craig Berube and Ron Hextall and also faced the media.  The day was filled with quotable moments. Here's some of the highlights. Michael Del Zotto reflected on his season and his desire to return to the Flyers. "It definitely wasn't easy. There...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers score three goals in third period to defeat Blues

  Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Del Zotto and Simmonds helped the Flyers erase a 1-0 hole and give them an important two points in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Michael Raffl scored an empty-net goal to seal the victory. Steve Mason stopped 28 shots...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues allow three third-period goals, fall to the Flyers

PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues Thursday night. Del Zotto and Simmonds helped the Flyers erase a 1-0 hole and give them an important two points in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Michael Raffl scored an empty-net goal to seal the victory. Steve Mason stopped...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Post-game Perspective: Del Zotto contributes significantly

Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese PHILADELPHIA - It's always a terrific feeling to score a game-winning goal in a tense, high-stakes divisional game. It's even better to do so against a team that had cast you away just a year ago. Michael Del Zotto got to experience that feeling Tuesday, scoring his fourth game-winner of the season against his former Rangers team just 1:19 into the...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Player and Play of the Week: February 15-22

Another week of Flyers hockey down and once again it's time for us to give out our Player and Play of the Week honors. It started as a slow week, as the Flyers lost, 5-2, to the Columbus Blue Jackets and 3-2 in a shootout to the Buffalo Sabres. But this weekend, the Flyers rebounded with two huge wins, 3-2 in a shootout over the Nashville Predators and 3-2 over the Washington...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto Scores Awesome Game Winner (Video)

The Flyers took on the Washington Capitals on Hockey Day in America’s early game, which started at 12:30 Eastern Time.  In the 3rd period, the teams were locked in a stalemate, until Jakub Vorachek delivered an excellent pass to defenseman, Michael Del Zotto, who shot from the side of the ice and netted the game winner.  Here’s a video of the awesome shot!
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-02/03/15: Riding a four game winning streak, the Flyers rest until Thursday

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.   Fourth line proving their worth The "Scrabble Line" has given the Flyers the depth scoring they have needed during this win streak: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi]  Del Zotto becoming a force Michael Del Zotto has been excellent since returning to the lineup and looks like he won't be...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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