Flyers-Predators: By the Numbers

Offense Explodes for 6 Goals Game Events   [Mouse-over image for goal details] Forwards [What is Corsi rating?] The numbers for all players need to be taken with a grain of salt, as the Nashville Predators piled up a +22 Corsi differential in the third period as the Philadelphia Flyers protected their lead. This drove down the numbers for all Flyers. Starting off,...
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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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers in now-or-never mode with all-star break approaching

Len Redkoles / Getty Images While nothing can be clinched in the month January, the Philadelphia Flyers are on the verge of now-or-never time when it comes to any playoff aspirations they might have for the 2015-2016 campaign. After opening the month with a hard-fought one-goal loss to the Los Angeles Kings, the orange and black earned 11 out of 12 possible points in their next...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Laughton a logical candidate for demotion to AHL

Embed from Getty Images   With the Vincent Lecavalier trade earlier this week, the Philadelphia Flyers finally have roster flexibility. They are still limited by total cap space, but they have room to maneuver and massage the lineup for the first time since Shayne Gostisbehere claimed his spot in the lineup. The Flyers are not in a position to make dramatic changes to...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers get West coast wake up call

Embed from Getty Images The road trip to California ended in disappointment for the Philadelphia Flyers. In three games against talented Western Conference teams, they returned home pointless. The road trip record: a 4-2 loss in Anaheim on Dec. 27, a 4-2 loss in San Jose on Dec. 30 and a 2-1 loss in Los Angeles on Jan. 2. The three losses following a five-day break and...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers rally in third but fall short in the shootout, lose to Columbus

Embed from Getty Images     The Flyers yielded the game's first two goals. They rallied in the third behind goals by Scott Laughton and Jakub Voracek. Steve Mason made 34 saves in regulation and overtime but it was not enough as Brandon Dubinsky scored the game winner in the shootout to give Columbus a 3-2 win on Saturday night. The Flyers had an early chance as Ryan...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Analytics on Flyers' Bottom 6 Forwards

  Embed from Getty Images   As the season began, there might have been some difficulty identifying an order to the Philadelphia Flyers' lines. Obviously the Giroux line was the top line, but was the Couturier line the second or third line? Was the Bellemare line the third or the fourth? The Flyers lines have generally stabilized, and the pecking order has become...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Laughton Skating on Thin Ice?

For most young players in the National Hockey League, earning a roster spot and a place in the starting lineup is only half the battle.The other half is keeping that spot. Ice time can be hard to come by, and the pressure is high to impress in limited opportunities. Flyers center Scott Laughton knows this plight all too way. The Flyers' first round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft spent...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Intermission Update: Flyers come out flat against Hurricanes

  1 2 3 T Hurricanes 1     1 Flyers 0     0 Instant Analysis An uneventful period in terms of shots and scoring chances, but a period that was really dominated by the Hurricanes. There isn't much good to say for the Flyers. Jeff Skinner's goal was one Michal Neuvirth would probably like to have back. The Flyers were pinned in their own zone for far too long...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

By the numbers: Senators give Flyers lesson in converting chances

    View image | Frustration continues to mount for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers played a very good first period, but couldn't get a bounce or finish. The Ottawa Senators got one such break late in the period to take the lead, and then the game began to slip away from Philadelphia. This game wasn't so much about matchups, but was largely decided...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers shut out for 2nd-consecutive game, fall 4-0 to Ottawa Senators

While the Flyers did take the ice Saturday in Kanata, Ont. for a matchup with the Ottawa Senators, evidently, they did not show up. Showing up would imply that actual hockey was played, and what the Flyers churned out was not NHL-caliber hockey. It's an effort that resembles what a juniors team would look like if they took the ice against an NHL squad. While the Flyers (6-9-5) registered...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers fall to Capitals, lose 8th in last 9 games

  View image | It all continued. The losing, the listlessness, the struggles at both ends of the ice. It was easily exploited by a talented opponent. The scale did not shift in its strange way on Thursday night. The Flyers did not come with their best for an opponent higher in the standings. The Washington Capitals rolled easily behind three second-period...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers rally back to hand Flyers 5th straight loss

  View image | The game might as well have ended after 20 minutes. It may have been just a 1-0 deficit for the Flyers after the first period. But after facing an arsenal of 19 shots from the Oilers, the Flyers had it coming in the later periods. 49 shots for Oilers managed four goals, barely enough for a 4-2 win over the Flyers on Tuesday night at Rexall...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Penalties and sluggish play doom Flyers

After a slow start against Buffalo on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers vowed to not let the same continue to happen against teams beneath them in the standings. On a night in which the Wells Fargo Center was decked out for Halloween, the Flyers joined in on the fun with a 'scary' opening 20 minutes against the rival New Jersey Devils.  Goaltender Steve Mason (and the goal post...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Goalie Steve Mason Answers a Two Decade Old Question

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 20: Scott Laughton #21 of the Philadelphia Flyers battles for position with Cody Eakin #20 of the Dallas Stars in front of Flyers goaltender Steve Mason #35 in NHL action on October 20, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images) Since the day after Rox Hextall retired, the Philadelphia...
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October 20, 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

New-look Flyers excite in season opener

  View image | The Flyers have not been very good in season-opening games the past few seasons. Some wondered if they would suffer the same fate to start the 2015-16 season when it was announced that they would be traveling to Tampa Bay to take on the defending Eastern Conference champions. Although the Flyers came away with one point as a result of an overtime...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Right effort, wrong result in Flyers debut

It goes down as an overtime loss for the Flyers, who fell victim to the NHL's newest form of overtime: 3-on-3. But against the defending Eastern Conference champions, the Flyers earned a small moral victory. The Flyers 3-2 overtime loss starts them with a point in the standings and a step in the right direction effort-wise. So in his first test, Dave Hakstol passed. The team that...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Garrison nets 2, Flyers fall in overtime

Twice, the Flyers were given the golden opportunity for a goal. A penalty shot. It happened to Claude Giroux in the first. It happened to Scott Laughton in overtime. Both times, the Flyers failed to capitalize.  In the overtime, it proved costly as moments after, Jason Garrison scored on a breakaway for his second goal of the game, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 overtime...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 1 Preview: Flyers open season in Tampa against defending East champs

Here is it: game No. 1 of 82. It is only the beginning for the Flyers, and for now, they start with the rest of the NHL’s 30 teams. They have a clean slate after a few forgettable seasons that saw them miss the playoffs twice and fall out in the first round in the other. That’s why Dave Hakstol is here. His mission is to bring the Flyers back to playoff contention by putting...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers set final roster for Opening Night

  After two weeks of camp practices and preseason games, the Flyers final roster has been set.   Here are the 23 players to make the team.   Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, Michael Raffl, Wayne Simmonds, Sean Couturier, Matt Read, Brayden Schenn, Ryan White, Chris VandeVelde, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Vincent Lecavalier, R.J. Umberger, Scott Laughton and Sam Gagner are...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Laughton, Manning earn spots on Flyers opening roster

With the news that Andrew MacDonald would be placed on waivers, the Flyers final roster was solidified. That right there locked 21-year-old Scott Laughton and 25-year-old Brandon Manning onto the opening night roster. But it was really more than that. In practices on both Saturday and Monday, Laughton and Manning were not extras. They are here to play. The Flyers had forwards...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 6 Preview: Flyers face Devils in final tune-up

  View image | Dave Hakstol's first preseason as Flyers coach is set to come to an end tonight, as the Flyers head to New Jersey for the tail end of a back-to-back with the Devils -- giving them a chance to redeem for Wednesday's sloppy 4-2 loss. The biggest storyline for the Flyers will be the play of Scott Laughton and Brandon Manning -- two players in...
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October 02, 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

Chris Porter claimed off waivers by Minnesota

Prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Devils, the Flyers made two more cuts, placing forwards Chris Porter and Colin McDonald on waivers. Teams had until 12 p.m. on Thursday to claim either player, and Porter even played in Wednesday’s game even after being waived, scoring the first of the Flyers two goals in a 4-2 loss to New Jersey. Porter was claimed off of waivers...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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