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Game 61 Preview: Chance to narrow playoff gap in Raleigh

Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese The Flyers' race for a playoff spot continues Tuesday, taking on a team that's long been out of contention in the Carolina Hurricanes for the third of five times this season.  With 63 points, the Flyers (26-23-11) still sit four points behind Boston for the East's final playoff spot, as both teams were idle on Monday. The Bruins will also be in action...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyerdelphia Weekly Round-Up: February 14-20

Every week, you can catch up on all of our stories on Flyerdelphia in our weekly round-up. Here is this week's content from February 14 to 20. ---------- Saturday, February 14 Rob Riches brings you the Future Flyers Report, looking at a new franchise record for the Flyers ECHL team, the Reading Royals - Future Flyers Report: Royals set franchise record Forward Scott Laughton...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Laughton sent to AHL, Raffl ready to return

The Flyers have been hampered by the absence of Michael Raffl, who has spent the better part of the last three weeks overcoming a bout with pneumonia.  Raffl will finally make his return to the lineup on Sunday in Buffalo after missing the last seven games. Raffl last played in the Flyers 3-2 overtime win over the Penguins on Jan. 20. To make room for Raffl in the lineup, the...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 51 Preview: Flyers face Isles, look to continue momentum

Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese After what seemed like a long five days, the Flyers return to the ice on Thursday, taking on the New York Islanders in Metropolitan Division action. The big storyline entering Thursday's game is Claude Giroux's bold statement from Monday that the Orange and Black "are a playoff team." He'll have the opportunity to back those words up over the next three...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 05, 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...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers Notes: Rinaldo hearing set for Monday

A few tidbits on the Flyers came out on Wednesday as the All-Star break began for the Orange and Black. Here is the latest. Zac Rinaldo is definitely going to face disciplinary action from the NHL following his boarding major on Kris Letang on Tuesday night. Rinaldo's has an phone hearing scheduled for Monday at 12:30, the day before the Flyers return to the ice to face the Arizona...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Holtby's 20th straight start a good one as Capitals shut out Flyers

  Braden Holtby's iron-man run produced another shutout as he made 21 saves in his 20th consecutive start and lifted the Washington Capitals to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. Holtby put up his fourth blank slate of the season, including three since he became too hot to rest. With Holtby in net, Jason Chimera's first-period goal was all the Capitals needed...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals shut out Flyers 1-0 in Holtby's 20th straight start

WASHINGTON (AP) Braden Holtby's iron-man run produced another shutout as he made 21 saves in his 20th consecutive start and lifted the Washington Capitals to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. Holtby put up his fourth blank slate of the season, including three since he became too hot to rest. With Holtby in net, Jason Chimera's first-period goal was all the...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Niskanen lays down the boom on Laughton

Photo cred: washingtontimes.com Matt Niskanen may be new to the Capitals/Flyers rivalry, but with being a former Penguin, he knows how to play a physical game against the Flyers. Near the end of the second period, the Flyers were making a push into the Capitals zone. Flyers forward Scott Laughton was able to bring the puck pass the blue-line, but came to a screeching halt thanks...
Via DC Sports-Kings
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Post-game Perspective: 'Unacceptable' way to end a road trip

  View image | gettyimages.com It looked like the Flyers were going to turn a corner after starting their season-long eight-game road trip with three-consecutive wins. Between a season-high seven goals to open the trip against Toronto, a comeback win over a resurgent Winnipeg team and a resounding win over a middling Minnesota Wild squad, things were looking good for the...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 38 Preview: Finally, an East Coast game

The Flyers head to North Carolina tonight, taking on the Carolina Hurricanes in the penultimate game of their eight-game road jaunt across North America, and first game in calendar-year 2015. Over the past three games of their trip, the Flyers (14-16-7) have looked human, courtesy of horrendous penalty killing in their 4-1 loss to Nashville, strong goaltending from Devan Dubnyk...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Flyers comeback a strong way to open road trip

  View image | gettyimages.com The Flyers gave up the first goal to the Toronto Maple Leafs at 4:51 of the first period. Toronto entered the game 14-0-0 when scoring the first goal. When the Leafs added a power-play goal just 49 seconds later, it felt like things were over before they started in Toronto. But the Flyers rallied back from the 2-0 deficit and responded to...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 30 Preview: Flyers host Tampa looking for third straight win

Sean Couturier skates with the puck. Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese. The Philadelphia Flyers (11-13-5) will look to win their third straight game as they welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning (19-10-3) to the Wells Fargo Center tonight. This is the seocnd of three meetings and first of two in Philadelphia. Game time is 7:00. Tampa won the first meeting this season 4-3 at home back...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers hand Hurricanes fifth straight loss

PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers found an easy way to get out of a recent funk -- shoot the puck. Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist and four other Flyers scored in Philadelphia's 5-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. "I don't think a lot of guys were shooting the puck," Simmonds said. "Everyone is starting to shoot the puck now. And when you get shots on net, you're going...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers hand Hurricanes fifth straight loss

PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers found an easy way to get out of a recent funk -- shoot the puck. Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist and four other Flyers scored in Philadelphia's 5-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. "I don't think a lot of guys were shooting the puck," Simmonds said. "Everyone is starting to shoot the puck now. And when you get shots on net, you're going...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Flyers finding way to earn points

The Flyers most complete game in recent memory came on Thursday night against New Jersey. Their most dominant and lopsided performance came Saturday afternoon against Carolina. A 5-1 win over the Hurricanes marked the Flyers fifth straight game with at least a point in the standings. Lately, the points have been finding the Flyers both on the ice and in the standings. With wins...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Laughton's first NHL goal helps Flyers rout Hurricanes

  Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist and four other Flyers scored in Philadelphia's 5-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Scott Laughton got his first career goal and Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek and Michael Raffl also scored for Philadelphia (11-13-5), which improved to 3-0-2 in its last five. Simmonds has five goals over the stretch. Eric Staal scored for Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers rout Hurricanes 5-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist and four other Flyers scored in Philadelphia's 5-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Scott Laughton got his first career goal and Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek and Michael Raffl also scored for Philadelphia (11-13-5), which improved to 3-0-2 in its last five. Simmonds has five goals over the stretch. Eric Staal...
Via AP on Fox
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

Durso: Forget about top picks for Flyers

  The Flyers tailspin continues following a 1-2-2 road trip. They are fading further and further out of the playoff picture. It is not too early to talk about a fading chance at the playoffs. It is way too early to talk about the draft and the potential of a high pick. Yes, the Flyers are a struggling team that may not piece it together this season. They could certainly miss...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-12/09/14-Umberger returns to Columbus;Laughton impressing

  Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.     In defense of Coburn The Flyers PK failings are not all on Braydon Coburn: [Broad Street Hockey- Kevin Christmann] [Pattison Ave.] Umberger returns to Columbus R.J. Umberger returns to C-bus for the first time tonight: [Philly.com-Jake Kaplan] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-12/05/14- Flyers salvage one point against Ducks; road trip continues

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.    Stuck in the middle with you Should the Flyers tank this season? [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] [Pattison Ave.-Steve Jacot] Bill Meltzer argues against a tank job and praises Scott Laughton: [HockeyBuzz-Bill Meltzer]  Frank Seravalli also praises Laughton's face off work: [Philly...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 25 Preview: After Heartbreaking Loss to Sharks, Flyers Face Ducks in Anaheim

  #457222020 / gettyimages.com  The Philadelphia Flyers (8-13-3) lost a heartbreaker last night in the final 11 seconds to the San Jose Sharks. They will play their 2nd game of a 3 game roadtrip tonight in Anaheim. Sean Couturier scored the lone goal for the Flyers last night, his first career power play goal which was set up by Scott Laughton for his first career...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers drop a heartbreaker to Sharks in San Jose

  #140417552 / gettyimages.com   The Philadelphia Flyers played arguably their best road game of the season, for 59 minutes. Sean Couturier gave them a first period lead. San Jose got a late goal in the second. Matt Nieto scored with 11 seconds left and the Philadelphia Flyers fell to the San Jose Sharks 2-1 at the SAP Center. It was a much better start for the Flyers...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Future Flyers Report: Akeson Waived in Frustrating Week for Philadelphia Hockey

NHL: Scott Laughton continues to play well for the Philadelphia Flyers as his line was the lone bright spot in Friday’s loss. He is still seeking his first NHL point. The Flyers wished Jason Akeson a happy Thanksgiving by placing him on waivers. He cleared on Friday and was sent to Lehigh Valley in time for Friday’s game for the Phantoms. AHL: Injury News: Rob Zepp tweaked...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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