Flyers fall in shootout to Sharks

Despite another great performance by goalie Steve Mason, the Flyers lost a tough one on Saturday afternoon to the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, in a shootout at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers were without defenseman Mark Streit and Carlo Colaiacovo, who were scratched due to the flu. Defenseman Brandon Manning and Mark Alt were called up from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to step in this...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers weekly: Road losses plague chances

Dating back to last week, the Philadelphia Flyers have lost four straight games (all road games) during the time that they needed wins the most. The losses put the Flyers pretty much out of contention for any post-season play. Most of the season was spent playing catch-up to the Boston Bruins in the wild card race, but the Flyers have seemed to take themselves out of the conversation...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games (Reuters)

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games: - - - Flyers 4, Blackhawks 1 Wayne Simmonds scored the 100th goal of his Philadelphia career, helping the Flyers to a 4-1 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. Goaltender Steve Mason stopped 34 of 35 shots to keep the Flyers’ faint playoff hopes alive. Despite the loss, Chicago are 7-2-1 in their...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL-Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games (Reuters)

March 25 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games: - - - Flyers 4, Blackhawks 1 Wayne Simmonds scored the 100th goal of his Philadelphia career, helping the Flyers to a 4-1 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. Goaltender Steve Mason stopped 34 of 35 shots to keep the Flyers' faint playoff hopes alive. Despite the loss, Chicago are 7-2-1 in...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Three Stars: Mason grounds Hawks; Hemsky damages Flames’ hopes (Puck Daddy)

No. 1. Star: Steve Mason, Philadelphia Flyers Stopped 34 of 35 Blackhawks shots on goal in a 4-1 victory. Mason improved to a 2.25 goals against average and .926 save percentage on the season. The win broke a two-game losing skid for Mason. The Flyers are nine points out of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, and lost Wayne Simmonds for the season with a lower body injury...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers roll past Blackhawks 4-1 in Timonen's return (The Associated Press)

Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Ryan White and Michael Raffl scored goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Steve Mason was stout again for the Flyers, finishing with 34 saves. Andrew Shaw sco...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mason, Flyers scalp Blackhawks

Wayne Simmonds, Ryan White, Claude Giroux and Michael Raffl all scored. Steve Mason made 34 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers dominated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in their return to home ice on Wednesday night. It was a good pace to start the game. Both teams went back and forth during the opening five minutes. Steve Mason and Corey Crawford each made a few nice saves early. ...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Moving on from 2014-15 season starts with firing Berube

Wednesday night marks the beginning of the Flyers final stretch of games, just two more in March and then six in the first 12 days of April before the season comes to a close and the team spends the next two months watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs from home. There won't be any down time for Ron Hextall. The Flyers GM faces some important decisions as the team tries to move past...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Oilers Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers are trying anything to keep their fading playoff hopes alive. After calling a players-only meeting following their latest defeat, the Flyers try to avoid matching the club-record nine-game road skid they set earlier this season Saturday night against the Edmonton Oilers. Mired in a 1-4-3 slide and 10 points behind Boston for the final wild-card spot in the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gaudreau leads Flames past Flyers

  View image | Scoring struggles have been just one of the inconsistencies that have plagued the Flyers for much of the season, especially of late. Goals were at a premium again on Thursday and again, it was the Flyers having trouble finding the back of the net. Two late goals in the second appeared to sink the Flyers with 20 minutes of hockey still left...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

A graveyard no longer: Steve Mason’s resurgence as a Flyer

For nearly two decades the Philadelphia Flyers have struggled to find a quality goaltender. Steve Mason's arrival has ended that search. The post A graveyard no longer: Steve Mason’s resurgence as a Flyer appeared first on Along the Boards.
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Player and Play of the Week: March 8-14

Another week of Flyers hockey is in the books and it's time for us to give out our Player and Play of the Week honors. The Flyers struggled through the week, falling to the Devils on Sunday, 5-2, the Stars on Tuesday, 2-1, and the Blues, 1-0 in a shootout, on Thursday before picking up a huge win on Saturday against the Red Wings, 7-2. Brayden Schenn is our Player of the Week...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Mason carrying the Philadelphia Flyers

Right now the Philadelphia Flyers sit 10 points behind the Boston Bruins for the second Eastern Conference Wild Card spot. It seems almost certain that the Flyers will not make the post-season, especially considering they’re 3-4-3 in their past 10 games. Their most recent loss came in the form of a shootout at the hand of the St. Louis Blues. The Blues dominated the Flyers for just...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Help coming soon enough for Mason

  View image | If you missed Thursday night's Flyers game against the St. Louis Blues, you didn't miss much. It was a re-run of an episode played far too often this season. Steve Mason made 35 saves, many of them of the highlight-reel variety, before taking the loss as the Flyers fell to the Blues, 1-0, in a shootout. Stop me if you've heard this before...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Another heroic performance by Steve Mason gets wasted in St. Louis

  View image | Steve Mason was fantastic. The Flyers goalie made 35 saves through 65 minutes. Unfortunately for Philadelphia Brian Elliott answered the bell as well. T.J Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko both scored in the shootout and the St. Louis Blues  defeated the Flyers 1-0 on Thursday night. It was a good first ten minutes for the Flyers. They forechecked...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Frustration continues to take toll on Flyers

As the final horn sounded, Jake Voracek slammed his stick against the boards, breaking it. Steve Mason threw the word embarrassing out again. After being 15 seconds away from their biggest win of the season on Saturday, the frustration of the heartbreaking loss that day has brought about three straight losses for the Flyers. In the process, they have watched their playoff hopes...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars strike late, down Flyers

The last two games have been a story of frustration. Things got no better on Tuesday night. Steve Mason stood on his head, keeping the Flyers in the game for most of the night. But with less than seven minutes to play, the Stars were able to solve Mason at last, taking the lead and eventually holding on for a 2-1 win over the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers stormed out...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Early predictions for the 2014-15 Flyers Awards

It may seem hard to believe, but we're just a little over a month now from the end of the Flyers' regular season.  And when the Orange and Black take the ice for the final time this regular season -- April 11 against Ottawa, to be exact -- they'll continue their excellent annual tradition of recognizing several of their impact players this season.  Some players are shoo-ins for...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Story of Flyers season, close but no cigar

  View image | The Flyers season was 18 seconds away from having a ton of life again. Steve Mason made a huge save, one of 37 in another magnificent performance, as the Flyers held on for dear life while being peppered by the Bruins power play unit. Every game features its own little battles, minor wins and losses that create the big picture of a full 60...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers rally for 3 in 3rd, beat Blues

The numbers looked bleak as the third period began. The St. Louis Blues had lost just three times when leading after two periods. The Flyers had just two wins when trailing after 40 minutes. With their playoff hopes on life support, points are crucial in every game. The Flyers made the third period count, scoring three goals to down the Blues, 3-1, on Thursday night at Wells Fargo...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 65 Preview: Flyers close homestand by hosting Blues

  View image | As the Flyers continue to push for a playoff spot, the schedule gets increasingly more difficult as they play eight of the next 11 games against Western Conference teams, many of which are securely in the playoff picture. Thursday continues that stretch as the St. Louis Blues come to town to face the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. The opening...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hudler, Flames burn Flyers in OT

Through two periods, the Flyers didn't look like a team that believed in a playoff run. The third was a different story. The Flyers roared back and erased a two-goal deficit to force overtime and close the playoff gap to five.  But they could do no better as Jiri Hudler scored in overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Flyers on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center...
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28 days ago  |  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

Potential playoff berth will make for quiet deadline from Flyers

Does anybody want the final wildcard spot? In short, no. The Flyers had the opportunity to close to within two points of the final wildcard spot on Tuesday night by facing the Carolina Hurricanes, a team only ahead of the Buffalo Sabres in the Eastern Conference. Again, the Flyers turned in a familiar result. A 4-1 loss to Carolina continues to show the inconsistency of the Flyers...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Philadelphia Flyers Truly a Playoff Caliber Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Claude...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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