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Philadelphia Flyers: Can Steve Mason be the guy?

Goaltending wins championships in the NHL. The last three teams to win the Stanley Cup have all had franchise goaltenders: the Chicago Blackhawks (Corey Crawford), the Los Angeles Kings (Jonathan Quick), and the Boston Bruins (Tuukka Rask). These goalies have all been called upon to make the big save when the game is on the line, and to be consistent in their play. And for the most...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Give Stolarz a Vote of Confidence as Big Decision Looms

  Philadelphia Flyers rookie goaltender Anthony Stolarz scarcely resembles the player who, on July 9, 2012, stepped onto the ice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, for the first day of his first Development Camp. Although the towering teenager was a fine natural athlete and a confident, well-spoken young man even then, he was quite raw on the ice even by teenage goaltender standards...
Via Flyerdelphia
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Mason unveils new mask featuring bulldog George, non-zombie players

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason paid homage to his teammates with a new mask, although the players won't appear in zombie-form this time around.Known for his imaginative masks, Mason unveiled his newest one prior to Thursday's 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators - complete with captain Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek looking pretty much like they do in...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Predators: Postgame Perspective

Flyers stay the course as top line takes over in final period The Flyers gave the Nashville Predators seven power plays in Thursday night's game. It took the Predators until the seventh to finally strike. When they did, it cut a Flyers 4-1 lead down to one goal at 4-3 with just under 10 minutes to play. That could have been the beginning of the end for the Flyers. They had struggled...
Via Flyerdelphia
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers win third in a row with victory in Nashville

Embed from Getty Images   Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux each scored twice. Matt Read and Brayden Schenn also scored. Steve Mason made 37 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Nashville Predators, 6-3, at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night. It was a back and forth start to the game as both teams went up and down the ice but neither team could generate much...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 49 Preview: Flyers and Predators set to face off in the music city

Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese     The Philadelphia Flyers (22-18-8) hit the road for a battle with Shea Weber and the  Nashville Predators (24-19-8) on Thursday night. This is the second and final meeting between the two clubs this season. Game time from the music city is 8:00.   The Flyers defeated the Predators 3-2 in overtime in Philadelphia back on November...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Canadiens: By the Numbers

Flyers start February with key win over Montreal Embed from Getty Images    Game Story The Philadelphia Flyers have their back up against the wall in the standings, and began a crucial month against the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night. Both teams need to have a good month in fact, so it's no surprise the game started out relatively conservative. The first...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Canadiens: Postgame Perspective

Flyers get PK boost to grab important regulation win Embed from Getty Images   As Radko Gudas made an early exit from Tuesday's game between the Flyers and Montreal Canadiens, the Flyers season may have flashed before their very eyes. Just 7:44 separated the Flyers from a key victory to open a month where they will play 15 games. Now, they had to kill a five-minute...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Canadiens: Game 48 Preview

Flyers host Canadiens out of All-Star break Embed from Getty Images   The All-Star break is over and now the stretch run begins. The Flyers return to the ice on Tuesday night to face the Montreal Canadiens in their first of several crucial games in the month of February. For the Flyers, this will be the make or break month, the chance to either gain some ground...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Neuvirth sidelined 7-10 days; Mason to start vs. Canadiens

The Philadelphia Flyers' goaltending injury carousel continued to spin on Tuesday as Michal Neuvirth is expected to be sidelined a week to 10 days, the team announced.Neuvirth is nursing a lower-body injury for the Flyers (21-18-8), who will once again turn to Steve Mason heading into Tuesday night's tilt versus the sputtering Montreal Canadiens (24-22-4). Mason, who is overcoming...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

As Flyers future draws closer, thoughts of what could be

Embed from Getty Images   As the hockey world is buzzing around the NHL All-Star Game and its events in Nashville, this is the lull in the season for Flyers fans to get a little creative and take some more time to reflect on the season in its current state. For the Flyers and their fans, that evaluation isn't always easy. After starting off January by moving to within...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The State of the Philadelphia Flyers

The All Star break is the unofficial midpoint of the NHL season. At the break, the Philadelphia Flyers have a 21-18-8 record through 47 games, and the team’s 50 points place them seventh in the Metropolitan Division. The Flyers’ last 10 games are a microcosm of their season. Beginning in the second week of January, the Flyers went 5-0-1, then 0-3, and then won in overtime on...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers reveal Mason nursing lower-body injury, out vs. Capitals

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall let the cat out of the bag in regard to the health status of Steve Mason, telling the team's website that the goaltender will miss Wednesday's game with a lower-body injury.Coach Dave Hakstol told reporters that Mason's absence on Tuesday was due to the team having an "optional" practice. For his part, Mason was seen skating on Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports
9 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.  (Dave Hakstol has this team going in the right direction...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 16

Hello again everyone, it’s your guilty pleasure: The Hockey Tweets of the Week! You can call this the “John Scott Edition”, because let’s face it: There wasn’t a more social media friendly topic than whether John Scott was going to keep his spot on the All Star team, or lose it because he was traded out of the division, and essentially out of the league that he was voted...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Mason tries to grab a drink during live play

For years, Steve Mason was criticized as a one-year wonder only capable in his one year with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Little known fact for many is that Mason has had one of the better save percentages over the past two years. He really found his game in Philadelphia and that is a credit to him working hard and finding his game again. This moment on Thursday isn’t one that he...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Mason tries to grab a drink during live play

For years, Steve Mason was criticized as a one-year wonder only capable in his one year with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Little known fact for many is that Mason has had one of the better save percentages over the past two years. He really found his game in Philadelphia and that is a credit to him working hard and finding his game again. This moment on Thursday isn’t one that he...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Poor Rankings, Philadelphia Flyers Are Very Much in Playoff Picture

Looking at the Philadelphia Flyers ranking-wise, one would be hard pressed to consider them even an above 500. team. They are ranked 28th in goals per game, two ranking spots away from the bottom of the league, and are 27th on the power play and 24th on the penalty kill. Their one saving grace, at least rankings-wise, is that they are 13th in goals against per game, a reflection...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: A devastating loss for rolling Flyers

Embed from Getty Images   What happened to the Flyers on Tuesday night is what happens to all teams throughout a season. Every now and then, you just can't seem to do much of anything right. After jumping out a 1-0 lead and an 11-1 advantage in shots, everything stopped for the Flyers. The Toronto Maple Leafs, sitting well below the Flyers in the standings, starting taking...
Via Flyerdelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Flyers Preview

While a point streak has kept the Philadelphia Flyers within striking distance of a top-three spot in their division, that scenario for the Toronto Maple Leafs has become a pipe dream due to a long stretch without one. The Flyers look to win their sixth game in the last two weeks Tuesday night while handing the visiting Maple Leafs a season high-tying sixth consecutive loss. Philadelphia...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot’s new deal with the Oilers gives needed stability

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Cam Talbot to a three-year extension worth $12.5 million. The extension was reported by Darren Dreger of TSN.ca and the Oilers announced the signing on their website. The #Oilers have signed goaltender Cam Talbot to a three-year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/Bwi9je0dJJ — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 17, 2016 Cam...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot’s new deal with the Oilers gives needed stability

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Cam Talbot to a three-year extension worth $12.5 million. The extension was reported by Darren Dreger of TSN.ca and the Oilers announced the signing on their website. The #Oilers have signed goaltender Cam Talbot to a three-year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/Bwi9je0dJJ — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 17, 2016 Cam...
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Philadelphia

The New York Rangers (23-15-5) face off against the Philadelphia Flyers (19-15-7) at the Wells Fargo Center today starting at 1 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Miller-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-Nash Lindberg-Hayes-Fast Stalberg-Moore-Glass McDonagh-Klein Staal-Boyle Yandle-Girardi Goalie match-up:  Henrik...
Via NY Rangers Blog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Stingy 5-on-5 play foundation of Flyers surge

Embed from Getty Images   The Philadelphia Flyers are not in playoff position as they stand at the statistical midpoint of their 2015-16 season. However, the team is well within striking distance. After starting the season with a mediocre 5-8-3 record through the first 16 games, the Flyers have rattled off a 14-7-4 stretch over their last 25 games. How have they done...
Via Flyerdelphia
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: A playoff feel to Flyers latest win

Embed from Getty Images   Mark Streit, in just his sixth game back from an injury that sidelined him for six weeks, scored his first goal since the return with 8:28 remaining in the third. The race was on for the Flyers from there. In a third period that had a playoff feel to it, the Flyers finished off a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins, their fourth straight win and...
Via Flyerdelphia
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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