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Umberger snaps 50-game scoreless drought, Flyers beat Sabres

PHILADELPHIA (AP) R.J. Umberger snapped a 50-game scoreless drought and Wayne Simmonds got his 20th goal of the season to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Thursday night to end a three-game skid. Brayden Schenn, Michael Raffl and Nick Cousins also scored for Philadelphia, which scored four goals during a dominant second period. Philadelphia needs every...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Strong second period lifts Flyers to 5-1 win over Buffalo Sabres

PHILADELPHIA -- For much of this season,  the Flyers' struggles in the second period have been well-documented. They've played sloppily, they've turned the puck over, they've taken dumb penalties and they've been shaky. More often than not, it's come back to bite them in the rear, and ultimately cost them the game. But on Thursday, the Flyers countered with their strongest second...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dayton-Rhode Island Preview

While a trip to Dayton continues to be an unpleasant journey for Atlantic 10 teams, it's been a long time since the Flyers enjoyed visiting Rhode Island. Riding their longest winning streak in nine seasons, the 19th-ranked Flyers aim for their first road victory over the Rams in 11 years when the longtime conference opponents meet Friday night. Success has been elusive for the...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Alumni to donate $2 million for new rink for Snider Foundation

Embed from Getty Images   The Flyers Alumni is honoring the organization's 50th anniversary with a special gift for Flyers owner, founder and chairman Ed Snider. The Alumni Association will donate $2 million for the construction of a new rink for the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. The rink will be named in Snider's honor and also feature the name of the the Alumni...
Via Flyerdelphia
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Couturier Effect

Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Philadelphia Flyers were two distinctly different hockey clubs based on the presence or absence of a single player: Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Mark Howe. In the last three years of his Flyers career, struggling with a chronic bad back and other injury issues, Howe was out of the lineup more than he was able to play. He played 101...
Via Flyerdelphia
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 53 Preview: Flyers, Buffalo Sabres look to end skids

Embed from Getty Images     With the Flyers fighting ardently for a playoff spot, one of the biggest thorns of their side has been their lack of consistency, and their willingness to play down to teams lesser than them. Those struggles have been well-documented for over a season now, and has essentially become routine.   As the Orange and Black look to...
Via Flyerdelphia
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers facing crossroads as season hits crucial point

Embed from Getty Images   They weren't making excuses, but they didn't have answers either.The Flyers couldn't seem to find the reason for their lapses throughout the season, the way a three-game losing streak suddenly follows a three-game win streak.The Flyers are riding one of those three-game streaks right now after winning their first two games out of the All-Star break...
Via Flyerdelphia
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Leier's hat trick paces Phantoms past Binghamton

Photo: Nina Weiss/Flyerdelphia To say that this upcoming stretch for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms is crucial would be an understatement. With seven of the next eight games at the friendly confines of PPL Center, the Phantoms were presented with a perfect opportunity to make a drive to playoff contention. Starting it off on the right note was necessary. Step one achieved. Taylor...
Via Flyerdelphia
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Must Rebound Now to Keep Hopes Alive

The Philadelphia Flyers are not off to a good second half of the season. They have now dropped three straight, and going into Thursday’s matchup against the Sabres, they need to either rebound, or fail to make the playoffs again. Though this past weekend has been rough for the guys in orange, with two goalies injured and some of their big-name players absent, the team has put...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sabres-Flyers Preview

Sean Couturier's injury put Philadelphia general manager Ron Hextall in an interesting position with the trade deadline approaching and a tight Eastern Conference wild-card race unfolding. Adding another asset might become futile, though, if the Flyers don't start winning without their young center. Philadelphia looks to avoid a fourth straight defeat Thursday night when it hosts...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ducks beat Flyers 4-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rickard Rakell was so upset following his performance on Monday that he couldn't sleep. Rest assured, he got some shut-eye after this one.Rakell had two goals, Chris Stewart scored on a penalty shot and Andrew Cogliano had an empty-netter to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.The Ducks responded to one of their...
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Flyers-Ducks: By the Numbers

Ducks stifle Flyers Game Events   [Mouse-over image for goal details} Forwards [What is Corsi rating?] Much of the Corsi charts will look pretty good for the Philadelphia Flyers for this game, but what those 5v5 Corsi charts leave out is all the Anaheim Ducks shot attempts on the power play, and that 25 shot attempts by the Flyers that were blocked by the Ducks. When...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Ducks: Postgame Perspective

Flyers sluggish response sending wrong message In recent weeks, the Flyers had two things going for them. They had not come out slow to start games and they were in every game they played. In fact, since Jan. 1, the Flyers had only five losses in regulation, all by one goal. So on one hand, the Flyers were very much due for a game like Tuesday's. But on the other, a team that...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rakell scores twice to lead Ducks over Flyers 4-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Rickard Rakell had two goals and Chris Stewart and Andrew Cogliano also scored to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. The Ducks responded to one of their worst defeats of the season - Monday's 6-2 blowout at Pittsburgh that snapped their six-game winning streak - with a strong game. Anaheim improved to 14-4-1...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks easily handle Flyers

Rickard Rakell scored two first period goals. Chris Stewart scored on a penalty shot. Frederik Andersen made 25 saves and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Anaheim did not look like the team that played Monday night. The Ducks came out firing. They outworked the Flyers in every aspect and it finally paid off. ...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers unveil 50th anniversary logo, plans for 2016-17 season

50 years in the making, we’re ready for our 50th Anniversary season! pic.twitter.com/CNE1wMOaNR — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 10, 2016 On Feb. 9, 1966, the Philadelphia Flyers were born as Ed Snider got the call that Philadelphia had been awarded an NHL franchise. Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of that call and the birth of the team that would later...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Flyers' Giroux a bit too confident vs. Ducks?

Captain Claude Giroux must feel pretty confident that the Philadelphia Flyers will snap a two-game skid when they host the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.Why, you ask? Well, Giroux noted that the Flyers (23-19-9) were ready to move on following one-goal losses to the Metropolitan Division-rival New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. That sounds innocent enough, but the 28-year-old Ontario...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Ducks: Game 52 Preview

Flyers and Ducks square off in Philly   Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese   The Philadelphia Flyers (23-19-8) return home to take on Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks  (25-19-7) on Tuesday night. This is the second and final meeting between the two clubs this season. Game time from the wells Fargo Center is 7:00.   The Ducks handed the Flyers a 4-2 loss...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks-Flyers Preview

What coach Bruce Boudreau called his team's worst loss in at least two months opened a lengthy trip that threatens to ground the Anaheim Ducks. A 24-hour turnaround perhaps never sounded so good. The Ducks will try to regroup from an ugly streak-snapping defeat by picking up their sixth consecutive win over the host Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Anaheim (25-19-7) has...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault furious with league for lack of Wayne Simmonds response

Embed from Getty Images   Well, this was bound to happen soon enough. After New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh missed the remainder of Saturday's game following his first-period skirmish with Wayne Simmonds -- a skirmish that unjustly saw the 'Wayne Train' receive a game misconduct -- the team announced Monday that McDonagh will miss time with a concussion. Via Andrew...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Alumni lace ’em up

On Friday, February 5, 2016, the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni played a game at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. It was the first time the Flyers Alumni had played a game since they played the Rangers Alumni on New Year’s Eve, 2009 as part of the 2010 Winter Classic festivities.  Flyers’ fans hold their alums in high esteem, and many fans are versed in the history of the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cousins has big skates to fill for Flyers

Embed from Getty Images   As the news was released about Sean Couturier being on the injury list for four weeks due to a lower-body injury, a collective sigh could be heard all across Philadelphia. A talented forward was down, almost necessary for the Flyers to have success, was down.  How do you replace a player who seems irreplaceable? Enter center Nick Cousins,...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LaBarbera's new mask features 'The Rock'

Jason LaBarbera doesn't just smell what "The Rock" is cookin' - he wants the most electrifying man in sports entertainment to be by his side.For those of you who need a little more information, well, LaBarbera wears his love for the WWE on his goaltender's masks. So, after having wrestling legends "The Undertaker", "The Hearbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels and others helping him defend...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers and Pens Set For Outdoor Game in 2017, but Does Anyone Care?

The hockey world was abuzz when ESPN’s Scott Burnside reported Friday that the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins will likely play in one of the NHL’s 2017 outdoor games. Or maybe not? Since the NHL’s outdoor craze began, the notion that Pennsylvania’s rivals would clash in one of them eventually was a given. Now, that eventuality seems headed toward reality as...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Couturier injury or not, Flyers should stay the course

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The morning after tallying an impressive 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators, their third-straight victory, the Flyers received some devastating news when they learned that blossoming two-way forward Sean Couturier would miss at least the next four weeks with a lower-body injury. Since his rookie season in 2012, the former first-round pick found his...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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