On Monday, Flyers’ head coach Alain Vigneault stated that he was going to use rotation involving Phil Myers, Shayne Gostisbehere and Robert Hagg for the last two defense pairing. He said he was not sure who was going to play Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs and would make a decision on Tuesday at […]Read more "Inside Scoop: Flyers’ Third Pair Rotation"
The score reads 6-1, but the game was far from easy for the Flyers. The eruption of four goals came within the last 3:28 of the third period. In the end, six different Flyers scored as they remain red hot and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs. The start of the game was what we thought […]Read more "Flyers Blow Leafs out of Philadelphia"
Tonight at 7 pm, the Flyers will host the Toronto Maple Leafs in their first game of December. The Flyers also enter the game red-hot, having won four in a row and five of their last six games. Toronto visits Philadelphia for the first time under new head coach Sheldon Keefe and the second time […]Read more "Tuesday Night Hockey: Flyers Look to Stop a HOT Toronto Squad"
The Flyers just completed one of their best Novembers in franchise history. Ivan Provorov’s game winner in Montreal secured the team’s twenty-fourth point of the month, tying a franchise record set in 1990. After finishing the month of October at 5-5-1, they have vaulted into third place in the Metropolitan Division and sit in the […]Read more "Flyers Practice Report"
The day after Thanksgiving is usually when consumers are at the stores, reaping the benefits of all the “Black Friday” deals. The Philadelphia Flyers reap a different kind of benefit on “Black Friday.” It’s the winning kind of benefit that shows in the Metropolitan Division standings. On 11/29/2019, the Flyers secured their second win in […]Read more "The Hat Trick: Flyers Celebrate “Orange and Black Friday”"
It’s not fair to put last night’s game on Carter Hart. While the Philadelphia Flyers did score first and Brian Elliott eventually replaced Hart, this isn’t on the goaltender. The skaters on the ice were slow to the puck. Even after being down by a goal, the Florida Panthers kept playing tough and the cream […]Read more "The Hat Trick: What we learned in the Flyers’ disappointing loss to Panthers"
For years the Flyers struggled with subpar goaltending. That all seems to have changed with the previous General Manager, Ron Hextall. I mean why not, he only was a star goaltender for the Flyers. Why wouldn’t he be able to boost his position? Well, what we learned is that Hextall had an eye for talent […]Read more "The Flyers’ Depth at Goaltending is a Good Problem to Have"
Much of the focus when speaking with players after Wednesday’s game was focused on the first period starting slow and the recovery in the second period. The Philadelphia Flyers battled back against the Washington Capitals, but Brendan Leipsic’s early goal proved to be enough of a fight. In the first period, the Flyers shot production […]Read more "Slow Starts are Quicksand for the Flyers"
The Flyers are off to their best start since 2011. On Tuesday, the Flyers practiced at The Skatezone, preparing for the Wednesday Night contest with the Metropolitan Division-leading, Washington Capitals. I was fortunate to attend the practice and share some observations. First of all, Head Coach Alain Vigneault is excited about the challenge. “We got […]Read more "Prepping for the Capitals: Observations from Flyers Practice"
For the first time since 2011, the Flyers have won ten of their first seventeen games. They have won four straight games and are doing so in the least Flyer way possible. The Flyers are winning shootouts, having won three of five total attempts. Why is this? What is going on that is allowing the […]Read more "The Flyers Keep Winning in the Least Flyer Way"