There were several factors that contributed to the crushing of the Flyers’ Stanley Cup Dreams, but arguably none larger than the disappearance of the Flyers power play. Despite a relatively strong showing in the round-robin games and a clear statistical advantage over the Canadiens and a struggling PK unit, the wheels started to wobble and […]Read more "What happened to the Flyers power play in the postseason?"
Rolling into the playoffs, the Flyers took care of business in the round-robin tournament to determine the seeding for the top four teams. They knocked off the Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, and Tampa Bay Lightning, in that order. The Flyers completed the trifecta, giving them the top seed in the Eastern Conference. With the top […]Read more "Does History Favor the First Seeded Philadelphia Flyers?"
We see it almost every year. There’s one player on the Stanley Cup winning team that has a sub-par season, but goes on a tear during the playoffs. The Bryan Bickell’s and Nick Bonino’s of the world won’t wow you during the regular season, but do just that come playoff time. Almost every Stanley Cup […]Read more "Is Scott Laughton Destined to Become the Next Playoff Darkhorse?"
Zero. That’s the amount of goals the Flyers scored on the man-advantage during the round-robin. 11 attempts, no conversions, no excuses. A team that was 14th in the league on the powerplay during the regular season is reverting back to their old ways. Just in time for meaningful hockey. However, there’s reason for hope. The […]Read more "Montreal’s Penalty Kill is Just What the Flyers Powerplay Needs Right Now"
The Flyers hit the ground running down in Toronto. The first of three round-robin games to decide their playoff seeding was met with plenty of pre-game thoughts. Could the Flyers pick up where they left off? Will neutral ice be a factor? Can Carter Hart find his rhythm quickly? Luckily fans, the answer to all […]Read more "Carter Hart leaves Flyers teammates & fans purring in playoff debut"
Almost ten years to the date, the Flyers shocking run to the Stanley Cup Finals was cut short in game six against the Chicago Blackhawks. Patrick Kane slid one under Michael Leighton’s right pad and under the padding of the net. After minutes of confusion in the Wells Fargo Center amidst a celebration by Chicago, […]Read more "Similarities & Disparities between 2010 & 2020 Flyers Teams"
The first year that the NHL held the draft lottery happened to be the year that the Flyers were slated to pick first. The Chicago Blackhawks were in the fifth position. Then the lottery balls were mixed up and selected. The Blackhawks were awarded the first overall pick over the Flyers, even though they outperformed […]Read more "Flyer-thetical: The Flyers Win the 2007 Draft Lottery"
The 2014/15 season was one most of us wish we could forget. The Flyers underwhelmed, finishing sixth in the Metropolitan division and missed the playoffs by 14 points. Even a nine game point streak to close out January and open up February wasn’t enough for the Flyers to get into Lord Stanley’s chase. Amongst all […]Read more "Kimmo Timonen trade was class personified"
In the first meeting this season, the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks met in Prague, Czech Republic. With two different goaltenders in net, Carter Hart and Corey Crawford, the result was still the same with the Flyers edging the Blackhawks in a 4-3 victory. Now, officially heading into enemy territory, Philadelphia had to prove that […]Read more "The Hat Trick: Flyers Bring the Blackhawks Down"
The boys in Orange and Black opened the season against the Chicago Blackhawks and competed in such a way that made all of Philadelphia proud. Philly Sports Network’s own, Liam Jenkins, was on-site in Prague, Czech Republic at the O2 Arena with live coverage, but yours truly was at Xfinity Live, surveying the crowd. Throughout […]Read more "The Hat Trick: Flyers Victorious in Global Series 2019"