Throughout the playoffs, the Flyers got no help from the man-advantage. Ok, four goals were scored on the Flyers powerplay, so “no help” isn’t entirely accurate. However, converting on 7.7% of your powerplays isn’t exactly going to help you win games and advance through the playoffs. That was no more evident than their series against […]Read more "Who’s to Blame for the Lack of Production on the Powerplay?"
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?"
The following quote from Flyers’ d-man Ivan Provorov is very telling. “It’s not over until it’s over. We have a great team. We know how to battle with adversity. We’re going to come out with the same energy tomorrow.” Ivan Provorov; 8/31/2020 The Philadelphia Flyers entered game five on the brink of elimination. Again, overtime […]Read more "What we learned in the Flyers’ heroic game 5 overtime victory"
A 4-0 loss to the Islanders was not the way that the Flyers wanted to start their week, but it’s a harsh reality they will have to face. In a deceivingly close-fought game until the third period, the Flyers had their Achilles Heel exposed once more – production from their top lines. A Flyers fire […]Read more "Pressure is beginning to build on the Flyers to find their offensive mojo"
It’s tax season. You’re going through your W-2’s, 1099’s, and everything in between. It’s time to claim what you’ve bought this year so that you can be reimbursed. You search high and low through your filing cabinets, house, everywhere you can think. You can’t find them. Alain Vigneault doesn’t have that problem. It’s playoff season, […]Read more "Alain Vigneault Keeps All of his Receipts"
This playoff series has been frustrating for Flyers fans. Of course, this is contextual. A 3-2 lead over Montreal isn’t exactly poor and having a record-breaking goaltender only sweetens each positive moment. But this series should be dead and buried. Instead, the Flyers gave the Habs a lifeline in a crushing 5-3 defeat. The problem? […]Read more "Flyers are close to becoming the team this playoff series needs them to be"
Claude Giroux has been a name synonymous with the Flyers ever since he was drafted back in 2006. Since that fateful day, the Captain of the ship has seen every high and low one could possibly imagine. A 6x NHL All-star, 5x Bobby Clarke Trophy winner, and mainstay through regime after regime, there’s only one […]Read more "Claude Giroux: This is the Flyers’ best chance of a Stanley Cup since 2010"
With the NHL’s return-to-play plan in place, only one piece of the puzzle remained – deciding and scheduling the exhibition games. For the Flyers, they will be dropped into an intense matchup right away. No time to slowly get up to speed or rotate heavily in order to keep players fresh for the round-robin matchups […]Read more "Flyers to faceoff against Penguins in exhibition game on July 28th"
Woof! The 2006-2007 Philadelphia Flyers had it tough. After reviewing the 2005 Flyers draft class, they certainly didn’t do themselves any favors for the 2006-2007 campaign. Ken Hitchcock, who coached Philadelphia in 2005-2006 to the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals, was relieved of his duties in eight games. Brought in to replace Hitchcock was John Stevens. In […]Read more "Where Are They Now? Revisiting the Flyers’ 2006 Draft Class"
In the last edition of Philly Sports Network’s “Flyers Check-In,” we got up to speed with Carter Hart. Today, Sean Couturier was featured on a conference call during the NHL 2019-2020 season pause. Second in scoring on the Philadelphia Flyers, Couturier is arguably the best player in Orange and Black. He’s one of the most […]Read more "Flyers’ Sean Couturier opens up on Selke nomination and quarantine life"