This all escalated very quickly. Hosting the hottest team in the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers needed to make a statement against the New York Islanders. After two periods, the feeling was that the Flyers had the game in the bag. Now, all that Philadelphia had to do was close out the Islanders. The inability to […]Read more "The Hat Trick: Three things we learned in the Flyers’ loss to Islanders"
Streaks and records are meant to be broken. While the achievement is great, the mark of a great team is one that can recover after a deflating loss. That is exactly what the Philadelphia Flyers hope to do as they take on the visiting New York Islanders. After losing in regulation last night on the […]Read more "Spying on the Saboteur: Philadelphia Flyers vs New York Islanders"
A couple of days removed from playing the best team in the NHL closely, losing in a shootout, the Philadelphia Flyers are traveling to take on the Ottawa Senators. One observation of note is that the “TLC Line” of Travis Konecny, Oskar Lindblom, and Sean Couturier was contained by the Washington Capitals on Wednesday. Another […]Read more "Spying on the Saboteur: Philadelphia Flyers at Ottawa Senators"
Phil Myers is physically gifted, possessing size, strength, and speed. The Flyers recalled the 22-year-old defenseman from Lehigh Valley on Halloween, but although he possesses a unique physical skillset, it is his mental edge that gives him an advantage and given that he’s just 28 games into his NHL career, he is only going to […]Read more "How calling up Philippe Myers has stabilized the Flyers’ Blue Line"
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"
The Flyers are flying high right now. At the end of October, the Flyers were sitting at .500 with a record of 5-5-1. Since the start of November, they have yet to lose a game in regulation. Through six games, they are 5-0-1 and have earned 11 out of a possible 12 points. They carry […]Read more "Sean Couturier Talks Flyers Recent Surge, Second Line Chemistry, and Showdown with the Capitals"
Five of the last six games have featured the Philadelphia Flyers in an overtime period or shootout. For the City of Brotherly Love, it is both exhausting and thrilling. Just last season, the Flyers wouldn’t have been able to find this kind of success in the extra hockey periods. Now sitting third in the Metropolitan […]Read more "The Hat Trick: What we learned in the Flyers’ overtime win over Boston"
Looking back to this past summer, Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher swapped defensemen with a Metropolitan Division foe in the Washington Capitals. The Flyers sent Radko Gudas to Washington and in exchange, acquired veteran defenseman, Matt Niskanen. Due to his time in the league, Niskanen is “by default” as he said, a leader on and […]Read more "Flyers’ defenseman Matt Niskanen is leading by example"
After playing only one game with the Flyers after his call-up, Mikhail Vorobyev has been loaned back to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in place of Andy Andreoff, who receives a call-up. Vorobyev saw just 7:34 of Ice time in his lone game with the Flyers and his play reflected that. He wasn’t great, but he […]Read more "Instant analysis: Flyers recall Andy Andreoff and send down Mikhail Vorobyev"
After a couple of starts, the upstart goaltender Carter Hart seems to be back in the saddle again. His play against the Carolina Hurricanes was that of a goaltender that found his confidence and got in a groove again. Winning that game, 4-1, Hart saved 33 out of 34 shots for a 97.1% save percentage. […]Read more "Spying on the Saboteur: Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens"