Carter Hart did receive the start against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the exhibition game on July 28th, but today’s game has a different feel. When the puck drops against the Boston Bruins, Hart will begin his first minutes of legitimate playoff hockey. The Philadelphia Flyers may not be facing elimination, but the pressure will be […]Read more "Flyers’ Hagg, Hart Are Ready for Playoff Hockey"
Playoff hockey is officially underway in 2020. The first game of these playoffs featured the New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes. Look no further than the first game of the Stanley Cup playoffs for a barometer of physicality. Momentum and pace are vital resources that contribute to winning in the postseason. Teams that play […]Read more "Flyers’ Yeo Pushes Defensive Intensity"
The Philadelphia Flyers organization nailed it with their picks for the team awards in 2019-2020. Ivan Provorov, this season’s Barry Ashby Trophy winner, showed his work ethic throughout the regular season pause. His focus on skating allowed him to keep up with the tempo on defense. Scott Laughton, this season’s Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy and […]Read more "Provorov and Laughton are raring to go against the Bruins"
The Flyers’ road to the playoffs was an absolute rollercoaster from start to finish. But through every stunning win and gut-wrenching loss, one constant remained – their consistency on special teams. At the time the season was suspended, the Flyers ranked 7th in the East (14th in the NHL) when it came to power-play percentage, […]Read more "Special teams success could spur Flyers to #1 seed"
The trade for Matt Niskanen seemed a little puzzling this offseason and there were plenty of fans who had their doubts as to whether or not the 33-year-old would play a significant role for the Flyers in 2020. Just days before the team’s first round-robin game, it’s safe to say all doubts have been banished. […]Read more "Matt Niskanen feels the Flyers are ahead of schedule as playoffs near"
While there was not anything to gain as far as the playoffs after the exhibition game, the Philadelphia Flyers had things to prove. Exhibition games display the depth of the playoff roster while the team gains confidence. One depth player that played like he had something to prove was Shayne Gostisbehere. I highlighted before the […]Read more "Gostisbehere Records Game-Winning Assist in Flyers Exhibition"
The next time we see the Philadelphia Flyers in action will be against the Boston Bruins in the first of three Round-Robin matchups this weekend. The exhibition game is behind us and was a valuable experience for players young and old. Among those who benefited most was goaltender Carter Hart. The 21-year-old could well be […]Read more "Carter Hart made the most of Flyers’ exhibition game against Penguins"
Almost a week ago, reporters had the opportunity to pick at the brain of Shayne Gostisbehere. Since 2017, he has had his back against the proverbial ropes. That 2017-2018 season was the best of his career under Dave Hakstol. If you can believe it, Gostisbehere finished ninth in all-star votes that season and tenth in […]Read more "Shayne Gostisbehere has a unique opportunity in Flyers’ exhibition game"
Today’s the day. Hockey is finally back. The Philadelphia Flyers are set for a clash with their most bitter rival at 4PM EST. While it may be a scrimmage, here are four Flyers to watch when the puck drops. Derek Grant Acquired in a late trade with Anaheim, Derek Grant didn’t take long to make […]Read more "Four Flyers to watch in exhibition clash with Penguins"
Finally, hockey has returned! Each of the 24 teams can ease into the playoff pace with an exhibition game. At 4 pm EST, the Philadelphia Flyers face their interstate rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Afterward, things are different between the Flyers and the majority of the playoff field. In the round-robin tournament, Philadelphia has to improve […]Read more "Hart and Couturier give their thoughts on Flyers’ playoff journey"