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"
The New York Rangers come into Philadelphia on a hot streak. Having won eight of their last ten games, they have put themselves into playoff contention. They sit just four points back of the last wild card spot. On Thursday, the Flyers took to the ice in Voorhees to prepare for the two-game set that […]Read more "Flyers Prepare for surging Rangers"
The NHL All-Star break provides some time to reflect upon the season thus far, and on what lies ahead for the Philadelphia Flyers. There are a handful of factors that have contributed to the Flyers’ overall performance through the first 50 games. To me, one that stands out significantly is the work of the first […]Read more "The Impact of Matt Niskanen on Ivan Provorov"
After an awful loss to the San Jose Sharks, the Flyers needed to shake things up and get back on the right track when they faced the Anaheim Ducks. Michael Raffl was back in the lineup for the first time in ten games, and Morgan Frost was sent back to Lehigh Valley. Robert Hagg was […]Read more "Flyers Bounce Back Mightily Against the Ducks"
The Flyers were coming off three straight losses. It was the second time this season that they lost three in a row without getting a point. The Flyers came out and gave a great effort. For their effort, they stopped a Ducks team from coming in and stealing two points. Game Recap: First Period In […]Read more "Flyers Snap Losing Streak as they beat the Ducks 4-1."
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"
After Friday night’s dominating victory over the Detroit Red Wings, there was one player who stood out the most: Matt Niskanen And no, it isn’t because he took a puck to the face. Back in June, a trade that sent Radko Gudas to the division rival Washington Capitals also welcomed Matt Niskanen into an orange […]Read more "Acquiring Matt Niskanen: The best player-for-player trade in Flyers’ history"
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"
The Flyers hosted the Carolina Hurricanes in a Metropolitan Division showdown Tuesday night. The Hurricanes come out flying, putting 14 shots on Flyer’s goalie Carter Hart, who was phenomenal. The Flyers weathered a first-period storm surge and won the game 4-1. Here are a few takeaways and observations from the Flyers’ win. Matt Niskanen is […]Read more "What we learned in the Flyers win against the Canes"
Another year, another 82 games where this defense just isn’t going to cut it. Suffice to say, fans are getting used to this. That’s not a good thing. Too often, the Flyers have iced sub-par defense. Too often, it’s been their downfall. This year is no different, but it needs to be. The Season Thus […]Read more "What’s going on with the Flyers Blundering Blue Line?"