To kick off December after a roasting November, the Philadelphia Flyers picked up another home win in regulation against the Toronto Maple Leafs, winning 6-1. James van Riemsdyk, Scott Laughton, Claude Giroux, Joel Farabee, Travis Konecny, and Shayne Gostisbehere all posted goals tonight in a game that was described as “the closest 6-1 game” by […]Read more "Flyers’ Michael Raffl to Miss 4 Weeks With Broken Finger"
The Flyers are fresh off of a solid victory in Carolina last night in which the first line erupted. Fans were looking for Claude Giroux to have a break out performance and he did just that to the tune of four points (2G,2A). The trio of Giroux, Morgan Frost and Travis Konecny led the team […]Read more "Practice Report: Flyers Prepare for the Flames"
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"
New coach, new system, and a bunch of new line combinations. Alain Vigneault is still getting his feet wet with this team. By doing so, fans are seeing a lot of names spread throughout the lineup. Bottom six guys in and out of the lineup, top 6 guys jumbled around, even defensive pairings aren’t immune […]Read more "Flyers Forward Lines Far From Set"
Tonight, the Philadelphia Flyers head back to the Wells Fargo Center to host the New Jersey Devils in their first home game of the NHL season. After a 4-3 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks in Prague, the Flyers have the momentum heading into this game. Philadelphia’s powerplay came alive against the Blackhawks and Travis Konecny […]Read more "Spying On The Saboteur: Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils"
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"
It’s gameday here in Prague. The Philadelphia Flyers are just hours away from kicking off their 2019 campaign with a showdown against the Chicago Blackhawks. There’s obviously a different vibe around this game. A neutral site in the Heart of the Czech Republic is bound to present new challenges, but that got me wondering, ‘How […]Read more "Bacon, Eggs, and warmup fines? How Flyers players prepare for gameday"
Just five days ago, the Flyers rookies took on the Islanders rookies in an overtime shootout loss. Some of those players who shined in that rookie game saw their first NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center in game one and at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in game two. The whole “Fly Or Die” mantra […]Read more "The Hat Trick: Three things we learned in Flyers’ opening preseason games"
It’s no secret that the penalty kill units for the Flyers were pretty horrid this past season. They finished 26th out of 31 NHL teams, sometimes flirting with the bottom of the league in that category. When you dig a little deeper, you see just how bad these units really performed. The Flyers allowed 237 […]Read more "An Early Look at the Flyers Penalty Kill"
Speculation is running rampant, and rightfully so. The Flyers are in a precarious position, sitting just 6 points out of the last Eastern Conference wildcard spot. After a dreadful first half to the season, the Flyers seem to have righted the ship, but that shouldn’t skew general manager Chuck Fletcher’s frame of mind come the […]Read more "Ranking the Flyers players most likely to be dealt by NHL trade deadline"