Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers made their official return to meaningful hockey today. Their first challenge was the league-best Boston Bruins in game one of the Eastern Conference round-robin. The Flyers were victorious in their exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, which secured momentum heading into the round-robin. Boston did not share the same […]Read more "What we learned in Flyers’ declawing of Boston Bruins"
We’ve had basketball and baseball kick off their seasons, and the NFL is closing in on their start of training camp. However, hockey fans worldwide have had to wait just as patiently for the NHL return. After a day full of hockey on Saturday, the Flyers will finally will get their call to the ice […]Read more "Flyers’ Journey to First Seed Opens up Against Bruins"
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 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"
In the final installment of Top Flyte, where Philly Sports Network brings you in-depth analysis of the greatest Philadelphia Flyers games of the 2019-20 regular season (in no particular order), we take a look back at the November 30, 2019 matchup against the Montreal Canadiens and how Ivan Provorov stole the spotlight. The month of […]Read more "Top Flyte: How Provorov stole the show against Montreal"
In their lone opportunity for some game action before the round-robin game on Sunday against the Bruins, the Flyers came out soaring. After going down 1-0 early in the first period, Philadelphia regained their footing and controlled most of the remainder of the game. The Flyers looked like a team that’s ready to run headfirst […]Read more "What We Learned in Flyers’ Exhibition Win Against Penguins"
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"
The Flyers’ red-hot 2020 season has been a rollercoaster ride from start to finish. With the encore about to resume, it’s easy to forget about the progress of guys swimming beneath the surface. One player who took a giant leap this season was 2018 first-round pick Joel Farabee. The Flyers called him up on October […]Read more "Flyers’ Joel Farabee looking to make the most of round-robin games"