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"
A new season of Flyers hockey is upon us, and with that brings some fresh new faces to the helm. Mike Yeo now leads a once stagnant penalty killing unit. Yeo underwhelmed for the Minnesota Wild, and ST. Louis Blues. However, Yeo has turned a bad Flyers penalty killing unit, into a force to be […]Read more "A new season means ‘a new hope’ for Flyers PK unit"
December 18 of 2018 marked a date that Flyers fans will remember for years to come. It was the date that phenom Carter Hart made his first NHL start for the Philadelphia Flyers. Hart took the ice against the Detroit Red Wings and demonstrated skill and poise beyond his years, taking home his first victory […]Read more "The Carter Hart Effect: How the young goalie has sparked a Flyers special teams surge"
Going back about a month ago, the Flyers had two major issues. They didn’t have a guy they could rely on between the pipes and the PK was nothing short of atrocious. Fast forwarding to today, the Flyers have 20 year old Carter Hart making big time saves and the PK has finally gotten back […]Read more "A subtle tweak to the PK has worked wonders for the Flyers"
Three weeks ago, I delved into the topic of special teams and how they looked this year compared to last. Is the Flyers special teams unit better or worse than it was in 2017? After the last eight games, it only seems right to take a look at how the Flyers have fared over the […]Read more "Revisiting the Flyers’ special teams units three weeks later"
As if the horse isn’t beaten to death already, I’ll reiterate: the Flyers’ special teams are horrid. Penalty kill, power play, it doesn’t matter. Both units are under-performing in a big way. Prime example, the Flyers last five games have seen their powerplay go 3 for 17, for a 17.6% success rate. Their penalty kill? […]Read more "Is the Flyers special teams unit better or worse than it was in 2017?"
The Flyers special team woes are nothing new. Fans have become accustomed to the old “dump and chase” routine on the power play, and the “sit back and wait” mentality exhibited on the penalty kill. The last time the Flyers had a top 5 penalty killing unit was the 2013-14 season. They trailed only Ottawa, […]Read more "Flyers ailing penalty kill on pace for a record setting year"
For the first time in 4 years, the Flyers swept the Western Canada trip. After struggling the past few years in Western Canada, the Flyers got back to their winning ways and swept the three Western Canadian teams. Tonight, the Flyers defeated the Canucks 4-1 off a strong performance by all aspects of the game: […]Read more "Five Flyers Observations: The Flyers Complete Western Canada Sweep with win over Canucks"
Ever since the last time the Flyers were shutout, Jordan Weal has been on the third line. He wasn’t demoted because of his play. But, the reason is the emergence of Travis Konecny needing more minutes on a nightly basis. During the 3-0 shutout loss in Chicago, Jordan Weal was moved to the Dale Weise […]Read more "Five Flyers Observations: Jordan Weal looks lost without a playmaker"
In what many thought was supposed to be year one to a new Flyers reign, has turned into something completely different. Through the first 6 games of the year, the Flyers, 4-2-0, have been very dominant in each of those six games, asserting their new mentality of play that Coach Dave Hakstol has preached over […]Read more "5 Observations from the Flyers Season so far"