Throughout the playoffs, the Flyers got no help from the man-advantage. Ok, four goals were scored on the Flyers powerplay, so “no help” isn’t entirely accurate. However, converting on 7.7% of your powerplays isn’t exactly going to help you win games and advance through the playoffs. That was no more evident than their series against […]Read more "Who’s to Blame for the Lack of Production on the Powerplay?"
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"
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"
It’s safe to say the Flyers aren’t content with where they’re at 39 games into the 2018-2019 season. They sit dead last in the Metropolitan Division with a total of 35 points, and second to last in the Eastern Conference. Only the Ottawa Senators (34) have less points than the Flyers. It’s clearly time to […]Read more "It’s time for Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher to make a move"
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?"
With 12:22 left in the 2nd, the Flyers got a powerplay. With 10:50 left in the 2nd, the Flyers scored their first of 2 power-play goals on the night. What happened before the goal showed why this Flyers team isn’t dead just yet. For the 1:32 leading into the goal, it was a flurry of […]Read more "Five Flyers Observations: The Flyers power-play re-emerges and shows its dominance"
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"
With 0:58 left in the 2nd, the Flyers thought they broke the ice finally against Bruins Tuukka Rask. Well, if you have watched the Flyers this season, you’d know that nothing is as easy as that and indeed it wasn’t. Immediately following the goal, Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy looked down at his little bench […]Read more "Five Flyers Observations: What is goal interference again? Flyers lose 10th straight"
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"