You’ve read the headline correctly. After being nominated once before in 2018, Sean Couturier has been awarded the Frank J. Selke Award, given annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. Couturier was nominated for the Selke Trophy alongside Patrice Bergeron (BOS) and Ryan O’Reilly (STL). Couturier […]Read more "Sean Couturier Takes Home the Frank J. Selke Trophy"
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?"
Disregard the number one seed for a moment. There is a misconception about seeding, especially during the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. That misconception is that the top seed is the best team. Generally, it is easy to believe that, but more often, that never proves to be true. The Philadelphia Flyers landed the first seed […]Read more "Philadelphia Flyers Down to Final Playoff Chance"
Judgement day. The #1-seed Flyers are on the brink of elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs after falling to a 3-1 series deficit against the Islanders on Sunday night. With this truly being the team’s last chance to save the series, there’s one X-factor to bare in mind. Alain Vigneault has been here before. Going […]Read more "Flyers’ Alain Vigneault is no stranger to overcoming 3-1 deficits"
The Flyers are in uncharted waters. The #1 seed are now down 3-1 in what is rapidly becoming a scary series against the Islanders. New York scored a pair of third-period goals to deflate the Flyers and now they face a must-win situation. Things started out well enough, but the Islanders were able to turn […]Read more "Flyers are running out of time to find a formula to beat Islanders"
The Flyers are just over an hour away from a very important game against the New York Islanders, and one they have to win in order to level the series once more. With that in mind, here are five bold predictions ahead of the game. Giroux finally bursts out of the gate In the 12 […]Read more "Five bold Flyers predictions ahead of a crucial game 4 against Islanders"
The Flyers may well have been the NHL’s hottest team heading into the playoffs, but they’ve been playing with fire ever since. A failure to bring a full 60-minutes to the table has cost them once again, with the Isles taking a 2-1 series lead after a victory that saw the Flyers burnout following an […]Read more "Flyers need to break the cycle in order to keep Stanley Cup hopes alive"
Game two was a must-win scenario for the Philadelphia Flyers. Including the regular season, the New York Islanders were undefeated against the Flyers. To claim their first victory against the Islanders, Philadelphia needed to come out hot. The tides needed turning from game one. Overtime hockey was required, but the Flyers were on the winning […]Read more "What the Flyers’ can take from OT win into game 3 against Islanders"
A 4-0 loss to the Islanders was not the way that the Flyers wanted to start their week, but it’s a harsh reality they will have to face. In a deceivingly close-fought game until the third period, the Flyers had their Achilles Heel exposed once more – production from their top lines. A Flyers fire […]Read more "Pressure is beginning to build on the Flyers to find their offensive mojo"
Finally, hockey has returned! Each of the 24 teams can ease into the playoff pace with an exhibition game. At 4 pm EST, the Philadelphia Flyers face their interstate rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Afterward, things are different between the Flyers and the majority of the playoff field. In the round-robin tournament, Philadelphia has to improve […]Read more "Hart and Couturier give their thoughts on Flyers’ playoff journey"