Flyers-Capitals: Game 18 Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Flyers passed a significant test last weekend with back-to-back shootout wins over the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins, both on the road. This week, the schedule doesn't get any easier.

The Flyers will be back on home ice, where they enter play on Wednesday with a 6-1-1 record, but get the task of facing the NHL's best team, the Washington Capitals.

The Capitals just had a six-game winning streak snapped with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Monday. They are currently on a 12-game points streak.

The Flyers enter with a streak of their own, having won their last four games and earned points in six straight games.

Game time is at 7:30 p.m.

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Most Marvelous Mustaches in Flyers History

By Matt Mastrogiovanni, Sports Talk Philly staff writer 

Many this month are letting their facial hair run wild as part of "No Shave November." However, a select few choose to swap out a full beard for just a mustache; thus the synonymous tradition of "Movember." Both month-long activities serve as symbols for Men's Health Awareness just as the pink ribbon symbolizes the fight against breast cancer.

In the National Hockey League, whether it be Movember or not, many marvelous mustaches have come and gone throughout the years. As the Flyers are in the midst of the current season, it's time to take a look back at some of the most iconic "mo's" in franchise history:

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Flyers-Bruins Observations: Deja Vu?

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

When the Flyers came away from Saturday's game with a 3-2 win in a shootout against the Maple Leafs, it set the Flyers up to be in position for a successful weekend.

The Flyers entered Boston with a tough task at hand. The Bruins were 7-0-1 on home ice this season. They had the leading goal scorer in the league in David Pastrnak with 15 goals. Even getting the game to overtime would feel like a massive victory for the Flyers.

The Flyers did get the game to overtime and then another shootout. Just like on Saturday, the Flyers came away with the victory, another 3-2 result, completing a very successful weekend that has them off to a great start this season.

Observations from the Flyers win in Boston.

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YWT: A Philadelphia Flyers Podcast - YWT #55 - The Dynamic Duo

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The Flyers delivered an impressive week of hockey with a regulation win over Carolina, an overtime win over Montreal and a shootout win in Toronto before capping off a weekend back-to-back in Boston.

The crew talks about Travis Konecny and Oskar Lindblom, the success of Joel Farabee, the resurgence of Carter Hart and more about the Flyers recent successes and if this team is possibly as good as it may seem given the recent results.

Join host Kyle Collington and guest Kevin Durso as they break it all down in the newest episode.

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Hart Leads Flyers to Shootout Win in Boston

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

It's starting to become a pattern. For the fifth of six games this month, a game required overtime for the Flyers. For the fourth time, it required a shootout.

That was thanks in large part to Carter Hart, who withstood the flurry of chances that the Bruins fired his way late in the third period and in overtime after they had tied the game up earlier in the period. 

Hart took center stage in the shootout as well, making two saves and poking the puck away from David Pastrnak to give the Flyers a 3-2 win over the Bruins in a shootout on Sunday night at TD Garden. It marked the fourth straight win for the Flyers and sixth straight game they have earned a point in the standings.

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Flyers-Bruins: Game 17 Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Flyers have put together a solid week with three straight wins. Back to last weekend's back-to-back, the Flyers are on a five-game points streak with wins in four of the five games.

The tests don't get easier. The Flyers close this weekend's back-to-back on Sunday with a game against the Boston Bruins, a team on a two-game losing streak following a six-game winning streak. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

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Flyers-Maple Leafs Observations: Role Reversal

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Flyers took the loss to Toronto just seven days ago via an 11-round shootout, so it was fair to think deja vu when the two teams reached the skills competition once again this Saturday.

With goals from Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier, the Flyers managed to secure their second shootout win in eight days, this time beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in the shootout and 3-2 in the game.

While the goals by Giroux and Couturier were outstanding and there were other standout players, the story of this game was in net.

Here are some observations from the Flyers shootout win over the Maple Leafs.

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Couturier, Elliott Lead Flyers to Shootout Win Over Leafs

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

A week ago, the Flyers and Maple Leafs needed a shootout to decide the game. It took 11 rounds to get a result.

On Saturday night in Toronto, the Flyers had to survive a frantic overtime to force a shootout again. This time, just three rounds were needed.

Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier got goals in the shootout and Brian Elliott made two saves as the Flyers claimed a 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

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Flyers-Maple Leafs: Game 16 Preview

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(Photo: Mike Kruce)

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

A marathon shootout is perhaps the only reason the Flyers are not currently on a four-game winning streak. It took 11 rounds of a shootout to get a decision between these two teams just a week ago.

The Flyers are now coming off two wins this week and have points in their last four games, as they travel north of the border to face the Toronto Maple Leafs. Game time is at 7 p.m.

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Flyers-Canadiens Observations: Just Rewards

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Flyers nearly got a taste of their own medicine. On Tuesday, Carter Hart bailed out the Flyers for a slow start against a speedy and tenacious Carolina Hurricanes team, setting the stage for a three-goal third period and a 4-1 win. On Thursday, Carey Price did his best to upstage that performance.

Price allowed just two goals on 42 shots through 60 minutes. The Flyers watched a 2-0 lead slip away on two opportune chances and there was more than a fair chance that the Flyers could lose a valuable second point in the standings.

Sean Couturier had the heroics, scoring the game-winning goal on a shot that leaked through Price in the Flyers 3-2 win over the Canadiens on Thursday night, a just reward for the team that had dominated for most of regulation.

Here are some observations from the Flyers overtime win.

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