The odds were already stacked against the Flyers when they faced the President’s Trophy winners, the Washington Capitals, in the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but it turned out to be a much closer series than the results showed. Our Series in Review series continues with a closer look at this playoff appearance.
For the next few weeks, we’ll take a look back on several playoff series in Flyers history, both won and lost by the Flyers, and review them to see some of the turning points within the series and how the result could have been different. We begin with the Flyers last playoff series back in 2018 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The first chapter of Carter Hart’s NHL career is sure to be shorter than the ones to come, after playing in 31 games in his rookie season. He’s about to start writing the second chapter of what all of Philadelphia hopes is a long and prosperous career. The Flyers are hoping for the same this season.
The Flyers have re-signed goalie Brian Elliott to a one-year, $2 million deal, GM Chuck Fletcher announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The Flyers season is over, and it sets up for an interesting offseason for GM Chuck Fletcher, one that begins now that the season is over and will carry over throughout the summer and as the 2019-20 season approaches.
GM Chuck Fletcher updated the status of four injured Flyers on Tuesday after practice.
According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Flyers are in preliminary discussions with the Edmonton Oilers regarding a trade around goalie Cam Talbot.
The Flyers released an injury update on four players during Friday’s practice, while Dale Weise was absent from practice and Anthony Stolarz begins a conditioning assignment.
The Flyers claimed goalie Mike McKenna off waivers on Friday. If McKenna sees the ice for a start, they would also claim an infamous record.
The Flyers nearly pulled off another improbable third-period rally. It’s entertaining for sure, but it usually means that the two periods leading up to the rally weren’t very good. The Flyers did not have a good road trip by any stretch, and they brought the poor play home with them in another loss to the Hurricanes.
As is the case when you dig such a hole, one mistake can sink any comeback effort. A late goal for the Hurricanes sealed the deal on a fifth straight loss for the Flyers by a score of 5-3 on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center.
The Predators rolled to a 4-0 win behind a 32-save shutout from Juuse Saros as the Flyers closed out a four-game road trip in Nashville.
The Flyers start 2019 in Nashville, closing out a four-game road trip against the Predators.
In almost a carbon copy of the first meeting between the two teams in November, the Flyers somehow managed a frantic rally to get the game tied after trailing by three goals and earn a point. But, yet again, they coughed up the chance at the second point almost immediately, as Alex Killorn scored 18 seconds into overtime to give the Lightning a 6-5 win on Thursday night.
Michal Neuvirth kept the Flyers in the game, helping them get to overtime. After a scoreless overtime, Neuvirth made three saves in the shootout, Nolan Patrick scored in the fourth round and Kevin Hayes missed on his attempt as the Flyers came away with a 3-2 shootout win over the Rangers to head into holiday break on a high note.
The Flyers have one game left before getting a three-day break for the holidays. They travel to take on the New York Rangers on Sunday night.
The Flyers recalled 20-year-old netminder Carter Hart on Monday. Goalie Alex Lyon was returned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Anthony Stolarz, who left Saturday’s game with an injury, is out for 2-to-4 weeks with a lower-body injury.
The Flyers road trip continues on Sunday afternoon as the Flyers face the Winnipeg Jets.
The momentum of the Flyers six-game points streak is gone, and a 9-9-2 mark and 20 points through 20 games is really not all that different from any other season under Dave Hakstol.
Flyers goalie Brian Elliott will be out for approximately two weeks with a lower-body injury, GM Ron Hextall announced on Friday. Alex Lyon was recalled from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to take his place. Cal Pickard will serve as the starter.
The 3-0-1 record on the trip buys more time for a team that needed to either turn it around quickly or face changes. But this is only the beginning for the Flyers, who can’t be satisfied with the results of one road trip and have more work ahead of them.
This week, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms posted two strong victories before suffering a loss on Sunday afternoon.
It was more of the same for the Flyers, who allowed the first goal again and never recovered in a 6-1 loss to the New York Islanders at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Flyers get a chance to rebound against the New York Islanders, a team still trying to find an identity after losing their captain via free agency in the offseason. Game time is at 1 p.m.
Getting back on the right side of the win column won’t be easy against one of the NHL’s best and most dangerous lines. The Flyers face the Bruins in Boston at 7 p.m.
There are certainly new storylines, but there are a lot of familiar ones as well. No matter how you look at it, there’s a lot to keep an eye on during this upcoming Flyers season. Here are 10 storylines you should be watching.
The Flyers staff at Sports Talk Philly put together a series of predictions, both on the Flyers and the rest of the league. Here are the results.
Analysis on the Flyers final roster and the final decisions that were made this weekend.
The Flyers announced the final 23-man roster to start the 2018-19 season on Sunday.