After making 17 saves on 19 shots in the first period, Carter Hart made another 31 saves in the final two periods to close out a 4-3 win over the Panthers, setting a career-high with 48 saves on the night.
Since getting introduced as Special Assistant to the GM, Danny Briere is looking to make a name for himself. If this season continues to get worse, he might soon be in position to be Chuck Fletcher’s replacement.
Scott Laughton scored twice in the Flyers 3-1 win over the Capitals, setting them up for a battle for the top seed on Saturday against Tampa Bay.
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 result may have been a 2-1 shootout loss for the Flyers, snapping a four-game winning streak, but it was once again a small moral victory early in the season, a game where they at least showed they can hang with a top contender in the league.
Facing the league’s best team proved to be too much for the Flyers in the end, with the Flyers dropping a 2-1 decision in a shootout to the Washington Capitals, but not before a highly competitive and entertaining game at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.
The Flyers have signed forward Chris Stewart from his professional tryout to a one-year, one-way deal worth $750,000, one day after defenseman Andy Welinski was placed on waivers on sent to the Phantoms.
The 2018-19 season was another year in what has been a roller-coaster career for Shayne Gostisbehere, who followed up a career-high 65 points with a career-low 37 points. So the question arises again: which version of Gostisbehere will the Flyers get this season?
For every team that made a big signing as free agency opened, it is a calculated risk. The New York Rangers landed prize forward Artemi Panarin and are waging their success on him. The Flyers made their bet before free agency began on Kevin Hayes, Matt Niskanen and Justin Braun.
After several weeks of activity, all the wheeling and dealing happening over the last two weeks, the weekend where free agency opens may not be all that eventful.
The draft still marks an important offseason event for the Flyers. But this year, it is different. It is Chuck Fletcher’s first draft as GM of the Flyers. And that means a new approach to the draft for the Flyers.
It’s been a busy week for Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher and there may be more to come, but the latest moves to the team’s roster have already shown the immediate willingness to improve the on-ice product.
Could the Flyers trade the 11th overall pick? GM Chuck Fletcher is not actively looking to trade a fairly high draft pick, but he is not opposed to moving it for the right price.
With less than a week before the open negotiation period opens to free agents, the Flyers are nearing a deal with Kevin Hayes. According to a report from TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the deal will be for seven years and worth $50 million, an average annual value of $7.14 million.
One day after they acquired defenseman Matt Niskanen from the Capitals for Radko Gudas, they officially placed defenseman Andrew MacDonald on waivers for purposes of a buyout. MacDonald is expected to clear waivers and have the contract bought out, making him a free agent.
The Flyers are holding out hope that Niskanen’s on-ice performance improves to form while his off-ice intangibles serve as the immediate value. Niskanen has gone the distance with a team before. He’s been the veteran in a group of young defensemen. He’s had to be a leader, saying on Friday that he “grew into” the role.
The Flyers announced that they have acquired defenseman Matt Niskanen from the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenseman Radko Gudas.
Finland is on top of the hockey world again after a 3-1 win over Canada in the Gold Medal Game at World Championships.
Team Canada advanced to the Gold Medal Game on Sunday with a 3-0 win over Czech Republic. They will face Finland in the title game on Sunday.
Eight Flyers players participated in the quarterfinals of the World Championships held on Thursday. In the first two games, nearly half of the group was eliminated. That was before Canada got a miracle.
Eight of the Flyers nine participants in World Championships are advancing to the tournament round. Here’s how the players on each team have fared so far.
The 2019 IIHF World Championships begin on Friday and for eight Flyers, the season continues.
Carter Hart made four saves in the shootout, including on attempts by Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews and William Nylander, as the Flyers got the only goal of the skills competition from Sean Couturier to seal a 5-4 win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center.
Josh Bailey scored with 3:57 to play in the third to put the Islanders ahead and added another goal 1:23 later to seal a 4-2 win for the Islanders that all but ended the Flyers playoff hopes on Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center.
On Thursday, the NHL officially announced that the Flyers will face the Chicago Blackhawks to open the 2019-20 season in Prague, Czech Republic.
It became a night to forget for the Flyers, as what remains of their playoff hopes took a massive hit with a 7-6 loss to the Maple Leafs on Friday night.
According to reports, the Flyers will open the 2018-19 season with a European trip. While speculation is that the team will play in Prague, Czech Republic, no further details have been confirmed. The location and opponent is to be announced. An official announcement is set for March 21.
The Flyers didn’t carry the play for most of the night, but took advantage of the opportunities they had to keep hanging around in the playoff picture with a 4-1 win over the Islanders.