The Flyers face the Montreal Canadiens in the first round, and there’s certainly plenty of storylines to look at in this series. Here are five to watch for.
Defenseman David Schlemko was placed on waivers by the Flyers on Sunday for the purposes of terminating contract. The team will buy him out.
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.
Despite the Flyers’ slim chances of making this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, there is victory in one way. After Sunday night’s exciting win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, the season series was won with the Flyers winning three of four meetings.
With the NHL’s trade deadline hitting on Monday at 3 p.m., the time has come for Chuck Fletcher’s first chance to make his mark on the Flyers and their future.
The weekend provided fodder for many different topics as the trade deadline approaches, from the Flyers acquisition of Cam Talbot, to Wayne Simmonds’ deadline fate, to signs of a possible moving on from Shayne Gostisbehere.
GM Chuck Fletcher said that both Schlemko and Froese will report to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and that left the Flyers with 12 forwards and six defensemen on the roster. To add to the roster, the Flyers called up defenseman Phil Myers from the Phantoms.
GM Chuck Fletcher announced a trade that sent forward Dale Weise and defenseman Christian Folin to the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman David Schlemko and forward Byron Froese on Saturday morning.
Goalie Carter Hart and forward Mikhail Vorobyev were recalled by the Flyers from the AHL, while forward Dale Weise was sent to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, GM Chuck Fletcher announced.
In one month, the trade deadline will arrive and be the last chance the Flyers have at major in-season changes. There could be plenty to come in the next month.
Flyers forward Dale Weise was not on the ice for practice on Friday and has apparently been told to stay home as the Flyers try to work out a trade for the veteran forward.
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 have placed forward Dale Weise on waivers, GM Chuck Fletcher announced on Tuesday.
That frustration appears to have made its way up to the broadcast booth, or at the very least, has been picked up by the (active) microphones in it. After taking the ice against the Blues on Monday — ultimately a 3-0 loss — NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Jackson and Keith Jones were overheard with some sharp criticisms of the team they’re tasked with watching.
Chuck Fletcher should have seen enough. Changes to the roster don’t happen all at once or overnight, but instead of looking for ways to save this season, the Flyers should turn focus on selling where they can and making preparations for next season and beyond.
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.
Johnny Gaudreau got the game-winning goal in overtime to hand the Flyers a gut-wrenching 6-5 defeat in to the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
The game turned in the second period as the Flyers applied more pressure and got the game tied. In the third, four more goals contributed to a big day on the scoresheet for the Orange and Black in a 6-2 win in Buffalo.
Buffalo entered the game with a 12-0-3 record when scoring first, but the Flyers handed the Sabres their first regulation loss in that category, scoring six unanswered goals, including four in the third period, to get a 6-2 victory to open a five-game road trip.
In Pittsburgh, though, the Flyers had one of their better wins of the season. It wasn’t a pretty win, but between Anthony Stolarz’s strong play in net and contributions up and down the lineup, the Flyers managed to hold off the Penguins and steal a win in a time when nothing is coming easy and emotions are certainly high.
A shorthanded goal by Dale Weise proved to be the game-winner as Anthony Stolarz earned his first NHL win in since April 1, 2017 as the Flyers defeated the Penguins, 4-2, on Saturday night.
The Senators struck for three goals in 5:29 to turn the tables and take a 4-3 win from the Flyers on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center.
Patrik Laine is going off with goal scoring, still some room for fighting in hockey and another gruesome leg injury all in this week’s Around the NHL.
After turning in the worst period of the season that ultimately was their downfall in a 5-2 loss in Buffalo on Wednesday, one that had the fanbase sharpening pitchforks and lighting torches ready for some form of change to be made, the Flyers responded with a quality win against a divisional opponent.