The Flyers have a chance to start the season with a pair of wins, and they will take on the Vancouver Canucks in the second game of the season.
As we prepare for the start of the NHL Draft, we are providing this preview from the Flyers perspective, looking at targets with the fifth overall pick, a recent history of the fifth overall pick, and the possibility of the Flyers trading the pick.
The Flyers finished with the fifth overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft following the two draft lottery drawings.
It has reached a new level for the Flyers. This is essentially one great, big reality show. The play on the ice is only one part of the equation, and at this point, the things happening off the ice are becoming bigger headlines, most recently comments from Flyers legend Bobby Clarke on the Cam and Strick Podcast regarding Ron Hextall’s time as GM.
The Vancouver Canucks come in with a modest 3-3-1 record in the first seven games of their season, including the 5-4 shootout victory in Philadelphia on Oct. 15. The Flyers will be looking for a different result as they look to build on Wednesday’s win.
While the Flyers didn’t win the game, you certainly sensed the new energy with so many new faces. But you also got another sign of how chemistry may be instantaneous among teammates off the ice, but can take some time on it. It’s only one game, and there’s no reason to overreact to anything that happened until the patterns persist.
The Flyers trailed by two late in the third before rallying back for two goals in 65 seconds to tie things up. They ultimately fell in the shootout, 5-4, to the Vancouver Canucks in Friday’s season opener.
The Flyers open things up on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center going against the Vancouver Canucks. After last season, it’s already refreshing for the Flyers to be facing a team from the Western Conference that they haven’t seen in quite some time. It also marks the first chance for this new group of players to make their mark on the team and start the season off on a positive note.
Travis Konecny had three assists in the Metropolitan Division’s 9-5 loss to the Atlantic Division. The Pacific Division claimed victory in the 3-on-3 tournament with a 5-4 win over the Atlantic in the final at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis.
Four games remain in this grueling November schedule for the Flyers, which closes out at the end of the week. It starts on Monday night with a visit from the Vancouver Canucks.
Oskar Lindblom tied the game with 5:02 to play in the third, helping the Flyers force overtime and keep their points streak alive at three games. But Jacob Markstrom and the Canucks got the last laugh in a 3-2 shootout win.
A three-game Western Canada trip begins on Saturday night as the Flyers face the Vancouver Canucks. Game time is at 10 p.m.
With seven straight wins in the books, the Flyers continue a five-game homestand with sights set on eight in a row, hosting the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.
Things surrounding the Flyers will remain the same with the makeup of the team for one more night, as the Flyers close a five-game road trip in Vancouver against the Canucks.
Som early surprises in the NHL are sticking around at the top of the standings as the calendar shifts to November. The first coaching firing took place over the weekend and Pekka Rinne had a big birthday on Saturday. All that in Around the NHL.
Masked coaches, the Tampa Bay Lightning set an NHL record and trouble in LA? These are all topics in this week’s tour Around the NHL.
In this week’s Around the NHL, an NHL rookie takes a mauling, two join the 1,000-games club and looking at the Toronto Maple Leafs red-hot start.
This week, teams combined for more than a dozen goals in three different games, while one team still hasn’t found the back of the net. Meanwhile, a new Swedish hope is off to a roaring start in British Columbia, while an old legend got some bad news about his knee down in California.