Flyers forward Joel Farabee was cleared for contact after visiting with doctors on Thursday, making him a possibility to be in the lineup on opening night.
Carter Hart was outstanding, setting a new career-high with 47 saves in a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights at Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers take the ice again on Sunday afternoon, this time to face the Buffalo Sabres. A win could move them back to within two points of the Boston Bruins for the final playoff spot in the East, pending the result of Boston’s game later on Sunday night.
The Flyers face the Sabres again on Wednesday night. The Flyers are continue to try to keep their dimming playoff hopes alive, while the Sabres look to avoid carrying their winless streak to 19 games.
The Flyers hit the road, going to Buffalo for the next two games. The Sabres are certainly a reeling team, having lost 17 straight games. This is certainly an opportunity for the Flyers to get on a roll and turn their season back in the right direction.
The Buffalo Sabres make a visit to Philadelphia on Tuesday night as the Flyers look to put a 1-3-0 week behind them. The Sabres struggles have only continued since the Flyers met them last weekend, as they enter the game on seven-game losing streak.
This time, it was Carter Hart’s turn in goal to have an excellent outing in goal to help the Flyers get another two points in the standings. It just happened to involve a three-goal second period that produced another 3-0 victory.
The Flyers look to keep the success going against the Sabres, who are dealing with some struggles and injuries that have hindered their play in the last few weeks.
Finally, the Flyers are at a spot where there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Four more players returned to the lineup on Saturday afternoon and with those players back, plus another excellent goaltending performance, the nearly full-strength Flyers showed what may have been missing from their recent games.
The Flyers are on the road for the next five games, starting with a weekend back-to-back against the Buffalo Sabres. The first game is Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
The Flyers get another chance to come right back and right the ship less than 24 hours later, facing the Buffalo Sabres again on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
The Flyers enter the third game of the season without Sean Couturier due to injury, while the Buffalo Sabres come to Philadelphia in search of their first win of the season. The Flyers and Sabres face off from Wells Fargo Center on Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
The Flyers could have a chance to move into first place in the Metropolitan Division, depending on Saturday’s afternoon’s game between the Capitals and Penguins, when they take on the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
The Flyers took full advantage of a team without their top player and captain. In the first period, they scored three goals in a span of 4:01. In the second period, they added three more in a span of 4:07. That was more than enough in a 6-1 win on Thursday night that continued the team’s incredible run of success on home ice.
The Flyers were the beneficiaries of three goals off Sabres and scored three more on top of that, rolling to a 6-1 win over the Sabres on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers remain on home ice for their next game, a Thursday night matchup against the Buffalo Sabres.
While the Flyers playoff hopes are hanging on by a thread, we look at other teams surrounding the playoff picture in this week’s Around the NHL.
For a change, the Flyers got off to a quick start and never looked back, leading nearly wire to wire in a 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres that, for now, improved their playoff hopes slightly.
Unlike their last game outside at Lincoln Financial Field, no comeback was needed at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday. A hot start paced the Flyers to a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Following the trade deadline, the Flyers move forward with the remainder of the season, trying to continue the playoff push. They can leapfrog one team ahead of them in the standings on Tuesday night, as they face the Buffalo Sabres.
The Metropolitan Division, featuring Flyers captain Claude Giroux, came away victorious at the 2019 NHL All-Star Game in San Jose on Saturday night, defeating the Atlantic Division in the semi-finals and the Central Division in the championship game.
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.
The Flyers hit the road for the first of five games by facing the Buffalo Sabres, with the recent memory that their last trip to Buffalo was not a successful one.
This week’s Around the NHL looks at Erik Karlsson’s return to Ottawa, William Nylander’s last-minute RFA deadline deal and the Buffalo Sabres excellent month of November.