Flyers 5: Takeaways from the 2020-21 Season

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Flyers season is now completed. A disappointing and frustrating year has come to an end.

Before we fully turn the page on the previous season and look ahead to an eventful offseason that appears to be on tap, it’s still fair to look back at the previous season and wonder what went wrong, where did it go wrong, and what else can we take away from it?

From a mid-January start with some early positive results to one final win/loss to the New Jersey Devils in mid-May to conclude the 56-game campaign, here are five takeaways from the season.

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Farabee Scores 20th as Flyers Close Season with Win

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

It wasn't a pretty year for the Flyers, but in the final game of the season, their brightest spot shined again.

At 21 years old, Joel Farabee not only finished the season as the Flyers leading scorer, but also capped off his season with a pair of goals to reach the 20-goal mark in just his second NHL season. His two goals helped pave the way for a 4-2 Flyers win over the Devils to close out the 2020-21 season on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center.

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Flyers-Devils: Game 56 Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

One more game. That's all that remains on what evolved into a disappointing and frustrating year for the Philadelphia Flyers. Four of their divisional foes will be heading onward to the playoffs, a destination that was the base goal for a team that entered the season with so many expectations.

All that is left now for the Flyers is one more match with the New Jersey Devils to close out the 2020-21 season. 

Game time is at 7 p.m.

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Sheary Caps Late Comeback for Capitals in Flyers OT Loss

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

Alex Lyon was less than 60 seconds away from his first career shutout. Then the Capitals struck for the late goal they needed to force overtime.

Lars Eller scored with 39.8 seconds left in the third period, then Conor Sheary got the game-winner with a minute left in overtime to hand the Flyers a 2-1 loss on Saturday night.

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Flyers-Capitals: Game 55 Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Flyers got another solid performance from young players in a win over the Washington Capitals on Friday night that seriously put some implications on the division race.

The Capitals chances at the division title took a hit in that loss, one they will be looking to avenge in the final meeting of the season between the two sides on Saturday night.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

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Allison's 2 Goals Pace Flyers to Win Over Capitals

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

In the late stages of a season of disappointment for the Flyers, any emerging performances can set the stage for next season. One young player continued a season of tremendous growth. Another newcomer had his biggest game to date.

Joel Farabee scored his team-leading 18th goal of the season and Wade Allison scored a pair of goals as the Flyers defeated the Capitals, 4-2, on Friday night.

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Flyers-Capitals: Game 54 Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

For most of the week, the hockey world has been completely focused on the Washington Capitals. The Flyers make the trip to DC for a weekend back-to-back with three games remaining on their schedule.

The Capitals have a lot to play for, looking to claim an edge in the East Division race. Just like earlier this week against Pittsburgh, the Flyers look to play spoiler, starting with Friday night's opener.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

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Crosby, Penguins Respond with Resounding Victory Over Flyers

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

It was pretty clear in Monday's game that the Pittsburgh Penguins were not at their best. They sure showed that on Tuesday.

The Penguins put the finishing touches on the season series with the Flyers with a four-goal third period in a 7-3 decision at Wells Fargo Center.

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Flyers-Penguins: Game 53 Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

For the first time in over two months, the Flyers convincingly won a hockey game on Monday night. It was their first win by more than one goal since Feb. 28, one that not only took to task the division-leading Pittsburgh Penguins, but knocked them from the pedestal for at least the moment. 

Tuesday night marks the final meeting of the season between the Flyers and Penguins, the very matchup that opened the 2020-21 season for the NHL nearly four months earlier. One team is headed for the playoffs in another three games, seeding to be determined. The other has a critical offseason ahead, but before that begins, four more games remain. 

Game time is at 7 p.m.

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Flyers Find Scoring Touch in Rout of Penguins

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

For one night, the Flyers looked like the team on display down the stretch last season. They were dominant. They were in control. They frustrated the opposition. They got the bounces and took advantage of miscues.

It all spelled out a 7-2 win for the Flyers over the East Division-leading Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center.

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