Flyers F Sean Couturier Out At Least 2 Weeks

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Flyers top-line forward lasted 45 seconds in Friday’s game before exiting the game. Sean Couturier took a high hit from Jared McCann, collided with the boards and was seen on the bench flexing his shoulder in pain.

The Flyers announced on Saturday that Couturier will be out for a minimum of two weeks with a Costochondral separation. A Costochondral separation is described as an injury that “occurs when your rib tears away from the cartilage that connects it to your breastbone. This type of injury is usually caused by a sudden impact to your chest.”

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from Friday’s Flyers-Penguins Game

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The start of any season can come with good and bad results. There may be bad results on the scoreboard, but good things to build on in the systems and execution on the ice. There can be good end results to games, but poor execution. So far, the Flyers have had their share of both.

The good is simple: the Flyers did not play close to their best on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins and still won 5-2. The bad: it was a sloppy game throughout, a game that required goaltending to be at its best and may have cost the Flyers their top forward.

A win is a win, and the Flyers will gladly take the two points from this game and move on, but there is still a lot to work on as the season takes shape.

Here are 5 takeaways from Friday’s Flyers win over the Penguins.

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Konecny Nets Hat Trick, Hart Stands Tall in Flyers Win

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

Following the season-opening win on Wednesday, Travis Konecny said that a goal that was credited to him wasn't really his. It belonged to Oskar Lindblom. Soon after, the goal was changed.

After going through the postseason this summer without a goal, that number would follow Konecny into one more game. He erased it convincingly in the second game of the season.

Konecny recorded his first career hat trick, and Carter Hart backstopped the Flyers with 31 saves in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Wells Fargo Center on Friday night.

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Flyers-Penguins: Game 2 Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The Flyers opened the 2020-21 season on a high note, pulling away in the third period with three goals in a 6-3 win. Now comes the unique part of this season's structure.

After defeating the Penguins on Wednesday, they return to the ice at Wells Fargo Center on Friday night for the second meeting of the season. With Wednesday's result still fresh in their minds, expect a more determined effort from the Penguins, as the Flyers look to get off to a 2-0 start.

The Flyers and Penguins face off at 7 p.m.

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from Wednesday’s Flyers-Penguins Game

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

In the blink of an eye, the Flyers went from sweating out a close game against the Pittsburgh Penguins to in total control. With just under eight minutes to play, the Flyers put their claim on a season-opening win that was storybook in so many ways.

There were returning players who certainly made their triumphant return. There were standout performances from young players. There were contributions across the board. Even in a game that was far from perfect, the Flyers showcased what their potential could be.

Here are 5 takeaways from Wednesday’s season-opening Flyers win against the Penguins.

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Farabee's 4-Point Game Paces Flyers to Season-Opening Win

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

When the Flyers drafted Joel Farabee in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft, they likely saw the scoring potential he had. He showed it in the season opener.

Behind a four-point game from the second-year forward, the Flyers rolled to a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the season opener on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center.

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Flyers-Penguins: Game 1 Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

Hockey is back. The NHL drops the puck on the 2020-21 season at last on Wednesday evening, and the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins are once again welcoming you back.

The Flyers start a new season after coming one win short of reaching the conference finals for the first time since 2010. While it is primarily the same team that took the ice a few months ago in that Game 7 loss to the Islanders, there are a few internal additions that could make a difference.

The Penguins return with the familiar core group, trying to make a return to prominence after bowing out in the qualifying round of the playoffs over the summer.

The season opener from Wells Fargo Center is set to begin at 5:30 p.m.

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10 Storylines for the 2020-21 Flyers Season

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The start of a new season is finally upon us. The Flyers make their return on Wednesday night when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Before they do, let’s take a look at 10 storylines that will be worth watching as the season progresses.

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Flyers Announce Opening Night Roster for 2020-21 Season

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The final day before the start of the 2020-21 season is here, and that means roster decisions are due. The Flyers have officially announced their roster for opening night of the 2020-21 season.

The 23-man roster is as follows:

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Choosing Vigneault was Critical to Flyers Becoming Contenders Again

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

As the coaching carousel turns. It’s a popular topic in Philadelphia sports seemingly every year.

Alain Vigneault joined the fray of Philadelphia sports head coaches on April 15, 2019. It doesn’t seem all that long ago, but less than two years after his hiring, he is now the longest-tenured coach among the city’s four major sports teams.

What Vigneault has brought in that time has been refreshing. For the better part of a decade, the Flyers lacked a coach that seemed to challenge a steady core group of players, that didn’t demand the same excellence the fans did, that was satisfied with a participation award in the playoffs, but never advancing. That’s not Vigneault’s style. Just see what he said about expectations, specifically for a player like Jake Voracek, last week.

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