October 26, 2015 |
In a scary-looking scene early in the second period Saturday night against the Rangers, Flyers top-line left winger Michael Raffl collapsed on the bench and had to be helped to the locker room. The Flyers would only call it an upper-body injury. Afterward, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall downplayed the injury. "He's fine. . . . He actually was cracking jokes," Hextall said. Hextall would not say whether Raffl had a concussion. On the shift before he had to leave the bench, Raffl was pursuing Jarret Stoll and inadvertently skated into the Ranger forward's left elbow, which appeared to hit him in the head.
April 26, 2016 |
The end is never easy even when you think it might actually be the start of something good. And so a half hour after his team's season concluded Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 loss against the more talented Washington Capitals, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol was reluctant to look too far ahead. "I'm disappointed . . . that we're not preparing for Game 7," Hakstol said following his team's six-game elimination by the Caps. "That's the overriding feeling that I have right now. I've been proud of this group all the way through.
February 10, 2012 |
Flyers center Brayden Schenn continued his sizzling scoring and, in the process, netted the game-winner and got the best of his big brother on Thursday night at the charged-up Wells Fargo Center. Schenn scored his fourth goal in seven games, and Scott Hartnell had a "Gordie Howe hat trick" - a goal, an assist, and a fight - as the Flyers outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3, and ended their losing streak at three games. With a little less than five minutes remaining in the second period, Schenn scored on a rebound to put the Flyers ahead, 4-2. He did it while his brother, Luke, was on the ice as a Toronto defenseman.
September 20, 2011 |
NOT LONG after Brayden Schenn was dealt to the Flyers in June, on the same day the NHL released its schedule matrix, he decided to circle an important game on the calendar. For most, it would be a matchup against a former team, like when the Los Angeles Kings come to town on Oct. 15. For Schenn, that date on the calendar is tonight, when he'll play his first preseason game as a Flyer. And it isn't just any preseason game. It's against his older brother, Maple Leafs defenseman Luke, in Toronto.
January 2, 2014 |
CALGARY, Alberta - When the Flyers played the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, goalie Steve Mason was given the night off. He earned it. The Flyers had no business getting a point, let alone two points, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday. Yet they somehow skated off the ice with a 4-3 shootout victory over the talented Canucks. All because of Mason. Mason was spectacular, making 41 saves, stopping breakaways, two-on-ones, and point-blank shots. The 6-foot-4 goaltender also stopped all three shots in the shootout.
March 8, 2013 |
When the Flyers and Penguins pass one another on the crowded street of an NHL season, someone usually sticks out his skate or jabs a stick into an opponent's abdomen. The teams came into the league together in 1967 and have had a healthy dislike for each other ever since. And after three playoff series since 2008, that dislike has blossomed into palpable hatred. Thursday, at the Wells Fargo Center, is the third of their four meetings this season. - How do these teams despise one another?
April 12, 2012 |
Score: Flyers 4, Penguins 3 How it happened: Jake Voracek scored at 2:23 of overtime. The Flyers fell behind, 2-0, in the game's first 8 minutes and 3-0 after one period. This formula worked most of the season for the Flyers - defying hockey logic - and it worked again. Amazing. Hero: The last time Danny Briere skated at Consol Energy Center, he was blasted into next week by Joe Vitale. Briere sat out three games with an upper-body injury. He came back Wednesday night and scored two goals to give the Flyers life.
February 17, 2015 |
BUFFALO - Flyers coach Craig Berube kept his first line intact Sunday night in Buffalo, saying he wanted to give Claude Giroux, Brayden Schenn and Jake Voracek a chance to snap out of their slump. The top line entered the night with one even-strength goal since Jan. 19 but had an opportunity for a breakout game against Buffalo, which had allowed a league-high 191 goals entering the contest. Michael Raffl returned to the lineup, and he could have been moved to left wing on Giroux's unit.
October 13, 2012
The NHL lockout could not prevent the Flyers from opening the 2012-13 season with a riveting, 4-3 win over the visiting Boston Bruins on Thursday night. OK, it was a Strat-O-Matic simulated game, but it's all we've got. The NHL season, which was supposed to start Thursday, has gone dark as the owners and players are locked in an ugly labor dispute. In the simulated game, Brayden Schenn scored with 1 minute, 14 seconds left to key the comeback victory. Bruno Gervais (!), Danny Briere, and Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers In real life, eight Flyers are playing in Europe, nine who spent time with the team last season are with the AHL Adirondack Phantoms, and a handful of others are training on their own - and maybe even playing some Strat-O-Matic hockey.
October 4, 2013 |
THIRTY-FOUR seconds in, Brayden Schenn and Scott Hartnell tag-teamed Dion Phaneuf in the corner and sent the Maple Leafs' captain flying, inducing a roar that hasn't echoed in South Philadelphia for months. The Flyers are back. After a furious first period of forechecking, which produced three power-play chances, the Flyers ran out of gas in a 3-1, home-opening loss last night in front of 19,872 fans. The only problem was that it came against a Toronto team that played less than 24 hours earlier - in a different country, no less.