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.
September 24, 2015 |
Tuesday was one of three league-mandated overtimes the Flyers will play in the preseason, regardless of the score at the end of regulation. In theory, this season's new three-on-three, five-minute overtimes should reduce the number of games decided in a shootout. The Flyers are probably applauding. Since the NHL introduced shootouts in 2005-06, the Flyers have been the league's worst team in the gimmicky format, including a 3-11 record last season. "It's more game-like to decide a game in overtime," new coach Dave Hakstol said before the Flyers' 5-3 win over the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center.
September 24, 2015 |
EVGENY MEDVEDEV is still grasping the English language on a day-by-day basis, working with a tutor to perfect the language of the country he now works in. The tutor comes about three days per week for an hourlong session, and Medvedev works at it on his own, watching television - the news, he said. In clear English, he said "Friday" when asked about whether he's seen the upcoming Pope Francis visit on the news. His English is getting better, coach Dave Hakstol and Medvedev's teammates say. But for one night, the 33-year-old, puck-moving defenseman played with former countryman Ivan Provorov.
July 4, 2011
Highly touted center Brayden Schenn, one of the players the Flyers acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in the Mike Richards trade, and promising Sean Couturier will be among the prospects at the team's developmental camp at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. The camp starts Wednesday and runs through next Monday. Schenn, who turns 20 on Aug. 22, was the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft. He dominated the Western Hockey League - in his four-year career, he had 116 goals and 315 points in 224 career games - and will be given a chance to crack the Flyers' lineup this season.
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.
October 7, 2013 |
MONTREAL - For the second straight game, Brayden Schenn started on the Flyers' top line and Jake Voracek was on the third unit. Schenn was with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell as the Flyers faced Montreal on Saturday night, while Voracek - a top-line winger for most of last season - was with Sean Couturier and Max Talbot. "They're two totally different players, obviously," said Hartnell, comparing Schenn and Voracek. "No offense to Brayden, but Jake is quicker, he gets to loose pucks.
April 16, 2012 |
The NHL's discipline department has been busy thus far in the playoffs, and the hearings will continue. The league has scheduled two separate hearings Tuesday with Penguins forward James Neal and another with forward Arron Asham for their actions in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Flyers. Both players could face suspensions. The series resumes Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center with the Flyers leading three games to none. Neal faces discipline for hits on Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier.
July 22, 2013
Sean Couturier, expected to be the Flyers' third-line center, agreed to a two-year contract extension Saturday that will pay him a total of $3.5 million - a $1.75 million cap hit per season. Couturier, 20, could have become a restricted free agent after the 2013-14 season. After a solid rookie year (13 goals, 27 points, plus-18 rating) Couturier went through a sophomore slump in 2013, when he had just four goals, 15 points and a minus-8 rating in 46 games. Before joining the Flyers after the lockout ended, he had 28 points in 31 games with the AHL Adirondack Phantoms last season.
September 28, 2014 |
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, is a big, small town. The type of town where everyone knows everyone - even more so among the small fraternity of hockey players from the prairie lucky enough to make it to the NHL. Journeyman forward Blair Jones is 3 years older than Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn, a bit older still than Brayden Schenn. Their paths never would have crossed in minor hockey circuits or junior hockey. But when Jones signed with the Flyers after the free-agency period opened on July 1, his phone lit up with text messages from the Saskatoon connection.
July 12, 2011 |
It was not very surprising that the Flyers' summer development camp ended with center Brayden Schenn flourishing. Schenn, who turns 20 next month, was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in the trade for Mike Richards. During Monday's intersquad scrimmage at the Skate Zone in Voorhees that concluded the camp, Schenn had three goals and one assist as his team won, 6-3. Schenn, who played a total of nine games during the last two seasons with the Kings, kept his hat trick on Monday well in perspective.