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May 6, 2012 | By Rich Hofmann
The Philadelphia Flyers hold "The Meeting" every spring, and this was the one in 2006. The team employs more than a dozen scouts, scattered in outposts around the globe. Their task is both simple and simply daunting: to identify kids who will grow up to look good in orange and black. In the weeks before the NHL draft, the scouts gather to assemble and sift through a list of these kids. Arguments are had. Voices are raised. It is the scouts' business, after all, and their passions are being tested, their reputations on the line.
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December 19, 2014 | BY FRANK ERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
STEVE MASON tomahawked his stick over the bench on his way off the ice, splintering it into pieces in pure frustration. Florida's Dave Bolland slipped a puck through his five-hole seconds earlier to hand the Flyers their 10th consecutive shootout loss. Even stopping five out of seven Panthers shooters in the breakaway competition wasn't good enough, given his teammates' brain scramble at the other end of the ice. The lost extracurricular point was the most tangible example of one of many games-within-the-game last night, with Mason's anger seeping through in his words for more than 5 minutes.
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January 13, 2015
FOR A MAN who swore he'd stick to the long-term vision that got him hired, Ron Hextall last week showed the same shortsightedness that has kept the Flyers coming up empty since 1975. Under no circumstances should Steve Mason have been in net on Thursday night, let alone Saturday. Alas, the allure of a last-gasp, miracle run to the Stanley Cup playoffs got the best of Hextall. Now, the Flyers are lucky Mason - one of just three pieces Hextall should be hellbent on building the future around - will miss only the next 2 weeks with a "lower-body" injury.
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April 21, 2011
Shutouts have been rare for the Flyers in the playoffs, but not against the Sabres this year. Consider: The 1-0 shutout Wednesday was the first time in franchise history that the Flyers have been shut out, 1-0, twice in the same series. The two shutouts are just the third and fourth 1-0 shutout losses in the playoffs in franchise history. The Flyers had not been shut out twice in a series since the 2002 Eastern Conference quarterfinals, when they were shut out in Games 2, 3 and 4 by Ottawa.
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November 25, 2008
FLYERS 4, STARS 3 SCORE BY PERIODSSHOTS ON GOAL Dallas. . . 1 2 0 - 0Dallas. . . 5 12 8 - 25 Flyers. . . 2 1 1 - 4Flyers. . . 14 4 7 - 25 SCORING First Period No. TeamPlayerAssistAssistTimeS-F 1. FlyersUpshall (3)Lupul (2)-3:170-1 2. StarsWilson (1)Sydor (2)-11:331-1 3. FlyersKnuble (9)Gagne (15)-16:001-2 Second Period 4. StarsModano (7)Eriksson (5)Parrish (2)2:302-2 5. FlyersCarter (15)Hartnell (6)-14:222-3 6. StarsModano (8)
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May 19, 2010 | by the Daily News
The Flyers have scored 13 unanswered goals in these playoffs. The last NHL team to do that was the Anaheim Ducks in 2006. This is the fourth time the Flyers have scored 10 or more unanswered goals in the playoffs: 13: 2010, Bruins & Canadiens 12: 1980, North Stars 11: 1987, Rangers & Islanders 10: 1974, Flames & Rangers  
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April 23, 2009
Game 4 can be summarized in three words: Marc-Andre Fleury. This was a classic case of a hot goalie stealing his team a game. The Pens goalkeeper was phenomenal, making 45 saves in Pittsburgh's 3-1 win. After a shaky performance in Game Three, Fleury was clearly the difference in sending the Penguins home with a three-games-to-one series lead. The Flyers came out hard in the first ten minutes of the game and had three power plays and plenty of quality scoring chances, in the first period, but could not crack the former No. 1 overall pick.
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January 10, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Defenseman Luke Schenn is puzzled and frustrated by the way he has been yanked in and out of the Flyers lineup this season. "I've never experienced anything like this, that's for sure," Schenn said Thursday after the morning skate. "You learn as you go. " Schenn, 25, was acquired in a 2012 trade that sent left winger James van Reimsdyk to Toronto. The defenseman was back in the lineup Thursday against visiting Washington, replacing Andrew MacDonald. Schenn had been a healthy scratch in three of the previous four games, and he was a healthy scratch in four other games - two in November, two in December.
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May 31, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ed Snider, who brought hockey to Philadelphia in 1967 as founder of the Flyers, is battling an unspecified cancer and completed chemotherapy this week, according to several sources. "He's going to work every day and it's treatable," a source in the organization said. The condition is "non-life-threatening" and Snider is "doing well," said Ike Richman, a spokesman for Comcast-Spectacor, the Flyers' parent company. "He is happy and healthy. " Snider's involvement with the team and the company was not affected by his condition or treatment, Richman said.
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January 2, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
RALEIGH, N.C. - Nick Schultz arrived at training camp in September as an unheralded spare, an insurance policy, should disaster strike the Flyers' blue line. Havoc wreaked quickly, starting when Braydon Coburn went down on Opening Night in Boston. Schultz entered the Flyers' lineup in Game No. 2. Now, after revitalizing his career in the following 36 games, he would like to remain a Flyer next season and beyond. Yesterday marked the first day players skating on 1-year contracts could sign an extension into the 2015-16 season, a new wrinkle in the NHL's 2013 collective bargaining agreement.
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January 22, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
CHRIS PRONGER'S name is listed in the media notes before every Flyers game this season, complete with his career point total against that night's opponent and this line: "Has missed the last two seasons due to post-concussion syndrome. " Pronger, of course, works for the NHL these days, yet is still somehow technically a defenseman on this year's Flyer's team - which explains as much or as little about this disastrous season as anything else. That includes the first period of last night's fight-filled, 3-2 overtime victory over Pittsburgh, in which the visiting Penguins outshot the Flyers 17-3, received a 5-minute power play thanks to an incredibly cheap shot by Zac Rinaldo, and yet emerged down a goal.
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January 22, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
JAKE VORACEK joked that he ran into Dave Schultz before the game and he needed to show "The Hammer" he could fight, too. After the NHL's leading scorer was caught with a clean hip check along the boards, Voracek grabbed Rob Scuderi and dropped the gloves. Scuderi covered up and hung on for dear life in his first career fight. At the other end of the ice, Michael Raffl fought Zach Sill. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare pounded Ivy League graduate and professional puncher Bobby Farnham.
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January 22, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Defenseman Brandon Manning, confident after serving previous stints with the big-league team, replaced the injured Nick Schultz in the Flyers' lineup against Pittsburgh on Tuesday. "Knowing all the guys and being comfortable with the area and the rink goes a long way, for sure," Manning said before the game. When he was recalled from the Phantoms on Monday, Manning, 24, had six goals and 25 points, seventh among AHL defensemen. Manning, scheduled to play in the AHL All-Star Game on Monday, also was recalled by the Flyers on Oct. 29 and played in two games.
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January 22, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
There were four fights, including the first of the season for the Flyers' Jake Voracek and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. There were scrums. Lots and lots of scrums. There were legal and illegal hits and nasty words after the whistles. In other words, it was a typical Flyers-Penguins matchup Tuesday night at the earsplitting Wells Fargo Center. "You could tell, game was on," Flyers winger R.J. Umberger said. Final: Flyers 3, Penguins 2, in overtime. Claude Giroux scored with 1 minute, 3 seconds left in overtime, knocking in a rebound to give the Flyers their sixth straight win over Pittsburgh since 2013.
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January 22, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
SPECULATION around the Flyers is growing that defenseman Kimmo Timonen may return to the ice, after all, this season. Timonen, 39, who has been on injured reserve this season due to blood clots, has maintained he would rather retire with his skates on than shoes. So far, after days of deliberation, doctors have not yet told him, or the Flyers, that he cannot resume his career. The Flyers have consulted with multiple doctors and experts since CT scans revealed last Friday that one of the multiple blood clots discovered in his body in August has not yet been fully reabsorbed into his system.
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January 21, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The Flyers and New York Islanders have been chasing their glory days for decades, and one of them has finally put together a team that is a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. Hello, Islanders. The Flyers, setting the tone by allowing the first goal for the ninth time in 10 games, dropped a 7-4 decision to the speedy, upstart Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Monday afternoon. "We made too many mistakes and left the goalie hung out to dry," said former Islanders defenseman Mark Streit, who scored the Flyers' first goal.
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January 21, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Trivia question: Which Flyers defenseman has skated 4 minutes and 10 seconds more than any other player on the team over the last three games? Hint: He did not play for the Islanders at any point in his career. (That covers Mark Streit and Andrew MacDonald.) Hint No. 2: He does not have a brother on the team. (Hello, Luke Schenn.) Hint No. 3: He is not the Minnesota Wild's all-time leader in games played. (Goodbye, Nick Schultz.) The answer is Michael Del Zotto, who has improbably become the Flyers' hottest commodity over the last 3 weeks after sitting out as a healthy scratch 11 times in a 13-game span in December.
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January 21, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Long before leaks in the roof, the unmistakable stench in the decrepit visiting locker room, and the dot-matrix scoreboard the Islanders swore was hanging by a thread, the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum had a mystique about it the first day Craig Berube set foot in there on Jan. 3, 1989. The Islanders were less than 6 years removed from four consecutive Stanley Cups. "I think when you came in here, it was just the aura of the building and the team at the time," Berube said.
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January 21, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The Flyers have virtually fallen out of the playoff race by winning just four of their last 13 games (4-8-1), during which they have had a common theme: awful starts. They fell into a quick 2-0 hole Monday en route to a 7-4 loss to the Islanders. In the last 13 games, the Flyers have allowed the opening goal 11 times, and they have been outscored, 15-4, in the first period. "It just seems like we're kind of waiting around maybe a little bit, and not executing the way we need to be," said defenseman Andrew MacDonald, who had three hits, two blocked shots, and an "even" rating.
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January 20, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
BUFFALO - Two solid periods were enough for the Flyers to defeat woeful Buffalo on Saturday. Three will be needed to stay competitive with the suddenly powerful New York Islanders on Monday afternoon at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. "They have four lines that are rolling and scoring goals, a lot of depth on the back end, and great goaltending, so they're a pretty deep team," said defenseman Michael Del Zotto, who had two assists Saturday in the 4-3 win in Buffalo. "For us, it's going to take a 60-minute effort to win that game.
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