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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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March 31, 2015 | Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
RON HEXTALL remains as a tight-lipped as ever about his vision for the Flyers. He did, however, let one little tease slip last week at a "town hall" style meeting with season-ticketholders, when asked if he could quickly retool the Flyers into a playoff team this summer. "You can plan all you want," Hextall told one group, "but someone else has to buy what you're selling. " You'd have to think the quickest way to reshape the Flyers is to "sell" some of the defensemen on the roster this summer to make room for younger players.
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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 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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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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June 25, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BUFFALO - There is a wall in the Brandon Wheat Kings' weight room at their home rink, Keystone Centre, filled with colorful photos and stats of team alumni. It serves as both a nod to the stars of yesteryear and an ounce of motivation: Put in the work here and you can be on this wall one day. There is a photo of Brian Propp, a message depicting his 194-point season in 1978-79, which still stands as a franchise record. Ivan Provorov has played in Brandon, the only Manitoba-based team in the Western Hockey League, only since committing there last Aug. 14. Yet he became intimately familiar with the wall, absorbing his franchise's 79-year history.
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April 14, 2015 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Columnist
AFTER A disjointed, 82-game slog, the Flyers' season has mercifully come to an end. Here's a player-by-player report card with a peek toward next year: FORWARDS Jakub Voracek Position: right wing Age: 25 (Aug. 15, 1989) Grade: A Contract: 1 year remaining 2015-16 salary: $4.5 million Key stat: Tied for 4th in NHL with 81 points Scoop: Finished 2nd in the NHL in assists (59). Anchored in dead heat to become Flyers' first-ever league-leading scorer since November.
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February 2, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nashville, the NHL's hottest team with 10 wins in its last 11 games, will try to continue the Flyers' home struggles on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Once upon a time, opponents feared facing the Flyers in their South Philly rink, and it wasn't uncommon for foes to mysteriously come down with what was known as the "Philadelphia flu" because they knew a physical, punishing game was ahead of them. Not anymore. The Flyers have won just half of their 22 home games (11-7-4)
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April 17, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
It was one timeout that Peter Laviolette, the master of such things, actually regretted. Never mind that Laviolette's team scored just 55 seconds after he whistled them together, providing a last-minute reminder for the pending five-on-three advantage the Flyers were about to enjoy. Game 3 against Pittsburgh was tied at that point Sunday afternoon. Danny Briere scored to make it 2-1. Less than four minutes later, Briere piled on to make it 3-1. The Flyers never looked back.
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July 1, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a draft in which he was praised, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall made his second deal in three days Monday, sending feisty left winger Zac Rinaldo to Boston for a third-round pick in the 2017 draft. Almost immediately, the Twitter hashtag #InHexyWeTrust began trending in Philadelphia. Rinaldo, 25, supplied energy but lots of ill-advised penalties during his five-year stint with the Flyers. He had a goal, six points, five fights, and 102 penalty minutes in 58 games last season.
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July 1, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Flyer Chris Pronger, the towering, crease-clearing defenseman who played the game on the edge - and sometimes beyond - was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. Pronger, 40, called it "very humbling" to be included alongside the players and builders who were selected. "It's very exciting to think about becoming an honored member; it's certainly something I didn't expect while playing. " Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay, and Peter Karmanos Jr. were also named to the Hall.
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July 1, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
IT WAS late March when Chris Pronger knew there was a chance he'd be honored yesterday. The Hockey Hall of Fame's general voting members ratified new bylaws and clarified bylaw No. 26 - which states an inductee must not play professionally for three years before becoming eligible - to allow players still under contract, but not playing because of injury, to be inducted. Pronger last played in November 2011 because of postconcussion syndrome and hasn't officially retired because his contract as a player runs through 2017.
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July 1, 2015 | By Jeff Neiburg, Daily News Staff Writer
RON HEXTALL has been a busy man since Friday. The Flyers general manager, many say, was one of the biggest winners of the NHL draft. The team entered the weekend with around $2 million in cap space and, after unloading Nicklas Grossmann and Chris Pronger's contract to Arizona, flew home from Sunrise, Fla., with more than $6 million in space. The weekend's momentum carried right into yesterday as the Flyers dealt spunky winger Zac Rinaldo to Boston for a third-round pick in the 2017 draft.
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June 30, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Center Sam Gagner, hoping for some stability for himself and his pregnant wife, wants to remain with the Flyers. General manager Ron Hextall is trying to figure out whether he wants Gagner to stay. Welcome to a bizarre chapter in shaping the Flyers' 2015-16 roster. The Flyers acquired Gagner, 25, and a conditional draft pick from Arizona Saturday for defenseman Nick Grossmann and the final two years of Chris Pronger's contract. In a conference call with reporters Sunday, Gagner called the Flyers a storied franchise, "and if I get a chance to play there, it'd be very exciting.
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June 30, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The acquisition of Sam Gagner has either given Ron Hextall the top-nine forward he coveted or the salary-cap relief he desperately needs. Clarity will come when the free-agent market opens on Wednesday, but it sure sounds like Gagner need not bother looking for local real estate agents just yet. Hextall on Saturday acquired Gagner from Arizona for defenseman Nick Grossmann and the contract of Chris Pronger, who was still on the Flyers' books despite not playing since 2011 because of a career-ending concussion.
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June 29, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
SUNRISE, Fla. - The selection of Ivan Provorov truly represents general manager Ron Hextall's stance that he was taking the best player available with the seventh overall pick in last night's first round. The farm system is lacking in forwards and Provorov is a defenseman. "He has elite hockey sense," Hextall said, "and is a real good competitor. A 200-foot player. " Some scouts considered Provorov, 18, the best blue-liner in the draft. If nothing else, he's one of the few who has been to Lincoln Financial Field for an Eagles game.
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June 29, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - Flyers general manager Ron Hextall made a trade Saturday for a player he's not sure he will keep, and he sent defenseman Chris Pronger - who is currently employed by the NHL's player-safety department - to Arizona as part of the deal. Yes, it was one of the most bizarre trades in Flyers history. The Flyers acquired Sam Gagner, a center who has not lived up to the expectations created by his being drafted sixth overall in 2007, and a conditional draft pick from Arizona for defenseman Nick Grossmann and Pronger's contract.
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June 29, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - Flyers general manager Ron Hextall went to the NHL draft this weekend trying to add speed; get some promising goalie prospects; and, most important, select a defenseman who could someday be a franchise cornerstone. Give Hextall props. He did just that. Some teams had great drafts because of can't-miss selections that fell into their laps (see Edmonton with Connor McDavid and Buffalo with Jack Eichel). But you'd be hard-pressed to find a team that had a better first round than the Flyers, who took defenseman Ivan Provorov at No. 7 and traded up to get speedy right winger Travis Konecny at No. 24. "We're happy, but we'll see in three or four years," Hextall said when asked to evaluate his draft.
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June 28, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - The Flyers got what they wanted - a two-way defenseman who may be NHL-ready and a speedy right winger - in the first round of the NHL draft Friday at the BB&T Center. They selected 6-foot-1, 201-pound Ivan Provorov, a player who may one day be the cornerstone of a terrific defense, with the No. 7 overall pick. They later traded picks No. 29 (first round) and 61 (second round) to Toronto and took right winger Travis Konecny with the 24th selection in the first round.
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