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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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May 5, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
At the top of Flyers general manager Ron Hextall's summer to-do list: upgrading an offense that struggled this season, especially in the playoffs. Truth is, the Flyers could use two new scorers, but that will happen only if Hextall can make a trade because, as it stands, cap restraints will probably allow him to add only one free-agent forward. During the regular season, the Flyers averaged 2.57 goals per game, 22nd in the NHL. In the six-game playoff series against Washington, they managed a total of six goals - and one was an empty-netter, and another was a shot that was going wide but deflected into the net off a Capitals defenseman.
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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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May 5, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
The Flyers' playoff run is over, but Ivan Provorov, the ultra-promising defenseman who could make the team in training camp, is putting the finishing touches on a superb season. Provorov, 19, selected seventh overall in last year's draft, has helped the Brandon Wheat Kings reach the Western Hockey League finals that start Friday against Seattle. Brandon dropped a 7-2 decision to Seattle in the teams' lone regular-season meeting. "We didn't have our best game," Provorov said in a phone interview from Brandon earlier in the week.
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May 21, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Phil Myers probably would have been a first-round pick in next month's NHL draft if the Flyers didn't have the foresight to sign the 6-foot-5, 208-pound free agent during last year's training camp. Since then, the junior-level defenseman has blossomed faster than anyone could have expected, strengthening the Flyers' already-deep group of up-and-coming blue liners. "There's no question" he would have been a first-round selection if he was in this year's draft, said Craig Button, the highly respected draft guru for TSN in Canada.
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April 27, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
When you score a total of five goals, excluding an empty-netter, in a six-game playoff series, you don't need to be Scotty Bowman to assess the Flyers' biggest off-season needs. Here's a look at the team and its wish list heading into next season: Center The Flyers need more scoring here. Put free-agent Steven Stamkos on the Orange and Black, and they would be golden down the middle. But that is probably a pipe dream. David Backes, who can play center or wing but has a bit of mileage on him, is an interesting 6-foot-3, 221-pound free agent who would bump Sean Couturier down to the third line and give the Flyers a quality top three of Claude Giroux, Backes and Couturier.
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June 27, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
To prepare for Friday's NHL draft, to settle on the best way to use that No. 7 overall pick, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has spent plenty of time on the phone with an old teammate, looking to improve what is already perceived to be the organization's long-term position of strength. The Flyers are looking forward to having all those touted prospects on defense join them in the years to come: Travis Sanheim, Shayne Gostisbehere, Robert Hagg, Samuel Morin. Nevertheless, Hextall has been probing the mind of former Flyers defenseman Kerry Huffman - now the director of player development for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League - for insight into Ivan Provorov.
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March 23, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers agreed to terms with defenseman Robert Hagg, their second-round pick last June, to an entry-level contract Friday, and there are indications they are in the hunt for free-agent defenseman Christian Folin of UMass-Lowell. Hagg, 19, who was the youngest regular defenseman in the Sweden Hockey League, will report to the Phantoms on Tuesday, and his three-year entry-level deal will start next season. If Kimmo Timonen retires, Hagg could be in the discussion for a spot with the Flyers next season - though he likely will need a full year of AHL seasoning.
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June 21, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
The Flyers won't pick until 18th in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday, but based on their history and the fact that this is a deep draft, expect them to come home with a player who will be a major contributor down the road. You don't need Scotty Bowman bloodlines to realize the Flyers must get bigger and faster if they want to compete with Pittsburgh, Washington, and the league's other elite teams. "We're going to have some emphasis on skill and size," general manager Ron Hextall said.
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June 18, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
When the offense-challenged Flyers select 18th overall in the first round of the NHL draft next Friday, it is likely they will select a forward. But general manager Ron Hextall insisted they would take the best player available and cautioned that there is danger in picking a player based on the team's most pressing needs. "If you look at the history of the draft, there's a lot of players in the first round that don't play in the league or don't play many games in the league," he said during a news conference at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Thursday.
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June 6, 2016 | Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Because of its sports teams' futility in the early 1970s, Philadelphia was known as the City of Losers. Rick MacLeish and the Flyers helped change that image and started a renaissance on the Philly sports scene with their unexpected march to the 1974 Stanley Cup. MacLeish, 66, died Monday after battling numerous medical problems that hospitalized him for about nine weeks. In Flyers history, the magnitude of MacLeish's impact is not appreciated until you talk to his teammates.
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June 2, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Rick MacLeish, 66, a three-time all-star who scored arguably the biggest goal in Flyers history, died Monday night. Brad Marsh, president of the Flyers Alumni Association, confirmed Tuesday morning that Mr. MacLeish had died. Mr. MacLeish had been battling meningitis and kidney and liver problems, according to his daughter Brianna MacLeish. "Ricky was the most talented player the Flyers had during the 1970s," said Hall of Famer Bob Clarke, who was one of Mr. MacLeish's teammates and is now the team's senior vice president.
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May 28, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The latest goaltender to shepherd his team to the Stanley Cup Finals hadn't been a full-time starter in the NHL until this season and has a name that sounds like a mutual-fund firm. Martin Jones is 26 years old, stands 6-foot-4, and had appeared in all of 20 games for the Los Angeles Kings before the San Jose Sharks acquired him in a trade last June (after he spent four days as a Boston Bruin). The Sharks immediately made him their No. 1 goalie. He played 65 regular-season games and has started all 18 of their playoff games, and his team is in the Finals for the first time in its 24 years of existence.
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May 27, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere seem connected. Both had outstanding chemistry on the Flyers' top power-play unit this season, and both recently underwent hip and abdominal surgeries on the same day. And both could be added to their respective World Cup of Hockey teams this week. The 23-man rosters must be finalized by Friday. The eight-team, two-week tournament will be held in Toronto from Sept. 17 to Oct 1. Each team will carry 20 skaters and three goalies. Teams announced their first 16 roster selections in March.
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May 21, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Phil Myers probably would have been a first-round pick in next month's NHL draft if the Flyers didn't have the foresight to sign the 6-foot-5, 208-pound free agent during last year's training camp. Since then, the junior-level defenseman has blossomed faster than anyone could have expected, strengthening the Flyers' already-deep group of up-and-coming blue liners. "There's no question" he would have been a first-round selection if he was in this year's draft, said Craig Button, the highly respected draft guru for TSN in Canada.
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May 19, 2016
The Flyers announced their 2016 preseason schedule on Tuesday. It is highlighted by home games against the New York Islanders, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Flyers 2016 Preseason Schedule Home games at the Wells Fargo Center   SEPTEMBER 26 (split squad) at New Jersey, 7    p.m. and at N.Y. Islanders, 7          p.m. 27 N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. 28 vs. New Jersey, PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. 7 p.m. OCTOBER 1 Boston, 7 p.m. 3 N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. 6 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. 8 at Boston, 5 p.m.  
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May 18, 2016
The Flyers, who will celebrate their 50th anniversary next season, announced Monday they will host the New Jersey Devils in a Sept. 28 preseason game at the PPL Center in Allentown. The arena is the home of the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Last Sept. 21, the Flyers scored a 5-3 preseason win over the Islanders at the PPL Center. - Sam Carchidi
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May 15, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITER
Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was charged last week with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Medvedev, 33, is charged with having a blood alcohol content of more than .16 percent - more than double the legal limit for drivers - when he was stopped by Lower Moreland police last month, according to court documents. Medvedev is a Russian national who signed a one-year contract with the Flyers last May. Police said he was driving on Byberry Road in Lower Moreland Township early one morning last month when he was stopped by police.
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