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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 4, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
My favorite Flexible Flyer story involves a boy's bravado, an icy hill, and a front tooth. On a snowy afternoon in 1964, as I commanded my younger brothers to watch how fast I could go, my smile collided with a crusty chunk of Massachusetts winter. Undaunted, I sledded on until dusk - a testament to the thrill of hurtling downhill atop the invention of Moorestown industrialist Samuel L. Allen. "Everybody who visits this exhibit has a story, it seems," says Joseph Galbraith, with whom I'm sharing my childhood recollections as we tour the "Flexible Flyer Sled Museum" at the Moorestown Library.
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March 16, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is a positive to the Flyers' falling out of playoff contention: They now will be part of the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. By all accounts, McDavid, a speedy 6-foot, 195-pound center, is a franchise cornerstone, a player who is being compared to (gulp) Sidney Crosby. Thanks to their Great Meltdown Against League Lightweights, the Flyers will be in the April draft lottery. They have the league's eighth-worst record, and if they stay there, they would have a 6 percent chance to get the No. 1 overall pick.
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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)
SPORTS
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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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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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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March 22, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
EDMONTON, Alberta - The Flyers are broken, and it would be surprising if the organization doesn't hire another coach to try to put them back together. Coach Craig Berube is a good hockey man with strong principles, but he has lost this flawed team. Many of the players are upset with Berube's singling out goalie Steve Mason three times in the team's eighth consecutive road loss, a 4-1 defeat in Calgary on Thursday. Berube has not seen eye-to-eye with Mason recently, and he seemingly took it out on his goalie Thursday by pulling him late in the second period after Mason allowed the second goal on a shot he still hasn't seen.
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March 22, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
EDMONTON, Alberta - Flyers captain Claude Giroux said Thursday's players-only meeting was to "get everybody on the same page. " The meeting was held after the Flyers dropped a 4-1 decision in Calgary, their eighth straight road loss. "Sometimes it's good for the players to speak up and say what they think. Everyone is frustrated. Everyone is not happy with the situation," said Giroux, whose team plays in Edmonton on Saturday night. "Nine games left and we have to get our things together.
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March 21, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
CALGARY, Alberta - Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau took over the NHL rookie scoring lead Thursday night - at the expense of the team he followed while growing up in South Jersey. Gaudreau had a goal and two assists as the Flames whipped the down-and-out Flyers, 4-1, at the Saddledome. "He keeps getting better, and I think we're far from seeing him at [his best]," Calgary coach Bob Hartley said. "He has the ability to get open, he wants to learn, and he's a competitor. You put all this together and you have quite a player.
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March 21, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
CALGARY, Alberta - Paul Holmgren, elevated to club president last May, has no regrets about leaving the Flyers general manager's job and handing the reins to Ron Hextall. Making his second trip with the team this season because he wanted to be at ceremonies Tuesday in Vancouver honoring his good friend, the late Pat Quinn, Holmgren said he likes the new challenges of being the Flyers president. "I still feel a part of things," Holmgren said Thursday before the game against the Flames.
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March 20, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
CALGARY, Alberta - The Flyers lost another road game Tuesday, but center Nick Cousins couldn't be blamed. Making his NHL debut, Cousins played a solid two-way game as the Flyers fell to Vancouver, 4-1, and suffered their seventh consecutive road defeat. In 10 minutes, 4 seconds of action, Cousins had one shot and won 5 of 6 faceoffs, and nearly gave the Flyers a 2-0 second-period lead, getting denied by goalie Eddie Lack's impressive glove save. "I thought he was very good," coach Craig Berube said of Cousins.
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March 20, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
CALGARY - Normally, the return of yet another defenseman to the Flyers' lineup would induce a quiet groan from the stall of Carlo Colaiacovo. Just about every time one has healed up enough to get back on the ice, Colaiacovo would receive a tap on the shoulder, letting him know he's the odd man out. But when Michael Del Zotto returned last night, Colaiacovo beat the numbers game for the first time all season. In fact, he has played so well over the past 2 weeks that he changed the numbers, with Craig Berube opting to go with seven defensemen and 11 forwards last night against the Flames rather than the usual six and 12. Vinny Lecavalier sat instead as a healthy scratch.
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March 19, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
VANCOUVER - Aside from maybe the New York Rangers, who missed the Stanley Cup playoffs because of it in 2010, no team in the NHL has hated the shootout more than the Flyers. Now, after a decade of torture, the rest of the other 28 teams have had enough. At the NHL's general managers meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., yesterday, the 30 executives voted to recommend a change to overtime to include three-on-three play as a way to reduce the number of shootouts deciding games. Last March, the GMs tried a different tweak - switching ends to induce a long line change in the hope of ending games - but it resulted in only 0.8 percent fewer shootouts this season.
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March 19, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
VANCOUVER - Since late November, the Flyers have worn an orange shamrock with the initials "PQ" on the back of their helmets to honor the legacy of former coach Pat Quinn. It was fitting, then, that the teams with two of Quinn's deepest ties met last night on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate the life of the "Big Irishman. " Quinn, the man who led the Flyers (1980) and the Canucks (1994) to the Stanley Cup finals, passed away on Nov. 23, 2014, at Vancouver General Hospital after a long illness.
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March 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Flyers' road woes continued Tuesday night in Vancouver, and once again they failed to give goalie Steve Mason much offensive support. Right winger Alex Burrows scored two third-period goals 17 seconds apart, snapping a 1-1 tie and sparking the Canucks to a hard-earned 4-1 win at Rogers Arena. It was the Flyers' seventh straight road loss (0-5-2); they slipped to 9-19-9 on the road, where they haven't won since a 2-1 victory in Buffalo on Feb. 15. Mason (31 saves)
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March 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
VANCOUVER - Believing that too many games are decided in shootouts, NHL general managers have recommended that at least part of overtimes feature three-on-three play, a format that would have to be approved by the players association. The Flyers seem to favor the new format, which would create wide-open play and reduce the number of shootouts. The Flyers are 3-9 in shootouts this season and an NHL-worst 30-60 since the rule was adopted in 2005-06. "Considering our shootout record, it might help," Flyers coach Craig Berube said Tuesday after the team's morning skate.
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