September 21, 2016 |
Many Flyers fans want the team to continue injecting young defensemen into the lineup. Last Nov. 14, after an injury to Mark Streit, Shayne Gostisbehere was promoted from the AHL's Phantoms, and he jump-started the team. Gostisbehere scored 17 goals - a rookie record for a Flyers defenseman - and finished second in the race for rookie of the year. Now it could be Ivan Provorov's turn to be a rookie defenseman in the spotlight. But first he must prove to cautious general manager Ron Hextall and his staff that he deserves a roster spot.
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.
April 12, 2016 |
NEW YORK - For the first time in 25 days, Michal Neuvirth was in the net as the Flyers finished their regular season Sunday night against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center. Neuvirth, who had been sidelined by a knee injury, got a start to get some of the rust off in case he is needed in the playoffs. The Czech Republic native wasn't tested much, however, as the Flyers overcame a two-goal deficit and defeated the tank-happy Islanders, 5-2, as Michael Raffl collected a goal and two assists.
April 8, 2016 |
SATURDAY vs. Pittsburgh, 3 p.m., NBC At Wells Fargo Center Season series: Pittsburgh has won all three, including Sunday's decisive 6-2 win in Pittsburgh . . . Pittsburgh won this year's only meeting at the WFC, 4-1 on March 19 . . . The Flyers were 3-for-6 on the powerplay in the first game, 0-for-5 in the most recent two . . . Pittsburgh's power play was 3-for-9 . . . The Flyers came into the season with an eight-game winning...
March 24, 2016 |
Beware of the glare was the dominant message we heard about Dave Hakstol before he arrived in Philadelphia. It was the kind of warning that made you think the Flyers had hired an untrained pit bull as their 19th head coach. Do or say the wrong thing and he might attach himself to your left leg and never let go. It was false advertising. With just 10 games left in the regular season and the Flyers in the midst of a fight for their playoff lives, the players have learned that the glare is tremendously overrated.
March 23, 2016 |
NEW YORK - The Flyers bounced back from Saturday's disappointing loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins and received a major offensive boost from an unlikely source. Defenseman Brandon Manning broke a 1-1 tie in the second period with his first career NHL goal as the Flyers defeated the New York Islanders, 4-1, Monday night at the Barclays Center. The Flyers crept closer to the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. They are within one point of the Detroit Red Wings for the second wild card.
February 16, 2016 |
NEW YORK - After being promoted from Lehigh Valley for the second time this season, defenseman Andrew MacDonald returned to the Flyers' lineup Sunday night against the New York Rangers. This time, he could stay there for a while. With Michael Del Zotto sidelined for several weeks (or longer) with an apparent wrist injury, MacDonald figures to get lots of playing time. He was paired Sunday with rookie phenom Shayne Gostisbehere, who was his partner for 14 games with the Phantoms before "Ghost" was recalled Nov. 14. "It's good any time you have familiarity with your partner," MacDonald said before the game at Madison Square Garden.
January 25, 2016 |
NEW YORK - The Flyers went home Saturday without a point, but unlike their previous two games, against Toronto and Pittsburgh, they had a valid reason for being shut out this time: You can't get a point if you don't play. Before they boarded a morning team bus from their Manhattan hotel to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Flyers found out that Saturday's snowstorm had forced the postponement of their game against the New York Islanders. No makeup date was set. The Flyers and Islanders are both off Sunday, but that date was unavailable because the Brooklyn Nets play the Oklahoma City Thunder at 3:30 p.m. Despite the postponement, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol put his team through a morning practice at the Barclays Center.
January 24, 2016 |
The Flyers' strong even-strength play helped fuel their recent 5-0-1 surge, but it has regressed dramatically in the last two games. As a result, they will take a two-game losing streak into Saturday's matchup against the New York Islanders in Brooklyn. "You have to be better in the five-on-five," winger Jake Voracek said after the Flyers squandered an early 2-0 lead and fell to Pittsburgh, 4-3, at the Consol Energy Center on Thursday. "But we can't hang our heads here. " The Flyers have been outscored at even-strength, 5-1, over their last two games - 3-1 by Toronto, and 2-0 by the Penguins.
January 11, 2016 |
If the Flyers are going to make a playoff push, the time has arrived. They started a stretch Saturday afternoon in which they play 10 straight Eastern Conference rivals. Beginning the day three points out of an Eastern Conference wild-card spot, they inched closer with a workmanlike, 4-0 win over the New York Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center. Matt Read recorded a goal and two assists, and Steve Mason notched his third shutout of the season as the Flyers extended their winning streak to three games - one shy of their longest of the season.