April 20, 2016 |
Washington's overwhelming advantage in special teams has put the Capitals on the brink of sweeping the Flyers in their best-of-seven opening round Stanley Cup series. Once again the Flyers couldn't score on the power play or stop the Capitals when they had the man advantage during Monday's 6-1 loss to the Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center. The Capitals are up three games to none heading into what could be the clinching game Wednesday in Philadelphia. The Flyers are 0 for 13 this series on the power play after failing to score on the five times they had the man advantage on Monday.
March 7, 1989 |
After sewing up the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League title for its fourth consecutive year, the only challenge left for Conestoga's hockey team is ending the regular season with its unbeaten record intact. Despite being seemingly flawless by improving to 15-0-1 with a pair of wins last week, things have not gone as smoothly as they might for your typical undefeated team. It appears that the seams on the Pioneers' near-perfect season have been stretched to the limit, and the reason is simple: Everyone is out to get them.
October 16, 2013 |
The Flyers' power play is 2 for 27, second-worst in the NHL, and has failed to connect in its last 15 attempts. "The power play is all about chemistry, confidence, knowing exactly where everybody is. We didn't practice that in the preseason. At all," defenseman Kimmo Timonen said after Monday's practice in Voorhees. "I knew it was going to be trouble early in the year and it has been. Now it's just a matter of getting back to basics and practice, having meetings, talk, see what everybody's doing wrong.
January 20, 2014 |
SHOOOOOOOOOOT! Watch any power play at the Wells Fargo Center - either in person or on television - and it is the one word you'll hear over and over again, fans urging their favorite players to stop passing in a circle and finally put the puck on net. It is a phenomenon not wholly unique to Philadelphia, but also really not all that common around visiting NHL arenas. It is a topic that always draws a laugh inside the Flyers locker room. They hear it. And they want to score, too. "They always want you to shoot," Wayne Simmonds was saying recently.
November 3, 2015 |
VANCOUVER - The Flyers' special teams have not been very special lately, playing a major part in their tailspin. The Flyers, losers of three straight, are 0 for 10 on the power play in their last four games, and their penalty kill has allowed goals in five consecutive games. The team's power play finished third in the NHL with a 23.4 percent success rate last season. In the first 10 games this year, the Flyers are 24th in the league, clicking at 12.5 percent. "When things aren't going too well, we maybe just try to do too much," left winger Michael Raffl after Sunday's practice at the University of British Columbia.
April 17, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - If the Flyers are going to have any chance to upset top-seeded Washington, they need to jump-start their power play. Excluding the meaningless season finale against the Islanders - both lineups included several players who usually sit in the press box - the Flyers' power play is 0 for 17 in the last five games. In the series-opening 2-0 loss Thursday in Washington, the Flyers were 0 for 4 on the power play, including three failed opportunities in a scoreless opening first period.
April 25, 2014 |
The Flyers' power play struggled at the Wells Fargo Center all season, and that puzzling pattern continued in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers. While on the power play, they managed just four shots on goal, had 10 shots blocked, and went 0 for 5. That will have to change if the Flyers are going to even the series - which the Rangers lead, two games to one - on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center. Coach Craig Berube was satisfied with the amount of zone time the Flyers had during their power plays, but not with the puck movement.
April 26, 2016 |
The Flyers' special teams' failure proved fatal in their series against Washington, which won the opening-round playoff matchup with a 1-0 Game 6 victory Sunday at the electric Wells Fargo Center. With the game scoreless, the Flyers couldn't score on a two-minute five-on-three in the second period, managing just two shots on that power play. "If we don't get through that," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said, "this building probably explodes. " "We just had to find a way to get a goal on the power play," captain Claude Giroux said.
November 8, 2014 |
THE STRANGE statistical anomaly was bound to end. It did last night with the Flyers allowing their first goal of the season at home on the penalty kill, snapping a perfect 19-for-19 start at Wells Fargo Center in seven games. Before that, no Flyer - not even coach Craig Berube - could explain the stark difference in the team's penalty kill at home vs. on the road. Heading into last night's 4-1 win over the Panthers, the Flyers were tied for the NHL's penalty-killing lead at home (17-for-17)