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October 9, 2011 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. - Based on their seven exhibition games and their season-opening, 2-1 win in Boston on Thursday, maybe the Flyers slogan should be, "The Kids Are All Right. " It's unusual to thrust a rookie onto the penalty-killing units, but that's what coach Peter Laviolette did with forwards Sean Couturier and Matt Read - and both were effective in the hard-fought victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions. Couturier, who is just 18, played more time on the penalty kill (4 minutes, 34 seconds)
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January 2, 2014
Thanks to goalie Steve Mason, the Flyers have improved in shootouts this season. Here are Mason's shootout numbers, compared with Ilya Bryzgalov's in his two years with the Flyers.                            Rec.   Shots GA Save % Steve Mason (2013-14)       3-3    20       6       .700 Ilya Bryzgalov (2011-13)      4-7    34        18    .471 Shooters' statistics The Flyers' statistics this season: Shots Goals Shooting % Claude Giroux.
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August 18, 2011
The Flyers announced Wednesday that they will host the Washington Capitals in a preseason rookie game at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Wells Fargo Center. The game will mark the conclusion of a Flyers rookie and prospect camp held before the main Flyers camp, which will begin with on-ice workouts Sept. 17. Prospects scheduled to participate in the camp and game include recently acquired center Brayden Schen; 2011 eighth-overall pick Sean Couturier; 2011 draft picks Nick Cousins, Colin Suellentrop, Marcel Noebels, and Derek Mathers; and Jason Akeson, Oliver Lauridsen, Zac Rinaldo, and Eric Wellwood.
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October 2, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phantoms will play Albany, the New Jersey Devils' AHL affiliate, on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. It is open to the public and free. The Phantoms' lineup will include Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo, Eric Wellwood, Marc-Andre Bourdon, Harry Zolnierczyk and Erik Gustafsson, all of whom spent considerable time with the Flyers last season. The Oct. 11 NHL openers and the first few weeks of the season are expected to be canceled later this week.
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June 22, 2012
Flyers' first-rounders Flyers' low first-round draft pick history since 2000: No. 11 overall 2003: Jeff Carter: 516 GP, 202 G, 175 A. Traded to Columbus on June 23, 2011. No. 19 overall 2008: Luca Sbisa: 195 GP, 7 G, 35 A. Traded to Anaheim on June 26, 2009. No. 22 overall 2006: Claude Giroux: 285 GP, 78 G, 165 A. No. 24 overall 2003: Mike Richards: 527 GP, 151 G, 242 A. Traded to Los Angeles on June 23, 2011.
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July 22, 2013
Sean Couturier, expected to be the Flyers' third-line center, agreed to a two-year contract extension Saturday that will pay him a total of $3.5 million - a $1.75 million cap hit per season. Couturier, 20, could have become a restricted free agent after the 2013-14 season. After a solid rookie year (13 goals, 27 points, plus-18 rating) Couturier went through a sophomore slump in 2013, when he had just four goals, 15 points and a minus-8 rating in 46 games. Before joining the Flyers after the lockout ended, he had 28 points in 31 games with the AHL Adirondack Phantoms last season.
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April 16, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
The NHL's discipline department has been busy thus far in the playoffs, and the hearings will continue. The league has scheduled two separate hearings Tuesday with Penguins forward James Neal and another with forward Arron Asham for their actions in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Flyers. Both players could face suspensions. The series resumes Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center with the Flyers leading three games to none. Neal faces discipline for hits on Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier.
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October 4, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Right winger Wayne Simmonds missed the Flyers' last preseason game Thursday night because of a lower-body injury. Simmonds led the Flyers with 29 goals last season. Coach Craig Berube said Simmonds' status for the season opener Wednesday in Boston was unknown, but it seems a good sign that he will travel with the team Friday to Cape Cod, where the Flyers will have two practices and some bonding activities. Blair Jones, a free-agent signee who has been one of the most pleasant surprises in training camp, replaced Simmonds on a line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read on Thursday.
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January 6, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Injured wingers Michael Raffl and Matt Read did not play Saturday night against Phoenix, causing coach Craig Berube to juggle his lines. Read, who was apparently hit in the head in Calgary, skated briefly in the morning practice but was not feeling well and left the ice. Raffl (concussion) skated and said he is almost ready to return. Both could be in the lineup Tuesday in New Jersey. "I felt good, actually. I didn't expect to feel that good," Raffl said.
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September 23, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Even 33 years later, when you walk into the Herb Brooks Arena, site of Team USA's epic hockey upset of the Soviet Union en route to Olympic gold, you feel your goose bumps rise. You look around at the Olympic flags, the signs that commemorate the victory, the photos of the shaggy-haired kids who created what Sports Illustrated labeled the greatest sporting event in the 20th century, and Al Michaels' voice pops into your brain. Do you believe in miracles?
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November 21, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - While a handful of Flyers players were being interviewed after their listless, 2-0 loss to the New York Rangers Wednesday night, general manager Ron Hextall's X-rated screams could be heard in an adjacent room. Hextall apparently was reading the team the riot act after its third straight defeat. The Flyers were dominated, even though they should have gotten an emotional lift because Claude Giroux was able to fight through an ankle injury and play. In addition, the Rangers rested star goalie Henrik Lundqvist and didn't have their top defenseman, Ryan McDonagh, because of a separated shoulder.
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November 21, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
CLAUDE GIROUX glided through the congratulatory handshakes at the Flyers' bench and smacked himself on the shin pad with his stick. His third-period, power-play one-timer was, finally, an outlet of pent-up frustration. On Wednesday night in New York, his lifeless Flyers made Rangers backup Cam Talbot look like Henrik Lundqvist. Talbot pitched just the fourth shutout of his career, sending general manager Ron Hextall on a postgame tirade in the locker room at Madison Square Garden.
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November 19, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers got some positive news on the injury front Monday: Andrew MacDonald and Luke Schenn, defensemen who will help their sagging penalty-killing unit, were upgraded to "day to day," and there is a possibility they will play Wednesday against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Both practiced Monday in Voorhees. If they don't play Wednesday, they could return Thursday against visiting Minnesota. "They need practice," coach Craig Berube said. Schenn, who injured his left shoulder when hit by Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon on Nov. 8, said "every day is getting a lot better.
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November 18, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
MONTREAL - The Flyers' inability to defend power plays recently has masked the fact that prolific-scoring winger Jake Voracek has become one of the NHL's feel-good stories this season. There have been many players struggling on the penalty kill, including defenseman Braydon Coburn, who has not played well since returning from a foot injury Nov. 8. But Coburn is not alone. "It comes down to details, and every guy has to do his part - and we're not doing it now," defenseman Nick Grossmann said after the Flyers dropped a 6-3 decision Saturday in Montreal.
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November 16, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
MONTREAL - The Flyers' penalty-killing unit is, well, killing them. It happened for the second straight night, this time in a 6-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the earsplitting Bell Centre on Saturday. Montreal scored on its only three power plays as it built a 3-0 lead en route to its fifth straight victory. "Simple things" are costing the Flyers on the penalty kill, winger Matt Read said after the loss. "We have opportunities to clear pucks, and we don't; we're not blocking shots, not moving the puck well, not reading [plays]
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November 14, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Claude Giroux says it will be "really strange" facing former linemate Scott Hartnell when the Flyers meet Columbus on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center. "When we played together, we were always joking about fighting when we played each other," the Flyers' captain said after practice Thursday in Voorhees. "Everybody loved him here in Philly, so it's going to be pretty special for him. " The Flyers will honor Hartnell with a video tribute, and Giroux expects the 32-year-old winger - sent to Columbus for R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round 2015 draft pick in June - to receive a warm reception.
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November 10, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Flyers' fathers joined their sons on a recent two-game trip to Florida, right winger Jake Voracek wondered if he was going to be able to take his usual pregame nap. Voracek was hoping his father, Milo, didn't also decide to get some afternoon shut-eye in their hotel room. "He keeps me up with his snoring," Voracek said. "Snores like crazy. " As it turned out, Voracek was able to get some rest. He looked refreshed that night and, like most games this season, seemed to have more energy than anyone else on the ice. In the first month of the season, opponents have had a difficult time keeping up with the explosive Voracek.
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November 8, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers coach Craig Berube said he will decide after Saturday's morning skate if veteran defenseman Braydon Coburn returns to the lineup that night against visiting Colorado. On one hand, Berube knows Coburn would give the Flyers a defenseman who can keep up with the speedy Avs. On the other hand, if Coburn sits, he will have six more days before the Flyers play again, giving him more time to make sure his injured left foot is ready. Decisions, decisions. "Part of it will be his decision, too," Berube said after three Flyers - Coburn, Andrew MacDonald and Blair Jones - took part in an optional skate Friday at the team's Voorhees practice facility.
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November 8, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BRAYDEN SCHENN blasted down the boards and pickpocketed Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell, giving Campbell a shove on his way toward the slot. Gliding toward the left, Schenn cradled the puck and deftly dished right, in the direction of Sean Couturier's outstretched stick. Panthers netminder Roberto Luongo, sprawled on the still-fresh first-period ice, had little chance as the puck curled around the back of the net smoother than a new stick of deodorant. It was the first glimpse of Schenn's most inspired period of hockey this season.
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November 8, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Defenseman Michael Del Zotto was an unwanted free agent most of the summer, and he finally signed a one-year deal with the Flyers when Kimmo Timonen was sidelined with career-threatening blood clots. It's beginning to look like the best $1.3 million the Flyers have spent in a long time. After a shaky start to the season, Del Zotto has steadied himself, and he continued his strong all-around play Thursday night, helping the Flyers dominate Florida, 4-1, at the Wells Fargo Center.
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