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February 3, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds missed Saturday's game against Carolina because of a concussion suffered when he was elbowed by John Erskine during Friday's 3-2 loss in Washington, general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed. Simmonds, who missed the last two-plus periods against the Capitals, will be reevaluated Sunday, Holmgren said, adding that Simmonds has head and neck injuries. "It's disappointing," coach Peter Laviolette said before the game. "We certainly can use him in the lineup right now with his ability to score, and his physical presence.
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August 17, 2012 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer
WAYNE Simmonds did not flinch. Even in the middle of tenuous labor negotiations between the NHL and its players' association, Simmonds said he did not need to think long when Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren dangled a 6-year contract extension. "Just to be a part of the Flyers organization for a substantial amount of time," Simmonds said, "I jumped on it. " Simmonds jumped into Philadelphia's hockey scene headfirst last season, producing new career-highs in goals (28) and points (49)
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September 23, 2011 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
DETROIT - The Flyers are rallying around teammate Wayne Simmonds, the right winger at the center of an apparent racial incident during Thursday night's exhibition game in London, Ontario. Simmonds, 23, one of the few black players in the NHL, had a banana thrown at him from the stands as he went in on a breakaway to start the shootout against Detroit. Simmonds scored, but the Flyers lost the game, 4-3. Simmonds said after the game - and again on Friday after the morning skate in Detroit - that he wants to move past the incident and not rehash it anymore.
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April 21, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes, underachieving teams that have tumbled out of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, played a meaningless game Saturday night at PNC Arena. But don't tell that to Wayne Simmonds. The 24-year-old right winger scored his first career hat trick, sparking the Flyers to a 5-3 victory over the Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Simmonds had such a good night that even when he blocked a shot it led to a Flyers goal. He finished with a career-high four points.
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October 15, 2011 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most of the attention has been on former Flyers captain Mike Richards' return to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night with the Los Angeles Kings. But another player who will be on the ice was a big part of the blockbuster summer trade: hard-nosed Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds. Acquired from the Kings with Brayden Schenn and a No. 2 pick in 2012, Simmonds will face his former teammates for the first time. "It's my old team, and I have a little bit to prove, but I think it's more that we have to focus on our team game," Simmonds said after Friday's practice in Voorhees.
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December 20, 2011 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
DENVER - The Flyers' five-game road winning streak was snapped Monday night, but they used some late theatrics to salvage a point at the Pepsi Center. Colorado escaped with a 3-2 shootout win, scoring on all three shots against Ilya Bryzgalov after the overtime. "I hate shootouts," Bryzgalov said after the Avs' sixth straight home win. Danny Briere and James van Riemsdyk scored in the shootout, but Matt Read's shot hit the crossbar. Ryan O'Reilly had the game-winner in the shootout.
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April 22, 2012
Here is staff writer Sam Carchidi's key to the game:   For the Flyers, containing the Jordan Staal line - which has been more effective than the heralded Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby units - and getting better production from Danny Briere and his linemates. Briere, Brayden Schenn, and Wayne Simmonds are a combined minus-16 in the last two games.
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June 24, 2011
The trades: Mike Richards to Los Angeles Kings for center Brayden Schenn, right wing Wayne Simmonds and a 2012 second-round pick. Jeff Carter to Columbus for right wing Jakub Voracek and the Blue Jackets' first-round pick (eighth overall) and third-round pick in this weekend's draft. The signing: Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a 9-year, $51 million deal
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March 16, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eleven seconds into the third period, hundreds of hats were thrown onto the ice after Flyers center Brayden Schenn apparently scored the first hat trick of his career. As it turned out, Schenn will have to wait to accomplish the feat. The fans didn't seem to mind. They got to watch the Flyers continue their surprising domination of the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. Flyers 7, Red Wings 2. Seconds after Schenn scored his "third" goal, Lou Nolan announced that his first goal had been changed and was being credited to Wayne Simmonds.
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March 13, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers' much-maligned defense has played better lately, but their offense has not responded, causing the team to fall out of the playoff race. "We're not finishing, not executing - especially me," said second-line center Sean Couturier after Wednesday's practice in Voorhees. "I've been having a lot of quality scoring chances lately and haven't been finishing. . . . I think all year, we've been through stretches where we're not executing, we're not finishing. It's not always about competing.
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March 13, 2015
ST. LOUIS - Talk to those closest to Claude Giroux and they'll tell you that the person in front of the camera and front-and-center for questions after a gut-wrenching loss isn't always the same away from the microphones. Like, that time last April, a family member caught a ride home from Giroux after a Stanley Cup playoff loss the Rangers. The entire 15-minute trip, from South Philadelphia to Center City, Giroux slammed his fists on the steering wheel and cursed up a blue streak - in French.
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March 12, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
R.J. UMBERGER ran his fingers through his hair and sighed. After he had struggled through 67 games this season, coach Craig Berube's patience ran out. He was a healthy scratch last night for the first time this season. That it's been a tough year is an understatement, Umberger saying he's been bothered "more than anyone knows. " Umberger, 32, has nine goals and six assists for a career-worst 15 points. He collected more points than that (18) in a subpar, 48-game, lockout-shortened season in 2012-13.
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March 11, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the flawed Flyers, their Lost Weekend - an excruciating overtime defeat in Boston, a pitiful performance in New Jersey - was a microcosm of their inconsistent season. Their penalty kill, which was the worst in the league for most of the season's first half, deserted them in their most important shift of the year, allowing Boston to tie the game with 14.1 seconds left in regulation Saturday. Their offense, inconsistent all season, continued to lack a finishing touch and showed first-year general manager Ron Hextall he desperately needs to add a consistent top-six forward over the summer.
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March 10, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
NEWARK, N.J. - Wayne Simmonds did his best to keep it together in the Flyers' church-quiet dressing room. The only audible noise came from the running water of the shower and zippers of hurriedly packed equipment bags. You could almost see the steam building up behind his ears. "Not good enough," he said. Hard to tell, really, if he was talking about the night, the lost weekend or the entire season. Probably all three. "It's a bad feeling," Simmonds said. "It's definitely not the way we envisioned it. Today was awful.
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March 10, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
NEWARK , N.J. - Finally, the season is dead. The certificate will record the time of death as 7:38 p.m., March 8, 2015. Cause: hangover. The Flyers had chased the final playoff spot for months. They were dispirited after a collapse the day before in Boston. They were trailing by two goals in the third period. Then they turned the puck over at the Devils' blue line and surrendered a two-on-none rush. Steve Mason, as usual, had no chance. The goal gave the Devils a 4-1 lead with just under 15 minutes to play.
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February 28, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - The Flyers dominated the game, but couldn't finish enough of their numerous scoring chances Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre. That's the abridged version of the team's latest failure to beat one of the NHL's worst teams. Toronto 3, Flyers 2. The Flyers lost despite having 49 shots on goal to the Maple Leafs' 17. "We did a lot of good things. We put pucks on net," said captain Claude Giroux, who had Jake Voracek back on his line in the second half of the game.
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February 27, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
TORONTO - If the death of the Flyers' playoff chances was greatly exaggerated in December, or even at the All-Star break a month ago, it almost surely is not now. Losing back-to-back games to two of the worst teams in hockey - teams that aren't even necessarily trying to win - will do that. The Maple Leafs and Hurricanes are more interested in pingpong balls for draft stud Connor McDavid than meaningless points in the dog days of the season. Last night was a little different than Tuesday in Carolina, or even the two abysmal letdowns last week.
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February 26, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
RALEIGH, N.C. - Long after most of his teammates filed out to the team bus, Mark Streit sat in a stall inside the Flyers' cramped locker room at PNC Arena after his shower. He conversed quietly with Braydon Coburn. Streit paused to knot his tie and tug on his suit jacket, but mostly shook his head in disgust. He was not alone. Two days after whittling the Bruins' edge on the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot down to two points, the bipolar Flyers fell, 4-1, to the 27th-place Hurricanes last night.
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