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  1. Defenseman Signing Day: Flyers ink MacDonald to big-money extension, Gostisbehere to entry-level deal

    Apr 15, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT


    Sure, the Stanley Cup Playoffs start for the Philadelphia Flyers in two days and all, but there was some pretty interesting news out of Flyerland today that had nothing to do with the upcoming series with the New York Rangers. The news actually involved contracts for defensemen that have generated a ton of chatter lately.…

  2. Miley Cyrus forced to switch Philly show dates as Flyers-Rangers take priority over Bangerz Tour

    Apr 14, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

    Miley Cyrus

    Since it was the last weekend of the regular season and playoff positioning still needed to be determined, this past weekend figured to be a pretty busy one for the Philadelphia Flyers. It turned out to be all that and then some. First, there was the 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins this past Saturday…

  3. 3 Stars: Flyers blow chance for home ice in first round with loss at Lightning

    Apr 11, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT


    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. from the perspective of two players and one unit that struggled mightily in the third period.   That third period sure was ugly on Thursday night. For even more of a…

  4. Looking at potential Flyers’ playoff opponents

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT


    Go ahead. Take a deep breath and exhale because after a recent, late-season stretch where doubt crept in, the Philadelphia Flyers are heading back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 17th time in the last 19 years after they clinched a spot by virtue of their 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers last night…

  5. 3 Stars: Sloppy Flyers shutout by Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets in uninspiring performance

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT


    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2-0 loss – their third straight and second straight shutout – to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center through the perspective of two players and one suddenly struggling special-teams unit. Unlike the Flyers’ previous two losses when they hung with the NHL’s two best…

  6. 3 Stars: Flyers go toe-to-toe with Western Conference-best Blues but fall again in shootout

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT


    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ 1-0 shootout loss to the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night at Scottrade Center in St. Louis through the perspective of three players who had an impact on the game.   Much like this past Sunday’s contest with the visiting Boston Bruins, that was one heck of…

  7. 3 Stars: Lecavalier, Flyers storm back late but fall to league-leading Bruins in shootout

    Mar 30, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT


    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-3 shootout loss to the NHL-leading Boston Bruins on Sunday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center from the perspective of three players who each made a major impact on the game. Despite the outcome, that was an awesome hockey game. It had everything a hockey fan could ever want. Can…

  8. If the Flyers win tonight former boxing champ Riddick Bowe is going to beat some [butts]

    Mar 28, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT


    Where to even begin with this? There’s just so much going here. The guys over at Broad Street Hockey had quite the exchange on twitter yesterday with former professional boxing champion Riddick Bowe, who you may remember from such matches as the “Fan Man” fight and his other bouts with Evander Holyfield. They asked Bowe,…

  9. 3 Stars: Rangers flatten Flyers in crucial Metropolitan Division matchup at MSG

    Mar 27, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT


    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ 3-1 loss to the rival New York Rangers on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City through the perspective of crippling turnovers, a group of players that were hardly noticeable and one dominant goaltender. In what could quite possibly have been their biggest game of the season, the…

  10. Tonight’s game in New York against rival Rangers a must-win for Flyers

    Mar 26, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT


    Don’t touch the Philadelphia Flyers, because they’ve been on fire. It’s no secret around town and, more importantly, around the NHL how well the Flyers have been playing in recent weeks. As a matter of fact, to say they are playing well could be an understatement. Since March 1, the Flyers have posted an impressive…

  11. 3 Stars: Flyers push win streak to five with statement win over NHL-best Blues

    Mar 22, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT


    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-1 victory over the league-leading St. Louis Blues on Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center from the perspective of two players and one whistle-happy referee. You guys smell that? That smells like a five-game winning streak, all against some of the best the NHL has to offer. 3. Francois…

  12. It’s time to start talking about Claude Giroux in the MVP conversation

    Mar 20, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT


    On Dec. 11, the Philadelphia Flyers were embarrassed by the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, 7-2, in the Windy City and in front of a national television audience. This past Tuesday night, the Flyers held those same Blackhawks in check and eventually won an overtime thriller in South Philly when Claude Giroux sniped a…

  13. 3 Stars: Claude Giroux’s filthy snipe pushes Flyers past Blackhawks in OT

    Mar 19, 2014, 9:05 AM EDT

    Claude Giroux, Vincent Lecavalier, Antti Raanta

    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’  3-2 overtime victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center from the perspective of three players. You guys catch your breath yet after that one? 3. Ray Emery Steve Mason had started eight straight games so Flyers head coach Craig Berube…

  14. The Flyers need more of the Steve Mason they got this past weekend against the Penguins

    Mar 17, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    Mar 15, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) takes a break against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Penguins, 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

    Why is the sky blue? Did the chicken or the egg come first? What happened to the dinosaurs? Who will solve the Flyers’ goaltending woes of the last two decades or so? The last one of those great historical questions was seemingly answered in the last six months and the answer is Steve Mason. The…

  15. 3 Stars: Lethal special teams strike again as Flyers complete weekend sweep of Penguins

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT


    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-3 victory over the hated, intrastate rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh from the perspective of three players. Let’s get this out of the way now: Man, did the linesman ever dodge a bullet when Sidney Crosby’s tip-in the waning seconds hit the…

  16. 3 Stars: Giroux, Voracek pace Flyers to complete feisty home-and-home sweep of Capitals

    Mar 6, 2014, 8:32 AM EDT


    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’  6-4 victory over the visiting Washington Capitals on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center from the perspective of three players. First things first, if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to check out the video of the line brawl – the second of the season between these two…

  17. Video: Flyers and Capitals engage in line brawl for second time this season

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT


    As you may know, the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals aren’t too fond of each another, especially now that they are division rivals yet again. You may recall their infamous line brawl in November that saw Ray Emery pummel Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during a 7-0 Capitals whitewashing. Well, the unfriendliness boiled over in the…

  18. Flyers Trade Deadline Rumors: Let’s talk about these Ryan Kesler trade rumblings

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT


    The NHL trade deadline is tomorrow afternoon. That means you should expect to hear Philadelphia Flyers mentioned pretty frequently over the next 24 hours. Let’s face it, they’re the Flyers and are in on almost every big fish out on the market. Well, the biggest fish on the market this year is Vancouver Canucks center…

  19. Push to the playoffs: Breaking down the Flyers’ remaining schedule

    Feb 27, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

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    *Leading up to the Flyers’ return to the ice from the Olympic break on Thursday night and the official start of their playoff push, we’re going to break down different parts of the team and where they stand with 23 games left in the regular season. Today’s focus: the Orange and Black’s remaining schedule and…

  20. Push to the playoffs: Looking at the Flyers’ defense and goaltending

    Feb 25, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT


    *Leading up to the Flyers’ return to the ice from the Olympic break on Thursday night and the official start of their playoff push, we’re going to break down different parts of the team and where they stand with 23 games left in the regular season. Today’s focus: the defensemen, penalty kill and goaltending. *…

  21. Push to the playoffs: Where things stand with the Flyers’ offense

    Feb 24, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT


    *Leading up to the Flyers’ return to the ice from the Olympic break on Thursday night and the official start of their playoff push, we’re going to break down different parts of the team and where they stand with 23 games left in the regular season. Today’s focus: the forwards, offense and power play. *…

  22. Not today, USA: Canada stifles U.S. to crush America’s gold medal dreams in Sochi

    Feb 21, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT


    That sweet revenge that American hockey fans have been yearning for since Vancouver in 2010? Well, it’ll have to wait until 2018 in South Korea because Friday just wasn’t the Americans’ day in Sochi. A second-period tip-in from Jamie Benn proved to be the death knell as Canada smothered the United States into submission, 1-0,…

  23. U.S. dominates Czech Republic and Canada survives Latvia to set up Olympic semis clash in Sochi

    Feb 19, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

    It’s the one Olympic matchup every American hockey fan has wanted for almost four years now and, by virtue of Wednesday’s respective results in Sochi, it’s less than 48 hours away. The United States whitewashed Jake Voracek, Jaromir Jagr and the rest of the Czech Republic, 5-2, and Canada hung on for a 2-1 over…

  24. Keith Jones would like to be the Russian Olympic mascot

    Feb 17, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT


    As you may know, the Winter Olympics are underway in Sochi and will continue for about another week or so. What you may not know is that these Sochi Olympics have mascots and they are terrifying. The most terrifying of those mascots may be this creepy polar bear with disproportioned facial features that Deadspin has…

  25. The Flyers fan’s guide to the Olympic hockey tournament

    Feb 11, 2014, 7:27 PM EDT

    Remember four years ago back in Vancouver when that player who plays on the other side of Pennsylvania and whose name shall not be mentioned drove the stake through America’s hockey heart with an overtime goal to give the Olympic gold medal to our neighbors from the Great White North? While some people out there…