Feb 23, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT
Scott Hartnell played his first game back with the Flyers this afternoon and attempted to get rid of the rest caused from all of that time spent throwing his remote control at the TV. No, really. That’s what he said he was doing while not playing. Hartsy returned to the ice with a new tinted…
Feb 23, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT
With their run of 19 games in 34 days behind them, the Flyers got back on track Saturday, coming back to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3. It was their first win of the season when trailing or tied after two periods. The Flyers had to overcome another slow start, falling behind 1-0 in the first…
Feb 22, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT
The Flyers are 8-10-1 through 19 games, standing on the outside of the postseason picture looking in, and many observers are wondering if this is even a good team. Our own Tim Panaccio questioned earlier this week whether or not they can get it done as currently constructed, and as of Friday the Daily News’…
Feb 22, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT
I mean, do you want to argue about it? It just seems like a fact to me. Facts are simple and facts are straight. The above statement, “Philadelphia is undoubtedly the best sports town in America.” is No. 8 on the list of “twenty sentences guaranteed to start an argument on the Internet” as comprised…
Feb 22, 2013, 3:21 AM EDT
If it’s possible to be both cautiously optimistic while simultaneously expecting the worst, that range of emotions would probably best describe the feeling heading into the Flyers’ Thursday night date with the Florida Panthers. Regardless, lowered expectations will do little to combat the unpleasant taste that follows a 5-2 loss, especially to an opponent who…
Feb 21, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT
You can’t blame the Flyers for maybe feeling a little physically and emotionally drained the day after their 6-5 slobber-knocker against the Penguins in Pittsburgh. The show must go on though, and the troops will turn right around to host the Florida Panthers at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night. This is already the…
Feb 21, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT
We’ve played the Penguinfreude game before, and we’ll play it again. Honestly, it’s a good game. Today’s quote roundup comes from this lede and this close in two separate articles from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Many believe a two-goal lead is the most dangerous in hockey. Others contend a three-goal edge has that distinction. Truth is,…
Feb 21, 2013, 3:49 AM EDT
Bad news first: the cost of victory. Perhaps overshadowed somewhat by the exuberance over the Flyers’ 6-5 win in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night was the loss of Matt Read to an upper-body injury. Read left the game after a hit by Penguins forward Chris Kunitz late in the first period and did not return. Tim…
Feb 21, 2013, 12:20 AM EDT
Warning in advance: there is no way a summary of Wednesday night’s tilt between the Flyers and Penguins could ever do the action justice – particularly the wild third period that had fans of every allegiance on the edge of their seats literally until the final horn sounded a 6-5 victory for Orange & Black…
Feb 20, 2013, 8:47 PM EDT
Prior to tonight’s game in Pittsburgh, Wayne Simmonds talked about the rivalry games with the Pens being the types of contests he loves to play in. He showed it in the first two periods by going out and scoring a goal, dropping gloves with Tanner Glass, and later assisting on the go-ahead goal to complete…
Feb 20, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT
“It’s more intense than anything I had in the Western Conference,” Wayne Simmonds told the Inquirer. “Anaheim was our biggest rivalry when I played with L.A. But last year, when I stepped on the ice, it felt like both teams wanted to take each others’ heads off. It definitely makes for exciting hockey for the…
Feb 20, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT
Before training camp got underway, before the lockout even started, when we were penciling in names for who might replace Jaromir Jagr on the Flyers’ top line, Jakub Voracek seemed a favorite. It’s been a long time coming, but when Voracek was paired with captain Claude Giroux on Monday, the two of them showcased why…
Feb 18, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT
It wasn’t quite his opening shift in Game 6 of last season’s quarterfinals, but Claude Giroux knows how to make an entrance. Two days after ripping his teammates for “going through the motions,” Giroux threw his body around, corralled a slap-pass from Matt Read and beat goaltender Evgeni Nabokov just 26 seconds into the Flyers’…
Feb 18, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT
Zoo With Roy probably summed up our initial reaction the best: ISLANDERS BROADCAST JUST SHOWED MR MET AND SAID THE PHILLIE PHANATIC WAS AN “OVERRATED WASHED UP HACK” LET’S GO BURN IT DOWN — Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) February 18, 2013 Actually, when you listen to the comment in context, it was a lot more…
Feb 18, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT
We wanted to talk a little today about the increasingly dire situation the Flyers find themselves at the season’s one-third mark, coming off of a deflating collapse in New Jersey followed by a no-show effort in Montreal over the weekend. As it turns out though, the Orange & Black are right back in action this…
Feb 16, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT
Thanks to their huge letdown on Friday, not only did the Flyers miss out on a quality opportunity to make up ground in the standings, but it puts added pressure on the club to come away with points in the second half of a back-to-back. That’s no simple task considering they’re on the road and…
Feb 15, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT
You often have to wonder how the New Jersey Devils do it. Their goaltender is 40, and their best player departed during free agency, yet the 2012 Stanley Cup Finalists rarely show signs of slowing down. With 19 points and an 8-2-3 record, the Devils sit atop the Eastern Conference once again. It’s early, but…
Feb 14, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT
Oh, man. If you didn’t already miss seeing Jaromir Jagr in orange and black this season, this amazing group of fans in Calgary last night will surely make you long for the days of the Jagr Salute in Philadelphia.
Feb 14, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT
With today being Valentine’s day and with the growing trend of legendary Flyers goalies sharing their one-of-a-kind love advice, we have a special note for you lovers from none other than former Flyer great Ron Hextall.
Okay dorks, listen up. Let’s forget my career with the Philadelphia Flyers. The goals I scored, the clanging of pipes, giving Chris Chelios nitemares for the rest of his life. Even though these events have opened many doors and won me a Stanley Cup with Flyers West, I am here to introduce you to another side of me. The human side of me. The passionate side. The cuddly side: the “Ron”.
Feb 13, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT
For whatever your opinions on the artistic qualities of Mac Miller’s “Knock, Knock” song in a vacuum, it’s tough to argue with the sheer awesomeness it brought to see Scott Hartnell, Wayne Simmonds, and co. dance to it in the locker room following a nice Flyers victory last season. That jam has been replaced by… well… this crap.
Feb 13, 2013, 3:21 AM EDT
With a laughably short training camp and all of the ensuing injuries, it should come as no surprise Peter Laviolette has had some trouble coming up with lines that form consistent, instantaneous chemistry for the Flyers. It sure is beginning to look like the head coach may have found something in one unexpected configuration however.
The youthful grouping of Jakub Voracek, Brayden Schenn, and Tye McGinn has exhibited tremendous promise of late, arguably performing better than any trio the Flyers have tried all season. For starters, look no further than their collective contribution to Tuesday night’s 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets – two big goals, including the game winner.
Feb 13, 2013, 1:47 AM EDT
We’re working on recapping some of the action from a meaningful 3-2 Flyers’ road victory on Tuesday evening, but some events just can’t wait – like Winnipeg Jets defenseman Mark Stuart’s introduction to Tye McGinn.
Feb 12, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT
There was a time in recent NHL history when the Flyers completely owned a little startup franchise known as the Atlanta Thrashers. In their 11 seasons of existence, Philadelphia compiled a 30-7-3-3 record against these Thrashers, once posting a 14-game winning streak in the process. We all smiled and laughed, and times were good.
Feb 11, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT
With Monday night’s 5-2 loss at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Flyers fell to 1-6-0 on the road this year. That’s bad news considering it was only the first of a season-long six in a row away from the Wells Fargo Center.
Feb 11, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT
Not trying to jinx anything, but the Flyers have a few solid trends on their side this evening in Toronto. Plus, Luke Schenn’s first trip back to Air Canada Centre and James van Riemsdyk’s first game against his old mates.
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