Oct 22, 2011, 11:04 PM EDT
It was a pretty ugly night for the Flyers, but among the highlights for the home team was this de-skating of the Blues’ David Backes by Chris Pronger.
Oct 22, 2011, 10:56 PM EDT
Philly sports fans had just one game to tune in to or catch down at the complex this weekend, and after having watched it… I hope you had something better to do. If so, but you still want The Update, read on.
For the second straight game, the Flyers outshot their opponents yet lost convincingly. Despite coming off a night of rest when the Blues were playing for the second time in as many days, and had arrived in Philadelphia close to 4 AM, the Flyers were outplayed by St. Louis on Saturday night and lost by a 4-2 count.
Defensive miscues and poor communication between the blueliners and goaltender combined with some good bounces for the Blues to doom the Flyers, who had trouble with pucks and players close to their own net. Credit Blues goalie Brian Elliott for giving his team the opportunity to win this one, and his forwards for cashing in when the Flyers defense and goaltending failed to do the same. There was definitely plenty to talk about after this one, though a lot of it isn’t entirely pleasant. All that and some video highlights below.
Oct 22, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT
Tonight in South Philly, the Flyers will need to do something they haven’t had to do as a group yet—play on the heels of a sound beating. They took one at the hands of the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, marking their first non-OT loss of the season, and while it’s nothing to worry about (really, nothing short of a major injury is cause for concern this early in the season), it will be interesting to see how the team responds.
Oct 21, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT
Because why not. 3 photos from last night’s loss to the Caps.
Oct 20, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT
This one got out of hand in a hurry in the third period when the Caps scored 3 goals in the first 4 minutes of the period putting this one out of reach and sending many fans over to ESPN2 to see what the Union had cooking.
Oct 20, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT
Just five games into the regular season, Flyers fans will get their first taste of Brayden Schenn in a meaningful hockey game.
Oct 19, 2011, 12:07 PM EDT
The Flyers called up Brayden Schenn from the Phantoms, acquired in the Mike Richards deal.
Oct 18, 2011, 10:50 PM EDT
What a night from the youngsters, eh? On the postgame following the game Rick Tocchet called Tuesday’s 7-2 win in Ottawa a “drubbing” and that pretty much nailed it.
Oct 18, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT
Expect to see Sergei Bobrovsky sitting in the upper deck of the Ottawa arena with his catching glove on prior to game time. He is starting his first game of the season tonight as the Flyers take on the Senators.
Oct 17, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT
A good look at what could be the official jerseys for the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park.
Oct 15, 2011, 11:39 PM EDT
Full recap hereBelow, the aftermath of the hit, a quick fight between Dustin Penner and Rinaldo:
Oct 15, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT
The Flyers lost their first game of the season, done in by the efforts of a few former members of the team—Mike Richards, Justin Williams, and Simon Gagne, but also a great game by Quick.
Oct 15, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT
We’ve already talked quite a bit about Mike Richards’ return to Philly tonight, both here and over at Puck Daddy this morning. Given how infrequently the Flyers play the Kings, it feels a bit odd to have the event happen so quickly. Four games into the season, the Flyers will have played the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, who bounced them last season, the rival Devils, and the Western Conference Champs, plus their former captain, who was dealt in one of the most shocking trades in franchise history this summer.
Fortunately for the front office, the early returns have been outstanding. Can you imagine what the past few days of coverage would have been like if the Flyers were winless rather than undefeated when Richards came to town?
Oct 15, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT
Brayden Schenn notches a hat trick in his second game with the Adirondack Phantoms.
Oct 14, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT
Mike Richards returns to South Philadelphia on Saturday night as a member of the opposing team. He may now be wearing enemy colors, but he deserves to be shown the appreciation Philly fans have for what he did here.
Oct 14, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT
The Philadelphia hockey and soccer teams were well represented at last night’s Mitchell & Ness party where Questlove was DJing.
Oct 14, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT
Former Flyers scrapper Arron Asham threw down with non-pugilist Jay Beagle during last night’s 3-2 Capitals win over the Penguins, and man did he beat the poop out of him. Here’s video of the fight, but also what Asham regrets doing after the fight.
Oct 13, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT
As Matt mentioned on Twitter last night during player introductions, these really were introductions, what with so many new Flyers taking the ice at the Wells Fargo Center for the first time and all.
Oct 13, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT
The dividing of hockey related revenues and a picture of Scott Hartnell looking pretty close to Zach Galifianakis.
Oct 13, 2011, 11:54 AM EDT
Claude Giroux has moved out of Danny Briere’s pad but new Flyer Sean Couturier stepped right in.
Oct 12, 2011, 10:33 PM EDT
The Flyers faithful came into Wednesday night’s home opener with high expectations following the team’s 2-0 start to the season on the road. The South Philly opener was ugly at times, but the orange and black sent the fans home happy with a 5-4 victory. The Flyers showed that while the Giroux and Jagr are the star-studded line to watch, the team is well-balanced, with nine different players registering at least a point in tonight’s win.
Oct 12, 2011, 6:01 PM EDT
The 2-0 Flyers play their first game of the season at the Wells Fargo Center tonight as they take on the Vancouver Canucks at 7:30.
Oct 12, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT
One week into the new NHL season, we’re excited to see the Flyers putting up a pair of road wins against rival clubs, including the defending Stanley Cup champs. Hell, we’re just excited to have hockey back to rid us of the memories of last season’s collapse, the early departure for the 2011 Phillies, and whatever the hell the Eagles are doing to us.
Oct 10, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT
Get down to 15th & Market to freeze your hands off and try to win Flyers tickets trapped in a large block of ice.
Oct 9, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT
After failing to pass a physical with the Montreal Canadiens, Blair Betts has been returned to the Flyers per NHL by-laws.
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