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St. Louis Blues, NHL
Tarasenko dominates as Blues rout Oilers
We recap Tuesday's top NHL action, including Vladimir Tarasenko having a monster game as the Blues rolled to an 8-3 win over the Oilers.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Michal Neuvirth
Defense disappears for Flyers as skid continues
Goalie Michal Neuvirth and the Flyers' defense were caught sleepwalking during a 5-2 loss to Vancouver that extended their skid to five games. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Claude Giroux
A low five for Flyers
The Flyers scored first before allowing four unanswered goals in a 5-2 loss to the Canucks to extend their skid to five straight games. By John Boruk
Plenty to be thankful for in Philly sports
There are no rants this week. Rob Ellis is focused on all Philadelphia sports fans have to be thankful for this year.
Gaudreau extends point streak to 10 games
Johnny Gaudreau extended his point streak to 10 games with a goal and assist in a 4-1 win over the Capitals. That and more from Monday's top NHL action.
Wayne Simmonds wants you to relax
Through 20 games, the Flyers are in last place in the Metropolitan Division. But Wayne Simmonds isn't worried. By Jordan Hall
Radko Gudas
10 games?! Gudas, Flyers react to ban
Word of Radko Gudas' 10-game ban was the talk of the Flyers' locker room Monday as both Gudas and his teammates reacted. By Jordan Hall
How soon is now for Flyers prospects Morin, Vecchione?
With Radko Gudas' 10-game suspension and the Flyers' scoring woes, could we soon see Samuel Morin and Mike Vecchione in the NHL? By Tom Dougherty
Radko Gudas, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Radko Gudas Flyers
NHL makes example of Gudas with hefty suspension
Radko Gudas on Sunday night was suspended for 10 games because of his slash Thursday to Winnipeg's Mathieu Perreault. By John Boruk
Flyers, Penguins going outside … again
The Flyers and Penguins are headed back outside as the NHL announced Sunday night the rivals will play at the Linc on Feb. 23, 2019. By John Boruk
Radko Gudas
Why NHL got Gudas suspension right
Radko Gudas has been here before, and his latest dangerous mishap has righrfully cost him 10 games. Greg Paone's Weekly Observations
Anthony Duclair hat trick leads Coyotes over Senators
Anthony Duclair completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Arizona Coyotes a 3-2 win Saturday. That and much more in Best of NHL.
Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Calgary Flames, Flames, Flyers-Flames, Flyers vs. Flames, Flames at Flyers
How Flyers 'lost their heads' in OTL to Flames
The Flyers, for the second straight game, saw a two-goal lead disappear. This time, it was due to undisciplined play in a 5-4 OT loss to Calgary. By John Boruk
Flyers' funk continues despite four goals
The Flyers exploded for four goals in the first two periods, but poor discipline proved costly in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Flames. By John Boruk
Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL, Sergei Bobrovsky
Bobrovsky posts 21st career shutout as Blue Jackets blank Rangers
We recap Friday's top NHL action, including Sergei Bobrovsky stopping every shot he faced for his 21st career shutout in the Blue Jackets' 2-0 win over the Rangers.
Shake it all up? Flyers' best lineup to score
What should the Flyers do to find more secondary scoring? Let's go End to End on the problem. By Tom Dougherty and Jordan Hall
Travis Sanheim's numbers don't tell the story
Travis Sanheim's offense hasn't translated to the NHL just yet, but his defense is quickly progressing. By John Boruk
NHL set to come down hard on Gudas
Here we go again. Radko Gudas was offered an in-person hearing by the NHL (and waived the right) for his dangerous slash Thursday. By Matt Bowker
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Brian Elliott
Flyers crushed by ejection, late collapse
The Flyers saw early positives Thursday before unraveling in the finale minute of regulation for an eventual 3-2 shootout loss to the Jets. By John Boruk
Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL, Mikhail Sergachev, Anton Stralman
NHL-best Lightning ruin Bishop's return to Tampa Bay
We recap Thursday's top NHL action, including the Lightning rolling to a 6-1 win over the Stars in Ben Bishop's return to Tampa Bay.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Sean Couturier
Flyers end drought, but not the one that matters most
The Flyers ended their seven-period scoring drought early, but they failed to hold onto their lead during a 3-2 shootout loss to the Jets. By John Boruk
Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota Wild
The underlying issue behind Flyers' scoring woes
The Flyers are getting their shots, so why aren't they scoring more consistently? By John Boruk
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Rejoice, for Nolan Patrick is back
After missing nine games with a suspected concussion, Nolan Patrick returns tonight for the Flyers in his hometown of Winnipeg. By John Boruk
Detroit Red Wings, NHL
Mantha, Athanasiou ignite Red Wings' rout of Flames
We recap Wednesday's top NHL action, including the Red Wing storming their way to an 8-2 win over the Flames.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Steve Mason
Flyers better (and quieter) team without Steve Mason
As the Flyers are set to face Steve Mason's Jets for the first time this season, it is clear the franchise is better off without the goalie. By John Boruk
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
Special homecoming ahead for Nolan Patrick?
Nolan Patrick, who's been out since Oct. 24 with a suspected concussion, again practiced with the Flyers but his return is still in question. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Jakub Voracek
Flyers can't find a way out of the Wild again
The Flyers failed to dent Devan Dubnyk yet again as they suffered a 3-0 loss to the Wild on Tuesday to cap off a home-and-home series. By John Boruk
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Sidney Crosby, Conor Sheary
Crosby ends goal drought as Pens strike quickly in OT
We recap Tuesday's top NHL action, including the Penguins scoring 16 seconds into overtime for a 5-4 win over the Sabres.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Brian Elliott, Dale Weise
Flyers remain lost in the Wild
The Flyers allowed a goal just 12 seconds into the game as they failed to get anything going all night in a 3-0 loss to the Wild. By John Boruk
Size a factor in Flyers' offensive struggles
The Flyers have already been shut out four times this season and a big reason why is facing larger netminders like Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk. By John Boruk
Carolina Hurricanes, NHL
Teravainen notches natural hat trick in 3rd period alone as Hurricanes roll
We recap Monday's top NHL action, including Teuvo Teravainen recrding a natural hat trick during the third period of the Hurricanes' 5-1 win over the Stars.
Nolan Patrick
Nolan Patrick's return to Flyers could be imminent
Nolan Patrick returned to Flyers pracitce Monday and was a full participant, meaning his return from injury could be imminent. By John Boruk
Cooper Marody, University of Michigan, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan hockey, Big Blue, Cooper Marody Michigan, Cooper Marody Flyers
A Flyers prospect one of nation's best
Cooper Marody continued to dominate the NCAA last week and is now among the nation's best. That and more in this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Miles Wood, New Jersey Devils, Devils, Miles Wood Devils
Wood's hat trick leads Devils' comeback in Chicago
Miles Wood recorded his first career hat trick to spark the Devils' comeback Sunday night in a wild 7-5 win over the Blackhawks.
Claude Giroux
Really good news, really bad news about Flyers' scoring
When the top line dominates, the Flyers are in good shape. When it doesn't, the Flyers are playing a dangerous game. Greg Paone's Weekly Observations.
Jordan Weal, Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
Zucker-punched by Wild, Flyers' scoring issues continue
Secondary scoring — and scoring in general — was a problem Saturday night for the Flyers, who fell, 1-0, to Jason Zucker and the Wild. By John Boruk
Flyers Zucker-punched by Wild
Jason Zucker scored yet again — he now has Minnesota's last six markers — and the Flyers fell to the Wild, 1-0, Saturday night. By John Boruk
Sean Couturier, Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
Couturier's dominance hiding Flyers' glaring problem
Sean Couturier has blossomed into the Flyers' offensive catalyst, but his production is hiding a glaring concern that could prove costly. By Tom Dougherty
Washington Capitals, NHL
Capitals crank up the power in easy win over Penguins
We recap Friday's top NHL action, including the Capitals using a successful power play to secure a 4-1 win over the Penguins.
Travis Sanheim, Philadelphia Flyers
Why Sanheim will soon light the lamp
Travis Sanheim's offense took off last season when he focused on good defense — and he believes that's possible with the Flyers. By Andrew Kulp
Flyers' Elliott outsmarts an MVP
Brian Elliott got the better of Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks on Thursday with his best start yet in a Flyers uniform. By Tom Dougherty
Calgary Flames, NHL, Jaromir Jagr
Jagr scores 1st goal with Flames as team doubles up Red Wings
Jaromir Jagr notched his first goal as a member of the Flames in a 6-3 win over the Red Wings. That and more from Thursday's top NHL action.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL
Flyers' top line embarrasses Blackhawks
The Flyers' top line showed up the Blackhawks during a 3-1 win Thursday, extending Chicago's regular-season misery in Philly to 21 years. By John Boruk
Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers kick out Blackhawks ... again
The Flyers pushed the Blackhawks' regular-season drought in Philadelphia to 21 years with a 3-1 win at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday. By John Boruk
What's the point? Raffl scoring in his own way
Michael Raffl has yet to score a point this season but is having fun with his young linemates on the Flyers' dynamic fourth line. By Jordan Hall
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
How much longer is Nolan Patrick out?
Nolan Patrick continues to progress from a lengthy day-to-day injury and may return as soon as next week. By Matt Bowker
Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL
NHL-best Lightning make quick work of Sharks
We recap Wednesday's top NHL action, including the league-best Lightning dominating the Sharks in a 5-1 win.
Scott Laughton, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Scott Laughton Flyers
Halladay's impact on Flyers' Laughton, Giroux
Scott Laughton and Claude Giroux on Wednesday offered their memories of Phillies legend Roy Halladay, who died Tuesday. By John Boruk
Connor McDavid nets overtime winner for Oilers
Connor McDavid came through in the clutch, scoring early in overtime to give Edmonton the win over the Islanders. That and more from Tuesday's top NHL action.
Dick Vermeil, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers get quite the motivational speaker
The Flyers on Tuesday continued to take advantage of extra practice time and received a boost from a special guest. By Jordan Hall
Conclusive video proof the refs are out to get Flyers
As any Philadelphian will tell you, the refs are always out to get our team.
Washington Capitals, NHL, T.J. Oshie, John Carlson
Capitals need overtime to dispatch of lowly Coyotes
The Capitals rallied for a 3-2 win over the Coyotes, their third straight victory. That and more from Monday's top NHL action.
Robert Hagg
Hagg proving worth the wait for Flyers
Robert Hagg spent parts of four seasons with the Phantoms before getting his break with the Flyers, and the patience is paying off in a big way. By John Boruk
German Rubtsov, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Wade Allison, Alex Lyon
Sean Couturier's connection to future Flyer
German Rubtsov last week was traded in the QMJHL, while Wade Allison had a big weekend, and more in our Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Islanders' rookie Barzal with 5 assists
We recap Sunday's NHL action, including Mathew Barzal posting 5 assists in a victory for the Islanders over the Colorado Avalanche. 
Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche, Avalanche, Matt Duchene Avalanche
The Matt Duchene saga is finally over
The Matt Duchene saga is finally over as the Avalanche traded the Olympic gold medalist Sunday night to the Senators in a three-team blockbuster trade.
Observations from a bumpy week for Flyers' D
Travis Sanheim and the Flyers' young defensive corps all took their bruises, figuratively and literally, this past week. Greg Paone's weekly observations.
Why can't Flyers overcome self-defeat at home?
A pair of own-goals proved too much for the Flyers to overcome Saturday night in another home loss, a 5-4 shootout defeat to Colorado. By John Boruk
Golden Knights snap 3-game losing streak
We recap Saturday's NHL action, including the Vegas Golden Knights getting back to winning ways.  
Warrior mentality not enough for Flyers
A pair of own-goals, bad luck and suspect goaltending proved too much for the Flyers to overcome Saturday in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Avs. By John Boruk
Good news for banged-up Flyers
Shayne Gostisbehre returned Saturday after a three-game absence and that was welcomed news for the banged-up Flyers defense. By Jordan Hall
Nashville Predators, NHL, P.K. Subban, Pekka Rinne
Predators build big early lead, hold off Ducks late in West Finals rematch
We recap Friday's NHL action, including the Predators holding off the Ducks for a 5-3 win in a rematch of the Western Conference Finals.
Dream delayed finally comes true for this Flyer
In Thursday's win over the Blues, the 29-year-old Will O'Neill made his long-awaited NHL debut 11 years after being drafted. By John Boruk
Colorado Avalanche, NHL, Semyon Varlamov
Varlamov makes improbable 57 saves in Avs' win over Hurricanes
We recap Thursday's top NHL action, including Semyon Varlamov making a career-high 57 saves in the Avalanche's 5-3 win over the Hurricanes.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Robert Hagg, Michal Neuvirth
Flyers sacrifice their bodies in win
Depleted by injuries, the Flyers' defense stepped up to produce a historic effort in Thursday night's 2-0 road win over the Blues. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Brandon Manning
Yes, a goal review finally went the Flyers' way
After being on the wrong end of several reviews so far this season, the Flyers finally got a call to go their way in a 2-0 win over the Blues. By John Boruk
Brayden Schenn jokes 'Schenns aren't wanted in Philadelphia'
Before facing the Flyers for the first time since being traded to the Blues, Brayden Schenn opened up about the deal. By John Boruk
New Jersey Devils, NHL, Cory Schneider
Schneider stops everything as Devils shut out Canucks
We recap Wednesday's top NHL action, including Cory Schneider stopping all 37 shots in the Devils' 2-0 win over the Canucks.
Brian Elliott
Flyers go down ... and so does another D-man
The Flyers continued dropping like flies on defense as another blueliner went down Wednesday in a 3-0 loss to the Blackhawks. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Sean Couturier
Shots don't equal success as Flyers blown out of Windy City
After posting at least three goals in each of their last three games, the Flyers' offense went silent in a 3-0 loss to the Blackhawks. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Fusion, Overwatch League
Comcast Spectacor introduces new eSports brand Philadelphia Fusion
Meet the Philadelphia Fusion, Philly's new eSports team set to join Overwatch League for its inaugural season starting in December. By Ryan Bright
New York Rangers, NHL, Mika Zibanejad
Rangers light the lamp 4 times in 3rd period to rally past Golden Knights
We recap Tuesday's top NHL action, includin the Rangers scoring four goals in the third period to storm back for a 6-4 win over the Golden Knights.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Nolan Patrick
After Morin hid injury, Flyers journeyman finally gets taste of NHL
The Flyers on Tuesday placed rookie center Nolan Patrick on IR and recalled a seventh defenseman from Lehigh Valley for their road trip. By Paul Hudrick
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Wayne Simmonds
No way Flyers can sugarcoat this loss
The late push was nice to see, but the Flyers' start and eventual 4-3 OT loss to the Coyotes on Monday were just about inexcusable. By John Boruk
Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL, Andrei Vasilevskiy
Vasilevskiy runs win streak to 9 in Lightning victory
We recap Monday's top NHL action, including Andrei Vasilevskiy running his win streak to nine in the Lightning's 8-5 victory over the Panthers.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Brian Elliott
Are you kidding? Flyers' epic rally spoiled by woeful Coyotes
The Flyers came to life with two scores in the final minute, but allowed a goal in OT of a 4-3 loss to the previously winless Coyotes. By John Boruk
Mark Alt, Philadelphia Flyers
Meet the Flyers' emergency man
Mark Alt played his second NHL game Monday night — and just like his first, it came with the Flyers in dire need of help. By John Boruk
Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek
For Flyers, winless Coyotes are clear and present danger
Sean Couturier and the Flyers know they could be walking into a trap as they host the winless Coyotes on Monday night. By Greg Paone
Breakout week for trio of Flyers prospects
Tanner Laczynski, Oskar Lindblom and Cooper Marody all broke out of slumps last week. This week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Terrible call in Ottawa taints week that was for Flyers
The rough call that didn't go the Flyers' way Thursday in Ottawa still is leaving a bad taste. That and more in Greg Paone's Flyers Weekly Observations.
Flyers call up Morin, but role TBA
The Flyers on Sunday night recalled Samuel Morin from Lehigh Valley, but will the 6-foot-7 defenseman actually play? By Tom Dougherty
What will Flyers do if Ghost misses time?
Already shorthanded on defense, the Flyers could face a bigger dilemma if Shayne Gostisbehere's upper-body injury is serious. By John Boruk
Jakub Voracek sprays annoying Leafs fan with water
Don't mess with Jakub Voracek and the Flyers' winger with an annoying Maple Leafs fan Saturday night with a little water show.
Flyers get bounce-back win but lose another key piece
Jakub Voracek had a multi-point game and the Flyers' veterans led the way in a 4-2 win Saturday night over the youthful Maple Leafs. By John Boruk
Observations from Flyers' bounce-back win
Claude Giroux scored his sixth of the season as the Flyers beat the Maple Leafs, 4-2, Saturday night to improve to 5-0-0 when he scores. By John Boruk
Resolving the Andrew MacDonald effect
Since Andrew MacDonald suffered his lower-body injury last Sunday, the Flyers have been searching for consistent defensive pairings. By John Boruk
Nolan Patrick out tonight vs. Leafs
Flyers rookie center Nolan Patrick will miss his second consecutive game tonight in Toronto because of an upper-body injury.
Devils beat Senators in shootout after blowing late lead
The Devils couldn't hold on to win in regulation, but managed to best the Senators in a shootout. That and more from Friday's top NHL action.
Flyers dumbfounded by NHL's inconsistent rulings
A day later, the Flyers were still looking for answers on the two crucial no-goal calls in Thursday's loss to Ottawa. By John Boruk
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL
Phil Kessel's milestone goal delivers overtime win for Penguins
Phil Kessel scored his 300th career goal in overtime to give the Penguins a 2-1 victory over the Jets. That and more from Thursday's top NHL action.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Sean Couturier
Flyers say potential tying goal was 'clear as day'
The Flyers were sure Sean Couturier's putback in the final minute was good, but the second review of the night didn't go their way in a 5-4 loss. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Michal Neuvirth
Reviews foil Flyers in loss to Senators
The Flyers made a late flurry, but a pair of close calls and their leaky defense cost them in a 5-4 loss to the Senators on Thursday. By John Boruk
Who cares if Voracek hasn't scored a goal yet?
Jakub Voracek has yet to score a goal this season, but with a team-leading 12 points, does it matter? By John Boruk
Watch Sam Morin with the monster takedown
Welp, Sam Morin went and reminded us of exactly where he was and why the Flyers really do need him.
Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL, Sergei Bobrovsky, Nick Foligno
Bobrovsky makes 34 saves as Blue Jackets stay on a roll
We recap Wednesday's top NHL action, including the Blue Jackets rolling to a 5-1 win over the Sabres.
Samuel Morin, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Samuel Morin Flyers
Where's Samuel Morin when you need him?
If one thing is clear after Tuesday, the Flyers could use some "hard and heavy," which makes the decision to keep Samuel Morin in the AHL baffling. By John Boruk
Film Study: Flyers' Hagg makes little things huge
Robert Hagg isn't lighting up the scoreboard, but he's helped other Flyers do so, specifically Shayne Gostisbehere. By Tom Dougherty
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Shayne Gostisbehere
Long list of excuses for Flyers after flop
The Flyers mentioned poor decisions, lost composure and even bad ice conditions as factors in a 6-2 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday. By John Boruk
New York Islanders NHL, John Tavares
Tavares gets hat trick on tiebreaker as Islanders beat Coyotes
We recap Tuesday's top NHL action, including John Tavares notching a hat trick in the Islanders' 5-3 win over the Coyotes.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Brian Elliott
Flyers-Ducks observations: What a dud
Brian Elliott and the Flyers ended their homestand with a flop in a 6-2 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. By John Boruk
Flyers' 'tenacious' 4th line expected to get key cog back tonight
Rookie winger Taylor Leier has been a key part to the Flyers' fourth line and it appears likely the 23-year-old will return tonight from an upper-body injury. By Paul Hudrick
Anaheim Ducks, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Ryan Getzlaf, Robert Hagg
Will Flyers' fresh look hit a new chapter vs. Ducks?
The Flyers will have a new look on the ice as they attempt to finish off their homestand on a high note and sweep the visiting Ducks. By Jordan Hall
Claude Giroux
Claude Giroux is on fire, but what's his ceiling?
Claude Giroux is off to a torrid start, but can the Flyers' captain reach the 30-goal mark? He and his teammates believe so. By John Boruk
Toronto Maple Leafs, NHL, Frederik Andersen
Maple Leafs get back in a groove, hand Kings 1st regulation loss
We recap Thursday's NHL action, including Frederik Andersen and the Maple Leafs getting back to their winning ways with a 3-2 victory over the Kings.
Travis Sanheim, Radko Gudas
With MacDonald injured, what do Flyers' defensive pairs look like now?
With Andrew MacDonald out injured, Radko Gudas, Travis Sanheim and the rest of the Flyers' defensemen are now forced to adjust. By John Boruk
Overhyped or unfair expectations? Breaking down Oskar Lindblom's slow start
Oskar Lindblom came into the 2017-18 season with high expectations, but so far he hasn't lived up to them. Did we overhype him? By Tom Dougherty
Weekly observations as Giroux's redemption tour beats on for Flyers
Now on the wing and healthy, captain Claude Giroux is enjoying a resurgence that is propelling the Flyers early on. Greg Paone's Weekly Observations.
Injury to Flyers defenseman could clear way for top prospect
Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald will be sidelined for four to six weeks with a lower-body injury, which could clear the way for Samuel Morin to be called up. By Tom Dougherty
Who is credited with the assist for Scott Laughton's NHL rebirth?
Scott Laughton is back, improved and making a difference for the Flyers, something he credits to his longtime skating coach, Dawn Braid. By Andrew Kulp
3 reasons the Flyers shut down 'the best player in the world'
In a 2-1 win over Edmonton on Saturday, the Flyers shut down "the best player in the world" Connor McDavid. Here is how they did it. By John Boruk
Red-hot Simmonds plays hero and more in observations from win over Oilers
Red-hot Wayne Simmonds potted the game-winning goal with 2:15 left to give the Flyers a 2-1 win over Edmonton Saturday afternoon. By John Boruk
The best player in the world in town for a Flyers-Oilers matinee
The Flyers' five-game homestand continues today with their first matinee of the season and a date with the best player in the world. By Tom Dougherty
Best of NHL: Ovechkin notches game-winner in OT for Capitals
We recap Friday's top NHL action, including Alex Ovechkin's overtime game-winner for Washington. 
How on Earth can banged-up Flyers slow superhuman Connor McDavid?
Not many teams can shut down Oilers superstar Connor McDavid, but the Flyers believe their speed may help Saturday. By Andrew Kulp
New Jersey Devils, NBA, John Moore
Devils surge back late, stay hot with OT win over Senators
We recap Thursday's top NHL action, including the Devils storming back late for a 5-4 OT win over the Senators.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Michael Neuvirth
No goals mean no revenge as Flyers' offense goes silent in shutout
After a wild ending in the first matchup with Nashville, the Flyers failed to get revenge with a 1-0 home loss to the Predators on Thursday. By John Boruk
Ed Snider statue
Ringing in realness, Ed Snider statue a reminder with a good luck charm
Now, Ed Snider will forever overlook his life's work as a statue commemorating the iconic Flyers founder was unveiled Thursday. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Sean Couturier
No revenge, Rinne locks down net and more in observations from Flyers' 1-0 loss
After scoring 18 goals in their past three games, the Flyers were shut down by Pekka Rinne in a 1-0 loss on Thursday to the Predators. By John Boruk
Matt Read
Everyone's favorite Flyer is back
The Flyers recalled Matt Read ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Predators, but will he play? By Matt Bowker
Staying hot on homestand, Flyers eye a few best marks since 2007-08
With a win vs. the Predators tonight, the Flyers would have their best start since 2007-08. Jordan Hall's pregame thoughts
Ron Hextall, Philadelphia Flyers
Hextall answers your burning questions about Giroux, Sanheim, Lindblom
Ron Hextall talks all things Flyers: Claude Giroux at left wing, Oskar Lindblom's disappointing start and more. By Matt Bowker
St. Louis Blues, NHL, Jaden Schwartz, Sammy Blais
Jaden Schwartz stays hot with hat trick as Blues beat Blackhawks
We recap Wednesday's top NHL action, including Jaden Schwartz notching a hat trick in the Blues' 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.
For Neuvirth, a new addition to the family and a new persona
Fresh to fatherhood, Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth has found new inspiration for success — and it doesn't involve money. By John Boruk
Injury to key Flyer may open up opportunity for Lehtera
With an injury to a key Flyer, Jori Lehtera may finally draw into the lineup — an opportunity he's been waiting for since he was traded to Philly. By John Boruk
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL
Penguins-Rangers season series gets off to fun start
We recap Tuesday's top NHL action, including the Penguins' 5-4 win over the Rangers in overtime.
Michal Neuvirth
Woo! Neuvirth earns the Ric Flair honor in backing more goals from Flyers
The Flyers rewarded Michal Neuvirth with a Ric Flair-themed gift after the goalie helped notch a 5-1 win over the Panthers on Tuesday. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Sean Couturier
A monster 2nd-period outburst and more in observations from Flyers' 5-1 win
After an eight-goal outburst over the weekend, the Flyers came back with another offensive surge in a 5-1 win over the Panthers. By John Boruk
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Allow Nolan Patrick to amaze you with this unreal play
We've heard so much about Nolan Patrick's vision and passing ability — and this highlight Tuesday explains why.
Don't overreact, but Sanheim looks to be the odd man out vs. Panthers
It looks like Travis Sanheim will sit again tonight vs. the Panthers, but just how long will he continue to watch from the press box? By Matt Bowker
As Flyers welcome Panthers, is Manning over Sanheim that big of a deal?
The Flyers continue their homestand against the Panthers with Brandon Manning playing over Travis Sanheim. Jordan Hall's pregame thoughts.
Brandon Manning, Travis Sanheim
What's up with Flyers' Manning-Sanheim carousel?
Veteran Brandon Manning appears to have a leg up on rookie Travis Sanheim right now as the Flyers' sixth defenseman. By John Boruk
Sean Couturier
Another 'Answer' in Philly on the ice? Look no further than Sean Couturier
Sean Couturier is thriving in his new role as the Flyers' top-line center and emphatically answering every question along the way. By John Boruk
Mike Vecchione, Maksim Sushko, Connor Bunnaman
Monster weekend by intriguing OHLer highlights this week's Future Flyers Report
A monster weekend, including a career night, for an intriguing OHLer, plus plenty more highlights this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Scott Laughton, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Scott Laughton Flyers
Scott Laughton 'lost' something 2 years ago ... and just found it with Flyers
We were told all summer Scott Laughton was a different player than two years ago. On Saturday night, he proved it. By Jordan Hall
Brian Elliott, Andrew MacDonald
Does high of crushing Caps outweigh low of Flyers' Nashville collapse?
It was a tale of two games this week for the Flyers, who crushed the Caps after falling apart in Nashville days earlier. Greg Paone's Weekly Observations.
Like it's 1982, Flyers eat up Capitals in home-opening treat
Scott Laughton's shorthanded goal Saturday sparked the Flyers' memorable 8-2 blowout of Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals in their home opener. By Jordan Hall
Best of NHL: Auston Matthews' legend grows with OT winner as Leafs top Canadiens
Auston Matthews' legend grew Saturday night with a two-goal game and the overtime-winner as the Maple Leafs beat the Canadiens, 4-3.
Observations from Flyers' home-opening blowout of Capitals
The Flyers scored eight goals for the first time since November 2011 and routed the Capitals, 8-2, Saturday in their home opener. By Jordan Hall
Look into the Flyers' lines ... just don't label or number them
While Dave Hakstol doesn't care much for labeling lines,  Travis Konecny and Nolan Patrick being on the third unit mark a positive development for the Flyers. By Jordan Hall
Flyers' home opener is finally here, but will a troubling trend change?
The 2017-18 home opener is here and it comes with a challenge as the Flyers welcome the Capitals to Wells Fargo Center Saturday night. By Jordan Hall
Washington Capitals, NHL, Nicklas Backstrom
Best of NHL: Nicklas Backstrom racks up 4 points as Capitals top Devils
We recap Friday's top NHL action, including Nicklas Backstrom recording a goal and three assists in the Capitals' 5-2 win over the Devils.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Claude Giroux
What gift awaits Flyers in home opener? The hottest player in the NHL
While Claude Giroux continues to adjust to his new hybrid role on the wing, he will face his biggest test yet in a scorching-hot Alex Ovechkin. By Andrew Kulp
Travis Sanheim's bumpy debut highlights our 1st Flyers Rookie Report
Travis Sanheim's debut tour didn't go without any bumps, but the two glaring mistakes are teaching moments the Flyers appear ready to let him make. By Tom Dougherty
Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL
Best of NHL: Stamkos scores for 1st time in 11 months in Lightning win
We recap Thursday's top NHL action, including Steven Stamkos scoring his first goal in 11 months in the Lightning's 5-4 win over the Penguins.
Robert Hagg, Samuel Morin
Hagg knows his old roommate will be back in Flyers' house soon
Robert Hagg feels for recently demoted Samuel Morin and believes his friend has what it takes to be recalled by the Flyers. By John Boruk
Canadiens place former Flyer Mark Streit on waivers
Four months after signing him, the Canadiens have placed former Flyer Mark Streit on waivers.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Dave Hakstol
NHL's new rule has turned coach's challenge into blackjack
The new challenge rule has evolved into a play-the-odds gamble of high-stakes hockey and the Flyers were among the first to feel its impact. By John Boruk
Ed Snider's memory to be honored with statue outside Wells Fargo Center
Legendary Flyers owner and founder Ed Snider will have a statue dedicated to his memory outside of the Wells Fargo Center.
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL
Best of NHL: Hornqvist picks up where he left off as Penguins beat Capitals
We recap Wednesday's top MLB action, including Patric Hornqvist notching two points in the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Capitals.
Wayne Simmonds, Valtteri Filppula, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
10 observations from Flyers' road trip that deserved a better ending
The Flyers come home from an eight-day road trip in which they deserved better. That and nine other takeaways from the trip. By John Boruk
Sam Morin, Philadelphia Flyers
He's NHL ready, but no room for Sam Morin on Flyers roster
The Flyers on Wednesday afternoon assigned defenseman Samuel Morin to the Phantoms, securing Travis Sanheim's spot on the roster. By Tom Dougherty
Las Vegas Golden Knights, NHL
Best of NHL: Golden Knights roll in emotional Las Vegas home opener
We recap Tuesday's top NHL action, including the Golden Knights picking up a 5-2 win over the Coyotes in their emotional home debut.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Robert Hagg, Brian Elliott
Flyers furious after frenzied sequence in heartbreaking loss
A big deficit. Five unanswered goals. Questionable calls and a risky challenge. The Flyers' 6-5 loss in Nashville had everything ... except a win. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Travis Sanheim
Observations from Flyers' wild loss to Predators to cap road trip
The Flyers appeared to have a thrilling comeback in hand before a questionable call and challenge sealed a wild 6-5 loss to the Predators. By John Boruk
Wayne Simmonds, Pekka Rinne, Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators
As road trip ends, Flyers have chance to do what they couldn't last season
The Flyers have a chance in Nashville tonight to do something they failed to do in any four-game road trip last season. By Jordan Hall
It didn't take long for Nolan Patrick to show off vision down low
With three NHL games under his belt, rookie Nolan Patrick is starting to get comfortable on the offensive end of the ice. By John Boruk
New Jersey Devils, NHL, Nico Hischier
Best of NHL: Top pick Nico Hischier records 1st point as Devils roll
We recap Monday's top NHL action, including No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier recording his first point in the Devils' 6-2 win over the Sabres.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Shayne Gostisbehere, Claude Giroux
Flyers have been soaring in the 3rd period, and here's why
With strong third periods in each game so far, the Flyers are cultivating a finisher's mentality as the team winds down its road trip. By John Boruk
Dustin Tokarski
Flyers acquire goalie Dustin Tokarski in trade with Ducks
The Flyers made a minor-league depth move Monday, acquiring goalie Dustin Tokarski from Anaheim.
Wayne Simmonds
Wayne Simmonds recognized by NHL after torrid start
After scoring four goals during the Flyers' season-opening road trip, Wayne Simmonds has been named the NHL's third star of the week. By Greg Paone
Future Flyers Report: Bad news for Carter Hart; German Rubtsov's impact
Some undesirable news on Carter Hart, German Rubtsov makes an immediate impact in the Q and more in this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Samuel Morin, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Samuel Morin Flyers
Breaking down why Sam Morin is Flyers' odd man out on defense
Despite a strong preseason, Sam Morin is the odd man out on the Flyers' defense but it's not because of talent — it's about the fit. By John Boruk
Wayne Simmonds
Flyers Weekly Observations: The Wayne Train hasn't skipped a beat
Greg Paone's Flyers Weekly Observations are back and so is Wayne Simmonds, the Flyers' Mr. Do-It-All who hasn't missed a beat.
Flyers end Anaheim frustrations with OT win over injury-depleted Ducks
Wayne Simmonds delivered, scoring the OT winner Saturday to help the Flyers end their Anaheim frustrations with a 3-2 win over the Ducks. By John Boruk
Flyers-Ducks observations: OT win ends successful California trip
The Flyers snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Ducks on Saturday with a 3-2 overtime win, their first win in Anaheim since 2011. By John Boruk
Best of NHL: Alex Ovechkin gets historic hat trick as Capitals beat Canadiens
Alex Ovechkin's historic Saturday night helped the Washington Capitals easily dispatch the Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens.
Lightning’s J.T. Brown becomes 1st NHL player to protest during U.S. national anthem
Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Anthem raised his fist during the national anthem Saturday night. 
Flyers notes, quotes and tidbits: Nolan Patrick, Valtteri Filppula trading spaces
Nolan Patrick appears to be in for a minor demotion Saturday night, swapping lines with Valtteri Filppula for the Flyers' game in Anaheim. By John Boruk
Flyers-Ducks thoughts: Dave Hakstol showing confidence in Travis Sanheim
Dake Hakstol shows confidence in rookie Travis Sanheim by putting him right back out there tonight against the Ducks. Tom Dougherty's pregame thoughts.
Las Vegas Golden Knights, NHL
Best of NHL: Expansion Golden Knights top Stars in franchise debut
We recap Friday's top NHL action, including the Golden Knights securing a 2-1 win over the Stars in the expansion franchise's debut.
Taylor Leier's mom has priceless reaction to hearing her son made the Flyers
Flyers rookie Taylor Leier called his mom to tell her that he made the team. Her reaction was priceless.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Travis Sanheim
Sanheim 'disappointed' with effort in debut as Flyers shut out by Kings
Travis Sanheim is one of the Flyers' prized defensemen, but the rookie made a key error during his NHL debut in a 2-0 loss to the Kings. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Jakub Voracek
Flyers-Kings observations: Nothing gets past Jonathan Quick in shutout
The Flyers put 35 shots on net Thursday night but they were still unable to crack Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in a 2-0 loss. By John Boruk
Chicago Blackhawks, NHL, Brandon Saad
Best of NHL: Brandon Saad-led Blackhawks embarrass Penguins, 10-1
We recap Thursday's top NHL action, including Brandon Saad and the Blackhawks destroying the Penguins in a 10-1 win.
Kings coach John Stevens reflects on Flyers' tenure, growth as leader
Seven years after being fired by the Flyers, John Stevens will face his former team Thursday as he looks to get the Kings back to the playoffs. By John Boruk
Flyers-Kings thoughts: A look at the ties, possible lineup decisions
The Flyers look to spoil another home opener when they face the familiar Kings on Thursday night at the STAPLES Center. By Jordan Hall
Report: Former Flyers goalie Ray Emery arrested for assault of ex-fiancee
Former Flyers goalie Ray Emery was arrested in September for allegedly assaulting his ex-fiancee, Keshia Chante, per a report.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek
Flyers ride Simmonds' hat trick, PP success to opening night win
Wayne Simmonds recorded a hat trick and the Flyers scored three power-play goals to open the regular season with a 5-3 win over the Sharks. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL
Flyers-Sharks observations: Simmonds' hat trick, PP spark win in opener
The Flyers scored three power-play goals to help open the regular season with a 5-3 road win over the Sharks on Wednesday night. By John Boruk
Steve Mason, Brayden Schenn
Best of NHL: Steve Mason torched in Jets debut; Brayden Schenn helps Blues top Pens
Steve Mason was lit up in the Jets' loss, while Brayden Schenn was big in the Blues' win. Here's a recap of Wednesday's opening night in the NHL.
NHL Notes: Jets, Nikolaj Ehlers agree to 7-year, $42 million extension
The Winnipeg Jets agreed to a $42 million, seven-year contract extension with 21-year-old forward Nikolaj Ehlers, a key component of the Jets' young core.
With 4-game trip to begin season, Flyers more suited for road success in 2017-18
With more depth and a four-game trip to begin the season, the Flyers feel more suited to improve their road play in 2017-18, a clear weakness last year. By John Boruk
Nolan Patrick, Brent Burns, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Flyers, Sharks
Flyers-Sharks thoughts: The Nolan Patrick-led youth movement begins tonight
Ready for the real deal? The Flyers' season gets underway tonight against the Sharks with the much anticipated NHL debut of Nolan Patrick. By Jordan Hall
Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux, Dave Hakstol, Ron Hextall, Ivan Provorov, Nolan Patrick
End to End: 2017-18 Flyers, Stanley Cup predictions
The Flyers open the regular season Wednesday night against the Sharks. What's in store for 2017-18? Our resident hockey analysts offer their predictions.
Fearless Forecast for 2017-18 Flyers: Some history, breakout seasons, more
The Flyers' 2017-18 season has arrived, which brings out our crystal ball for bold predictions ahead of Wednesday's season opener.
Buffalo Sabres, Jack Eichel, Washington Capitals, Tom Wilson
NHL Notes: Sabres' Eichel gets $80M deal; Capitals' Wilson banned 4 games
We look at the latest news from around the NHL, including Jack Eichel agreeing to an eight-year, $80 million extension with the Sabres and the Capitals' Tom Wilson being suspended four games.
Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers notes, quotes and tidbits: 'Ghost,' alternate captains, rookie talk
Shayne Gostisbehere's injury, new alternate captains, rookie numbers and more ahead of the Flyers' season opener on Wednesday. By John Boruk
Matt Read
Matt Read clears waivers as Flyers' roster is set ... for now
Forward Matt Read cleared waivers Tuesday, giving the Flyers a slightly clearer roster picture. But do more changes loom? By Jordan Hall
Robert Hagg, Sam Morin, Travis Sanheim
Hextall not veering from Kings' path with Flyers' young D-men, ready or not
Ron Hextall helped nurture and build the Kings' young defensemen into champions, and that philosophy won't change with the Flyers' young corps, ready or not. By John Boruk
Matt Read
Flyers waive Matt Read: What it means for opening roster, salary cap
The Flyers on Monday waived six-year vet Matt Read, but what does it mean for the opening night roster and the salary cap? By Greg Paone
Future Flyers Report: Trying to make sense of the Oskar Lindblom cut
Oskar Lindblom, despite a strong camp, failed to make the Flyers. We try to make sense of why in this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Patrick makes it, Lindblom doesn't as Flyers have 1 more cut coming
While there wasn't much doubt, Nolan Patrick officially made the Flyers' roster Sunday night, but there's still one more cut coming. By John Boruk
Flyers-Islanders preseason observations: An uninspiring effort in finale
Brian Elliott allowed four goals on 21 shots and the Flyers fell, 5-2, Sunday night to the Islanders in their preseason finale. By John Boruk
With final cuts looming, Flyers' lineup at practice may give glimpse of roster
Ron Hextall will have tough decisions to make Sunday, but the lineup at practice on Saturday may reveal the direction the Flyers GM is going. By Ryan Bright
End to End: Projecting the Flyers' 23-man opening night roster
With the deadline to hit the 23-man opening night roster approaching, our resident hockey analysts project who the Flyers will bring out West.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Claude Giroux
Giroux experiment at wing continues to pay dividends for Flyers in win
Claude Giroux's experiment at wing continued to pay off as the Flyers' captain posted a pair of assists in a 5-1 win over the Bruins Thursday. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Nolan Patrick
Flyers-Bruins preseason observations: No overtime necessary in 5-1 win
For just the second time this preseason, Nolan Patrick and the Flyers didn't need OT as they pummeled the Bruins in a 5-1 win Thursday. By John Boruk
Wayne Simmonds: 'I'm here to talk about the bigger issues,' not kneeling
Wayne Simmonds spoke at length about his experiences with racism in America and his support for national anthem demonstrations. By John Boruk
Robert Hagg, Travis Sanheim, Sam Morin, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
5 reasons why all 3 rookie defensemen should make the Flyers
Robert Hagg, Travis Sanheim and Sam Morin have all shown they're NHL ready, but will they be here next week? Five reasons why they should. By John Boruk
Mike Vecchione, Philadelphia Flyers
With Mike Vecchione, Mikhail Vorobyev cut, Flyers' opening night roster near
The Flyers on Wednesday sent forwards Mike Vecchione and Mikhail Vorobyev to the Phantoms as their opening night roster nears. By Tom Dougherty
Sam Morin, Philadelphia Flyers
Morin sees work with Samuelsson pay off in Flyers' OT preseason win
Sam Morin made his presence felt in Tuesday's 4-3 OT preseason win over the Rangers, and he has Kjell Samuelsson to thank for much of it. By John Boruk
Sam Morin, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers-Rangers preseason observations: Morin does bit of everything in OT win
Roster hopeful Sam Morin dropped the gloves and scored a goal in the Flyers' 4-3 overtime preseason win over the Rangers on Tuesday. By John Boruk
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Forcing the Flyers' hand? Sanheim's chances at roster spot grow in loss
Travis Sanheim might be winning himself a roster spot, as he scored two more goals Monday in a 3-2 OT preseason loss to the Rangers. By John Boruk

Future Flyers Report

How soon is now for Flyers prospects Morin, Vecchione?

With Radko Gudas' 10-game suspension and the Flyers' scoring woes, could we soon see Samuel Morin and Mike Vecchione in the NHL? By Tom Dougherty

Cooper Marody, University of Michigan, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan hockey, Big Blue, Cooper Marody Michigan, Cooper Marody Flyers

A Flyers prospect one of nation's best

Cooper Marody continued to dominate the NCAA last week and is now among the nation's best. That and more in this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty