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7 games you can't miss on the 2018-19 Flyers local TV schedule

7 games you can't miss on the 2018-19 Flyers local TV schedule

Flyers hockey is right around the corner.

The ice is down at the Wells Fargo Center, training camp kicks off Sept. 14 and now the broadcast schedule is out. The Flyers will play all 82 of their 2018-19 regular-season games on the NBC family of networks, with 62 featured on NBC Sports Philadelphia, eight on NBC Sports Philadelphia+, another eight on NBC Sports Network and four on NBC10. Every game can be streamed live via the NBC Sports App. 

To help you prepare, let's go month by month and look at the best locally-broadcast games on the schedule:

Oct. 4 — Flyers at Golden Knights, 10 p.m., NBCSP

No duh, right? What a fun season opener for the Flyers, who will travel to Sin City for a clash with the defending Western Conference champions on their banner night. The atmosphere should be palpable fresh off Vegas' historic inaugural season, not to mention the organization's creativity with its pregame ceremonies.

Nov. 24 — Flyers at Maple Leafs, 7 p.m., NBCSP

Remember when John Tavares, the NHL's hottest name this summer, carved down his potential landing spots to six teams during free agency? The Flyers were left off the list, but not by choice. "I don't want to mention any names, so I'll just say, we would have liked to have been in there," Ron Hextall said June 29. The Flyers will see Tavares and his new club for the first time in late November, a contest that will also represent James van Riemsdyk's return to Toronto.

Dec. 20 — Flyers vs. Predators, 7 p.m., NBCSP

Peter Laviolette back in his old stomping grounds is always a game to circle on the calendar. The former Flyers head coach, who was fired three games into the 2013-14 season, brings his talented Nashville club to Philadelphia five days before Christmas. Most Flyers fans seem to have an affinity for Laviolette and it's understandable why — he led the team to the 2010 Stanley Cup Final and has been excellent in Nashville. The Flyers also suffered a pair of frustrating one-goal losses to the Predators last season, so motivation won't be missing.

Jan. 12 — Flyers at Devils, 1 p.m., NBCSP

The Flyers-Devils rivalry is coming back to life as the meetings over the past two seasons haven't lacked drama or feistiness. Both teams are proud of their youth infusions and seem driven for future success. Add in the Nolan Patrick-Nico Hischier angle along with Taylor Hall's victory in the Hart Memorial Trophy race last season over fourth-place finisher Claude Giroux, and you have more than enough spice.

Feb. 11 — Flyers vs. Penguins, 7 p.m., NBCSP

Heard of these guys? While the rivalry has been a bit lopsided of late in favor of Pittsburgh, there's never a dull moment between the Flyers and Penguins. Sidney Crosby and crew haunted the orange and black in 2017-18. Pittsburgh swept the four-game regular-season series and then ousted the Flyers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Over the regular season and postseason combined, the Flyers were outscored by the Penguins, 48-26. This marks Pittsburgh's first trip to Philadelphia of the new campaign and the Flyers believe things will be much more even.

March 14 — Flyers vs. Capitals, 7 p.m., NBCSP

This is one of three meetings in March with the defending Stanley Cup champions. Yeah, not easy, but at least two come at the Wells Fargo Center. Impressively, the Flyers took last year's regular-season series from the Capitals, 3-1, outscoring Washington, 19-11.

April 6 — Flyers vs. Hurricanes, 7 p.m., NBCSP

In 2015-16, the Flyers clinched their playoff berth on Game 81. Last season, it was Game 82. So the Flyers have tended to require the whole slate, which makes the regular-season finale always a noteworthy date. This year, it's at home against the Hurricanes, who are led by Flyers Hall of Famer and first-year head coach Rod Brind'Amour, while JVR will be facing his brother Trevor van Riemsdyk.

Here's a look at the full schedule and broadcast information.

September (preseason)

  • Sept. 17 — Flyers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m., NBCSP+
  • Sept. 24 — Flyers vs. Bruins, 7 p.m., NBCSP+
  • Sept. 27 — Flyers vs. Rangers, 7 p.m., NBCSP+

October

  • Oct. 4 — Flyers at Golden Knights, 10 p.m., NBCSP
  • Oct. 6 — Flyers at Avalanche, 9 p.m., NBCSP
  • Oct. 9 — Flyers vs. Sharks, 7 p.m., NBCSN
  • Oct. 10 — Flyers at Senators, 7:30 p.m., NBCSP
  • Oct. 13 — Flyers vs. Golden Knights, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Oct. 16 — Flyers vs. Panthers, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Oct. 18 — Flyers at Blue Jackets, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Oct. 20 — Flyers vs. Devils, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Oct. 22 — Flyers vs. Avalanche, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Oct. 25 — Flyers at Bruins, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Oct. 27 — Flyers vs. Islanders, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Oct. 30 — Flyers at Ducks, 10 p.m., NBCSP

November

  • Nov. 1 — Flyers at Kings, 10:30 p.m., NBCSP+
  • Nov. 3 — Flyers at Sharks, 10:30 p.m., NBCSP+
  • Nov. 5 — Flyers at Coyotes, 9 p.m., NBCSP
  • Nov. 8 — Flyers vs. Coyotes, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Nov. 10 — Flyers vs. Blackhawks, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Nov. 13 — Flyers vs. Panthers, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Nov. 15 — Flyers vs. Devils, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Nov. 17 — Flyers vs. Lightning, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Nov. 21 — Flyers at Sabres, 7:30 p.m., NBCSP+
  • Nov. 23 — Flyers vs. Rangers, 1 p.m., NBC10
  • Nov. 24 — Flyers at Maple Leafs, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Nov. 27 — Flyers vs. Senators, 7 p.m., NBCSP

December

  • Dec. 1 — Flyers at Penguins, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Dec. 6 — Flyers vs. Blue Jackets, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Dec. 8 — Flyers at Sabres, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Dec. 9 — Flyers at Jets, 3 p.m., NBCSP+
  • Dec. 12 — Flyers at Flames, 8:30 p.m., NBCSP
  • Dec. 14 — Flyers at Oilers, 9 p.m., NBCSP+
  • Dec. 15 — Flyers at Canucks, 10 p.m., NBCSP
  • Dec. 18 — Flyers vs. Red Wings, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Dec. 20 — Flyers vs. Predators, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Dec. 22 — Flyers vs. Blue Jackets, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Dec. 23 — Flyers at Rangers, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Dec. 27 — Flyers at Lightning, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
  • Dec. 29 — Flyers at Panthers, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Dec. 31 — Flyers at Hurricanes, 6 p.m., NBCSP

January

  • Jan. 1 — Flyers at Predators, 8:30 p.m., NBCSP
  • Jan. 3 — Flyers vs. Hurricanes, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Jan. 5 — Flyers vs. Flames, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Jan. 7 — Flyers vs. Blues, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Jan. 8 — Flyers at Capitals, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
  • Jan. 10 — Flyers vs. Stars, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Jan. 12 — Flyers at Devils, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Jan. 14 — Flyers vs. Wild, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Jan. 16 — Flyers vs. Bruins, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
  • Jan. 19 — Flyers at Canadiens, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Jan. 28 — Flyers vs. Jets, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Jan. 29 — Flyers at Rangers, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
  • Jan. 31 — Flyers at Bruins, 7 p.m., NBCSP+

February

  • Feb. 2 — Flyers vs. Oilers, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Feb. 4 — Flyers vs. Canucks, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Feb. 7 — Flyers vs. Kings, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Feb. 9 — Flyers vs. Ducks, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Feb. 11 — Flyers vs. Penguins, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Feb. 12 — Flyers at Wild, 8 p.m., NBCSP
  • Feb. 16 — Flyers vs. Red Wings, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • Feb. 17 — Flyers at Red Wings, 6 p.m., NBCSN
  • Feb. 19 — Flyers vs. Lightning, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Feb. 21 — Flyers at Canadiens, 7:30 p.m., NBCSP
  • Feb. 23 — Flyers vs. Penguins, 8 p.m., NBC10 (at the Linc)
  • Feb. 26 — Flyers vs. Sabres, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • Feb. 28 — Flyers at Blue Jackets, 7 p.m., NBCSP

March

  • March 1 — Flyers at Devils, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • March 3 — Flyers at Islanders, 3 p.m., NBCSP
  • March 6 — Flyers vs. Capitals, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
  • March 9 — Flyers at Islanders, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • March 11 — Flyers vs. Senators, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • March 14 — Flyers vs. Capitals, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • March 15 — Flyers at Maple Leafs, 7 p.m., NBCSP+
  • March 17 — Flyers at Penguins, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
  • March 19 — Flyers vs. Canadiens, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • March 21 — Flyers at Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m., NBCSP
  • March 23 — Flyers vs. Islanders, 1 p.m., NBCSP
  • March 24 — Flyers at Capitals, 12:30 p.m., NBC10
  • March 27 — Flyers vs. Maple Leafs, 7 p.m., NBCSP
  • March 30 — Flyers at Hurricanes, 1:30 p.m., NBCSP
  • March 31 — Flyers vs. Rangers, 12:30 p.m., NBC10

April

  • April 2 — Flyers at Stars, 8:30 p.m., NBCSP
  • April 4 — Flyers at Blues, 8 p.m., NBCSP+
  • April 6 — Flyers vs. Hurricanes, 7 p.m., NBCSP

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Morgan Frost provides a highlight but Flyers are left looking for more answers following 4th straight loss

Morgan Frost provides a highlight but Flyers are left looking for more answers following 4th straight loss

BOX SCORE

Morgan Frost offered a snapshot of what the Flyers hope is a prosperous future for the skillful playmaker.

The present on Tuesday night did not depict as pretty of a picture.

The Flyers fell behind 4-1 during the second period, Carter Hart was yanked and a 5-2 loss to the Panthers at BB&T Center marked the final result.

Frost gave the Flyers a highlight on a night that didn't feature many for Alain Vigneault's club. The 2017 first-round pick deposited a dazzling goal in his NHL debut but the Flyers (10-7-4) dropped their fourth straight game, a losing skid that has come directly after a season-best four-game winning streak.

The Panthers (11-5-5) can score goals with the best teams in the NHL. They were also allowing 3.55 per game, fourth worst in the league, but kept the Flyers at bay.

• Hart had been so good in November. When he's not on his game, the Flyers can be exposed, which is exactly what happened against Florida.

The 21-year-old goalie entered 4-1-1 with a 1.77 goals-against average and .934 save percentage this month. He wasn't good Tuesday, the Flyers didn't help him and things unraveled.

The first period set the tone when the Panthers' first goal went off Andy Andreoff's stick. Then Hart allowed Brett Connolly to score from a crazy angle off the netminder's back.

Hart had allowed only one first-period goal over his previous five starts. Florida got him twice in the opening frame and ended his night midway through the second period with its fourth goal.

• The Flyers have now allowed more goals (61) than they've scored (60). During the four-game losing streak, they've scored 1.75 goals per game.

Vigneault continues to plead for more from his veterans. They simply have not answered his call and the Flyers are more than a quarter way into the season. The Flyers' record is very indicative of what they've received from their big boys.

Kevin Hayes recorded his first point in 10 games with a first-period assist on Travis Sanheim's goal. He played 19:01 minutes, four-plus at shorthanded. James van Riemsdyk went scoreless and played 12:56, his second-lowest ice time of the season. Jakub Voracek went scoreless, as well, in 15:31 minutes.

That trio has combined for 30 points in 21 games. The Flyers have to find a way to spark those three, along with Claude Giroux.

• Frost was a nice positive. He played with pace, he was active and was consistently a threat. His goal was very Frost-like.

Expect Vigneault to give him another game with Giroux and Travis Konecny.

• Joel Farabee made a costly turnover that led to Aleksander Barkov's second-period goal, which put the Flyers in a 3-1 hole. The Flyers were also slow to get back on the play. Bad all the way around (see highlights).

The 19-year-old was a minus-2 with three giveaways. He's a kid and there will be growing pains. Farabee snapped his stick in frustration when he went to the bench. Now it's a matter of seeing if he can play his way out of some struggles.

• Ivan Provorov and Matt Niskanen were a combined minus-5. Shayne Gostisbehere played only 14:33. While the Panthers pounced on mistakes, the Flyers couldn't fend them off or get much going at 5-on-5.

The Flyers went 0 for 2 on the power play.

• The Flyers stay on the road and visit the Hurricanes Thursday (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP).

 

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Flyers' Morgan Frost scores first career NHL goal in filthy fashion

Flyers' Morgan Frost scores first career NHL goal in filthy fashion

When he received the news on Sunday that he was being called up to the Flyers, Morgan Frost thought about the hard work it took to make the NHL.

The kid scored 106 goals and 310 points in 257 junior hockey games for the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Over his final two seasons, he erupted for 221 points (79 goals, 142 assists) in 125 games.

That's a lot of scoring, which got him noticed.

“It’s obviously cliché, but it’s every kid’s dream, you dream about it growing up," Frost said Monday of being called up to make his NHL debut. "Honestly, after I got that call, I didn’t really know what to do for like an hour. So much joy, just so many things running through your head and everything you’ve worked for. Great feeling.”

Now he has the feeling of scoring his first career NHL goal. And, boy, did he show his skill while doing it Tuesday night against the Panthers at BB&T Center.

When the 20-year-old center gets in deep, he can make these types of plays on a goalie, even Sergei Bobrovsky.

Frost will always remember that one.

 

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