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7 games you can't miss on the 2019-20 Flyers local TV schedule

7 games you can't miss on the 2019-20 Flyers local TV schedule

The Flyers open training camp Friday, which means hockey is almost back in Philly.

The Flyers will play all 82 of their 2019-20 regular-season games on the NBC family of networks, with 60 featured on NBC Sports Philadelphia, 11 on NBC Sports Philadelphia+, another nine on NBC Sports Network and two on NBC10. Every game can be streamed live via the MyTeams app and NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.

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

Oct. 4 — Flyers vs. Blackhawks, 2 p.m., NBCSP

A no-brainer here as the Flyers begin the 2019-20 season in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of the NHL Global Series. It will be a special opener, especially for Jakub Voracek playing in his home country. "They have drums, they're singing," Voracek said of the fans in Czech Republic. "It's going to be really, really loud."

Nov. 16 — Flyers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m., NBCSP

These two teams had some bad blood last season, revolving around the Voracek-Johnny Boychuk drama. The matchup marks the Islanders' first trip to the Wells Fargo Center in 2019-20. New York made an impressive run to the playoffs last year and will be an obstacle for the Flyers if they hope to return to the postseason.

Dec. 3 — Flyers vs. Maple Leafs, 7 p.m., NBCSP

Dave Hakstol will make his return to Philadelphia as an assistant coach with the Maple Leafs. The former Flyers head coach was fired by the club in December last season. Cup-contending Toronto is always an exciting team to watch and John Tavares gets booed quite a bit, so it should be a fun atmosphere.

Jan. 31 — Flyers at Penguins, 7 p.m., NBCSP

You can never go wrong with a Flyers-Penguins showdown. The Flyers' new assistant coaches Michel Therrien and Mike Yeo have Pittsburgh track records. The Flyers also went 3-1-0 during an entertaining 2018-19 regular-season series with the hated rival, highlighted by these two goals.

Feb. 8 — Flyers at Capitals, 7 p.m., NBCSP

Matt Niskanen will be back at Capital One Arena for the first time since being traded by Washington to the Flyers during the summer. The veteran defenseman is beloved in D.C. and, of course, won the 2018 Stanley Cup with the Capitals. "It takes everybody, the whole team, the whole organization has to be all in," Niskanen said. "You need some things to go right. What a feeling, though, when you pull it off."

March 28 — Flyers at Devils, 2 p.m., NBCSP

This matchup could have playoff implications for a pair of teams looking to make a jump back into contention this season. It's the Flyers' fifth-to-last game of the year and it comes against Wayne Simmonds and the new-look Devils at the Prudential Center, where things typically get chippy between the two clubs.

April 2 — Flyers vs. Predators, 7 p.m., NBCSP

The Flyers' final home game of the season and it could be a big one against Peter Laviolette and the Predators, who are expected to be Stanley Cup contenders. Carter Hart made 31 saves on 32 shots to beat Nashville at the Wells Fargo Center last season in just his second career game.

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

September (preseason)

• Sept. 16 — Flyers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m., NBCSP
Sept. 17 — Flyers at Islanders, 7 p.m., NBCSP+
• Sept. 19 — Flyers vs. Bruins, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Sept. 21 — Flyers vs. Rangers, 7 p.m., NBCSP+
• Sept. 23 — Flyers at Bruins, 7 p.m., NBCSP+
• Sept. 30 — Flyers vs. HC Lausanne in Switzerland, 2 p.m., NBCSP+

October

• Oct. 4 — Flyers vs. Blackhawks in Prague, Czech Republic, 2 p.m., NBCSP
• Oct. 9 — Flyers vs. Devils, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
• Oct. 12 — Flyers at Canucks, 10 p.m., NBCSP
• Oct. 15 — Flyers at Flames, 9 p.m., NBCSP
• Oct. 16 — Flyers at Oilers, 9:30 p.m., NBCSP
• Oct. 19 — Flyers vs. Stars, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Oct. 21 — Flyers vs. Golden Knights, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Oct. 24 — Flyers at Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m., NBCSP
• Oct. 26 — Flyers vs. Blue Jackets, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Oct. 27 — Flyers at Islanders, 7 p.m., NBCSP 
• Oct. 29 — Flyers at Penguins, 7 p.m., NBCSP

November

• Nov. 1 — Flyers at Devils, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Nov. 5 — Flyers vs. Hurricanes, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Nov. 7 — Flyers vs. Canadiens, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Nov. 9 — Flyers at Maple Leafs, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Nov. 10 — Flyers at Bruins, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Nov. 13 — Flyers vs. Capitals, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
• Nov. 15 — Flyers at Senators, 7:30 p.m., NBCSP+
• Nov. 16 — Flyers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Nov. 19 — Flyers at Panthers, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Nov. 21 — Flyers at Hurricanes, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Nov. 23 — Flyers vs. Flames, 1 p.m., NBCSP
• Nov. 25 — Flyers vs. Canucks, 7 p.m., NBCSP+
• Nov. 27 — Flyers at Blue Jackets, 7 p.m., NBCSP+
• Nov. 29 — Flyers vs. Red Wings, 4 p.m., NBCSP
• Nov. 30 — Flyers at Canadiens, 3 p.m., NBCSP

December

• Dec. 3 — Flyers vs. Maple Leafs, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Dec. 5 — Flyers vs. Coyotes, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Dec. 7 — Flyers vs. Senators, 1 p.m., NBCSP
• Dec. 11 — Flyers at Avalanche, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN
• Dec. 14 — Flyers at Wild, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Dec. 15 — Flyers at Jets, 5 p.m., NBCSP+
• Dec. 17 — Flyers vs. Ducks, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Dec. 19 — Flyers vs. Sabres, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Dec. 21 — Flyers at Senators, 7 p.m., NBCSP+
• Dec. 23 — Flyers vs. Rangers, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Dec. 28 — Flyers at Sharks, 10:30 p.m., NBCSP+
• Dec. 29 — Flyers at Ducks, 8:30 p.m., NBCSP
• Dec. 31 — Flyers at Kings, 9 p.m., NBCSP

January

• Jan. 2 — Flyers at Golden Knights, 10 p.m., NBCSP
• Jan. 4 — Flyers at Coyotes, 8 p.m., NBCSP
• Jan. 7 — Flyers at Hurricanes, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Jan. 8 — Flyers vs. Capitals, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
• Jan. 11 — Flyers vs. Lightning, 7 p.m., NBCSP+
• Jan. 13 — Flyers vs. Bruins, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Jan. 15 — Flyers at Blues, 8 p.m., NBCSN
• Jan. 16 — Flyers vs. Canadiens, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Jan. 18 — Flyers vs. Kings, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Jan. 21 — Flyers vs. Penguins, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
• Jan. 31 — Flyers at Penguins, 7 p.m., NBCSP

February

• Feb. 1 — Flyers vs. Avalanche, 7 p.m., NBCSP+
• Feb. 3 — Flyers at Red Wings, 7:30 p.m., NBCSP+
• Feb. 6 — Flyers vs. Devils, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Feb. 8 — Flyers at Capitals, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Feb. 10 — Flyers vs. Panthers, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Feb. 11 — Flyers at Islanders, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Feb. 13 — Flyers at Panthers, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Feb. 15 — Flyers at Lightning, 4 p.m., NBCSP
• Feb. 18 — Flyers vs. Blue Jackets, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Feb. 20 — Flyers at Blue Jackets, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Feb. 22 — Flyers vs. Jets, 1 p.m., NBCSP
• Feb. 25 — Flyers vs. Sharks, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• Feb. 28 — Flyers vs. Rangers, 7 p.m., NBCSP

March

• March 1 — Flyers at Rangers, 12 p.m., NBC10
• March 4 — Flyers at Capitals, 7 p.m., NBCSN
• March 5 — Flyers vs. Hurricanes, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• March 7 — Flyers vs. Sabres, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• March 10 — Flyers vs. Bruins, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• March 12 — Flyers at Lightning, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• March 14 — Flyers vs. Wild, 1 p.m., NBCSP
• March 15 — Flyers vs. Oilers, 1 p.m., NBCSP
• March 17 — Flyers vs. Blues, 7 p.m., NBCSN
• March 20 — Flyers at Stars, 8:30 p.m., NBCSP
• March 21 — Flyers at Predators, 8 p.m., NBCSP+
• March 24 — Flyers vs. Islanders, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• March 26 — Flyers at Red Wings, 7:30 p.m., NBCSP+
• March 28 — Flyers at Devils, 2 p.m., NBCSP
• March 29 — Flyers vs. Penguins, 12 p.m., NBC10

April

• ​​​​​​April 1 — Flyers at Rangers, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
• April 2 — Flyers vs. Predators, 7 p.m., NBCSP
• April 4 — Flyers at Sabres, 7 p.m., NBCSP

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Yikes! Flyers choke away 3-0 third-period lead for shootout loss to Islanders

Yikes! Flyers choke away 3-0 third-period lead for shootout loss to Islanders

BOX SCORE

The Flyers choked away a 3-0 third-period lead Saturday night en route to a crushing 4-3 shootout loss at the hands of the Islanders.

The aftermath: an ugly and lost weekend.

Returning home to the Wells Fargo Center, head coach Alain Vigneault's team was in prime position to secure a noteworthy win following a befuddling letdown in Ottawa the night prior.

The Flyers wilted, though, in the final stanza, wasting away an opportunity for a quality win within the division. The Flyers (10-6-4) have lost three straight and gone to the shootout seven times this season because of blown leads and an inability to finish games.

After scoring two goals over their last two games, both losses, the Flyers were able to put up three on New York through two periods. The Islanders entered allowing the NHL's fewest goals per game at 2.29.

If only the Flyers kept their foot on the gas.

Give credit to the Islanders (14-3-1) for storming back and extending their point streak to 14 games (13-0-1). They took advantage of a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty in the third period and completely had the Flyers on their heels.

• The Flyers are at the 20-game mark and this was not how they wanted to reach it. While they look different this season, they are still maddeningly inconsistent at times.

Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, James van Riemsdyk and Kevin Hayes went scoreless against New York.

It's a good thing when others are producing, but the Flyers will need to get their big boys going with the others. It hasn't happened yet and the team's record reflects it.

• Brian Elliott came in and out of his crease quite often Saturday night. He had a weird game as he made some timely saves but fell flat in the third period.

That's when they really needed him.

• Oskar Lindblom has arguably been the Flyers' best forward 20 games into the year. The 23-year-old plays on both special teams units and has nine goals and seven assists.

Other NHL players with nine goals so far: Sebastian Aho, Filip Forsberg and Artemi Panarin.

Lindblom had a two-point effort Saturday, marking his third multi-point game of the season after having four all of last season.

He has run away with the opportunity given to him by Vigneault and company.

• The new line of Lindblom, Joel Farabee and Sean Couturier features plenty of intrigue.

The group opened the game's scoring just 1:38 into the action when Lindblom found Couturier, who had a two-point performance himself. The Flyers were 12-5-2 when Couturier had a multi-point game last season.

Lindblom, Couturier and Farabee combined for five points. It still wasn't enough, which is troubling.

• Ivan Provorov and Shayne Gostisbehere have been flip-flopping on the first and second power play units. Provorov was moved off the first group in Friday night's 2-1 loss to the Senators.

"Provy started off, he had three turnovers in the first 10 minutes, made a switch," Vigneault said before Saturday night's game. "Ghost seemed to me that he was playing a little bit better. If you want to play, you’ve got to make the plays."

Provorov made one on the man advantage Saturday to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead in the opening frame. He has four goals and nine assists in 20 games. Last season, he had four goals and eight assists through 40 games. The addition of Matt Niskanen has been huge for the 22-year-old defenseman.

• A little over two hours before puck drop, Vigneault said the Flyers had lineup decisions to make regarding some players nursing minor injuries.

The club's full roster took warmups. Afterward, Philippe Myers and Carsen Twarynski were the scratches as Robert Hagg and Chris Stewart played in their spots.

It's uncertain why the Flyers went that route. Vigneault said postgame that both Myers and Twarynski were healthy.

Myers will be back in the lineup. The 22-year-old defenseman has been great with three goals, an assist and a plus-7 mark in eight games since being called up from AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley.

Twarynski, a 21-year-old forward, is in a more precarious spot with Scott Laughton (broken finger) nearing his return from long-term injured reserve. Laughton could be back as soon as next Saturday's game against the Flames.

• The Flyers rocked military appreciation jerseys during warmups.

• The Flyers are off Sunday and practice Monday at 11:30 a.m. in Voorhees, New Jersey, before traveling to Florida for a matchup Tuesday with Joel Quenneville's Panthers (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP).

 

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Flyers vs. Islanders: Live stream, storylines, game time and more

Flyers vs. Islanders: Live stream, storylines, game time and more

The Flyers are hoping some home cooking can serve as the remedy for their sudden scoring troubles.

Sparking the offense will not come easily Saturday when the Flyers (10-6-3) host the Islanders (13-3-1).

Let's get into the essentials:

When: 7 p.m. ET with Flyers Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center
Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app

• The Flyers' goal-scoring difficulty crept up rather quietly because the team was playing well, beating quality clubs and on a seven-game point streak.

The issue became much more recognizable when the point streak was halted Friday night by a 2-1 loss to the Senators (see observations).

After scoring 3.27 goals per game over their first 15 games, the Flyers have put up just 1.50 in their past four. They've lost two straight games, scoring only one goal in each outing.

• Why won't it get any easier?

Because Barry Trotz and the Islanders are in town. New York is on a 13-game point streak (12-0-1) and allowing just two goals per game during that stretch. Overall, the Islanders surrender the NHL's fewest goals per game at 2.29.

However, New York has played only five road games — the fewest in the NHL — compared to 12 home games. The Flyers have earned at least a point in eight of nine home games (6-1-2) and are scoring 3.67 goals per game at home.

• Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss, who is 7-1-0 with a 1.88 goals-against average and .942 save percentage, doesn't have great career numbers against the Flyers: 6-4-2, 3.35 GAA, .897 save percentage.

• Playing a back-to-back set, the Flyers did not skate this morning, so it's uncertain how the lineup will look exactly.

Projected lineup

Forwards

Joel Farabee-Claude Giroux-Jakub Voracek
Oskar Lindblom-Sean Couturier-Travis Konecny
James van Riemsdyk-Kevin Hayes-Carsen Twarynski
Andy Andreoff-Michael Raffl-Tyler Pitlick

Defensemen

Ivan Provorov-Matt Niskanen
Shayne Gostisbehere-Justin Braun
Travis Sanheim-Philippe Myers

Goalies

Brian Elliott
Carter Hart

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