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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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Former Flyers share their favorite all-time teammates

Former Flyers share their favorite all-time teammates

As my family has spent a great deal of time together at home the last few months, I found myself repeating the same thing (as parents often do) to my children, ages 9 and 11: Help out when you can, be a good teammate.

That led me down the path to ask a handful of former Flyers players this question: Who was your favorite teammate when you played in the NHL?

Chris Therien (Flyers defenseman, 1994-04, 2005-06)

"That's a good question and there was a lot of great ones. I roomed with John LeClair and played with a lot of really, really high-caliber guys that were high-caliber people, as well.

"I'm going to say, at the end of the day, Luke Richardson was the best teammate on the ice and probably the best teammate off the ice, as well. He had great leadership qualities. He knew team bonding. You understood the long season that guys deal with. He helped me keep the room light a lot of the time. Just an absolutely sensational human being.

"Easily a person I will never forget until the day I die because of those great qualities that he possessed as a friend, a teammate and a leader."

Rick Tocchet (Flyers right winger, 1984-92, 2000-02)

"Craig Berube is definitely one for me. Whether he played two minutes or 15 minutes, he always thought of the team. A very unselfish player and was an excellent leader even though sometimes he didn’t play a lot in some games. Kept the room loose and serious at the same time."

Brian Boucher (Flyers goalie, 1999-02, 2009-11, 2013)

Phantoms, 1997-98:


Neil Little

"The greatest guy I played with! This guy was always willing to lend a hand, advice, share a story and laugh. He was my first goalie partner in pro hockey and he set the bar incredibly high. To this day, he’s still helping me. He was responsible for getting me back to Philly from San Jose and also helped land a spot for my son Tyler to live in Plymouth, Michigan, by setting him up with his childhood buddy Chris Osgood while he’s playing for the U.S. national team development program. He’s the best!

"

Flyers, 1999-00
:

Mark Recchi

"As a rookie that year, Rex always made me feel welcome to dinners, golf and whatever else was going on. He always was generous too!

"

Rick Tocchet  

"Late addition to the team but had instant respect the minute we got him. He too like Rex always included me and made me feel like I had been a teammate for years. Extreme work ethic and showed me as a young guy how hard you have to work to be a pro.

"

Keith Jones

"Same as the other two guys. He was great to me. He always had a line for me the minute Beezer (former Flyers goalie John Vanbiesbrouck) gave up a goal. He’d say, 'Start stretching, kid!' He’s always been there for me. Even up to this day! Love Jonesy!

"

Later years:

Jody Shelley

"Played with Jody in Columbus, San Jose and Philly. Team guy! Great friend. Spent lots of time with him doing extra practice because we weren’t playing much."



Joe Thornton

"Never met a guy who loves being at the rink and being with the guys as much as Jumbo. He rarely had a bad day. Played with him in San Jose.
"

Bill Clement (Flyers center, 1971-75)

"Bernie Parent: He was never in a bad mood. All he did was smile and laugh and keep us loose. No matter how difficult certain situations seemed, he was the messenger that let me know life would go on and be better than it was yesterday. Maybe it was because he knew he could single-handedly control outcomes on the ice."

Keith Jones (Flyers right winger, 1998-00)

Craig Berube. Protected my [butt] on a game-to-game basis!”

Anything else made him a great teammate?

“Nothing!”

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Flyers sign prospect Linus Hogberg to entry-level contract

Flyers sign prospect Linus Hogberg to entry-level contract

One down, a few more to go?

The Flyers on Saturday signed prospect Linus Hogberg to an entry-level contract. The rights to Hogberg would have expired Monday if the Flyers didn't ink the 2016 fifth-round pick.

During 2019-20, Hogberg, a 21-year-old Swedish defenseman, had 14 points (five goals, nine assists) through 50 games with the Vaxjo Lakers playing against men in the SHL. The 6-foot-1, 176-pounder is regarded as a strong skater and intelligent passer.

Hogberg will start the 2020-21 season with AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley. The Phantoms are gaining on the blue line with prospects Egor Zamula and Wyatte Wylie turning pro, as well.

(Joe Siville/Philadelphia Flyers)

Lehigh Valley could be gaining more with Wyatt Kalynuk and David Bernhardt, who remain unsigned. Bernhardt, another Swedish defenseman, needs to be signed by Monday or his rights will expire. It's uncertain if the Flyers will ink the 2016 seventh-round pick.

It appears Kalynuk has decided to forgo his senior season at Wisconsin as he plans to turn pro in 2020-21.

Kalynuk is an offensive-minded defenseman who has developed a ton with the Badgers. His rights were set to expire next summer. Now that he is leaving Wisconsin, it would be surprising if he's not signed soon by the Flyers. If, for some reason, both sides don't agree to terms, Kalynuk can eventually become a free agent.

"Philly has had lots of people here and been very instrumental in his growth as a player," Wisconsin head coach Tony Granato said. "I think when they drafted him, they recognized out of the gate that this guy could be a big part of their organization moving forward. They’ve been hands on, they’ve been here a lot, they’ve done it respectfully in a way that they’ve helped him a ton in preparing to get ready for the next step.”

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