Best Flyers games to rewatch from 2019-20 season now that is free

Best Flyers games to rewatch from 2019-20 season now that is free

Let’s be honest, going this long without hockey and it not being the offseason has been … difficult. The season was winding down, the playoff seeding would’ve begun to officially take shape and now that is at a halt. 

Luckily, the NHL realized just how frustrating this has been for fans and has decided to make free for the time being. So this way, you can at least go back and stream every game from the season. 

While there are, of course, a ton of games to view across the whole league — here are the top Flyers games of the season with which you might want to kick off your binge-watch.

Oct. 9, 2019 — Flyers home opener against the Devils 

There was a lot of talk by the end of the offseason saying the Devils won the offseason from drafting to free agency signings and, well, that turned out to be false. 

Carter Hart kicked off his 2019-20 Wells Fargo Center dominance with his first career NHL shutout. 

Game essentials can be found here.

Nov. 2, 2019 — Flyers vs. Maple Leafs

After 65 minutes of hockey, we were able to witness a battle of the goaltenders that should probably go down as a top-five goalie moment of the season throughout the league. 

Flyers fans were able to witness 11 rounds of a shootout and while this game resulted in a loss, boy was it a fun and thrilling game to watch. All with Brian Elliott in net for Philadelphia. It was an exciting game to root for Elliott, showcasing he still has it. 

Game essentials can be found here.

Nov. 29, 2019 — Flyers vs. Red Wings

This was one of those games in which the Flyers needed to show off their talent against a poor club. The Red Wings were in a rut, the Flyers were on the verge of a three-game win streak — on paper, this is a game you want to see a blowout. Luckily, that’s just what the Flyers did. 

Six different Flyers made their way on the scoreboard, with 12 different players registering at least one point. What’s difficult is trying to decide which is crazier — the fact six different players scored a goal and 12 registered at least a point … or the fact Claude Giroux didn’t have any of them. 

Game essentials can be found here.

Jan. 21, 2020 — Flyers vs. Penguins 

Who doesn’t love a quality win over a division rival? And what’s better than shutting out the Penguins? Not only did Elliott stop all 19 shots he faced, this was one of the better defensive performances from the blue line all season. 

This was first time the Flyers shut out the Penguins since March 15, 2017, and this win added a ton of momentum heading into the All-Star break. 

Game essentials can be found here.

Feb. 8, 2020 — Flyers at Capitals 

This had "redemption game" written all over it. The Flyers just took a beating from the Devils in their previous game, losing, 5-0, and were now headed to the barn of the best team in the Metro. Not only that, but Washington captain Alex Ovechkin was on fire and inching closer to that 700-goal mark. 

Not only did Ovechkin go scoreless, but Giroux picked up his 800th NHL point and the Flyers continued to put their name on the radar for the season. 

Game essentials can be found here.

Feb. 18, 2020 — Flyers vs. Blue Jackets

The game that started their season-best nine-game winning streak. This win put the Flyers in third place in the division and they haven’t looked back since. 

Outside of their last win during this streak against the Sabres, this was probably their worst game of the stretch. That being said, they still found a way to win — and knowing eight more wins are to follow after this one definitely makes for this to be a great starting point in a binge-watch. 

Game essentials can be found here.

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With the 2019-20 NHL regular season concluded, Alain Vigneault should win the Jack Adams Award

With the 2019-20 NHL regular season concluded, Alain Vigneault should win the Jack Adams Award

In general manager Chuck Fletcher’s first offseason with the Flyers, he had quite an extensive to-do list before October came around. While adding depth and a few new faces to the roster were toward the top of the list, nothing was more important than the task of bringing in a new head coach.

Many had their sights set on Joel Quennville, who was fired by the Blackhawks early in the 2018-19 season. It was a shock to the hockey world, considering he helped Chicago bring home three Stanley Cups over the course of 10 years. Ultimately, he chose to go to Florida. No, not to retire. Quennville was off to his new team the Panthers to be their bench boss. 

Eventually, news broke that Alain Vigneault was coming to town. Like every other offseason acquisition, the response was all over the place. Little did Philadelphia know at the time, but it just received a perfect fit for its city, its team and the organization.

It is an honor to be selected as the next head coach of the Flyers," Vigneault said following his hire. "The history they have established and the passionate fan base has made this a first-class franchise. I am excited to work with Chuck, the talented group of players and prospects coming up through the system, in order to return Philadelphia to the top of the NHL landscape.

Who knew that in just a few short months, the Flyers would in fact be near the top of the NHL landscape once more. Again, a lot of this is owed to Fletcher and his moves in the offseason and around the trade deadline — but when you look at the team’s overall success on a nightly basis? That’s all Vigneault.

There was a mentality tilt this season in comparison to prior ones. The locker room had a different vibe right from the jump and you could sense how it has positively affected the Flyers' overall game. Vigneault has also shown he is not afraid to speak up and be honest to his players and the media to give his team a kick in the right direction.

The abrupt halt to the NHL season has been rough for many — especially Flyers fans, as they had been anticipating a season precisely like this one for quite some time. The official word was released that if hockey does return, the league will go straight to the playoffs, meaning the 2019-20 regular season has concluded. Now, since that’s the case, league awards will have to be given out based on the condensed season — all the more reason to name Vigneault coach of the year. 

A few key examples

• From the beginning of training camp, he didn’t hold back when discussing his thoughts on Travis Konecny and the need to have him here to get familiar with the new faces and systems in the organization. Thankfully for the Flyers, Konecny and the team came to terms, he arrived shortly after and is having the best season of his young career. 

• Vigneault has not been afraid to call out the veterans on the team, either. Knowing what his players are capable of, it’s important for him to get the best out of them.  

• When the Flyers released a statement that Oskar Lindblom had been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, it was a difficult time for everyone. Sports aside, the human aspect of it all is mentally draining. Lindblom has received such overwhelming support from players, fans and especially Vigneault — always referencing his “great smile” when the 23-year-old forward attends a game or practice.  

• Looking at a near-complete season without Nolan Patrick (migraine disorder), a shortened season from Lindblom and injuries that popped up throughout the whole season — James van Riemsdyk with a broken hand, Shayne Gostisbehere’s knee injury, Scott Laughton and Michael Raffl’s broken fingers and Konecny missing a handful of games because of a concussion … it’s safe to say it never looked like this team was missing a key player. That’s all due to call-ups and how Vigneault adjusted his lines every time the Flyers hit the ice. 

Vigneault has been everything the city could want in a coach and more. And while there certainly are a handful of other coaches within the league that are also deserving of this award (John Tortorella in Columbus, Travis Green in Vancouver), nothing comes close to the case the new bench boss has made in Philadelphia.

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Ever wonder series: What the heck is Gritty?

Ever wonder series: What the heck is Gritty?

Squeaky paws. Majestic beard. Colorful belly buttons (with piercings). Dance moves that can never be beaten. Wild entrances. Orange from head to skates. Internet sensation. Lover of hot dogs. 

Only one, uh, thing comes to mind, right? 

That right there is the power of Gritty. 

While he is only in the second season of his head mascot duties with the Philadelphia Flyers, it seems like he’s doing a pretty great job with it. 

But when the zamboni dust settles and the mascot that stands seven feet tall comes into the picture … you can’t help but wonder — what the heck is Gritty?  

Well, we got to digging … 

Brian Allen, the designer of the Gritty, recalled the days that went into creating concepts for the mascot — all two of them. Within that 48 hours though, 25 different ideas were brought to the table. 

“They wanted it to be a monster,” Allen said. “We didn’t want him to be associated with any kind of species or anything like that, so we went in the other direction — because if you make something that’s sort of a blank slate, like Gritty is, it’s so much more fun.”  

Did you know at one point, there was a design that gave Gritty wings? Which — at first — sounds crazy, but it would’ve been another thing the mascot had that the Penguins didn’t. You know, the ability to fly. 

In retrospect, that might have been for the better. Gritty already has too much power, imagine if he added flight to his résumé.

 “He’s sort of a misfit," Allen said. “I just think that makes him so much more fun.” 

This makes sense — given the ample amount of detail that went into his origin story. The Flyers noted that in 2018, Gritty emerged from the construction that was going on at the Wells Fargo Center, where he had been hiding out for who knows how long. Seriously, if his dad was a “bully,” he’s been around for a long time — though how he snuck over from the Spectrum and set up camp in the bowels of where the Flyers now play is another interesting question. 

At the end of the day, Gritty captures the essence of what it means to be a Flyer and we wouldn’t want it any other way. 

If you want to learn more about how Gritty became the mascot we all know and love, watch the full video above

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