The Philadelphia Flyers (46-22-11) will play their last three games of the season this week starting tonight up north in Canada (where you tip strippers with coins) to face the Ottawa Senators (30-39-10).
The way the Flyers play in these three games should give some indication on how they will perform in this years playoffs. When it comes to finishing on top of the division and conference the Flyers control their own destiny.
Don't be fooled thinking that the Flyers would be happy with the one or two spot as Laviolette has mentioned all year long how he wants the top spot. The Flyers need to win out if they would like to accomplish this goal without depending on any other team.
The following post contains data based upon Philadelphia Flyers games from March 3rd-March 31st.
The Flyers played 15 games in March and amassed a record of 6-5-4.
5 of the 15 games had to go to an overtime to be decided. 4 of the 5 overtime games went to a shootout. The Flyers lost every overtime game this month with the exception of beating Dallas in a shootout on March 19th.
The Flyers home record was appalling. The Flyers went 1-4-3 in the eight games played at the Wells Fargo Center this month. Seven of the eight games were decided by a single goal.
The most goals allowed in any game this month was 7, when the New York Rangers defeated the Flyers, 7-0 at Madison Square Ga...
Welcome to this week’s edition of Flyers: In Case You Missed It. In this column, we’ll briefly recap the Flyers games from the past week, as well as report on any current team news.
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Tuesday, March 29th – Flyers 5, Penguins 2
After the Flyers’ loss against the Boston Bruins the Sunday before, both Peter Laviolette and Sean O’Donnell promised a different Flyers team for Tuesday’s game against the Penguins. In the beginning of this game, they looked like the Flyers we’ve (sadly) been getting used to over these past few weeks – sloppy passing, missed opportunities, and giving up that ever-so-important first goal. After Alex Kovalev scored f...
Everything used to come easily for the Philadelphia Flyers earlier this season. No longer is that the case. In Sunday’s matchup with the New York Rangers, the team took the game’s first lead, surrendered it and then fell behind. Despite coming back to tie the game and dominating play in overtime, the shootout once again plagued the Flyers in a 3-2 defeat.
Although they failed to gain two points on Sunday, the team enters the final three games of the season tied with the Washington Capitals for first place in the Eastern Conference. Gaining the top seed once seemed like it was inevitable for Philadelphia; now that’s no longer the case, either.
In the battle between the tw...
The Philadelphia Flyers find themselves in unfamiliar territory as they now sit in second place in the Eastern Conference.
Capitals super star Alexander Ovechkin netted an overtime goal Saturday night against the Buffalo Sabres which resulted in the Capitals leap-frogging the Flyers and taking over the top spot in the conference.
The Flyers have been in the top spot most of the season and the last time they were looking up in the standings was on January 8th. Now that reality has set in on this team, and the inconsistent play of late that resulted in some tough losses that now have affected their playoff position.
Washington has three games remaining and will face the Maple Leafs ...
The Philadelphia Flyers lost their 22nd game of the season on Friday night when they fell to the New Jersey Devils, 4-2. Friday night’s game concluded the season series between the two cross-river rivals, which saw the Flyers go 3-2-1. Philadelphia has now lost two games in as many days and it is the first time since March 6th that the Flyers have registered back-to-back regulation loses.
The game began with an up-tempo pace. The physical element of the game was established very early and both teams traded big hits. The Flyers looked really good in the first. Their puck movement was smooth and they had a steady offensive presence. They moved the puck well in the New Jersey zone...
The Philadelphia Flyers (46-21-10) were detoured through a construction zone last night as they ran into a brick wall built by a mason,Chris Mason.
They threw 43 shots Mason's way , the most shots in a shutout since 1980, a game with the Capitals. With Bobrovsky pulled Mason got a little help from the post on a Carter shot with five seconds left.
He preserved the win denying the Flyers the precious points they need to hold on to the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Missed the game ? Read the recap.
The Flyers will try to shake off their scoring woes from last night as they head to New Jersey to face the alway dangerous Devils (35-36-5).
This is the sixth ...
On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Flyers put forth a stellar effort in a win over Pittsburgh. With some sturdy goaltending and a couple of fortunate bounces, the team looked more like the Stanley Cup contenders that most have had them pegged to be this year. Thursday night, the sturdy goaltending was present for both the Flyers and the Atlanta Thrashers. Only this time, the fortunate bounces went in the other direction.
Philadelphia dictated the tempo of the game for the first 40 minutes, outshooting the Thrashers 24-14. However, every time they found any offensive continuity they would find their way to the penalty box. While their penalty killing was spectacular, they desper...
The Philadephia Flyers (46-20-10), fresh off a huge 5-2 must win against the Penguins on Tuesday night will host the Atlanta Thrashers (32-32-12) tonight at the Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 PM EST.
The win on Tuesday night gave the Flyers a little breathing room in the division and conference standings, they now lead Pittsburgh by four points and the Capitals by three.
The Thrashers enter tonight's game with the slightest hope of squeaking into this years playoffs and will be ready to play tonight.
This is the fourth and final regular season matchup for these teams this season with three of the matchups coming in the month of March. The Flyers are 1-3 versus the Th...
The person that wears the number 18 in Philadelphia also wears a ‘C’ on the front of his sweater. His name won’t be mentioned here, because any prior perception of him should be left behind while reading this. Instead, an objective understanding of his position could help things.
Number 18 has won an Olympic gold medal and a Calder Cup. He’s been an NHL All Star, and finished close to winning a Selke trophy. Yet, he’s not fully embraced, and may never be by some fans that help pay his paycheck. Is it fair? It doesn’t matter if it is or not. It’s what comes with wearing that ‘C’. It’s what comes with wearing it in Philadelphia.
Last year, the man in 18 le...