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The Checking Line's Adam Pardes caught up with newly-acquired forward Tom Sestito on Monday to get his reaction to the trade news and how he sees himself fitting in with the Flyers organization.
I know you said that this was your first time being traded. Now that you’ve had some time to let it sink in, how do you feel about the move?
I’m definitely excited and I think Philly’s game definitely has a mold that fits. I’m just excited to get a new opportunity.
On a roster with guys like Dan Carcillo and Jody Shelley and Zac Rinaldo in the AHL, what do you think is going to make you stand out to the Flyers’ front office?
I don’t think...
For the second leg of my interview series, I decided to interview the brains behind Flyers Goal Scored By. They do a magnificent job providing humor to the average fan, the band-wagon jumper and the Flyers aficionado. In this Q & A (or stream of consciousness), Fran and Ryan detailed the blog and their own experiences. They had me laughing all the way, and hopefully you will be too. Enjoy!
MT: What made you guys start FGSB?
Ryan: Finally. Our ‘Behind the Music’ moment.
Fran and I were roommates in a 6 bedroom apartment on 6th avenue and 29th street in this really cruddy part of Manhattan and a guy who I grew up playing hockey with forwarded me a link to a Caps post from...
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On a night where Philadelphia was looking to capture its first win in Ottawa since 2007, rookie Erik Condra scored two goals and Craig Anderson made 30 saves to thwart the Eastern Conference-leading Flyers on Saturday.
With just 20 seconds left in the first period, Scott Hartnell golfed a wacky slapshot far-side on Anderson courtesy of a nice setup by Claude Giroux to start the night’s scoring. By the end of one period, the Flyers had outshot the Senators by a wide margin of 15-3.
Coming into tonight’s matchup, Philadelphia had only lost in regulation once this season when leading after twenty minutes.
However, thanks to four unanswered Senators ...
The Philadelphia Flyers (40-15-6) will face their second consecutive sub .500 team when they meet the Ottawa Senators (20-32-9) at Scotia Bank Place at 7:00 pm EST.
The Flyers were able to hold off the Isles on Thursday in OT with a 4-3 home win after surrendering the lead late, which has become the norm lately.
The Ottawa Senators are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres last night. They also have suffered more losses recently as they sent Mike Fisher to the Nashville Predators and reunited Alexei Kovalev and the Pittsburgh Penguins .
They did not go without an addition, they would claim Marek Svatos on waivers from Nashville and made his Senators debut last night in the...
The Philadelphia Flyers faced off against the New York Islanders Thursday night. One could easily assume it would be an easy win. They were only playing the lowly Islanders, right? Wrong. Peter Laviolette said himself that the game would be a challenge. The Islanders have been a winning team lately, and you never want to underestimate your opponent.
The Islanders would score the only goal of the first period. Frans Nielsen skated into the zone with the puck by himself and fired a shot to beat Sergei Bobrovsky stick side. He just found a lane down the left wing and made no mistake with the puck.
The Flyers were out-shooting the Islanders and even had plenty of shots blocked, but they ...
The Philadelphia Flyers (39-15-6) will look to find consistency in their game tonight as they face the New York Islanders (23-31-7) at the Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 pm EST.
The Flyers are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, a game the Flyers surrendered another lead in the third period.
The New York Islanders are coming off a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a battle of suckass teams. It was the Islanders fourth loss in their last twelve games.
This is the fourth of six meetings between these two teams this season. The Flyers are 3-0 this season versus the Islanders. Sergei Bobrovsky has won all three of those games and is expected to be in ...
He arrived in Philadelphia with the reputation of an enigma, and now the Flyers and their fans know why. With his scoring prowess and incredible fluidity on the ice, Nikolay Zherdev was a different dimension to the Flyers’ depth. As fate would have it, it was a dimension that was expendable.
The team put the Ukrainian forward on waivers Wednesday, in a move that was probably best for both sides involved. Zherdev had 15 goals in 47 games played, with limited ice time. When he was on the ice, the talented winger often played with the team’s fourth line, and rarely saw time with the power play unit.
Perhaps the reluctance of head coach Peter Laviolette to put Zherdev on th...
The Philadelphia Flyers were looking to tame the Phoenix Coyotes tonight and stop them from extended their current winning streak to eight.
The Flyers would fall short in their attempt of stopping the Coyotes winning streak as they beat the Flyers 3-2 in overtime grabbing their eighth win in a row. Ilya Bryzgalov would be the difference in this game tonight as he was in the Coyotes previous seven wins during this streak picking up his eighth straight win.
The Flyers needed to strike first tonight and they did just that finding the back of the net six minutes and twenty four seconds into the first period. Matt Carle would wrist a shot on goal from the blue line, Leino providing a mo...
The Philadelphia Flyers (39-15-5) will host the Phoenix Coyotes (32-19-9) tonight at 7:00 pm EST at the Wells Fargo Center. Phoenix brings with them a seven game winning streak and ladies man and former Flyer Scottie Upshaw.
The Flyers are coming off a huge 4-2 matinée win against the New York Rangers on Saturday, they are 3-1 in their last four games.
Overall the Flyers are 11-8 versus the Coyotes, and 29-16-2 against the Winnipeg Jets making them 40-24-2 against the two franchises. Shane Doan is the only original member of the Winnipeg Jets franchise still playing for the Coyotes.
The Flyers are 6-3 at home versus the Coyotes.The Flyers lost their last meeting wit...
In an effort to grow the sport of hockey to the United States, NBC designated Sunday ‘Hockey Day in America’. The team from the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed met with one of America’s original six franchises in the nation’s most recognized city. In the matchup, the Philadelphia Flyers improved to 4-0-0 against the New York Rangers with a 4-2 victory.
With the lack of recent success the Rangers have had against the Flyers recently, it was no secret that they would burst out of the gates on Sunday. Not only did they do so, they did it in impressive fashion. The Blueshirts from Broadway carried play to start the game, and were rewarded with 7:17 remain...