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Scoring depth has been a key to the success of the Philadelphia Flyers this season. The team has so many talented forwards to mix and match lines with. But as Blair Betts and Darroll Powe have shown this season, this cast of Flyers forwards does more than just score.
Betts and Powe have both recently ended long scoring droughts. Betts ended a 44 game goal drought last night and Powe ended a 34 game goal drought earlier this month. It was obviously fantastic to see both of those droughts end, but at the same time, there was never any need for concern.
These two guys are the definition of the perfect 4th line players and the perfect penalty killers. They'll ...
Friday night was Rod Brind’Amour retirement night at the RBC Center in Raleigh when the Philadelphia Flyers took on the Hurricanes. Obviously, in such a situation the Flyers faced quite a tough test in the third of the their four game road trip. They didn’t help themselves early on, and despite showing great heart, they fell short.
After the pre-game ceremony for the former Hurricane captain and flyers icon, the two teams took to the ice. However, one of the Flyers’ key cogs was missing from the lineup. Captain Mike Richards was a late scratch due to flu-like symptoms. In the loud and emotionally charged RBC Center, the team would need all the help they could get. After ...
The Philadelphia Flyers (38-14-5) head to North Carolina today to take on the Carolina Hurricanes (27-13-8) at the RBC Center, game time is 8:00 pm EST.
The Flyers are coming off a Florida road trip in which the beat the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time this season 4-3 in a shootout and beat the Panthers 4-2 the very next night.
The Hurricanes are coming off a a 3-2 loss to the rejuvenated New Jersey Devils.
With a win tonight in Carolina the Flyers will sweep the four game season series. In their last ten games the Flyers are 7-3 while the Canes are 4-4-2.
The specialty teams percentages for both these clubs are pretty close . The Flyers are connecting on t...
One night after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in a match-up of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams, the Philadelphia Flyers skated into Sunrise, Florida. Some wondered if the Flyers would overlook the Florida Panthers after such a big win, but the Orange and Black was determined to prove otherwise. The team’s 5-0 defeat suffered at the hands of the Panthers in late December seemed fresh in their minds early on. Although the team had a few lapses in the third period, they tallied their 80th and 81st points in a 4-2 victory.
At the outset of the game, the Flyers absolutely blitzed Florida on every last inch of the ice. The pace of play made a Philadelphia goal seem inevit...
Through all the success the Philadelphia Flyers have had this season, there was one thing that they hadn’t achieved before Tuesday night. They had beaten every Eastern Conference team at least once this season except the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now, they’ve cleared that hurdle as well. With their 4-3 shootout victory at St. Pete Forum, the Flyers extended their lead in the Eastern Conference to five points over the Lightning.
Things didn’t look great for the Orange and Black early on, however. They started very slowly out of the gate against the hard-charging Bolts, and could hardly mount a shot on goal through the first 13 minutes of the game. But the player that was adamantly d...
The Philadelphia Flyers (36-14-5) will travel to Florida for their fourth and final chance to grab a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning (34-17-5) this season.
With the Lightning breathing down the Flyers necks, the Flyers could pull six points a head of the Lightning giving them some breathing room. A loss tonight would put the Bolts just two points behind the conference leading Flyers, a four point swing from a possible Flyers win.
The Flyers are 3-2 with book-end shutouts by the Lightning and the Kings in their last five games, netting just eight goals during that stretch. Those shutouts moved the Flyers out of the top spot for goals per game to third behind Vancouver and Detroit ...
The Philadelphia Flyers have shown in the past few years that they are willing to improve their team before the NHL trade deadline. But for a team that looked primed for a repeat Stanley Cup appearance, many wondered if the trend would hold true this season.
General Manager Paul Holmgren made a move on Monday evening that sent a first round and third round pick in the 2011 draft to Toronto for Kris Versteeg. Although there had been speculation recently hovering around the Flyers and their interest in Versteeg, many thought James van Riemsdyk would have to go the other way. Holmgren’s move prevented the movement of JVR, and in doing so it added to an already extremely...
The Philadelphia Flyers welcomed home some familiar faces in an afternoon reunion game of sorts with the Los Angeles Kings.
On that plane home for the reunion was Ron Hextall, Dean Lombardi, Michal Handzus, Justin Williams, John Stevens and Terry Murray. They are a good group of guys and is no wonder the Kings are having success throughout their organization.
Coach Peter Laviolette made some changes to start the game as he scratched Zherdev and had Giroux centering Carter and Richards on the first line. The real surprise move was Nodl centering Carcillo and JVR.
The Flyers started Sergei Bobrovsky who has not played in ten games. Bobrovsky was 7-1 with a 2.18 GAA and .926 SV% i...
Power Play goals by Jeff Carter and Danny Briere lead the Flyers past the Hurricanes 2-1 tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.
Jeff Carter opened the scoring in the first minute of the third on a power play that was carried over from the end of the second period.
With Ruutu in the box for slashing at the end of the second period, Carter skated down the right wing snapped a wrist shot which seemed to be misplayed by Cam Ward. The puck hit the top of the thumb on the glove hand bent it back and went into the net for the 1-0 lead, a goal Ward would sure like to have back.
Eleven minutes later as the Flyers were on another power play Briere would give the Flyers some breathing room. W...
The Philadelphia Flyers (35-13-5) fresh off a four day break take to the ice tonight against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes (26-21-7).
The Flyers are coming off a 3-1 home victory versus the Dallas Stars Saturday night. The Flyers would score a goal a period with Darrol Powe's shorthanded goal the eventual game winner.
If you missed the game or want a recap look here.
The Hurricanes are coming off a 3-2 over time loss in New Jersey on Tuesday night and are currently sitting in the eight spot in the Eastern Conference, if the season ended today they would be the Flyers first round opponent.
Tonight's game is the third matchup of the season for these two teams, i...