April 27th, 2016 In Advanced Stats, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals 0 comments

When the final horn sounded in Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center last Sunday, the relief of the players and fans could not have been more obvious. After leading the series three games to none, Washington was finally able to close out its series with the Flyers in six games. It was a weird series full of controversy and interesting data...

April 27th, 2016 In Philadelphia Flyers 0 comments

The Philadelphia Flyers were a dark-horse to make the 2016 NHL playoffs for most of the season, but a great run down the stretch pushed them into the second Wild Card spot. This rapid turnaround was largely due to the play of outstanding young defender Shayne Gostisbehere. Prior to his arrival, the Flyers were 6-8-3 and falling in the standings,...

April 24th, 2016 In Flyers Goaltending, Philadelphia Flyers 0 comments

It was a given that things needed to be changed with the Philadelphia Flyers. They were down 3-0 in the series and Game 4 was a must-win for the team. Losing Game 3 on home ice at the Wells Fargo Center was not going to secure them a chance to head towards the next series. On a night meant for remembering Flyers chairman Ed Snider, the team...

April 23rd, 2016 In Philadelphia Flyers, Top Stories, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Let's all think about this for a second. Until Wednesday of this past week, the President's Trophy-winning Washington Capitals were cruising in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against a team that barely even made it into the postseason. All of a sudden, their opponent's goalie starts standing on his head and frustrates a Caps team...

April 22nd, 2016 In Advanced Stats, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals 0 comments

After four games of unnecessary violence and an overdose of special teams play, the Washington Capitals now see themselves with a three games to one lead heading back to the nation's capital. On Friday, they will hope to finally put the series to bed against their hated rival Philadelphia Flyers. Surely, all will be talking about how penalties,...

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