Flyers' Isaac Ratcliffe Adjusting to AHL with Phantoms

Flyers' Isaac Ratcliffe Adjusting to AHL with Phantoms

February 10th, 2020 Philadelphia Flyers prospect Isaac Ratcliffe has the potential to become a key player down the road for the organization. The young forward who turns 21 in a couple of weeks is currently in his first full season with the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He...
Giroux, Flyers Rout Capitals and Keep Ovechkin at 698 Goals

Giroux, Flyers Rout Capitals and Keep Ovechkin at 698 Goals

February 8th, 2020 WASHINGTON — Sean Couturier scored twice, Claude Giroux recorded three points and Brian Elliott made 25 saves to help the Philadelphia Flyers deny Alex Ovechkin a milestone and blow out the Washington Capitals 7-2 Saturday night. Philadelphia limited Ovechkin to one shot on net and kept...

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February 2nd, 2020
Philadelphia Flyers

Ever since he was drafted in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, Travis Konecny has stepped in as a younger guy, and has worked his way up to being one of the top contributors on the team. The 22-year-old has already had plenty of solid moments for the organization, making the future look brighter for not only him but also for the Flyers as a whole. Gaining Respect Early Scouts knew the potential that Konecny had ever since he was climbing up the ranks in the junior leagues. He started off his career in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), joining the Ottawa 67’s. Travis Konecny (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The 67’s have had a rich history of success when it comes to growing talent. Some of the names that come to mind are Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup champion Tyler Toffoli, current San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture, longtime Detroit Red Wing Kris Draper, and Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan, among others. Konecny wasted no...
February 2nd, 2020
Philadelphia Flyers

PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Hayes and Joel Farabee scored two goals each and seldom-used reserve goaltender Alex Lyon made 28 saves to earn his first win in nearly two years as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Saturday night. Sean Couturier assisted on three of the Flyers goals, including when he capitalized on a sloppy Colorado turnover eight minutes into the third period, stole a pass, and fed Farabee for a goal that would eventually count as the winner, putting the Flyers up 4-2. Matt Niskanen and Scott Laughton also scored for Philadelphia. Nikita Zadorov, Mikko Tantanen, and Andre Burakovsky scored for Colorado. The furious scoring in the final two periods kept the Wells Fargo Center fans entertained, but the undrafted Lyon was the pleasant surprise of the night for Philadelphia. Alex Lyon #49, Philadelphia Flyers - February 20, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Pitted against a potent Avalanche team that entered the game second in the...
January 31st, 2020
Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby beat Brian Elliott 55 seconds into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. The Penguins blew a two-goal lead but recovered for their NHL-leading 19th home victory when Crosby's wrist shot slipped by Elliott for his ninth of the season. Evgeni Malkin, Bryan Rust and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh. Tristan Jarry, fresh of his first All-Star appearance, stopped 27 shots for the Penguins. Jakub Voracek, Tyler Pitlick and Scott Laughton scored for Philadelphia. Elliott finished with 16 saves. Matt Niskanen added two assists for the Flyers but some stellar play by Jarry in the third period helped the Penguins force overtime. Tristan Jarry, Pittsburgh Penguins (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Pittsburgh's promising first half — one in which the Penguins stayed in the thick of the Metropolitan Division race despite injuries up and down the roster, from Crosby to Malkin to Jake...
January 29th, 2020
Flyers Prospects

Currently, we live in a world where instant gratification is a part of our everyday lives. If we are in search of unknown information, we simply reach for a device, plug some text into a search bar, and receive our answer. When we need to get in touch with someone, we can immediately do so through text messaging or phone calls. Typically, if we need something, we can get it with a reasonable amount of ease. That same "instant gratification" mentality also bleeds into the sports world. When a team signs or trades for a player, many people expect that person to make an immediate impact. If a player gets drafted in the first round, people want to see a fast track to stardom. Of course, this train of thought isn't always realistic. Sometimes, things take time to progress and develop. It's not simple but patience and a level head are the best way to approach these types of circumstances. The Philadelphia Flyers are learning to do this with one of their 2018 first-round picks, Jay...