Flyers: Getting to Know Tyler Pitlick

Flyers: Getting to Know Tyler Pitlick

January 19th, 2020 When Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher traded for forward Tyler Pitlick, he was bringing in a tough, rugged, bottom-six forward who could also contribute point-wise every so often. Rugged toughness is something that has been in the DNA of the Flyers for pretty much their entire...
Kovalchuk, Price Lead Canadiens past Flyers 4-1

Kovalchuk, Price Lead Canadiens past Flyers 4-1

January 16th, 2020 PHILADELPHIA — Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice and Carey Price recorded 40 saves as the Montreal Canadiens avoided a season series sweep with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Tomas Tatar scored his 17th goal of the season and Artturi Lehkonen added his 11th for the...

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January 12th, 2020
Flyers Prospects

Cam York was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round (14th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft, the first under new general manager (GM) Chuck Fletcher. It was a significant move, as the new GM was starting to put his own stamp on making the Flyers brand his. For those who might not know a lot of background on the 19-year-old defenseman, this is who may potentially represent the Orange and Black in the coming seasons. Thorough Hockey Roots York was born in Anaheim Hills, California, and as a result, paid close attention to the Anaheim Ducks franchise. In fact, the team’s 2007 run to the Stanley Cup championship helped get York interested in the game itself. Cam York, Philadelphia Flyers, 2019 NHL Draft (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers One cool aspect involving the Ducks and York is that he specifically ended up becoming close with Scott Niedermayer’s son Jackson and hung around the family quite often, learning from Scott himself (from 'Helped by a Hall of...
January 11th, 2020
Tampa Bay Lightning

PHILADELPHIA — Pat Maroon scored the game's only goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a club record with their 10th straight win, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Lightning haven’t lost since Dec. 21 at Washington, and have outscored opponents 43-17 during their streak. Tampa Bay has tallied 12 unanswered goals, two short of matching a team mark. They will look to set a club record for consecutive victories on Sunday night at New Jersey. Vasileskiy earned his second straight shutout and the 20th of his career. He has been in goal for eight of the victories during the streak. The Lightning defence was stout in front of their netminder, and Vasileskiy was rarely tested. His best save came five minutes into the third period, when he stopped Travis Sanheim’s one-timer from close range with a right pad save. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) The Flyers...
January 8th, 2020
Washington Capitals

PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Hayes scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period short-handed to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. Robert Hagg and Travis Konecny also scored for the Flyers, who improved their NHL-best home record to 14-2-4. The Flyers returned to Philadelphia after a disappointing six-game road trip in which they lost five of six and allowed 27 goals in the defeats. Carter Hart made 26 saves for Philadelphia while upping his home mark to 12-1-2. The Flyers, who were home for the first time in 16 days, play the next two and five of six in Philadelphia. Jakub Vrana and Nicklas Backstrom scored for Washington, and Braden Holtby finished with 24 saves. The Capitals, who entered with an NHL-best 65 points, had won three straight and 14 of the last 19. Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Both teams were playing the second game of a back-to-back. Hayes put Philadelphia ahead...
January 8th, 2020
Flyers Goaltending

The story of Carter Hart, especially during the 2019-20 NHL season, is quickly becoming a dichotomy of two different goaltenders. A Vezina-calibre starter and an American Hockey League goalie seem to be interchanging between the Philadelphia Flyers’ home and away games. It started as a young goaltender’s adjustment to the speed of the NHL but the numbers are backing it up at an alarming rate. When Hart plays at the Wells Fargo Center he is dialed in and absorbing shots left and right. Related: Is Carter Hart the Flyers' Savior? During almost every away game he is susceptible to soft goals, and unable to generate any type of rhythm between the pipes. This has led to some unacceptable losses by the Flyers and they must address this soon, lest the season be forfeit. The Numbers Hart’s play at home this season is absolutely insane. Not only does he carry the team in tough stretches, but he also seems to enter a save-of-the-year candidate every other game. In 14...