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Panthers Beat Flyers - Ekblad, Dadonov Lead the Way

Panthers Beat Flyers - Ekblad, Dadonov Lead the Way

November 13th, 2018 PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Ekblad and Evgenii Dadonov scored goals, Roberto Luongo made 29 saves and the Florida Panthers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Jakub Voracek had the lone goal for the Flyers, who had won...
Couturier, Elliott Come Up Big - Flyers Shutout Blackhawks

Couturier, Elliott Come Up Big - Flyers Shutout Blackhawks

November 10th, 2018 PHILADELPHIA — Sean Couturier had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliott made 33 saves and the Flyers continued their dominance over Chicago in Philadelphia with a 4-0 victory over the slumping Blackhawks on Saturday. Claude Giroux tallied a goal and t...

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October 26th, 2018
Philadelphia Flyers

An NHL season brings a myriad of ups and downs. Some teams come out of the gate already on the good foot while others stumble trying to gain their footing. In the case of the Philadelphia Flyers, the team has yet to find a solid hold in its current climb towards the Cup. Plagued by self-inflicted "wounds" on top of actual injuries to key players, Philadelphia's early-season performance isn't one to write home about. Coming out Cold Through nine games, one of the Flyers' biggest downfalls has been their inability to start games aggressively. In a recent post from Sam Carchidi, he states that the Flyers have "allowed the first goal in eight of nine games and have been outscored in the opening period, 12-7." (from 'Passive starts are killing the Flyers early in season: "We need to fix it."' Philly.com, 10/23/18.) In the last two games alone, the Flyers have given up the opening goal early in the first period and on the penalty kill as well. Express Yourselves The slow starts...
October 22nd, 2018
Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers defense will get tested once against this week with three games against teams that can play at a fast pace and score some goals. The team will face the Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders. Monday, Oct. 22: Avalanche @ Flyers - 7 p.m. The Flyers look to get revenge on the Avalanche for a 5-2 loss on Oct. 6 in Colorado. In order to get a different result in this game, the Flyers will need to make sure that they limit the damage while Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen are on the ice, since the line has a combined 38 points this season. They are going to have to get plenty of pucks on net and make sure that there is traffic is in front because the goaltending duo of Semyon Varlamov and Philipp Grubauer has been on their game to start the season. The Flyers will want to limit their turnovers, and play solid team defense. The goalies are allowing too many goals instead of coming up with those timely saves, which...
October 21st, 2018
Flyers History

Growing up in Alberta, Canada, Bill Flett became accustomed to handling cattle at a young age, and building his muscles while working on a farm. He had been a calf-roper in and around the Calgary area, and was known to participate in rodeos with regularity. This extracurricular activity of his took place well throughout his 11 years in the NHL and two-and-a-half in the WHA - much to the chagrin of management for the five teams Flett had played for. But this passion of Flett's is what garnered him the colorful nickname of "Cowboy". Many (including Flett himself) believed that if he had not become a professional hockey player, he would have certainly become a full-time participant in rodeos and a full-time cowbody. Flett's physical appearance certainly gave him a rugged, almost "Wild West" sort of look to him. Clean shaven for his early seasons in the league, by the time he became a full-time Flyer he was one of the first and few players in hockey to sport a full grown beard....
October 18th, 2018
Flyers Goaltending

"With great power comes great responsibility," a quote made famous by a Spider-Man comic can be used for many circumstances, one of those is being an NHL starting goalie. As a team's no. 1 goaltender, a select few carry a huge weight on their shoulders. Expectations are that they stop whatever shots may come their way, and in turn, serve as a catalyst for team success throughout a grueling 82-game season. For the Philadelphia Flyers' Brian Elliott, the saying is all too true in the early stages of the season with his mettle already being truly tested. Early Endurance In the beginning of his third season with Philadelphia, Elliott has had quite the workload. Currently, the veteran goaltender boasts an unusual stat line. Through five games the 33-year-old owns a 4.04 goals against average accompanied by just a .874 save percentage. Starting all but one game for the Flyers so far, he has certainly had his ups and downs. Tuesday night saw one of the more...