McKenna becomes Flyers’ 7th goalie as Philly ties NHL record
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers tied an NHL record with Mike McKenna becoming their seventh goaltender to play this season.
McKenna started against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Tuesday night and allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 5-3 loss . He got the nod because interim coach Scott Gordon wanted to give top goaltending prospect Carter Hart a break after playing twice in three days.
Flyers top Islanders behind Stolarz’s 31 saves
Anthony Stolarz made 31 saves to lead the visiting Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Stolarz played the entire game in place of Alex Lyon, who suffered a lower-body injury during warmups.
James de Haas, Carsen Twarynski, Phil Varone, Danick Martel and Jori Lehtera scored for Philadelphia.
Robin Lehner allowed four goals on 22 shots in the first two periods. Christopher Gibson played the third and made seven saves.
Islanders beat Flyers 3-0 at Nassau Coliseum
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kieffer Bellows and Cal Clutterbuck scored power-play goals in the first period to help the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Sunday in the preseason opener for both teams.
Bellows opened the scoring at 6:55, and Clutterbuck connected with 4:14 left in the period. Sebastian Aho added a second-period goal.
Robin Lehner and Christopher Gibson split time in goal, with Lehner making eight saves and Gibson stopping nine shots.
Alex Lyon of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms was up early as usual Thursday to take a walk and stop for a breakfast sandwich and his morning coffee.
The 25-year-old goalie was no worse for the wear a little over seven hours after he finished a 94-save performance in an American Hockey League playoff game in North Carolina that stretched to seven periods and 146 minutes, 48 seconds of play.
Detroit — Goaltender Petr Mrazek returned to Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday — and the Red Wings ruined it on two fronts.
Mrazek, whom the Red Wings traded to Philadelphia last month, had a forgettable homecoming, as the Red Wings drove him out of the net in the second period. The Flyers did rally, but the Red Wings ended up winning 5-4 in a shootout.
The Red Wings had a 1-0 edge in the shootout, with Frans Nielsen scoring the goal and Jimmy Howard stopping all three Flyers shooters.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers took advantage of another third-period meltdown by the Carolina Hurricanes to keep their hold on third-place in the Metropolitan Division.
Valterri Filppula scored the tiebreaking goal on a breakaway with 5:49 left, and the Flyers scored four times in the third period to beat the scuffling Hurricanes 4-2 on Saturday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Maybe Brad Marchand won't be as surprised to find an "A'' sewn on his jersey before the Boston Bruins' next game.
Marchand delivered once again, this time as a surprise alternate captain, scoring with 22 seconds left in the third period to lift Boston over the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night.
Flyers’ Simmonds out 2-to-3 weeks with upper body injury
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds will be out for 2-to-3 weeks after suffering an upper-body injury in Sunday's win over the New York Rangers.
Simmonds has 20 goals and 37 points in 59 games this season for Philadelphia, which hosted Montreal on Tuesday night. He was involved in a first-period tussle in Sunday's game and landed a fight-ending left hand to the side of Tony DeAngelo's helmet.
Flyers surge past Rangers 7-4
NEW YORK (AP) — Pressed into action after Flyers starter Michal Neuvirth left with a lower-body injury, rookie goaltender Alex Lyon was confident at Madison Square Garden having played there before for Yale.
In his fourth NHL game, Lyon calmly went out over the next 40 minutes and made 25 saves for his first NHL win as the surging Flyers rolled past the slumping Rangers 7-4 on Sunday for their sixth win in seven games.
Flyers goalie Elliott out 5-6 weeks after abdominal surgery
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott had abdominal surgery on Tuesday and will be out 5 to 6 weeks, general manager Ron Hextall said.
Elliott re-aggravated an abdominal injury that cost him four games earlier this month in Saturday's 4-3 shootout victory over Arizona.
In 41 games this season, Elliott has posted a 21-11-7 mark with a 2.72 goals-against average and .908 save percentage.
Capitals rally past Flyers 5-3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chandler Stephenson, Andre Burakovsky and T.J. Oshie ended lengthy goal droughts to help the Washington Capitals rally past the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Wednesday night.
Stephenson scored twice after going without a goal for 28 games. Burakovsky scored on the power play after coming up empty for 10 games, and Oshie lifted his arms and looked to the sky when he scored on the power play to end his 13-game dry spell.
For as much success as the Penguins have had at Hershey’s Giant Center this season, the home arena of their other in-state rival has been an unwelcome destination. That trend continued Friday, as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms scored two goals in the third period to pull away from the visiting Penguins, 5-2, at PPL Center. The Penguins have been outscored, 10-2, in their last two visits to Allentown. Daniel Sprong and Zach Aston-Reese picked up the goals for the Penguins (25-12-3-1). Turning point...
Bruins top Flyers on Agostino’s goal in OT
BOSTON (AP) — Kenny Agostino's goal with 1:40 left in overtime lifted the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in an NHL preseason game Thursday night.
Paul Postma also scored for Boston, which received a 30-save performance from Tukka Risk.
Reserve goaltender Alex Lyon took the loss for Philadelphia, as he allowed both Boston goals on 11 shots. Starter Brian Elliott stopped all 18 shots he faced in the first two periods.
Travis Sanheim scored the lone goal for the Flyers.