Flyers face the Hurricanes on 4-game skid
Carolina Hurricanes (45-29-7, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (37-36-8, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)
Philadelphia plays conference rival New York
New York Rangers (30-34-13, seventh in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (37-33-8, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)
Panthers end Bruins’ home winning streak at 12
BOSTON (AP) — Troy Brouwer scored a short-handed goal, Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots and the Florida Panthers beat Boston 4-1 on Saturday to end the Bruins' home winning streak at...
Philadelphia plays Toronto on 3-game home slide
Toronto Maple Leafs (45-25-6, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (36-32-8, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)
Flyers rally late to stun Penguins 2-1 in overtime
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clock ticking down on both the game and in some ways their season, the Philadelphia Flyers summoned some more late magic to stun the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again.
Holtby gets 250th win, Capitals beat Flyers 5-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and an assist, and Braden Holtby got his 250th career win as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3...
Elliott stops 29 shots, Flyers beat Islanders 4-1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With the Philadelphia Flyers playing without Jakub Voracek, Brian Elliott made sure they didn't miss the injured star forward.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin and Seth Jones were gassed, unable to get off the ice during overtime after weathering a push by Philadelphia that ended with a slick save from Sergei...
Flyers beat Sabres 5-2, keep slim playoff hopes alive
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Hartman leveled Rasmus Dahlin on the open ice and wrestled Buffalo defenseman Zach Bogosian to the ground in a 20-second span that had the Philly crowd roaring and made...
Giroux scores in overtime, Flyers beat Penguins 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 1:59 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers scored three straight goals in the rain to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on a soggy Saturday night at...
Giroux scores OT winner to lead Flyers past Penguins 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux reigned again as Philadelphia's captain in the clutch.
Giroux's shield provided little relief from the heavy rain that turned the ice into such a puddled...
Van Riemsdyk scores twice as Flyers top Wild 5-4
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coming off a tough loss, a two-hour flight and a miserable first period, the Philadelphia Flyers did what they've been doing for the last five weeks. They won.
James van Riemsdyk scored two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period, as the Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Sanheim scores in OT, Flyers beat Bruins for 6th straight
BOSTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers's holiday slump is well behind them. Now they're trying to salvage what had been a dismal season.
Travis Sanheim scored a power-play goal 2:56 into overtime and the Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night to extend their season-best winning streak to six.
The Flyers went 2 for 2 on the power play — improving to 14.1 percent for the season — and won in overtime for just the second time this season.
Sanheim scores in OT, Flyers top Bruins for 6th straight
BOSTON (AP) — Travis Sanheim scored a power-play goal 2:56 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night to extend their season-best winning streak to six.
Sanheim assisted on Oskar Lindblom's tying goal with 9:24 left in the third period, then beat Tuukka Rask with a long wrist shot in the final seconds of a power play after Brad Marchand was sent off for tripping.
Sean Couturier has hat trick, Flyers beat Bruins 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier had a hat trick, Carter Hart stopped 39 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Couturier scored twice within 90 seconds in the second period and sealed the win with his 19th goal late in the third for his first career regular-season hat trick after doing it twice in the playoffs. He gave the Flyers hat tricks in consecutive games after James van Riemsdyk did it Monday night.
‘Double-doink’ helps Flyers beat Stars to end 8-game skid
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their own version of the "double-doink" helped James van Riemsdyk and the Flyers end a long losing streak.
Van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist, Carter Hart stopped 37 shots and the Flyers beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Thursday night to halt an eight-game skid.
Travis Konecny also scored for the Flyers, who entered with a league-worst 36 points.
Hart leads Flyers past Predators 2-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The kid has lived up to the hype so far.
Carter Hart made 31 saves for his second straight win in his second NHL start, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Thursday night.
Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek scored for the Flyers, who won their second straight since interim coach Scott Gordon replaced Dave Hakstol after he was fired on Monday.
Claude Giroux’s goal, 3 assists send Flyers past Sabres 6-2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Claude Giroux was nervous about centering the Philadelphia Flyers' top line for the first time in two seasons.
Once he settled in, Giroux guided the Flyers to their most goals in a game in nearly two months. Philadelphia's captain had a goal and three assists Saturday in a 6-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
"I'd like to tell you it's like riding a bike, but it's not," Giroux said. "But it turned out great tonight."
Weise helps Flyers defeat slumping Penguins 4-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The struggling Philadelphia Flyers are just trying to reset following a tumultuous week in which the organization saw major changes in the front office.
A road win against their biggest rival was a good start.
Dale Weise scored in the first minute of the third period, and the Flyers held on for a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Couturier, Konecny lead Flyers over Rangers 4-0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers got the type of consistent performance they had been missing of late.
Sean Couturier scored a pair of goals, Calvin Pickard made 31 saves in his fourth career shutout and Philadelphia beat the New York Rangers 4-0 Friday to stop a four-game losing streak.
Couturier, Elliott help Flyers blank slumping Blackhawks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers are riding high on confidence, and it's showing in their results.
Sean Couturier had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliott made 33 saves and the surging Flyers continued their dominance over Chicago in Philadelphia with a 4-0 victory over the slumping Blackhawks on Saturday.
Giroux scores twice, Flyers beat Coyotes 5-2
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers struggled to start the season and have seen one goalie after another go down with injuries.
They kept battling and now are back to .500 after earning seven of a possible eight points on a just-completed road trip.
Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist, Calvin Pickard stopped 35 shots and the Flyers beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Monday night.
Flyers top Kings 5-2 for first winning streak of season
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are starting to find ways to overcome their own mistakes.
They proved it against the floundering Los Angeles Kings, putting together their first winning streak of the season in the process.
Oskar Lindblom had a goal and an assist as the Flyers defeated the Kings 5-2 on Thursday night.
Weal’s shootout goal lifts Flyers past Panthers 6-5
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers blew a three-goal lead, pulled their starting goalie in the third period but still managed to gain two points.
Not exactly the recipe for a victory, but they'll take it.
"Kind of a crazy game," coach Dave Hakstol said.
Jordan Weal scored in the shootout to lift Philadelphia over the Florida Panthers 6-5 on Tuesday night.
Voracek, Laughton score 2 apiece, Flyers beat Senators 7-4
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jakub Voracek rebounded quickly from an embarrassing loss.
Voracek had two goals and three assists and Scott Laughton also scored twice in Philadelphia's 7-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Wednesday, a night after an 8-2 loss to San Jose in the Flyers' home opener.
"It was a tough start at home for us, but we scored seven and I think we played a pretty good hockey game," Voracek said. "We just have to take it to the home ice now."
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without center Evgeni Malkin and forward Carl Hagelin when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions open their Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night in Washington.
Coach Mike Sullivan said Wednesday that Malkin and Hagelin will be scratched from the lineup because of injuries.
PHILADELPHIA — What a star-studded score sheet for Game 4 of this Stanley Cup first-round playoff series.
The Penguins featured four of the top 10 playoff scorers in franchise history, with goals by Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Kris Letang in succession.
The only thing missing from the score sheet in the 5-0 victory Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center was, well, the Flyers.
Where the Penguins' shooting stars have been shining, the Flyers' top players have been all but invisible.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs.
The Hart Trophy candidate might be the reason they get knocked out in the first round if he can't become the force the Flyers need to have a chance against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Penguins’ Kris Letang misses practice but is expected to play in Game 3 against Flyers
Kris Letang did not practice Saturday afternoon in Cranberry, but he remains on track to play in Game 3 of a first-round series against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday afternoon.
Coach Mike Sullivan said Letang had the day off for maintenance and that the 30-year-old defenseman would make the trip to Philadelphia for the game.
When the Penguins won Game 1, 7-0, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol credited their 24 blocked shots as a key to the game.
Their encore wasn't as impressive.
The Penguins blocked only four shots in the 5-1 loss in Game 2 on Friday night. And Murray stopped only 15 of 19 shots by the Flyers, who had some shots bounce off players on their way to the net.
Hats off to the Penguins — clearly Pennsylvania's superior hockey club in Game 1 of another playoff edition of the NHL's Commonwealth Cold War.
Their complete disinterest in showing any Big Brotherly love to the Flyers on Wednesday night was obvious early and often, which is also the way Penguins captain Sidney Crosby piled up goals in the Penguins' 7-0 victory at PPG Paints Arena.
Giroux’s hat trick helps Flyers clinch playoff berth
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux capped the best season of his career in spectacular fashion.
Giroux earned his first career hat trick in the regular season and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a playoff berth in their final regular-season game with a 5-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday.
Giroux finished with 34 goals and 102 points. He extended his career highs in points and goals while becoming the sixth player in franchise history to reach 100 points in a season.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A crucial victory kept the Flyers in control of their own playoff destiny.
Jakub Voracek scored with 5:45 left in the third period to lift playoff-chasing Philadelphia over the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Thursday night.
Taylor Hall had just scored two more goals in another big New Jersey Devils victory when his general manager asked him a simple question.
"I said, 'Taylor, what'd you get tonight?'" Ray Shero recalled. "He goes, 'We got two points is what we got.' He had a smile on his face. And I knew he was not going to say two goals. I knew it. We got two points."
Having spent most of his career playing for rivals of the Philadelphia Flyers, Carl Hagelin could close his eyes and point out where the danger lurks.
Claude Giroux running the show from the half-wall. Shayne Gostisbehere bombing away from the point. Wayne Simmonds causing havoc at the net front. Jakub Voracek "just kind of wheeling around on that far side," as Hagelin described.
Claude Giroux’s OT goal lifts Flyers over Bruins 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wayne Simmonds just had to tap the puck over the blue line but couldn't. Then Andrew MacDonald fanned on a clearance.
Patrice Bergeron pounced on the extra chances, tying it for the Boston Bruins with 3.8 seconds left and leaving the Philadelphia Flyers stunned.
It took Jakub Voracek's pep talk and Claude Giroux's acrobatics to finally give Philadelphia a crucial win.
Provorov’s goal, assist help Flyers to 2-1 win over Avs
DENVER (AP) — Second night of a back-to-back on the road — at elevation no less. Losing their goaltender midway through the game. Blocking 33 shots.
No wonder Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol was so complimentary.
Konecny scores twice to lift Flyers over Rangers 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dave Hakstol is more worried about two points than a pretty performance right now. That said, the Philadelphia Flyers coach and his team have some work to do before the playoffs begin.
Travis Konecny scored twice, Claude Giroux had three assists and Philadelphia beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night to pick up an important two points and stay atop the wild-card standings in the Eastern Conference.
Center stage: NHL contenders go deep down the middle
A linesman orders Sean Couturier out of the faceoff circle and Claude Giroux shrugs before stepping in and winning the draw.
Two centers on the ice at once is a nice luxury for the Philadelphia Flyers to have.
"He's one of the best in the league at faceoffs," Couturier said of Giroux, who ranks third in the NHL. "When you start with the puck, it's a huge part of the game."
Flyers overcome Laine’s 40th, beat Jets 2-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux and Andrew MacDonald scored in the second period and the Philadelphia Flyers overcame Patrik Laine's 40th goal of the season in a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday that snapped a five-game losing streak.
Laine moved into a tie with Washington's Alex Ovechkin for the most goals in the league when he scored on a one-timer on the power play at 8:58 of the third period. The 19-year-old Finn has 15 goals and six assists during an 11-game point streak.
Patrik Laine’s 40th goal not enough, Flyers top Jets 2-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While the Philadelphia Flyers couldn't prevent Patrik Laine from scoring his 40th goal, they were able to stop everyone else and end their slide.
Claude Giroux and Andrew MacDonald scored in the second period and the Flyers overcame Laine's milestone in a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday that snapped a five-game losing streak.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had two goals and three assists for a career-high five points and added a shootout goal in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Brayden Point also scored in the shootout to help Tampa Bay improve to 6-0-1 in its past seven.
Victor Hedman had two goals and two assists and tied his career high with four points. Nikita Kucherov returned after missing two games because of an injury and added three assists.
Flyers top Sens 5-3 for 5th straight victory
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers remain on a roll.
Brandon Manning had a goal and two assists and Philadelphia earned its fifth consecutive victory in a 5-3 win over Ottawa on Saturday.
Claude Giroux, Ivan Provorov, Robert Hagg and Nolan Patrick also scored and Petr Mrazek made 25 saves in his second start for Philadelphia since being acquired in a trade with Detroit.
It's been an impressive couple of months for the Flyers, who were 28th overall Dec. 3.
Flyers top Sens 5-3 for 5th straight victory
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Brandon Manning had a goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers topped the Ottawa Senators 5-3 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory.
Ivan Provorov, Robert Hagg, Claude Giroux and Nolan Patrick also scored for the Flyers. Petr Mrazek made 25 saves in his second start for the Flyers since being acquired in a trade with Detroit.
Patrick, Mrazek lift streaking Flyers over Blue Jackets 2-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Petr Mrazek showed just why the Flyers traded for him.
Mrazek made 19 saves in his Philadelphia debut and Nolan Patrick scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, leading the streaking Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.