Washington Capitals (13-2-4, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (10-5-2, third in the Metropolitan Division)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier gave the surprising Flyers another wild victory celebration at home. Maybe the gritty wins — rather than, all eyes on Gritty — will finally make the fickle...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trailing by two goals early in the third period, the Philadelphia Flyers didn't get discouraged. They simply maintained their focus and came through with their biggest late...
CHICAGO (AP) — Kevin Hayes and the Philadelphia Flyers were so good they didn't even need those two goals that were waived off.
Hayes scored after he lost a goal because of an offsides...
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.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With the season coming down to the wire, the Philadelphia Flyers know that wins over division-leading teams such as the Islanders are not easy to come by.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers set an NHL record when Cam Talbot became the eighth goaltender to play this season.
Talbot, who was acquired from Edmonton in mid-February for...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers continued their second-half playoff push with a little hustle, a little luck and of course, another new goaltender.
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...
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...
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk has been fined $5,000 for high-sticking Kings defenseman Alec Martinez during Los Angeles' 3-2 shootout win at Philadelphia.
The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced the fine on Friday. Van Riemsdyk was docked the maximum amount under the league's collective bargaining agreement.
The high-sticking occurred just over one minute into the first period of Thursday night's game. Van Riemsdyk was not penalized.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart has earned the nickname Starter Hart in Philly.
Why sit him?
The most popular Flyers rookie this side of Gritty the mascot has certainly turned into their most productive one — and Hart has sparked a franchise on the brink of a breakup with a gleam of hope for the future.
Phil Varone, Travis Konecny and James van Riemsdyk scored to lead Philadelphia to its season-high fourth straight win, 3-1 over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night.
MONTREAL (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers got off to a sluggish start, and Carter Hart kept things scoreless with some solid goaltending.
They finally broke through on the scoreboard late in the second period — and then kept going.
Nolan Patrick scored twice in the third and the Flyers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Saturday night to extend their winning streak to three games.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
Wayne Simmonds also had two goals for the Flyers. Carter Hart had 34 saves.
It was just the second win in the last 11 games for Philadelphia, which began Monday with the fewest points in the league.
Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno, Joel Eriksson Ek and Ryan Suter scored for Minnesota.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pep talk by new coach Scott Gordon has helped turn James van Riemsdyk's game around.
Van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carolina had its second win over the Flyers in a week when the team's social media department had fun trolling the NHL's most popular mascot: "Gritty victory."
Gritty had to keep his googily eyes open and watch the latest Flyers' flop. Some Flyers fans tried to avoid the latest disaster and wore paper bags over their heads.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart had a night he'll never forget, and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers had a night they really needed.
Hart made 20 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night and made interim coach Scott Gordon a winner in his first game.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart made 22 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night and made interim coach Scott Gordon a winner in his first game.
Radko Gudas also scored for Philadelphia, which snapped a four-game losing streak.
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."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Cirelli scored 1:47 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning topped the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Saturday after blowing a big lead in the third period.
Cirelli outmuscled Wayne Simmonds and beat Calvin Pickard with a top-shelf wrist shot. It was his fourth goal of the season.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk is out five to six weeks with a lower-body injury.
General manager Ron Hextall announced the time frame for van Riemsdyk's absence Monday. Van Riemsdyk was hit with a shot from Avalanche defenseman Mark Barberio during the first period of Philadelphia's game at Colorado on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alexandar Georgiev made 26 saves to help the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 in exhibition play Thursday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers needed a true No. 1 goalie. They needed to shake up the nucleus of a franchise that hasn't won a playoff series since 2012.
The Flyers needed to add some sort of impact player behind James van Riemsdyk to prove they will again be nothing more than a fringe playoff team.
LAST SEASON: 42-26-14, 98 Points. Third in Metropolitan Division. Lost to Pittsburgh Penguins in first round of Eastern Conference playoffs.
COACH: Dave Hakstol (fourth season, fourth NHL season).
John Tavares isn't the only free agent going back to a familiar place.
A 36-goal scorer is moving closer to home and couldn't be happier about it.
No, the other one.
James van Riemsdyk signed a $35 million, five-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, the second-richest deal signed by an NHL unrestricted free agent when the market opened and John Tavares left the Islanders for his hometown team in Toronto.
The Stanley Cup Final run of the expansion Golden Knights contributed to what is expected to be a healthy increase for the salary cap, giving NHL teams more freedom to make deals. With elite center John Tavares, top defenseman John Carlson and a strong group of free agents available soon, the ceiling for player spending will rise to between $78 and $82 million from $75 million.
BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs opened another 4-1 lead in Boston, and this time they held on.
Five years after blowing a three-goal lead in a playoff elimination game against the Bruins, Toronto killed off a 5-on-3 and three more penalties to beat the Bruins 4-3 in Game 5 on Saturday night and force the series to a sixth game.
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews got the go-ahead goal in the second period, Patrick Marleau scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.
James van Riemsdyk also scored and Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly added two assists each ti help Toronto pull to 2-1 in the best-of-seven set. Frederik Andersen stopped 40 shots.
TORONTO (AP) — Mitch Marner had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to 10 games and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Wednesday night to set a franchise record with their 46th win.
Toronto also set a high-water mark with its 27th home win and can clinch a playoff spot if the Philadelphia Flyers lose in regulation to the Colorado Avalanche later Wednesday.
TORONTO (AP) — Mitch Marner led the charge on a night full of milestones for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Marner had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to 10 games and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Wednesday night to set a franchise record with their 46th win.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Auston Matthews didn't look rusty in his return from a monthlong layoff.
Matthews had a goal in his first game back from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for 10 games and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Thursday night.
"I felt fine out there," Matthews said. "I got engaged early, got the puck, able to make a couple of plays and that kind of builds your confidence for the rest of the game."
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn broke a tie midway through the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning scored the final four goals to rally past the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh and Nikita Kucherov also scored as Tampa Bay reached 50 wins for the second time in franchise history. Yanni Gourde had two assists for the Atlantic Division leaders, who moved five points ahead of second-place Boston for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — James van Riemsdyk thought about the possibility of back-to-back hat tricks. Then again, five goals over two nights and a career milestone will do just fine.
Van Riemsdyk had two goals and an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. It came after a three-goal performance one night earlier in a 6-5 shootout win over the Dallas Stars.
TORONTO (AP) — James van Riemsdyk had his third career hat trick and Mitch Marner scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift Toronto over the Dallas Stars 6-5 on Wednesday night, extending the Maple Leafs' franchise-record home winning streak to 11 games.
Marner beat Kari Lehtonen in the third round of the shootout, completing Toronto's comebacks from 4-2 and 5-4 deficits in the third period.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point scored the deciding goal in a shootout for the second consecutive game, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.
TORONTO (AP) — Frederik Andersen could sense this was going to be a low-scoring game without many chances. He was right — and he was sharp when it counted.
Andersen made 40 saves and James van Riemsdyk scored the only goal as the surging Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 1-0 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory at home.
"These are always fun," Andersen said. "The game was tough from the beginning. I think the ice was a little tough."
DETROIT (AP) — To Jeff Blashill, the outcome came down to one simple fact.
"They made one more play than us," the Detroit coach Blashill said.
To Toronto center Auston Matthews, it came down to persistence.
"We've got a lot of chances the last couple of games," Matthews said. "We had some pretty good chances tonight, the puck just wouldn't go in.
"It was nice to finally finish it off there with a half a minute left."
TORONTO (AP) — William Nylander had two goals and an assist, helping the streaking Toronto Maple Leafs top the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Monday night.
Auston Matthews had three assists for the Leafs (34-19-5), who extended their home win streak to five with their eighth win in nine games overall. Jake Gardiner and James van Riemsdyk scored, and Frederik Andersen made 28 saves in his 28th win of the season.
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs put together the perfect response to a big rally by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
They got right back to work.
William Nylander had two goals and an assist and James van Riemsdyk scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period, sending streaking Toronto to a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday night.
"We've found a rhythm and this is what we want to stick to," Nylander said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Riley Nash and Zdeno Chara scored first-period goals and Patrice Bergeron added two in the second to help the surging Boston Bruins swamp the New York Rangers 6-1 on Wednesday night.
The Bruins won for the 18th time in their last 23 games, getting 21 saves from backup netminder Anton Khudobin. The Bruins (33-11-8) are just a point behind Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay.