PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have transformed from the worst team in the NHL to not-so-bad in the East.
Their recent run toward respectability could net them the playoff berth...
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.
Gostisbehere’s goal lifts Flyers over Coyotes 5-4 in OT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dale Weise and the Flyers bonded on a recently completed road trip that righted their season. They displayed the renewed confidence with a comeback victory in their return to home ice.
Shayne Gostisbehere scored on a one-timer 1:01 into overtime after Weise tied the game with 2:13 left in regulation, and Philadelphia rallied past the Arizona Coyotes 5-4 on Thursday 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."
Simmonds nets two for Flyers in 5-2 win over Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers know the importance of opening the season with a road victory.
Wayne Simmonds scored two goals to lead Philadelphia to a 5-2 season-opening road win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.
It was the Flyers' third straight season-opening victory in a Pacific Division city. Philadelphia has earned at least a point in each of its last four season openers (3-0-1).
1. Great in goal
Fresh off a 5-1 Game 2 victory and in their playoff home debut, the Flyers came out fast in the first period.
And Matt Murray was ready Sunday.
The Penguins goalie stoned a Nolan Patrick breakaway with a glove save, blocked Travis Sanheim after a cross-ice pass from Jori Lehtera and stopped a Scott Laughton wrister before the Penguins attempted their first official shot on goal.
Penguins defense quietly doing its job against Flyers
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lost amid Sidney Crosby's latest attempt to win the NHL batting title and Evgeni Malkin's one-on-three brilliance during the Pittsburgh Penguins' clinical dismantling of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 is this: The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions played pretty well in their own end, too.
Couturier, Flyers spoil Schenn’s return to Philly in 6-3 win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A couple of hours before his first game back in Philadelphia, Brayden Schenn thought the biggest trash-talking ex-teammate would be Claude Giroux.
"He's pretty witty out there," Schenn said. "We'll see what he comes up with."
Giroux ended up decking his buddy on the first shift, setting the tone in the Flyers' 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
"He gave me a shot and I just gave him a shot back. I think he just fell," Giroux said with a smirk.
Panthers beat Flyers 3-2 for 4th straight win
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — James Reimer delivered for the Florida Panthers — again.
Reimer stopped 29 shots in his 10th straight start, and Florida beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night for its fourth straight victory.
Derek MacKenzie and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in the second period as the Panthers earned their first win over the Flyers since March 12, 2016, snapping a four-game losing streak against Philly. Jared McCann also scored.
Couturier lifts Flyers over Maple Leafs 4-2 for 4th straight
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There wasn't anything fancy about Sean Couturier's game-winning goal. Claude Giroux's pass that set it up, though, was something special.
Couturier broke a tie with 2:55 left and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.
Flyers snap 10-game skid with 5-2 win over Flames
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brian Elliott's return to Calgary went much better than his last playoff game there.
Scott Laughton scored twice and Elliott made 43 saves as the Philadelphia Flyers snapped a 10-game losing streak Monday night with a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
"That's a big streak to end, and in doing it the way we did tonight with punctuation was really good for our group," Elliott said.
Elliott, Flyers snap 10-game skid with 5-2 win over Flames
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Scott Laughton scored twice, Brian Elliott made 43 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped a 10-game losing streak Monday night with a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
Calgary held a wide edge in play, outshooting Philadelphia 45-21, but the opportunistic Flyers scored three times in a 1:11 span of the second period to break open a 1-all game.
Flyers rout Capitals 8-2 to win home opener
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux, Scott Laughton and Sean Couturier each scored two goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to an 8-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux and Valtteri Filppula also scored for Philadelphia in its home opener. The Flyers won a home opener for the 28th time in 50 games.
Brian Elliott rebounded from a dismal six-goal outing against Nashville to stop 21 shots and win for the third time this season.
Flyers rout Capitals 8-2 to win home opener
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Laughton swiped the puck at the blueline, raced to the circle and faced Washington goalie Phillipp Grubauer sprawled on the ice trying to make the stop.
Grubauer nudged a loose puck back to Laughton, who had the speed and the patience needed to swerve around the goalie and pound in an empty-netter — short-handed, no less — for a one-goal lead.
Sure, it was the prettiest goal of the game — but seven others looked pretty good to the Flyers, too.