NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils added Wayne Simmonds in free agency on Monday, agreeing to a $5 million, one-year contract with the physical winger.
Rinne, Preds blank reeling Maple Leafs 3-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne is starting to regain some of his Vezina Trophy form he showed last season.
And the Predators, last season's Presidents' Trophy winner, are finally...
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...
Predators add Granlund, Simmonds to roster at trade deadline
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Poile insisted he would have been just fine if adding Brian Boyle earlier this month was Nashville's final deal this season.
Bruins acquire Johansson from Devils at trade deadline
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins were in line to make a big splash at the trade deadline to improve their scoring for the stretch run of the regular season.
Flyers top Wild 7-4 for 2nd victory in last 11 games
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.
Hurricanes score 3 goals in 2nd to beat Flyers 5-3
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.
Patrick lifts Flyers over scuffling Rangers 3-2 in shootout
NEW YORK (AP) — After firing their general manager and coach in recent weeks, the Philadelphia Flyers have responded to a midseason shake-up.
Nolan Patrick scored the lone goal against Henrik Lundqvist in a shootout that lasted four rounds and Philadelphia beat the scuffling New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday night.
Cirelli lifts Lightning to wild win over Flyers
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.
Cirelli scores in OT as Lightning beat Flyers 6-5
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Cirelli saved the day for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tampa Bay coughed up a four-goal lead, yet escaped with the win when Cirelli scored 1:47 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Cirelli outmuscled Wayne Simmonds to gain position in front of the net and beat Calvin Pickard with a top-shelf wrist shot. It was his fourth goal of the season.
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.
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).
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wayne Simmonds and the Flyers are playing every game as if it's the postseason. It paid off this weekend.
Simmonds scored two goals to lift the Flyers past the Washington Capitals 6-3 on Sunday night, capping a four-point weekend and helping Philadelphia solidify its playoff position.
"We desperately needed the two points and we played like we needed it," Simmonds said.
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.
Voracek’s 2 late goals rally Flyers past Canadiens in OT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Suddenly short-handed, the Philadelphia Flyers aren't going to let a few injuries stop them.
Jakub Voracek scored the tying goal with 1:25 left in regulation and then got the game-winner 1:26 into overtime to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday 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.
Couturier’s OT goal lifts Flyers past Blue Jackets, 2-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers were glad to finally end their long losing streak in Columbus.
Sean Couturier scored 1:52 into overtime to lift the Flyers to a 2-1 victory Friday night, snapping a stretch of 11 consecutive losses on the Blue Jackets' home ice.
Wayne Simmonds also scored for Philadelphia, and Michael Neuvirth — filling in for the injured Brian Elliott — stopped 35 shots to pick up his eighth win of the season. The Flyers' streak in Columbus dated back to 2005.
Weal’s OT goal lifts Flyers over Hurricanes, 2-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Weal was shocked by his goalie's impressive save in the final minute of overtime. He regained his composure just in time to score the winner.
Weal's goal with 3.1 seconds left in the extra period lifted the Philadelphia Flyers over the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night moments after Brian Elliott deflected a shot with the knob of his stick.
Couturier helps Flyers beat Devils 5-3
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sean Couturier is hoping for a strong finish to his breakout season.
So far, so good.
Couturier had two goals and an assist and the Philadelphia Flyers posted their fourth straight win and extended New Jersey's slide to a season-high six games with a 5-3 victory over the Devils on Saturday night.
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.
Giroux has 3 assists, Flyers beat Lightning 5-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The struggling Philadelphia Flyers are hopeful of building off a win over the NHL's top team.
Claude Giroux had three assists, Sean Couturier scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Flyers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Friday night.
"You could tell right from the beginning, we had a little pep to our step," Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere said. "Our battle level was a lot higher, and obviously it showed on the scoreboard."
Giroux has 3 assists, Flyers beat Lightning 5-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Claude Giroux had three assists, Sean Couturier scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Friday night.
Philadelphia also got goals from Wayne Simmonds, Shayne Gostisbehere, Brandon Manning and Valtteri Filppula. Brian Elliott, making his 13th consecutive start, stopped 24 shots.
The Flyers had lost four of five, including 3-2 at Florida on Thursday night.
Sean Couturier scores 16th goal, Flyers top Red Wings 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier set a career high for goals in a season, Robert Hagg scored the first goal of his career and Nolan Patrick showed spark.
Most importantly, the Philadelphia Flyers found a way to win when they didn't play their best.
Couturier scored off his own rebound to snap a tie early in the third period and the Flyers rallied from two one-goal deficits to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Flyers beat Canucks 4-1 for 3rd straight win
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are having fun again. That long losing streak is in the past.
Shayne Gostisbehere and Claude Giroux each had a goal and an assist, helping Philadelphia beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.
Michael Raffl and Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers, who have won three in a row after a 10-game losing streak. Jakub Voracek had three assists.
Simmonds has goal and assist, Flyers beat Oilers 4-2
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers hope it's the start of an impressive turnaround.
Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist, and the Flyers beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Wednesday night for their second straight victory after losing 10 in a row.
Jordan Weal, Dale Weise and Michael Raffl also scored for the Flyers (10-11-7), who won consecutive games for only the second time this season. Claude Giroux added two assists, and Brian Elliott made 24 saves.
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.
Simmonds’ late goal lifts Flyers over struggling Oilers, 2-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wayne Simmonds expects to lose some teeth in the next few days. On Saturday, he suited up and ensured the Philadelphia Flyers wouldn't lose a game.
Wearing a guard to protect his sore mouth after taking a stick to the face two days earlier, Simmonds scored on a feed from Valtteri Filppula with 2:15 left to break a tie and send the Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the slumping Edmonton Oilers.
Flyers explode for 4-goal 2nd period, beat Panthers 5-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier, Shayne Gostisbehere, Claude Giroux and Dale Weise all scored in the second period to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.
The Flyers followed an 8-2 win against Washington with another dominant offensive effort, capped by the four-goal second.
Flyers explode for 4-goal 2nd period, beat Panthers 5-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wayne Simmonds pounded Florida's enforcer with a series of rights and dropped him with a left. Simmonds waved his arms toward the Flyers crowd and exhorted them to get louder as he skated toward the locker room to serve his major penalty. He high-fived fans and the orange-and-black faithful went wild for a period on the short list of the best in three years under coach Dave Hakstol.
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.
Wayne Simmonds scores in OT, Flyers beat Ducks 3-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Wayne Simmonds ended things quickly in overtime.
Simmonds scored 44 seconds into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.
The puck ricocheted off Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano skate and directly to the open Simmonds. He quickly gained control and snapped a shot past goalie John Gibson for the Flyers' second victory in three games.
"It's tough playing out west, there's a lot of big bodies," Simmonds said.
Once in a century hat trick history made in NHL openers
The hats were flying at a historic pace on the first two nights of the NHL season.
Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Wayne Simmonds and Brandon Saad each recorded a hat trick in his team's season opener. It's the first time four different players scored at least three goals in his season opener in 100 years, since the NHL's first two games back in 1917 when hockey was a very different game.
Simmonds scores hat trick in Flyers’ 5-3 win over Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — With a couple of key deflections, Wayne Simmonds helped answer any questions that came up in the preseason about the potency of Philadelphia's power play.
Simmonds scored his second power-play goal to break a tie with 10:33 remaining and completed the first opening-night hat trick in Flyers history with an empty-netter as Philadelphia beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Wednesday.
No. 2 pick Patrick key in uncertain Flyers’ future
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers bet their future on Nolan Patrick.
But for the present, Philadelphia is a team unsure of its identity: Does it believe it can get one more playoff push out of stalwarts Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds or is time for Patrick, Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny and Jordan Weal to carry the franchise?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers used a 50th anniversary celebration season to remind fans of all the great tough guys, playoff stars, Hall of Famers and championship seasons of the past.
Rookies like Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny and Jordan Weal flashed enough talent to show the future might not be so bad.