Flyers Rumors & News

  • Devils use power play to edge Flyers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Just how it has been all season, the New Jersey Devils went to their bread and butter for success on Saturday. The power play, which has made up for New Jersey's NHL-low five-on-five production, came through again as the Devils spoiled defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere's..." February 13

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Del Zotto out long term with left wrist injury

  • Flyers’ Neuvirth (lower body) will be between the pipes vs. the Devils on Saturday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Michal Neuvirth will make his first start of the month in Saturday’s game against the New Jersey Devils. The 27-year-old missed five games with a lower-body injury. He was activated off the injured list earlier this week and served as Steve Mason‘s backup in Thursday’s game against Buffalo." February 13

  • Flyers' Gostisbehere establishes rookie record with 11-game point streak

    The Score "Philadelphia Flyers rearguard and Calder dark horse Shayne Gostisbehere established an NHL record for rookie defenseman Saturday afternoon, collecting a point in 11 straight games with a power-play goal versus the New Jersey Devils. Gostisbehere's goal, which brought Philadelphia level in a..." February 13

  • Ron Hextall, Dave Hakstol talk with Radko Gudas about hit

    CSN Philly "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall and coach Dave Hakstol talked individually with Radko Gudas on Friday about his unnecessary hit on Buffalo rookie Daniel Catenacci that earned Gudas a five-minute major for charging. Even more, it earned yet another review by the NHL’s department of player..." February 13

  • R.J. Umberger snaps goal drought, sparks Flyers' rout of Sabres

    CSN Philly "Rarely have we witnessed a Flyers game this season in which the offense exploded and the goaltenders didn’t have to worry if one goal against would be crushing. On Thursday night, that was rectified with a 5-1 rout of the Buffalo Sabres at the Wells Fargo Center (see Instant Replay). “It’s a..." February 12

  • Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

    Puck Drunk Love "If you haven’t noticed, the NHL has a new look on its digital properties. The reaction has been poor to say the least, but it goes beyond the usual criticisms that come with a major redesign. As fans struggle to find features they used to use and adapt to the new look, Gary Bettman is more than..." February 12

  • No hearing scheduled for Gudas after big hit on Sabres rookie

    Pro Hockey Talk "Flyers d-man Radko Gudas doesn’t have a disciplinary hearing scheduled for his hit on Buffalo’s Daniel Catenacci on Thursday night, an NHL spokesman has confirmed. Gudas was given a five-minute charging major for laying out Catenacci late in the third period of Philly’s 5-1 win. The hit ended..." February 12

  • Rickard Rakell, Ducks bounce back with convincing 4-1 win over Flyers

    Orange County Register "Before his team took the ice at Wells Fargo Center, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau had a simple message that went beyond the realm of hockey to provide a window into his team’s mindset after a night to forget. “It’s like life,” Boudreau said. “When you screw up, you want to get right back in and..." February 10

  • Ron Hextall’s outlook for the NHL trade deadline

    Courier-Post "The NHL’s trade deadline is less than three weeks away, leaving plenty of time for Flyers general manager Ron Hextall to change his mind back and forth as his team’s playoff outlook ebbs and flows. “I have some ideas in my mind,” Hextall said Wednesday. “We’ll look at everything as we go along..." February 10

  • Reading the trade market tea leaves

    TSN "Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag. It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations/players we’ll be watching and talking about between now and then. In honour of the Dustin..." February 10

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 10

  • Simmonds responds to Vigneault: I'm not a dirty player

    CSN Philly "Wayne Simmonds has played over 600 career games between the regular season and postseason. Not once has he ever been suspended or fined. So when New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault continued to rant on Monday about how the league was wrong for not disciplining Simmonds for his gloved..." February 09

  • Niskanen nets the game-winner in Capitals’ 3-2 victory against Flyers

    Washington Post "Matt Niskanen intended to pass, but as he kept skating from one end of the ice to the other, he was out of options. Usually in that situation, he’d dump the puck. Instead, the not-so-flashy Niskanen split two defenders with some nifty stick work, looking more like Evgeny Kuznetsov than himself...." February 08

  • Alain Vigneault rips NHL for not suspending Wayne Simmonds

    The Score "With captain Ryan McDonagh now sidelined with a concussion after being punched by forward Wayne Simmonds on Saturday, New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault was in disbelief that the Philadelphia Flyers forward wasn't suspended. Vigneault spoke with reporters Monday and said he was told by..." February 08

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    Dave Isaac @davegisaac

    League source says no hearing for Wayne Simmonds. He will not be suspended. @SWhyno notes the match penalty won't be rescinded.

  • Rangers grab beauty win over Flyers

    New York Post "If there is such a thing as winning ugly in the middle of a playoff race, then that’s what the Rangers did in Saturday’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Flyers in a match they tied at 19:47 of the third period. But the Blueshirts aren’t about to either apologize for, or give back, the two points..." February 06

  • Gostisbehere sets point-streak record for Flyers rookie defensemen

    The Score "Shayne Gostisbehere is already making Philadelphia Flyers history. With a goal and an assist in Saturday's loss to the New York Rangers, the rookie defenseman pushed his point streak to seven games, the longest ever by a first-year Flyers blue-liner. Gostisbehere achieved the feat by opening..." February 06

  • Flyers, Penguins will play outside in 2017

    ESPN "While plans for next year’s Winter Classic remain fluid, what does seem to be virtually locked in is an outdoor game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers sometime in 2017. The unresolved question is whether the game, likely to be held at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, will..." February 06

  • Penalty kill lifts Flyers past Predators for 3rd straight win

    CSN Philly "It was more work than they were hoping for, but the Flyers' penalty kill in Thursday night’s 6-3 victory over Nashville was strong. The Flyers finished 6 of 7 on the PK in nearly 12 minutes shorthanded. Overall, Nashville managed only 11 shots on goal on their power plays. A Shea Weber..." February 05

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    Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers

    INJURY UPDATE: Sean Couturier will out approximately 4 weeks with a lower-body injury, per #Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

  • Former NHL goaltender Ray Emery signs with German team

    Sportsnet "The next stop on Ray Emery‘s amazing adventure is Germany. The veteran goaltender has signed on with Adler Mannheim for the remainder of the season, a source told Sportsnet. Emery had been on a professional tryout agreement with the Toronto Marlies, appearing in three games while the..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Special teams come up big as Flyers top Canadiens

    Courier-Post "Claude Giroux skated over to his unsuspecting goalie to ask if he was ready to kill a five-minute power play with little time left in the game and the Flyers up a goal. Radko Gudas stomped off the ice in disgust after he was tossed from the game for clipping Montreal Canadiens call-up Lucas..." February 03

  • Michal Neuvirth to miss 7-10 days with a lower body injury

    Broad Street Hockey "The Flyers have gotten largely excellent goaltending this year when their two starters have been healthy, so since we're generally not allowed to have nice things when it comes to goalies here in Philadelphia, today's news may not come as much of a surprise: Neuvirth left the ice early in..." February 02

  • Sean Couturier expected to return vs. Canadiens on Tuesday

    CSN Philly "Barring something unforeseen, which wouldn’t be out of the norm for the Flyers, centerman Sean Couturier is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens. He practiced Monday at Skate Zone, centering Sam Gagner and Brayden Schenn. “I felt good. It’s been two weeks..." February 01

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • Giroux: Flyers must look at 'small picture' "Claude Giroux spent three fun-filled days in Nashville for the all-star festivities, but now comes the hard part: trying to steer the Flyers to an Eastern Conference playoff berth in the final 35 games. The Flyers, who will begin the unofficial second half of the season Tuesday against visiting..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Jakub Voracek: 'I'm at the same level as I was last year'

    CSN Philly "Jakub Voracek stood by his locker and was asked a simple question. Does he feel like he's back on top? "I think since Game 17, 18," Voracek said after the Flyers' 4-3 overtime win Wednesday. "I don't know what my points are since then, but I think I'm playing good hockey lately. I just..." January 29

  • Flyers limp into break with OT win over Capitals

    Courier-Post "The door kept opening and slamming shut. Head trainer Jim McCrossin and his crew were busy. The Flyers’ medical staff was patching up as many wounds as they could as players either go for a quick trip home or stay in the Philadelphia area during the All-Star break to rest. For the first time..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

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    Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK

    Flyers announce goalie Steve Mason out tonight vs. Caps because of lower body injury. Jason LaBarbera recalled from AHL

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Connolly's late 3rd-period goal lifts Bruins past Flyers

    Boston "Boston had two third-period leads against Philadelphia disintegrate into losses already this season. The Bruins wasted another lead against the Flyers on Monday night. Brett Connolly kept them from blowing the game. Connolly redirected Zdeno Chara’s shot from the point with 1:54 left,..." January 26

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Sean Couturier remains day to day

    CSN Philly "While the Flyers had to deal with the hassle of having their game in Brooklyn against the New York Islanders postponed (see story), Sean Couturier used the unscheduled day off as an opportunity to rest up. The 23-year-old center was the only Flyer not accounted for during Saturday morning’s..." January 24

  • Could Gostisbehere be the Flyers’ first Calder winner? "Bobby Clarke did not win the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year. Neither did Bill Barber, Eric Lindros, or Claude Giroux. Or any Flyer, for that matter, since the franchise started in 1967-68. Shayne Gostisbehere could change that. Oh, the swift-skating defenseman is far from..." January 24

  • Today's Philadelphia at NY Islanders game postponed "Today's game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders at Barclays Center, NHL Game No. 716, has been postponed due to the severe snowstorm impacting the metro New York area." January 23

  • Penguins end long winless streak against Flyers, 4-3

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Marc-Andre Fleury says he hadn’t been aware that the Penguins had lost eight games in a row to Philadelphia before Thursday night. That means he probably didn’t realize they had beaten the Flyers just twice in 13 all-time regular-season meetings at Consol Energy Center, either. But Fleury..." January 22

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    Dave Isaac @davegisaac

    #Flyers announce they’ve recalled Sam Gagner. They had been carrying 22 players, so there’s room.

  • Hunwick scores in dying seconds as Leafs snap skid in Philly

    Toronto Sun "Three goals in a victory? The Maple Leafs gladly took it on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, ending a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. Matt Hunwick scored his first goal as a Leaf, drilling a point shot past Flyers goalie Steve Mason with 7.5..." January 20

  • Jordan Weal likely to make Flyers debut vs. Penguins "Jordan Weal is on the verge of playing his first game with the Flyers since they acquired him from Los Angeles on Jan. 6. Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said there was a "decent chance" that the speedy center/winger will be in the lineup Thursday in Pittsburgh. "Jordan needs to be ready and..." January 20

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Ryan White not suspended for hit on Tomas Jurco

    Courier-Post "Ryan White is off the hook after the NHL's department of player safety took a look at his hit Sunday night on Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco. He will not be given any supplemental discipline, according to a league source. At the 2:20 mark of the first period White hit Jurco, who had..." January 20

  • This time, Flyers steal a win in shootout to beat Red Wings

    CSN Philly "The Flyers couldn’t seem to catch a break Sunday night, so they kept extending the game until luck wasn’t a factor. Jakub Voracek scored the team's second shootout goal and Michal Neuvirth made 29 saves — and two more during the shootout — to help the Flyers escape Detroit with a 2-1 win over..." January 18