Flyers Rumors & News

  • Flyers beat the Rangers and tie up the series at 1

    CSN Philly "It was looking rather bleak at 2-0 eight minutes into Game 2 of the Flyers-Rangers series Sunday at Madison Square Garden The Flyers had just come off their first power play of the day without a shot, fans were cheering, the Rangers had momentum and then … the Flyers got a rush off a chip pass..." April 20

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    Mark Masters @markhmasters

    Mason won't play tomorrow

  • Rangers roll past chippy Flyers for Game 1 win

    New York Post "This was all supposed to be about discipline, and it turned out being about gravity. That’s because as Flyers rookie Jason Akeson fell to the Garden ice midway through the third period of Game 1 on Thursday night, his stick flew wildly upward, hard into the upper lip of the Rangers’ Carl..." April 18

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    Frank Seravalli @DNFlyers

    Berube confirms Mason is out for Game 1. Emery is 7-2-0 lifetime against the Rangers - one blemish was that March 26 loss at the Garden.

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Flyers sign Frozen Four MVP Gostisbehere

    Pro Hockey Talk "Big day of d-man signings in Philly — shortly after the club inked Andrew MacDonald to a six-year, $30 million extension, the Flyers announced they’ve agreed to terms with Union College standout Shayne Gostisbehere. Gostisbehere, 20, was taken in the third round (78th overall) at the 2012 NHL..." April 15

  • Andrew MacDonald signs deal with Flyers for reported six years, $30M "The Philadelphia Flyers had some business to take care of before the playoffs begin; signing defenseman Andrew MacDonald to a contract extension. MacDonald, 27, was acquired by the Flyers at the trade deadline this season in a deal with the Islanders. He was expendable to the Isles despite..." April 15

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Hartnell fined $5,000 by NHL "Scott Hartnell will pay for his stick swinging incident on Sunday afternoon. Luckily for him, the hit from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety will be on his wallet - and not the Flyers’ lineup for Game 1 of their first round series in New York. Hartnell was fined $5,000, and not..." April 14

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Bruins favored to win Cup "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin Wednesday, Bovada revealed their odds for the postseason. The Boston Bruins, winner of the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's regular-season champ and last year's Stanley Cup runner up, is the favorite to claim the top prize at the end of the..." April 14

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell has been fined $5,000 for spearing Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Bellemore

  • Hurricanes get 6-5 shootout win over Flyers to end the season

    Raleigh News & Observer "That the Carolina Hurricanes won Sunday in their last game of the season wasn't that meaningful. The Hurricanes aren't going to the playoffs and nothing can ease that disappointment. Jeff Skinner and Eric Staal each scored a pair of goals for the Hurricanes, and Staal's shootout goal beat..." April 14

  • Flyers top Penguins, will face Rangers in playoffs

    CSN Philly "It was wild. Emotion and tempers flared. The Flyers even lost their starting goalie. Yet something very good came from Saturday’s heart-pounding 4-3 overtime win (see Instant Replay) against the Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center. Craig Berube’s team clinched place in the Metropolitan Division..." April 13

  • Lindback up to task as Bolts top Flyers, 4-2

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning are rallying around goaltender Anders Lindback. Sometimes, literally. In his first start since starter Ben Bishop went down to injury, Lindback stopped 34 shots to help lead the Lightning to a 4-2 victory against Philadelphia in front of an announced sell-out crowd of..." April 11

  • Flyers' Emery will start vs. Tampa, but no goalie controversy "Do not read into anything just because goalie Ray Emery may start two of the season’s final three games for the Flyers, coach Craig Berube said. Steve Mason, who has been the No. 1 goalie all season, will be his primary netminder in the playoffs. Berube is going with Emery on Thursday night..." April 10

  • Flyers cap turnaround with playoff-clinching win over Panthers

    CSN Philly "They had been beaten up 4-1 by the Penguins a few days earlier. A few days later, on Oct. 21 at its practice site in Voorhees, N.J., team captain Claude Giroux boldly predicted the Flyers would make the playoffs. They were 1-7 at the time, having fired coach Peter Laviolette and replaced him..." April 09

  • Zac Rinaldo suspended four games for hit to head of Chad Ruhwedel "Zac Rinaldo's regular season is finished. The Philadelphia Flyers forward has been suspended for four games. The hit in question for Rinaldo came on Sunday night at home against Buffalo. Immediately upon seeing the hit, just about every hockey fan's reaction was simply: how many games? It was..." April 08

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    Sarah Baicker @sbaickerCSN

    ICYMI: Rinaldo will have a phone hearing later today for his hit on Ruhwedel in last night's 3rd period. Ruhwedel was concussed on the play.

  • Flyers regain confidence with win over Sabres

    CSN Philly "Mark Streit already knew the Flyers were in desperate need of a win. Then he looked up at the scoreboard and saw that the Columbus Blue Jackets had won their game against the New York Islanders -- meaning they were suddenly tied with the Flyers in the Metropolitan Division..." April 07

  • Bruins power past Flyers, 5-2

    CSN New England "The Bruins wanted to stay sharp with tightly competitive games right up to the playoffs, and that’s exactly what they are getting. But the B’s found the perfect play at the perfect time to execute yet another victory, their 53rd of the season, in a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at TD..." April 06

  • Downie is close to returning, Berube says "Steve Downie missed his sixth straight game Thursday because of a head injury, but Flyers coach Craig Berube said that when the winger is ready, he wants him back in the lineup. "I think he's close," Berube said before Thursday's key matchup against Columbus. Tye McGinn could soon be the odd..." April 05

  • Blue Jackets 2, Flyers 0: Bobrovsky keads way to first win in Philly

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is an amiable sort, but he has been known to swat personal questions aside like a soft slap shot from the blue line. His least favorite topic is himself. But last night, after leading the Blue Jackets to a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, even..." April 04

  • Flyers' Timonen returns, ready for 'playoff mode' "The Philadelphia Flyers will have one of their most important players back in the lineup when defenseman Kimmo Timonen returns Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Timonen sat out Philadelphia's 1-0 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday with an upper-body injury after being hit..." April 03

  • Blues beat the Flyers in a shootout

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues matched the franchise record for victories in a season Tuesday night at Scottrade Center, and they did so in style. In one of the most exciting games of the season, the Note beat the visiting Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 in a shootout before 18,647. After 65 minutes of a scoreless..." April 02

  • Timonen not with Flyers; Gustafsson to fill in

    CSN Philly "When was the last time Erik Gustafsson played in a game for the Flyers? The answer: Feb. 27 – after the Olympic break – as the Flyers awaited Kimmo Timonen’s return from Sochi. That was 14 games ago. It now appears the 25-year-old defenseman will again replace Timonen on Tuesday night in St...." April 01

  • Bruins beat Flyers 4-3 for 9th straight road win

    CSN New England "The Bruins wanted some good, old-fashioned Eastern Conference battles this weekend before starting to implement their plan of rest over the season’s final seven games, and that’s exactly what they got. They also banked four more points with a strong win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday,..." March 31

  • Giroux, Berube have guided Flyers to postseason's doorstep "Winger Wayne Simmonds is right: The Flyers have put themselves in a good spot, and, with nine regular-season games left, they do control their playoff destiny. Considering the disastrous manner in which the season started, that's an amazing development, one for which the Flyers deserve..." March 30

  • Claude Giroux has turned disappointing start into potential Hart candidacy "With one goal and two assists Friday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers raised his totals to 25 goals and 53 assists in 73 games, good for third overall in NHL scoring. It's quite a feat considering Giroux didn't score a goal until the 16th game of the..." March 30

  • Downie ‘almost ready’ to return

    CSN Philly "Flyers forward Steve Downie won’t be in the lineup Sunday against the Boston Bruins, but he’s getting closer to a return. Downie, who sustained an upper-body injury in last weekend’s win over the St. Louis Blues at the Wells Fargo Center, participated in his first full-team practice Saturday..." March 29

  • After demotion, Lecavalier sparks Flyers "Vincent Lecavalier seemed upset when he found himself paired up with Zac Rinaldo and Adam Hall on the fourth line during Philadelphia’s Friday morning skate, but the move worked in last night’s 4-2 victory over Toronto. Flyers coach Craig Berube was very pleased with Lecavalier’s line and the..." March 29

  • Flyers back to winning ways with decision over Leafs

    Courier-Post "There didn’t need to be much discussion about consecutive losses during the Flyers’ playoff push. Had the Flyers dropped another one, the slope would have been extremely slippery. Instead, they looked revitalized by a day of rest and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2. It was a big difference..." March 29

  • Bombshell: Lecavalier demoted to Flyers' 4th line "In a stunning move, Flyers coach Craig Berube demoted Vinny Lecavalier to the fourth line. Lecavalier had been playing on the second line at left wing, but will be back at his natural position _ center _ for Friday's game against visiting Toronto. "It wasn't working where it was, so I put..." March 29

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Rangers blow past Flyers, widen gap for second in Metro

    New York Post "It seemed utterly puzzling that this, of all games, was supposed to be a playoff preview. Because in the midst of all the pomp and circumstance of a prime-time, nationally televised matchup, what happened Wednesday night at the Garden was anticlimactic. The Rangers bled the Flyers out for a..." March 27

  • Jeff Carter scores in his return to Philadelphia in Kings' 3-2 win

    Los Angeles Times "If Flyers fans booed every time Jeff Carter touched the puck Monday, it must have sounded like music to his ears. With extra zip in his step if not revenge in his heart for the acrimonious end to his tenure with the Flyers, Carter scored the Kings' first goal in his first game back at the Wells..." March 25

  • Jeff Carter on returning to Philly: ‘It’s not a big deal really’

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been nearly three years since the Philadelphia Flyers traded Jeff Carter to the Columbus Blue Jackets. It’s been over two years that Carter has been a member of the Los Angeles Kings, but he’s yet to take the ice in Philadelphia as a member of another team. That’s going to change on Monday..." March 23

  • Flyers sign forward Raffl to two-year contract "The Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday signed rookie forward Michael Raffl to a two-year, $2.2 million contract extension. Raffl, who signed a one-year, $925,000 contract May 31, 2013, could have become a restricted free agent this summer. The 25-year-old has nine goals and 21 points in 57..." March 23

  • Mason quickly stops feisty Blues in Flyers 4-1 win

    Courier-Post "As much as the Flyers prepared for the NHL’s best team, the start of the game took them off guard. The St. Louis Blues were all over the place before the Flyers buckled down and got the better of them in a 4-1 win, extending their victorious streak to five. “I’ve got to be honest, it felt..." March 23

  • Steve Downie done for day after accidental high hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Philadelphia Flyers lost gritty forward Steve Downie early in this afternoon’s contest against St. Louis. He skated into St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund and appeared to be accidentally hit in the head as a result. There was no penalty on the play. Downie fell to the ice and..." March 22

  • Flyers agree to terms with prospect Robert Hagg "The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have agreed to terms with 6-2, 204-lb defenseman Robert Hagg, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. Hagg will travel to North America on Monday and report to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms on..." March 21

  • Flyers shoot down Stars for fourth straight win

    Courier-Post "Despite the win streak being at four games, which ties a season long, Flyers coach Craig Berube is not impressed. In his mind, his team had a two-goal lead and could have had more, but took some penalties and allowed the Dallas Stars to get back in the game. For much of the game the Flyers..." March 21

  • Since Olympic snub, Giroux on a different level

    CSN Philly "Some have suggested Team Canada’s Olympic snub of Claude Giroux is the real impetus in the meteoric rise of his game since Dec. 11. Since that date, Giroux is No. 1 in the NHL with 51 points. Since Jan. 4, he has 13 goals and 21 assists for 34 points in 27 games. That latest point total..." March 19

  • Giroux's last-second magic gives Flyers OT win over Hawks

    CSN Philly "In the goal-scoring annals of young Claude Giroux, the Flyers’ captain admits this particular goal might have been the latest to ever come off his stick during a game. There was roughly 10 seconds left in overtime when he began racing up the ice and just 4.2 ticks left on the clock after he..." March 19

  • Flyers dominate home half of back-to-back with Penguins

    Courier-Post "Anything appears possible with 16 games left in the regular season for the playoff-hopeful Flyers. One scenario is that they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs, and if Saturday was any indication, that’s just fine with the Flyers. A 4-0 drubbing of the Penguins..." March 17

  • Flyers honor Fred Shero with eight-foot statue

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday unveiled an eight-foot statue of Fred Shero outside XFINITY Live! Perhaps the best part was that Ray Shero, Fred’s son and the general manager of the rival Pittsburgh Penguins, was on hand for the event. The statue was created by Chad Fisher, according to..." March 16

  • Read, special teams send Flyers soaring over Penguins

    Courier-Post "If this weekend is a playoff preview of sorts, the Flyers are in good shape. Instead of stewing in back-to-back losses, the Flyers were amped from the start to play their cross-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins and the energy carried to the finish. They were dominant in a 4-0 win, with a rematch..." March 16

  • Flyers bleeping mad after late goal waved off in Devils' 2-1 win

    Newark Star-Ledger "The post-game talk from Devils players focused winning a close game in a tough building against a division rival, earning two more points for their playoff chase. Down the hallway in the home dressing room, there was nothing but anger, so much that Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek dropped an..." March 12

  • Maple Leafs beat Flyers in overtime

    Toronto Sun "In a coming week when their West Coast body clocks will be severely tested by time change, at least the Maple Leafs know their Bodie clock is working fine. Badly needed secondary scoring, especially with a post-Olympic penchant for blowing third-period leads, appeared in some unusual forms..." March 09

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    Sam Carchidi @BroadStBull

    Downie (flu) out; Rosehill in. #Flyers