Flyers Rumors & News

  • Giroux scores in OT as Flyers edge Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Claude Giroux's first goal in a month left the Philadelphia Flyers feeling good about themselves for the first time in what seemed like weeks. Giroux scored with 1:40 left in a frantic overtime Sunday night to complete the Flyers' comeback from a two-goal deficit in a 3-2 win..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Wood does it all in Devils' victory over Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie left wing Miles Wood got into his third NHL fight, drew a game-changing penalty and recorded the first two-goal game of his NHL career Saturday night, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 victory over the free-falling Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Afterward, he..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Capitals win ninth straight, take division lead

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals didn't look like their recent selves early on against the Philadelphia Flyers. By the end of the game, however, the NHL's hottest team had turned in another dominant performance. Justin Williams and Matt Niskanen each scored twice within a..." January 15

  • Flyers don't expect suspension from ‘terrible call’

    Courier-Post "Things are going bad enough for the Flyers when they have all their players available to them. Losing the leading scorer would certainly make it worse. They don’t think that’s a possibility even given the five-minute major Jake Voracek served for boarding in the Flyers’ 6-3 loss to the..." January 15

  • Bruins flatten Flyers behind Marchand's 5 points

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Brad Marchand has played in 500 NHL regular-season games, and No. 500 was certainly one of his best. Marchand scored two goals and three assists to lead the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden Saturday afternoon. Marchand bookended his..." January 14

  • Flyers waive veteran forward Gordon

    CSN Philly "Defenseman Mark Streit has been reactivated off long-term injury and will play Saturday afternoon for the Flyers in Boston. He has missed 12 games rehabbing a sprained left shoulder. In order to accommodate the move under the salary cap, the club waived forward Boyd Gordon ($950,000). “It’s..." January 13

  • Platoon no more, Steve Mason is Flyers’ starter

    Courier-Post "Evidently there was only so much sand left in Michal Neuvirth’s hourglass before his chance to be a starting goalie ran out. At least in Philadelphia. It’s not a talent thing for Neuvirth, the oft-injured, uber-gifted goalie who could still have a lot of hockey left in him at age 28. It..." January 12

  • Flyers rally past Canucks for shootout win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- On a night when the Flyers spent more than 14 minutes on the penalty kill and pulled their goalie after two periods, captain Claude Giroux celebrated his 29th birthday by scoring the only goal in the shootout, leading Philadelphia to a 5-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks...." January 12

  • Ron Hextall not trading Flyers’ way out of their funk

    Courier-Post "Flyers coach Dave Hakstol is running out of line combinations to try, and boy has he tried. None seem to get the Flyers out of the slump that has seen them lose nine of their last 11 games. That stretch followed a 10-game win streak that saw them accumulate nearly half their victories this..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Reinhart, Sabres overpower reeling Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sam Reinhart and the Buffalo Sabres are finding their scoring touch. Reinhart had a goal and two assists to lead the Sabres to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. With three goals in the second period, it was the second game in a row that the..." January 10

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Flyers’ MacDonald frustrated by overturned goal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Philadelphia Flyers have been struggling of late, so scoring an early goal against Columbus was huge. Unfortunately for them, Andrew MacDonald‘s goal didn’t count. MacDonald appeared to give his team a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game, but Blue Jackets head coach John..." January 09

  • Jackets get back on winning track vs. Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It's been a season of redemption for the Columbus Blue Jackets, who currently sit in first overall in the NHL. And Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers was a story of redemption of sorts for defenseman Seth Jones as well. Jones provided the assist on Nick..." January 08

  • Will Flyers re-sign Mason to bridge gap to young goalies? "When the season started, the Flyers' goalie plans seemed to be pretty straightforward: Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth, each of whom can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer, would battle it out for the majority of the starts. The winner figured to be given a contract extension. The..." January 08

  • Hakstol shakes up Flyers' lines "In an attempt to shake his team from a growing slump, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol is making several lineup changes for Saturday's matinee at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers, losers of five straight, will host Tampa Bay before traveling to Columbus and facing the suddenly powerful Blue Jackets..." January 07

  • Voracek, Flyers sink Lightning, halt 5-game skdi

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Coach Dave Hakstol knew it was time for a change with his struggling Philadelphia Flyers. So, Hakstol drastically juggled his lines for a key matchup against a Tampa Bay Lightning team that was breathing down Philadelphia's neck for the final playoff spot in the Eastern..." January 07

  • Lundqvist rebounds as Rangers down Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- One night after seeing Henrik Lundqvist allow four goals on 19 shots, New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault says he never gave a second thought to starting his veteran goaltender against the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night. "He's our best player," Vigneault said after..." January 04

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Flyers activate goalie Michal Neuvirth from injured reserve "Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth was activated from injured reserve on Tuesday, and he said he is ready to return after being sidelined for 22 games since November with an injured left knee. "I've been asked how I feel, and I was practicing pretty well last week," Neuvirth said Tuesday. "I felt..." January 03

  • Gibson, Kesler lead Ducks to win vs. Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson skated to the bench early in the second period after allowing a game-tying third goal, he wasn't expecting to have the best game of his life. But he was sent back on the ice a few minutes later and ended up stopping 31 consecutive..." January 02

  • Dell, Sharks shut out Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Aaron Dell hadn't received a postgame text from his college coach immediately after recording his first career NHL shutout Friday night. One reason might be his coach at the University of North Dakota -- Dave Hakstol -- might be a tad ticked since he now coaches the..." December 31

  • Flyers goalie Steve Mason leaves game with apparent hand injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason had to exit their game against the San Jose Sharks on Friday night after the first period due to what appeared to be a left hand injury. The Flyers offered no official word on what the injury was, but it appeared to happen with just under four minutes to..." December 31

  • Fabbri scores hat trick in Blues' win vs. Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Sitting on the bench when the Philadelphia Flyers grabbed the lead early in the third period Wednesday night, Robby Fabbri did not sense any change in emotions among his St. Louis Blues' teammates. "The biggest thing tonight is no one got down on the bench," Fabbri said...." December 29

  • Flyers playing well, but there are no playoff guarantees in rugged East "After a four-day holiday break, the Flyers are to resume practicing Tuesday morning in Voorhees, preparing for a challenging three-game trip that will have stops in St. Louis, San Jose and Anaheim. "Points," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said, "are at a premium." "I always say that every game is..." December 26

  • No team is sending more prospects to the World Juniors than the Flyers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The World Junior Hockey Championship officially kicks off today, which means we’ll get to see the top young players around the world go head-to-head for the next two weeks. Every NHL team will have a prospect in the tournament, but some teams will have more than others. The Philadelphia..." December 26

  • Flyers clip Capitals in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Playing against the Washington Capitals for the first time since getting pulled in last year's first-round playoff loss, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason turned aside 36 shots en route to a 3-2 shootout victory Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. "There's no..." December 22

  • Devils blank Flyers to snap seven-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Playing their most complete game in recent memory, the New Jersey Devils snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night at the Prudential Center. Goaltender Cory Schneider rebounded from a shaky performance in Tuesday's..." December 22

  • Rinne, Predators stop Flyers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Nashville Predators are finally proving they have enough gas in the tank to finish the race. Center Filip Forsberg sent the game into overtime with a third-period goal, and defenseman Ryan Ellis scored the only goal of the shootout, leading the Predators to a 2-1 win over..." December 19

  • Stars halt Flyers' win streak at 10

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Philadelphia Flyers' streak finally came to an end. The Dallas Stars ended the Flyers' 10-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory at American Airlines Center on Saturday afternoon. Adam Cracknell scored the game-winning goal early in the third period and Antti Niemi made..." December 17

  • Ivan Provorov flourishing as power-play quarterback with Mark Streit out

    CSN Philly "It might not be very visible on the ice, but Ivan Provorov right now is the Flyers' second-unit power-play quarterback. The reason it’s not all that visible is because the 19-year-old rookie is still at the point, still shooting lasers on net, and moving into the high slot when necessary on..." December 16

  • Flyers top Avs for 10th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Wayne Simmonds does plenty of damage with his stick, but he used his body to preserve a win after giving up his blade in a wild finish Wednesday. Roman Lyubimov and Brayden Schenn scored goals 1:46 apart early in the third period, and the Flyers survived a chaotic ending to beat..." December 15

  • Perfect 10: Flyers keep remarkable run going by edging Avalanche

    Pro Hockey Talk "It wasn’t easy, but should it be easy to win 10 games in a row? The Philadelphia Flyers did exactly that after holding on against the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Wednesday night. Fittingly, Steve Mason stayed hot with his rising team, winning his 10th consecutive game as well. The Flyers..." December 15

  • Stolarz making case to be with Flyers full-time next season

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ron Hextall went into the season with an open mind about his goaltending. The Flyers’ general manager didn’t want to commit to anything before he had to, and he still hasn’t yet. And so Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth, who both played very well last season, are still pending unrestricted free..." December 15

  • Flyers' Streit out two weeks with UBI

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers announced on Monday that defenceman Mark Streit will miss two weeks with an upper-body injury. The veteran blueliner has played in all 31 of the Flyers' games this season and has five goals and 11 assists. " December 13

  • Mark Streit has sprained left shoulder "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Mark Streit has a sprained left shoulder and might not be available when the Flyers go for their 10th straight win at the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TCN-PH, NHL.TV), according to Streit played 19:04 in the Flyers' 1-0..." December 12

  • Jakub Voracek leads 3 Stars of the Week "Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek, New York Rangers goaltender Antti Raanta and Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 11. FIRST STAR - JAKUB VORACEK, RW, PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Voracek led the NHL with six..." December 12

  • Flyers top Wings in OT for 9th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The milestones continue to pile up for Alexander Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals left winger became the 18th player in NHL history to score 200 power-play goals as his first-period tally would prove to be the difference Sunday in a 3-0 triumph over the weary Vancouver..." December 11

  • Schenn's hat trick powers Flyers past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Brayden Schenn gave the Philadelphia Flyers and their fans plenty to cheer about on Saturday, recording his second career hat trick, dropping his gloves for one of his teammates and leading his team to its eighth straight victory. "He sticks up for his teammate with a great..." December 10

  • Bill Dineen dies at age 84 "Bill Dineen, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Detroit Red Wings who later coached the Philadelphia Flyers and had three sons play in the NHL, died Saturday in Lake George, N.Y. He was 84. Dineen also coached two Calder Cup-winning teams in the American Hockey League and is a member of..." December 10

  • McDavid accuses ‘classless’ Manning of injuring him on purpose

    Pro Hockey Talk "Connor McDavid is usually as bland in interviews as he is exhilarating on the ice. Maybe you just need to rattle his cage like Brandon Manning apparently did during Thursday’s eventual Flyers win. The accusation is serious: McDavid believes that Manning injured him on purpose during that..." December 09

  • Flyers rally past Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers are scoring and allowing goals at an alarming clip and on Thursday night Michael Raffl made the last shot count. Raffl finished off a furious comeback by scoring the game-winning goal with 1:29 remaining to give Philadelphia a wild 6-5 victory over the..." December 08

  • Matt Read Out a Month

    CSN Philly "Flyers winger Matt Read will miss approximately a month with an upper-body injury suffered in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Predators when he was checked by Filip Forsberg. Sources tell's Tim Panaccio the injury is an oblique muscle pull in Read's upper torso. The 30-year-old has six..." December 07

  • Simmonds, Voracek lift Flyers to 6th in row

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Two weeks ago, Steve Mason and the Philadelphia Flyers couldn't string together two wins in a row, no matter how hard they tried. On Tuesday night, thanks to a two-goal performance by Wayne Simmonds and an overtime goal by Jakub Voracek, the Flyers outlasted the Florida..." December 06

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