Flyers Rumors & News

  • Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets thwart Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets generated just enough offense and Sergei Bobrovsky took care of the rest. Alexander Wennberg scored in the second period, Bobrovsky posted his seventh shutout of the season and the Blue Jackets ended a two-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory..." March 25

  • Flyers beat Wild for rare road win

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The statistics say the Philadelphia Flyers are among the worst road teams in the Eastern Conference. Apparently, they forgot to read that stat sheet. Goals by Sean Couturier and Matt Read spurred the Flyers to a 3-1 win over the Wild on Thursday, thwarting the home..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Jets get glimpse of future in victory over Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Winnipeg Jets, with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at the MTS Centre on Tuesday night, picked a fine time to post their second three-game winning streak of the season. Ordinarily such a run would have fans scoreboard-watching but with the Jets' chances..." March 22

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Giroux admits hip has been a problem this season

    Philly.com "Flyers captain Claude Giroux is in a recent groove, having scored points in six consecutive games heading into Sunday's home matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes. Giroux seemed out of sorts for a long stretch before this streak, and after Sunday's optional morning skate, he talked about how..." March 20

  • Flyers strike late, trip Hurricanes in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It took a little luck and lot of perseverance, but the Philadelphia Flyers kept their faint playoff hopes flickering with an emotional 4-3 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. Rookie forward Travis Konecny tied the score with a power-play goal with 42.9..." March 19

  • G Mason hurt as Flyers fall to Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Steve Mason had injury added to insult Thursday night as the Philadelphia Flyers dropped a 6-2 decision to the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Mason surrendered four goals on 23 shots, and is 0-9-0 in 11 lifetime appearances against the Devils. To make matters..." March 16

  • Dubinsky's power-play goal helps Blue Jackets dump Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With their 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets established a franchise record with their 44th win and 94th point. Coach John Tortorella says the Blue Jackets gained something even more valuable. "Our whole mantra at the..." March 13

  • No-luck Flyers now need a mountain of outside help

    Courier-Post "The Flyers can hardly say it with a straight face anymore. Earn your own bounces? Effort hasn’t been an issue for the team in months. Still the bounces haven’t gone their way. The latest was the most devastating. Saturday in Boston Brandon Manning tried to block a shot with the game tied in..." March 12

  • Stafford's late goal sends Bruins past Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange BOSTON -- The adage is as old as the game itself. "Throw the puck at the net and anything can happen." "Ninety-nine out of 100 it's not going to go in," Drew Stafford said after his seemingly harmless shot from the right boards deflected off..." March 11

  • Jakub Voracek lashes out at Bill Daly, Gary Bettman over Olympic indecision

    CSN Philly "Commissioner Gary Bettman's stance on the NHL participation, or lack thereof, in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea hasn't changed one iota and at least one Flyer -- Jakub Voracek -- remains upset. "It's stupid and I find it absolutely ridiculous," said Voracek, who represented the Czech..." March 10

  • Maple Leafs defeat Flyers for second straight win

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Tyler Bozak missed the morning skate and was listed as a game-time decision against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. The Toronto Maple Leafs center not only played but scored a goal and added an assist to help his team defeat the Flyers 4-2. "I wasn't sure (about..." March 09

  • Valtteri Filppula nixed Maple Leafs trade: ‘Nothing against Toronto’

    Sportsnet "Valtteri Filppula confirmed to reporters Thursday that he turned down a trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the days leading up to the March 1 trade deadline. The forward, who holds a modified no-trade clause, did accept a deal to the Philadelphia Flyers on March 1. Philadelphia also..." March 09

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • Gudas powers Flyers past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Philadelphia Flyers are finding their scoring touch at just the right time as they inch closer to a wild-card spot. The Flyers (31-26-8) tied a season high with six goals on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Radko Gudas had a goal..." March 07

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Backstrom nets OT winner as Capitals defeat Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- On a night when the penalty killers were dominant for the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers, the Capitals' power play was the one that finally broke through. Nicklas Backstrom scored a power-play goal with 1:35 left in overtime and the Capitals defeated the Flyers 2-1..." March 04

  • After all these years, Flyers' goalie picture still fuzzy

    Philly.com "Maybe in a couple of seasons, hotshot prospects Carter Hart or Felix Sandstrom will be the Flyers' No. 1 goalie and stay there for the next decade, finally giving the franchise some much-needed stability at the sport's most important position. Right now, however, the Flyers are in their..." March 04

  • PETA is furious that live penguins were used at the NHL Stadium Series game

    The Comeback "If you were able to catch the NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers over the weekend, you more than likely saw Penguins roaming freely on a small ice surface outside the actual ice rink. It led to some great photos and loud cheers from the Pittsburgh..." March 03

  • Philadelphia Flyers Sign German Rubtsov To ELC

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have gotten in on the entry-level dealing today, signing their 2016 first-round pick German Rubtsov to a three-year contract. The forward was taken 22nd overall. Since coming over to the QMJHL in January the Russian-born Rubtsov has dominated, scoring 20 points in just..." March 02

  • Flyers slip past Panthers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA - The Flyers sent a message to their fan base and, perhaps more importantly, to their players on Wednesday when they acquired veteran center Valtteri Filppula from the Tampa Bay Lightning. In his first game in Philadelphia on Thursday night, the 32-year-old scored with 9:22..." March 02

  • Lightning flip Mark Streit to Pittsburgh

    CBS Sports "After being traded to Tampa by the Flyers earlier Wednesday, Streit was flipped at the trade deadline to Pittsburgh, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports. After spending nearly four seasons with the Flyers, Streit's now been part of three organizations in the span of one day. " March 01

  • Flyers get Filppula, 4th round, and a conditional 7th round pick Tampa Bay in exchange for Mark Streit

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have acquired forward Valtteri Filppula, Tampa Bay's 4th round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional 7th round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft from Tampa Bay in exchange for defenseman, Mark Streit. Below are some news & notes..." March 01

  • Philadelphia Flyers Extend Bellemare, Neuvirth

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have agreed to multi-year contract extensions with forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and goaltender Michal Neuvirth , according to general manager Ron Hextall. PIERRE-EDOUARD BELLEMARE - Bellemare has spent the last three seasons with the Flyers..." March 01

  • Flyers closing on extension with G Neuvirth

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers are closing on an extension with goaltender Michal Neuvirth, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. Neuvirth is in the final year of a two-year, $3.25 million contract signed in the 2015 offseason and is slated to be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end...." March 01

  • Simmonds, Mason lead Flyers over Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Judging from their reactions following Tuesday night's 4-0 victory over the struggling Colorado Avalanche, the Flyers seem to understand their road to the postseason is a steep one. "It was good for us, we needed that," Wayne Simmonds said after his fourth two-goal game of..." February 28

  • Focus of trade rumors, Mark Streit wants to stay with team

    CSN Philly "Two days before the NHL trade deadline, Mark Streit is content. Not with how the Flyers are playing or anything even close to that. The 39-year-old defenseman is content with his role on the Flyers and would very much like to complete his fourth and final season with the club to the bitter..." February 28

  • Flyers’ Brandon Manning suspended 2 games for hit on Guentzel

    Sportsnet "Brandon Manning has been suspended two games for his hit on Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel. Manning hit Guentzel during the second period Saturday’s Stadium Series game, well after the Penguins forward had touched the puck. No penalty was assessed for the hit." February 27

  • Can Flyers, Penguins be good trade partners?

    Philly.com "The Flyers are in sell mode, especially on defense, while the Pittsburgh Penguins have three injured defensemen. Could the bitter rivals look past their on-ice differences and make a trade before the deadline at 3 p.m. Wednesday? The clock is ticking. Flyers defensemen Mark Streit,..." February 27

  • Penguins knock off Flyers in outdoor game

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Matt Cullen is still finding firsts at age 40. Saturday, it was playing in his first NHL outdoor game -- and scoring what stood as the winning goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field in a Stadium Series game. "When..." February 26

  • Flyers' Manning scheduled for hearing after hit on Penguins' Guentzel

    Fox Sports "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety this week to discuss a bad hit he threw during Saturday’s Stadium Series game in Pittsburgh. During the second period of the outdoor game at Heinz Field, Manning destroyed Penguins..." February 26

  • Claude Giroux needs to turn it around for Flyers

    NHL.com "If center Claude Giroux doesn't start producing, the Philadelphia Flyers won't start winning, and their fading Stanley Cup Playoff hopes will disappear. "It goes hand in hand," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said Friday. The evidence supports Hakstol's words. Giroux has 12 points (three goals,..." February 25

  • Hextall says Flyers won't be buyers at deadline

    Philly Voice "With the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline less than a week away, the top names on the Flyers roster aren’t in rumors like, say, Colorado’s Matt Duchene or Gabriel Landeskog. That doesn’t mean the front office won’t be active before deadline day, though. Goalies Michal Neuvirth and Steve Mason, both hitting..." February 25

  • Neuvirth ‘scared’ Flyers will trade him at deadline

    Courier-Post "It might be one of the most uncomfortable spots for a goalie who’s seemingly in a good spot having played five straight games. A sixth is coming Saturday night in front of 60,000-plus at Heinz Field. Michal Neuvirth has no contract for next year — just like his goalie partner Steve Mason — and..." February 24

  • Kuznetsov tallies twice as Caps down Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Two of the NHL's best passers showed they can also find the back of the net Thursday night as the Capitals snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Evgeny Kuznetsov enjoyed his second two-goal game of the season and Nicklas Backstrom..." February 23

  • Flyers power-play change working well so far

    Courier-Post "Shayne Gostisbehere has been hitting Jake Voracek up for advice the last couple days about the power play. In the second game of the Flyers’ three-game Western Canadian road trip, coach Dave Hakstol made a change. Voracek came off the first unit in lieu of Ivan Provorov and Gostisbehere went..." February 22

  • Time to break up the flawed Flyers

    Philly.com "The Flyers are going to live in NHL infamy if they continue on their current path: They will become the first team in league history to miss the playoffs during a season in which they had a 10-game winning streak. And for those who say they'll at least get a quality first-round draft pick..." February 21

  • Gostisbehere, Flyers dump Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Even when they were struggling, the Philadelphia Flyers never lost faith that they could be a playoff team. The Flyers regained their power-play swagger with a couple man-advantage goals, and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere recorded a career-high three assists..." February 20

  • Oilers put Manning incident, Flyers to rest

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers won their second game in a row, and were able to put the team's feud with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning to rest. A balanced Edmonton Oilers attack overwhelmed Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. Twelve Oilers hit the scoresheet as..." February 17

  • Tkachuk, Flames top Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Playing in just his 54th NHL game, left winger Matthew Tkachuk knew just how much was at stake on Wednesday night. Tkachuk scored once and set up the game-winning goal by TJ Brodie as his Calgary Flames beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 at the Scotiabank Saddledome...." February 16

  • Will Brandon Manning-Connor McDavid feud escalate as Flyers face Oilers?

    Philly.com "Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning and Edmonton superstar Connor McDavid don’t like each other. That much is clear. What ISN’T clear is whether their much-publicized feud will escalate when the teams meet Thursday night in Edmonton. Some background: Last season, McDavid missed 37 games after..." February 16

  • Mike Comrie Investigated for Rape

    TMZ "Former NHL star Mike Comrie -- once married to Hilary Duff -- is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly raping a woman at his L.A. home, but he claims it was consensual ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night..." February 15

  • Needed by Flyers, Jordan Weal has 'refreshing' return, opportunity

    CSN Philly "Jordan Weal showed something Saturday. He showed he can be relied on as this stretch run boils for the Flyers. Playing his first NHL game since April 10, 2016, Weal fit in just fine during the Flyers’ 2-1 overtime win against the Sharks at the Wells Fargo Center (see game story). For..." February 13

  • Simmonds, Flyers beat Sharks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Struggling offensively and looking to end a disappointing five-game homestand with a win, the Flyers needed someone to make a big play in overtime. Wayne Simmonds did. Sixty-four seconds into the extra period, Simmonds stripped San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns of..." February 11

  • Claude Giroux on Flyers' scoring problems: 'I have to be better'

    Philly.com "Captain Claude Giroux pointed a finger at himself Friday for the Flyers' recent offensive struggles. The Flyers, who host San Jose on Saturday afternoon, have scored a total of 13 goals in their last 10 games and have fallen out of an Eastern Conference wild-card spot. "The bottom line is,..." February 11

  • Islanders win another under Weight

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- When the New York Islanders fired Jack Capuano and replaced him with interim head coach Doug Weight, they were last in the Eastern Conference standings and eight points behind the Philadelphia Flyers. Since then, the Isles have gone 7-1-2. Their 3-1 victory over the Flyers on..." February 09

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • Travis Konecny out 4-6 weeks

    NHL.com "Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced this afternoon that forward Travis Konecny will be out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury. Konecny was injured in Monday's loss vs. St. Louis, appearing in 8:13 of ice time on 10 shifts through the first two periods, recording one shot on goal and blocking two..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

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