Friday, March 27, 2015

Flyers' Simmonds, MacDonald done for the year

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:18 AM
The Flyers' win over Chicago on Wednesday night came at a price. Forward Wayne Simmonds and defenseman Andrew MacDonald will both miss the remaining seven games of the season, general manager Ron Hextall announced after the game. Both players blocked shots in the third period, resulting in apparent... Read more

Steve Mason late scratch in Edmonton

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:34 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta — It has been said that 90 percent of our daily communication is nonverbal, comprised mostly of body language. With that in mind, try to picture this situation - without the benefit of the conversation - and envision how it played out deep inside the bowels of Rexall Place... Read more

Flyers hold 'players only' meeting after loss in Calgary

Friday, March 20, 2015, 12:41 AM
CALGARY, Alberta — The door to the Flyers’ locker room remained closed longer than usual. When it finally popped open, most of the players inside still had their pants, skates and shinpads on - half dressed in hockey parlance. A few of them had blank looks on their faces, utterly stunned... Read more

Why did Jake Voracek fight?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 12:26 PM
VANCOUVER — Call it #FlyersAfterDark. Strange this always seem to happen with the Flyers out on the left coast, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. On a night honoring the life of the “Big Irishman,” former Flyers coach Pat Quinn, there were bagpipes and leprechauns and gallons... Read more

Flyers call up forward Nick Cousins

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 12:37 AM
OTTAWA — With forward R.J. Umberger done for the year and little left to lose, the Flyers may at least get a peek at one of their top forward prospects at the NHL level. The Flyers recalled forward Nick Cousins from the Phantoms late Saturday night. Cousins, 21, jumped to 5th in AHL scoring... Read more

Steve Mason: Statistical oddity

Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:09 AM
ST. LOUIS — Figure this one out: Steve Mason now has more shutouts on the road this season (2) than he does wins on the road this season (1-10-6). Strangely, that single road win is neither one of those shutouts. Both shutouts were through 65 minutes - before the Flyers fell in a shootout,... Read more

Can we all leave Claude Giroux alone now?

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 4:23 PM
ST. LOUIS — Talk to those closest to Claude Giroux and they’ll tell you that the person in front of the camera, the person front-and-center for questions after a gut-wrenching loss, isn’t always the same away from the microphones. Like, that time last April, that a family member... Read more

Why make lineup changes now, Craig?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 3:18 PM
The answer was short and sweet, but equally as baffling. Why did it take 67 games for Craig Berube to scratch R.J. Umberger? Why now? Why Tuesday night, all of a sudden, with just 15 games to play, after the Flyers’ playoff chances were already shot? “Because I just wanted to, that’s... Read more

Flyers need to figure out Manning

Monday, March 9, 2015, 1:07 PM
NEWARK, N.J. — Brandon Manning said he tried not to pay attention to the NHL’s trade deadline last week. It’d be hard to blame him if he was watching and wondering. There had been a logjam of healthy defensemen in front of him - with Luke Schenn sitting as a frequent healthy scratch... Read more

Defenseman Del Zotto out at least a week

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 4:03 PM
NEWARK, N.J. -- Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto will miss the next 7-to-10 days with an injury of the "upper-body" variety, the team announced on Sunday afternoon. Reports from Saturday's game in Boston said Del Zotto blocked a shot off his right foot but remained in the game. This is a different... Read more
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