Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Steve Mason: Statistical oddity

Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:22 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

Berube says Flyers' leaders have done 'good job;' Hitchcock aims for No. 700

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 4:05 PM
ST. LOUIS _ Speaking to a group of reporters Wednesday, general manager Ron Hextall said he would have to “evaluate” the Flyers’ leadership group in the off-season because of the team’s “inconsistencies.” On Thursday, coach Craig Berube conceded that the Flyers... Read more

Flyers sign Cornell forward regarded as 'agitator'

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 3:53 PM
ST. LOUIS _ The Flyers signed 5-foot-10, 194-pound Cornell forward Cole Bardreau Thursday to a two-year entry-level deal that starts in 2015-16. Bardreau, 21,a native of Fairport, N.Y., recently completed a four-year career at Cornell. He fractured the C-7 vertebrae in his neck in 2013 and was nearly... Read more

Flyers' call-ups from Phantoms on hold

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 2:31 AM
ST. LOUIS — Last Thursday, the Flyers scored three third-period goals and jolted the gifted St. Louis Blues, 3-1. Playoff fever was in the Wells Fargo Center air. Remember? But the Flyers have lost three straight since that victory and fallen nine points behind Boston for the last Eastern Conference... Read more

Why make lineup changes now, Craig?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 3:22 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, 1:12 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

Flyers lackluster play brings candid assessments

Monday, March 9, 2015, 12:13 AM
NEWARK, NJ -- It’s amazing how quickly a team’s confidence can erode in the NHL. After Thursday’s come from behind 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues, the Flyers were feeling good about themselves. Then this weekend totally changed the vibe and for good reason. First, they squandered... Read more

Defenseman Del Zotto out at least a week

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 4:08 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

Breaking down Flyers and their opponents in playoff race

Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:03 PM
Give the Flyers credit for climbing back into the Eastern Conference playoff hunt. Yes, they have sputtered at times - especially against weaker teams - but they have gained nine points in the playoff race since Jan. 16, inching to within four points of Boston for the final berth in the Eastern Conference... Read more

Sources: Jeff Reese's spat with Flyers began over Steve Mason's injuries

Friday, March 6, 2015, 12:31 PM
Sitting in his stall after practice, Steve Mason pulled on a ball cap and tried not to look up while he spoke. “Sometimes, things happen that are hard to understand in the game of hockey,” Mason said. “Honestly, for me, it just happened out of the blue.” Flyers goaltending... Read more
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