Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Penalty kill helps Flyers win home opener; Berube back at WFC

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:09 AM
The Flyers’ penalty-killing units, awful in Saturday’s six-goal loss in Florida, redeemed themselves in their home opener Monday night. So did the Flyers, who blanked the Panthers, 1-0, before a sellout crowd at the electric Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers’ penalty killers were 6... Read more

Mason out; Gagner and Gudas in

Monday, October 12, 2015, 10:44 AM
When the Flyers came out for Monday's morning skate, two goalies were among the first on the ice. Neither was starting goalie Steve Mason. One was backup goalie Michael Neuvirth. The other, Aramark employee Justin Musciano. Mason, shelled for four goals in less than seven minutes in Saturday's loss... Read more

Steve Mason to miss Flyers' home opener

Monday, October 12, 2015, 10:40 AM
An undisclosed family matter kept goalie Steve Mason away from the Flyers on Monday and out of the lineup for the team's home opener against the Florida Panthers. General manager Ron Hextall called it a sensitive issue and asked reporters to respect Mason's privacy. Mason was replaced by Michal Neuvirth... Read more

Flyers hold players-only meeting after blowout loss

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 11:13 PM
SUNRISE, Fla. -- It was only Game 2 of 82, but the doors to the Flyers’ locker room remained closed a little longer than usual after Saturday night's game, following the 7-1 embarrassing loss to the Florida Panthers. Coach Dave Hakstol wasn’t in the dressing room, it was just the players... Read more

'Positive' signs as Phantoms' Pyett battles cancer

Friday, October 9, 2015, 3:40 PM
SUNRISE, Fla. - Logan Pyett, a defenseman playing for the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate in Lehigh Valley, has a malignant tumor - a form of cancer known as sarcoma - in his upper left leg and will start receiving treatment Monday, general manager Ron Hextall said on Friday. Pyett, 27, a... Read more

New OT format provides 'lunacy'

Friday, October 9, 2015, 2:07 AM
TAMPA, Fla.-- The first ever 3-on-3 overtime in NHL history provided the league with exactly what it was looking for when its Board of Governors opted to switch to the new format. It resulted in a winner long before a shootout came into question and provided ample entertainment for the crowd at Amalie... Read more

A different kind of opener for Laughton

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 1:40 PM
TAMPA, Fla.— Scott Laughton was 18 the last time he played in an NHL regular-season opener. But there aren’t any parallels between Jan. 19, 2013 and tonight. Not even close. His role is different. The circumstances are different. That was after a four-day training camp after the NHL’s... Read more

Tampa coach respects Flyers, Giroux

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12:07 PM
TAMPA - Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper, whose team won the Eastern Conference championship last season, has a lot of respect for his opening-night opponent, the Flyers. The teams will meet Thursday at Amalie Arena at 7:30. “Claude Giroux, to me, is a top-five player in the league; he’s just... Read more

Flyers chat with Jeff Neiburg

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12:21 AM
Join the Daily News' Jeff Neiburg for a Flyers chat, starting at 2 p.m. Read more

L. Schenn in, Gudas out for Flyers

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:09 PM
Much-maligned defenseman Luke Schenn will be in the Flyers' starting lineup Thursday for their opener in Tampa. Schenn was with the since-demoted Andrew MacDonald on the fourth pairing for most of training camp, but he beat out Radko Gudas for the last defensive spot. A stay-at-home defender, Schenn... Read more
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