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Game 33 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Washington Capitals

  Philadelphia Flyers (14-15-3) @ Washington Capitals (17-12-3), 3:00pm, NHL-CA/CSN-Philly/CSN-DC After concluding their lengthy road trip with a 7-2 beating from the Chicago Blackhawks, the Philadelphia Flyers rebounded with a 2-1 decision over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday at home. The Orange and Black seemed to have returned to their defensive play, as they only allowed one goal against in the win after allowing four goals against or more in the previous three contests. Today will be another challenge for the Flyers, as they take on the squad that is currently second in the Metropolitan Division. Hopefully for Philly, the …

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After Beatdown by Blackhawks, Flyers Keep Montreal at Bay in 2-1 Victory

The night after a brutal 7-2 beatdown by the Chicago Blackhawks, the Flyers bounced back with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux lit the lamp for Philadelphia, while Alex Galchenyuk scored the lone goal for Montreal. Steve Mason made a total of twenty saves on twenty-one shots. Carey Price staved off 25 of 27 attempts from the Flyers. Raffl’s second goal of the season opened up the scoring with just over six minutes to go in the first period, with assists coming from Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux. Both teams went on the power …

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Game 32 Preview: Montréal Canadiens @ Philadelphia Flyers

After a grueling six-game road-trip, the Philadelphia Flyers return home to the Wells Fargo Center to face the Montreal Canadiens in the second night of a back-to-back.  *gulp*  Oh, and Danny Briere’s back..   Montreal Canadiens (19-10-3) @ Philadelphia Flyers (13-15-3), 7:00 PM EST TV: RDS, CSN-PH, TSN-HABS RECORDS: Montreal Canadiens: 19-10-3 Away: 8-4-1 vs. Eastern Conference: 13-3-2 vs. Metropolitan Division: 9-1-1 Philadelphia Flyers: 13-15-3 Home: 7-7-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 10-9-2 vs. Atlantic Division: 5-5-1 GAME 32 PREVIEW, QUICK NOTES: The Philadelphia Flyers (13-15-3) return home for the first time in nearly two weeks to face-off against the Montreal Canadiens …

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Podcast Ep 83: Superstitious

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ 3rd period comeback against the Red Wings, their collapse against the Stars, and whether or not the show is jinxing the Flyers, as they record during the team’s matchup with the Senators (inconclusive as the team earned a point in a shootout loss). They also discuss the issue of accountability on this team in the wake of Zac Rinaldo’s penalties in the Stars game, Vincent Lecavalier’s back injury, Brayden Schenn and Steve Mason’s potential contracts and the projected increased NHL salary cap next season. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 83: Superstitious  …

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Flight Plan: Rough Skies Ahead

The Philadelphia Flyers are four games into their six-game road trip and are 2-2-0. This past week they were 1-2-0, beating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 6-3, but losing to the Minnesota Wild, 2-0, and getting shellacked by the Dallas Stars, 5-1. Steve Mason allowed more than three goals for the first time since coming over to Philadelphia late last season, but through no fault of his own. The Stars’ top line of Jamie Benn, Valeri Nichushkin, and Tyler Seguin was dominant. Seguin scored a natural hat trick as the three players combined for a total of …