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Good Luck Flyers in Round 2

August 29th, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL

Good Luck Flyers in Round 2 of Playoffs!!

UPDATE: Tied at 3-3 Game 7


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Flyers and the NHL Playoff Standings

March 22nd, 2018 by Leo | Comments Off on Flyers and the NHL Playoff Standings | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL

Below is a listing of the NHL standings for the playoffs for the Eastern Conference as they currently stand.  The Philadelphia Flyers are in good position and are hoping to improve it before playoff time.


NHL Standings: Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (104 points, 44 ROW)

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40 years today: Flyers win their first Stanley Cup

May 20th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on 40 years today: Flyers win their first Stanley Cup | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL, Sports

The ’74 Stanley-Cup-Champion Flyers had it all: speed, scoring, checking, fighting, grit, determination, goaltending, and a great head coach. They were one of the most depth teams in the league, and the most physical, dangerous team, yet they combined that physicality with scoring. The Broad Street Bullies clinched their first-ever Stanley Cup with a 1-0 shutout victory vs. the rival Bruins in Game 6 of the Cup Finals — on May 19th, 1974.

Just seven years prior, they were one of seven-new NHL expansion teams coming into the league.

Goaltender Bernie Parent was in his second different stint with the team, after originally being drafted by and playing for the Bruins, being selected by Philadelphia from Boston in the ’67 Expansion Draft, and being traded from Philly to Toronto and back to Philly.

It was a whirlwind, roller-coaster ride for Parent.

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Ray Emery Gets Chance To Prove He Belongs With Philadelphia Flyers

April 16th, 2014 by Mike Pantaleone | Comments Off on Ray Emery Gets Chance To Prove He Belongs With Philadelphia Flyers | Filed in Flyers, Hockey, NHL, Twitter

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The goaltending position has always been a sore spot for the Philadelphia Flyers. Their track record with goalies is terrible and there have only been a handful of goalies (if that) that have made a significant impact in Philadelphia Flyers history.

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Had Head coach Fred Shero continued coaching the team, would the 1979-80 Flyers have won the Cup over New York?

March 8th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Had Head coach Fred Shero continued coaching the team, would the 1979-80 Flyers have won the Cup over New York? | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL, Sports

Fred “The Fog” Shero, the Philadelphia Flyers third head coach in team history (behind predecessors Keith Allen and Vic Stasiuk), coached the team from 1971 until 1978. In the process, the team won (its first) two Stanley Cups in team history (1973-74 and ’74-75), and thus became the first 1967 NHL expansion team to win a Stanley Cup out of the six new expansion franchises.

Shero was an amazing motivator, coach and overall contributor to the game of hockey. Prior to his tenure beginning in Philadelphia (which was his first opportunity at coaching at the professional level), he played a little bit of professional hockey with the Rangers (with a career NHL games played total of just 147), which sandwiched stints as a player at the minor league level. He coached in the minor leagues as well for St. Paul, Omaha and Buffalo (in the Rangers’ system).

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The Fog was an innovator and a creator of many intelligent, well thought out, practical systems as an NHL coach, which continue to be commonly employed by coaches in today’s day and age. He was the first coach to incorporate many of these systems in hockey, which include: studying and applying Soviet Union hockey influences, studying game-day film prior to the next respective game, having his players use in-season strength training, the morning skate, and in general, attempting to dig deep below x’s and o’s in outsmarting opposing coaches.

Shero won the cup with Philadelphia in succession from 1974-75, in the process defeating the rival Bruins and Buffalo. The next year, after the team won their two straight Cups, the team again made it to the Finals, this time losing to the offensive powerhouse Montreal Canadiens in a four-game sweep (three out of the four losses were one goal games). Surely a serious neck injury to two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner/star starting goalie Bernie Parent midway through the ’75-76 season hampered the team’s chances to compete with Montreal in the finals, but nonetheless, the team was still impressive that season prior to defeat.

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – Philadelphia Flyers

July 29th, 2013 by Philly Pressbox | 2 Comments | Filed in Flyers, NHL, Sports, Trivia

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Over the years there have been many Philadelphia Flyers that have gotten in trouble with the NHL, but none more than me. Over the course of my career I was suspended 9 different times for a variety of things. Once was even for punching a referee. Do you know who I am?


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A Flyers Fan in Montreal Canadiens territory

April 3rd, 2013 by Emily Phung | Comments Off on A Flyers Fan in Montreal Canadiens territory | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL, TalkSportsPhilly

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by Emily Phung

April 3rd is yet another big game day for the Flyers. The Flyers are due to play one of the current top NHL teams, which happen to be one of our biggest rivals. The team in reference is the Montreal Canadiens. Reflecting back from a recent trip, I thought it would be a great time to share a recent experience on how a Flyers fan fares in Montreal.

As a fan, I always enjoyed traveling to different cities to support my home team. However, I have never been to another country for a sporting event nor have been to a country where the fans were just as or more passionate than those in my home territory. I decided to take a trip to visit Montreal where hockey is the main attraction. I was curious to see how the fans were and how would they treat a foreigner from a rival team.

I looked at the schedule and decided that the February 16th game was the perfect one to go to since it was on an extended weekend. That game happened to fall on President’s Day weekend and considering that I had 3 days off, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to take a leisurely drive up north. It’s a long drive approximately 7-8 hours, but it’s do-able in one day. I went online to purchase tickets for that day. However to my dismay, I found out that all the Montreal Canadiens regular season tickets were all sold out. I then went through a couple of ticket websites similar to Stub Hub and found memily2artyself shocked at how much the prices were for just standing room only. The lowest priced tickets started at $325 Canadian dollars. (The Canadian currency is almost the same as with the US). Knowing that fact, I decided to forgo the tickets, but that did not deter me away from my road trip to Montreal. I was determined to experience the Canadian fan hockey environment and drove up that weekend to witness it all unfold.

My boyfriend and I decided to go to one of the top Montreal sports bars in the city called La Cage aux Sports located in the heart of Montreal. We chose this location specifically to see how true Canadien fans would handle themselves and to experience hockey in true Canadian pub fashion. We sat at the bar, which certainly was a spot where we stood out in our orange and black glory. However, to my surprise, the locals just laughed at us since we had the guts to sport the shirts and were quite accommodating even buying us beers and shots throughout the whole game. We even gained respect from them since we had traveled far to support our team. The locals were surprisingly jovial even when the Flyers scored a goal on a few occasions. In the end, the February 16th game was not fruitful to the Flyers. Although it was a loss hockey wise, I gained a lot of respect for the Canadien fans. I appreciated their passion for their team, their great sports etiquette towards rival fans, and their hospitality to those who came from afar. I would definitely recommend a trip up north to a Flyers fan who always wanted to try out the Canadian hockey experience. From the amazing restaurants to the sports culture, you certainly won’t be disappointed!

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