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Flyers Offensive Outage

November 4th, 2015 by Joe Buscemi | Comments Off on Flyers Offensive Outage | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, Sports

EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 28: Jordan Eberle #14 of the Edmonton Oilers exchanges words with Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers prior to a face off on December 28, 2013 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Marko Ditkun/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Flyers will stay North of the Border as they head to Edmonton to take on the Oilers tonight at Rexall Place. They are currently on a four game losing skid, and have been outscored 15-6 during this recent slump. They did however put up quite a fight last night to the Canucks for most of the game, especially during the third period where they outshot, out-hit, and had the majority of scoring chances. None of this would matter to Canucks goalie Ryan Miller, who to his credit stood on his head throughout the entire game and kept the most promising of Flyers opportunities from reaching the back of the net.

  • Takeaways: Despite the tough loss, the team’s only highlight came just under three minutes in the second period, where captain Claude Giroux scored a dazzling goal. He muscled through a Canuck defender and just has he approached the net, he went fore-hand, back-hand and flicked the puck top shelf to tie the game at one.

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars

  • Planning for Connor McDavid: Despite the Oilers slow start, as they are 4-8 on the season, the Flyers defense has to plan carefully for the always dangerous Connor McDavid. Just in case you were living under a rock the past few months, he was the first overall pick in this season’s NHL Draft and has been the talk of the league ever since. The Oilers are currently undergoing a youth movement somewhat similar to the Flyers and are no team to take lightly. The Flyers are going to need to stay solid on defense and absolutely need to start cashing in on scoring opportunities, especially during powerplays as they are only four for thirty-four on the man advantage, if they want to end their current losing streak.

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Philadelphia Flyers (39-27-8) vs. St. Louis Blues (50-17-7) Game-Day Preview

April 2nd, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Philadelphia Flyers (39-27-8) vs. St. Louis Blues (50-17-7) Game-Day Preview | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

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After acquiring Sabres’ stud netminder Ryan Miller, via trade, a little over a month ago on February 28th, St. Louis has gone an impressive 11-4-1. They face-off tonight against the Flyers, who lost in a close one to Boston, by way of the shoot-out, in the matinee two afternoons ago. St. Louis last played on Saturday night, when they lost to division-rival Dallas 4-2. Both teams I’m sure are eager to jump back on the winning track, after suffering their respective setbacks over the weekend.

The Flyers will start backup Ray Emery, surprisingly. This is Emery’s third start in the past eight games now. For St. Louis, they turn to regular Ryan Miller again, as usual.

These two teams played just 10 days ago in Philly, where the Flyers came out with an impressive 4-1 victory over Miller. In that game, four Flyers had multi-point games, including superstar Claude Giroux (2 assists) and winger Jake Voracek (1 g, 1 a). Mason started that game, and saved 32 out of 33 total shots, while Miller allowed three on 18 total shots. Putting pressure, and getting rebounds, on Miller is imperative in tonight’s game, if the Flyers want at least a point, and to keep pace with the rival Rangers for second in the Metropolitan.

Enforcer Steve Ott, who also came over from Buffalo in the Miller deal, has tallied 11 penalty minutes and two assists in 15 games with St. Louis since the trade.

Veteran winger/center Vinny Lecavalier is adjusting nicely since being forced to move to the 4th line from the second. Since the move, he has three goals in two games, including two vs. Boston, one of which came via a blistering slap shot on the man advantage. If Lecavalier can continue his hot streak centering the fourth, it can only help the team.

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Philadelphia Flyers (23-19-4) at Buffalo Sabres (13-26-5)- Game-day Article (01/14- 7:30 PM)- including analysis, injury reports and predictions

January 15th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Philadelphia Flyers (23-19-4) at Buffalo Sabres (13-26-5)- Game-day Article (01/14- 7:30 PM)- including analysis, injury reports and predictions | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

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The Flyers get right back on the horse tonight when they square off against the last place 13-26-5 Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. Philadelphia comes into tonight’s game having won three out of their last five games, despite two consecutive losses to Tampa and the Rangers. As for Buffalo, well to put it simply, they’ve struggled mightily all year long under Ron Rolston/interim head coach Ted Nolan.

Despite their lackluster performance all year long, they’ve earned at least one point in their last three games (2-0-1). Prior to their latter two games vs. Washington and Florida, their game in Buffalo on the 7th got postponed due to extreme weather conditions and the snow, among other reasons.

Philadelphia is currently fourth in their division, the Metropolitan Division, behind rival Pittsburgh, who has 18 more points than Philadelphia this year, although the latter has two games in hand over the former. Philadelphia around a week ago was second in the division, but due to their lackluster output as of recent Washington and the Rangers have leapfrogged them in the standings, even though Philly is only two points out of second place. Interim head coach Craig Berube has done a phenomenal job picking up the pieces from former Philadelphia head coach Peter Laviolette since the change behind the bench. He’s not only been optimistic, smart and encouraging, but he’s not as aggressive as Laviolette was in his coaching tactics, which can help as well.

If the playoffs began today, Philadelphia would make the playoffs as a seven seed in the East, and they would face the number two seed, the rival Boston Bruins.

Right-winger Jakub Voracek has accumulated five points in the past five games for Philadelphia, as he’s proven to be an asset and improved player for the team this year continuously.

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Philadelphia Flyers Trade Rumors: Ryan Miller to Flyers?

October 29th, 2013 by Mike Pantaleone | 1 Comment | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

According to Hockey Central insider Doug MacLean and Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the two believe the Philadelphia Flyers and Ryan Miller could potentially be a good fit.

From the article:

Hockey Central insider Doug MacLean suggested the Philadelphia Flyers as a good fit for Miller, who could finally stabilize the team’s crease issues. In order for Philly to make a trade for Miller, however, MacLean believes Miller would need to be willing to sign long-term with the Flyers. It won’t make sense to surrender future assets for a rental.

More from Nick Kypreos:

Miller, who has a no-trade clause, won’t approve a move to Canada. Philly is a team willing to deal before Christmas. Ray Emery, say, could be sent to Buffalo in a package centered on draft picks and become the backup to Jhonas Enroth — who deserves a shot at being a full-time starter.

It has been said that Miller would like to relocate to a “warmer climate”, more specifically, somewhere in California. But with the money that the Flyers would be willing to throw at him, I wonder if that changes his mind a little bit.

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