Philadelphia Flyers - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Philadelphia Flyers NHL's 20 greatest teams filled with Stanley Cup dynasties The "Great One" thinks the 1986-87 Edmonton Oilers are the greatest team he played on, but there's no shortage of debate over whether that's the best team of all-time. Four of Wayne Gretzky's 1980s Oilers dynasty teams are among the 20 "Greatest NHL teams" as voted by fans during the league's 100th anniversary. Also among the top 20 are three teams from the Montreal Canadien... Thu, 18 May 2017 15:04:00 GMT 2017-05-18T15:04:00Z Devils buck odds to win NHL draft lottery; Vegas to pick 6th A few weeks after the New Jersey Devils closed their worst season in nearly 30 years, general manager Ray Shero has something to smile about. "We finally won something," Shero told The Associated Press by phone shortly after the Devils won the NHL draft lottery on Saturday. "It's the first piece of great news the Devils have had for a while to be honest." ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:31:00 GMT 2017-04-30T03:31:00Z John Stevens believes small changes will be big for LA Kings LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Stevens spent the past seven seasons as Darryl Sutter's assistant coach while the Los Angeles Kings rose to two Stanley Cup titles and then slipped to three straight disappointing seasons. Stevens is moving into the top job with no plans to upend the system in which he played a major part. Instead, he believes he can make a better ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:27:00 GMT 2017-04-25T00:27:00Z John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have promoted associated head coach John Stevens to become their next head coach. Kings spokesman Mike Altieri said the team will introduce Stevens at a news conference Monday. Stevens replaces Darryl Sutter after serving as an assistant to two Kings head coaches over the past eight seasons, whic... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:47:00 GMT 2017-04-23T16:47:00Z Canes' Bickell gets SO goal before retiring due to MS PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After Bryan Bickell put such a memorable end to his hockey career, it was hard to find a dry eye in the Carolina Hurricanes' locker room. Bickell scored in the shootout of his final game before retiring because of multiple sclerosis, and the Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday night in the season finale for both teams. ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 03:31:00 GMT 2017-04-10T03:31:00Z Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth released from hospital PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth has been released from the hospital and is resting at home, a day after collapsing in his crease during a game against New Jersey. Philadelphia general manager Ron Hextall said Sunday that tests on Neuvirth came back "normal." The 29-year-old Neuvirth has been dealing with an upper respiratory infection for more than a week. ... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 20:00:00 GMT 2017-04-02T20:00:00Z Flyers' Neuvirth carted off ice after collapsing in crease PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth was awake and alert and being taken to Pennsylvania Hospital after collapsing in his crease early in Saturday night's game against the New Jersey Devils, according to Flyers general manager Ron Hextall. Neuvirth was awaiting a faceoff at the far end of the ice about 7 1/2 minutes in when he fell backward a... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:51:00 GMT 2017-04-02T00:51:00Z Flyers sign college free agent center Mike Vecchione PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers signed sought-after college center Mike Vecchione to one-year entry-level contract on Friday. General manager Ron Hextall said Vecchione would play for the team this season but added that the 24-year-old's NHL debut probably wouldn't come Saturday against the New Jersey Devils. "We're excited about it," He... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:51:00 GMT 2017-03-31T16:51:00Z Penguins hold on to Fleury, bolster defense at deadline PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins' biggest trade-deadline move may end up being the one they didn't make. The defending Stanley Cup champions held on to goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury through Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, opting to keep the franchise leader in victories while instead trading draft picks and role players in an effort to bolster an injury-ravaged defense. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT 2017-03-02T02:00:00Z The Latest: Bruins get winger Stafford from Jets The Latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 5:20 p.m. The Boston Bruins have acquired winger Drew Stafford from the Winnipeg Jets for a 2018 conditional sixth-round pick. Stafford has four goals and nine assists in 40 games this season, his 11th in the NHL. Stafford is a pending unrestricted free agent. ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:35:00 GMT 2017-03-01T22:35:00Z Crosby scores 34th, Penguins top Flyers 4-2 at Heinz Field PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pomp. The circumstance. The spectacle. Sidney Crosby's used to all of it. So the message the Pittsburgh Penguins captain and the rest of the veterans sent to their teammates making their first appearances in an NHL Stadium Series game was pretty simple. Yeah, this is pretty cool. Just don't forget to do your job. "You need to underst... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:02:00 GMT 2017-02-26T05:02:00Z Flyers, Penguins hoping for a dash of winter at Heinz Field PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mother Nature appears ready to make a kick save on spring ahead of the Stadium Series game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at Heinz Field. After a week of temperatures more suitable for early May than late February gave NHL vice president of facilities operations Dan Craig some anxious moments, a cold front expected... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:18:00 GMT 2017-02-24T22:18:00Z NHL teams expected to pick up trading pace over next week DETROIT (AP) — Brendan Smith was planning to spend his bye week in Florida, trying to relax. It might be tough for him to truly get away. The Detroit Red Wings defenseman, potentially an unrestricted free agent this summer, acknowledged he planned to keep an eye on Twitter because he may be a player the franchise moves this week ahead of the March 1 NHL trade deadline. ... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:12:00 GMT 2017-02-22T07:12:00Z Capitals blow out Flyers 5-0 to win 9th consecutive game WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals showed they could get away with a slow start and still pull out another win. Despite a sluggish beginning that forced backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to be on top of his game, the Capitals' offense came to life in a 5-0 blowout of the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. Washington has won a season... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:09:00 GMT 2017-01-15T22:09:00Z Marchand has 2 goals, 3 assists and Bruins pound Flyers 6-3 BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand was fortunate that the puck found its way into the net without him getting off a shot. The way he's feeling now, it doesn't seem to matter. Marchand had two goals — one short-handed, the other an empty-netter — and had three assists to lift the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 win over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:09:00 GMT 2017-01-14T22:09:00Z Flyers snap 5-game losing streak with 4-2 win over Tampa Bay PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shakeup of the lines, combined with a determined effort, pulled the Flyers out of their skid. Travis Konecny, Michael Raffl, Sean Couturier and Radko Gudas scored in the second period to help Philadelphia end a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Michal Neuvirth made... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 21:58:00 GMT 2017-01-07T21:58:00Z Streak over, Blue Jackets turn attention to staying on top Even before the Columbus Blue Jackets' winning streak ended, coach John Tortorella wondered what would happen next. How would a team that hadn't lost in five weeks handle the aftermath? After giving his players a welcome day off following a clunker of a 5-0 loss to the Washington Capitals that ended the streak at 16, Tortorella will soon find out. The Blue Jackets host the N... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 22:44:00 GMT 2017-01-06T22:44:00Z Hayes, Grabner score 2 each, Rangers beat Flyers 5-2 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a one-game hiccup, New York gave hundreds of fans that made that trip down the turnpike a reminder of how the Rangers became one of the top teams in the NHL. Kevin Hayes and Michael Grabner each scored two goals, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots and the Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Wednesday night. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 04:35:00 GMT 2017-01-05T04:35:00Z Columbus Blue Jackets could tie NHL record with 17th win COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Coach John Tortorella hates talking about it, but the Blue Jackets' improbable 16-game winning streak has Columbus and the NHL buzzing. A win on Thursday night in Washington will tie Columbus with the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins of Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr for the longest streak in league history. The team's surprising success and the streak have ... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 21:14:00 GMT 2017-01-04T21:14:00Z Elite young defensemen adapting to NHL faster than ever Zach Werenski and Ivan Provorov are the latest to put cracks in the time-tested theory that defensemen need a long time to develop. The 19-year-old rookies quickly followed the lead of Seth Jones and 2015 Calder Trophy winner Aaron Ekblad in adapting more quickly to the NHL than elite defensemen of previous generations. Werenski plays on the Columbus Blue Jackets' top pairin... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:06:00 GMT 2016-12-28T14:06:00Z Cracknell helps Stars end Flyers' 10-game win streak, 3-1 DALLAS (AP) — The bouncing puck helped the Dallas Stars end the Philadelphia Flyers' long winning streak. Adam Cracknell scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound early in the third period to lead the Stars to a 3-1 victory Saturday, snapping the Flyers' 10-game win streak. Radek Faksa and Jordie Benn also scored for the Stars and Antti ... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 23:35:00 GMT 2016-12-17T23:35:00Z Schenn's hat trick leads Flyers to 8th straight win PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers still have that winning feeling. Brayden Schenn scored three power-play goals to lead the Flyers to their eighth straight victory, a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday. Jakub Voracek scored an empty-netter and also had three assists for the Flyers, who matched Montreal for the longest w... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:28:00 GMT 2016-12-10T22:28:00Z Raffl scores late, Flyers beat Oilers for 7th straight win PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After leaning on Steve Mason throughout most of the last three weeks, the Philadelphia Fyers bailed out their goaltender with a strong offensive display. Michael Raffl scored with 1:29 remaining to cap Philadelphia's rally from two goals down in the third period to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 Thursday night for the Flyers' seventh straight win. ... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:19:00 GMT 2016-12-09T04:19:00Z Voracek, Simmonds lift Flyers to sixth straight win PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the Philadelphia Flyers in subpar form on Tuesday night, goalie Steve Mason made all the difference. Mason made 42 saves and Jakub Voracek scored with 8.6 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Flyers to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Florida Panthers. Wayne Simmonds had two goals for the Flyers, who are ... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:02:00 GMT 2016-12-07T04:02:00Z