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Flyers Gameday: 4/1/24 vs. NYI

April 1, 2024 - 12:07 PM ET

Game 76 Preview: Flyers vs. Islanders Two struggling teams in dire need of a win to strengthen their respective pushes for a playoff spot will clash on Monday night as the Philadelphia Flyers (36-29-10) take on the New York Islanders (31-27-15) in Philadelphia. Game time at Wells Fargo Center is...

Wrap: Flyers Lose to Islanders in OT, 4-3

April 2, 2024 - 2:56 AM ET

Wrapup: Flyers fall to Islanders in OT, 4-3 The Philadelphia Flyers rescued one point late in regulation before falling in overtime to the New York Islanders, 4-3, at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday evening. The Flyers played a decent overall first period although they didn't generate many s...

Quick Hits: Road Trip Prep, Tortorella and More

April 4, 2024 - 2:03 PM ET

Quick Hits: April 4, 2024 1) The Flyers held an optional practice on Wednesday at the FTC in Voorhees. They will practice again on Thursday before departing for Buffalo. The team faces a crucial back-to-back weekend set with games against the Sabres on Friday and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Satu...

Flyers Gameday: 4/5/2024 @ BUF

April 5, 2024 - 2:55 PM ET

Game 77 Preview: Flyers @ Sabres The Philadelphia Flyers (36-29-11) are in Buffalo on Friday to take on Don Granato's Buffalo Sabres (36-35-5) at KeyBank Center. Game time is 7:00 p.m. EDT. The Flyers enter play on Friday clinging onto third place in the Metropolitan Division via tiebreaker (2...

Flyers Gameday: 4/6/24 vs CBJ; Flyers-BUF Wrap, Phantoms Update

April 6, 2024 - 4:02 PM ET

Game 78 Preview: Flyers vs. Blue Jackets The Philadelphia Flyers (36-30-11) are in Ohio on Saturday to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets (25-39-12). Game time at Nationwide Arena is 7:00 p.m. EDT. This is the fourth and final meeting of the season series between the teams, and the second in Co...

Quick Hits: Practice Day, Schedule, Phantoms

April 8, 2024 - 1:25 PM ET

Quick Hits: April 8, 2024 1) Trying to pick up of the pieces of what has been a disastrous two weeks of winless hockey that has seen the Flyers go 0-5-2 and topple from automatic playoff position (third in the Metropolitan Division) to a longshot for the lower wildcard seed, the Flyers will hold...

Flyers Gameday: 4/9/24 @ MTL

April 9, 2024 - 1:28 PM ET

Updated -- Projected Flyers lineup 71 Tyson Foerster - 48 Morgan Frost - 74 Owen Tippett 86 Joel Farabee - 21 Scott Laughton - 11 Travis Konecny 27 Noah Cates- 25 Ryan Poehling - 19 Garnet Hathaway 62 Olle Lycksell- 14 Sean Couturier - 10 Bobby Brink 8 Cam York - 6 Travis Sanheim 24 Nick S...

Wrap: Flyers Crushed by Habs, 9-3

April 10, 2024 - 2:54 AM ET

In a game the Flyers absolutely had to win in order to end a seven-game slide and potentially stay alive in the Eastern Conference playoff chase, they instead had another debacle. The Flyers lost to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre, 9-3, and are now winless in their last eight games. Both t...

Flyers Gameday: 4/11/2024 @ NYR

April 11, 2024 - 1:34 PM ET

UPDATE: Flyers Starting Lineup 71 Tyson Foerster - 25 Ryan Poehling - 11 Travis Konecny 74 Owen Tippett - 48 Morgan Frost - 10 Bobby Brink 27 Noah Cates - 14 Sean Couturier - 19 Garnet Hathaway 86 Joel Farabee- 21 Scott Laughton -89 Cam Atkinson 8 Cam York - 6 Travis Sanheim 24 Nick Seeler...

Wrap: Flyers Down Rangers, 4-1

April 12, 2024 - 3:31 AM ET

The Philadelphia Flyers did no harm to their uphill battle to earn an Eastern Conference playoff spot as they skated to a hard-working and tight-checking 4-1 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday evening. Philly never trailed at any point, going to the first intermiss...

Flyers Gameday: 4/13/24 vs. NJ, Phantoms Update, Snider Hockey Pro-Am

April 13, 2024 - 5:10 PM ET

Game 81 Preview: Flyers vs. Devils On Wayne Simmonds Retirement Night at the Wells Fargo Center, the Philadelphia Flyers (37-32-11) will host the New Jersey Devils (37-32-5) on Saturday evening. Game time at the Wells Fargo Center is 5:00 p.m. EDT. Attending fans are requested to be in their seat...

Wrap: Flyers Blank Devils, 1-0; Simmonds, Phantoms Top Bridgeport

April 14, 2024 - 1:40 PM ET

Wrap: Flyers Blank Devils, 1-0 The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New Jersey Devils. 1-0, at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday evening. A 20-save shutout by Samuel Ersson, a shorthanded breakaway goal by Travis Konecny in the second period and 22 blocked shots by Philadelphia for the game keyed th...

Quick Hits: Practice Day, Phantoms

April 15, 2024 - 12:28 PM ET

Quick Hits: April 15, 2024 1) The Flyers will hold their final regular season practice on Monday at the FTC in Voorhees. The official start time is 11 a.m. EDT. The team is also slated for a 10:30 a.m. morning skate in Voorhees on Tuesday, prior to taking on the Washington Capitals in the regular...

Quick Hits: Practice Day, Phantoms

April 15, 2024 - 12:28 PM ET

Quick Hits: April 15, 2024 1) The Flyers will hold their final regular season practice on Monday at the FTC in Voorhees. The official start time is 11 a.m. EDT. The team is also slated for a 10:30 a.m. morning skate in Voorhees on Tuesday, prior to taking on the Washington Capitals in the regular...

Flyers Gameday: 4/15/2024 vs. WSH

April 16, 2024 - 4:48 AM ET

Game 82 Preview: Flyers vs. Capitals In the final game of the 2023-24 regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers (38-31-11) will host the Washington Capitals (39-31-11 on Tuesday evening. Game time at the Wells Fargo Center is 7:00 p.m. EDT. The Flyers were idle on Monday but saw their remaining...

Wrap: Flyers Unable to Muster a Go-Ahead Goal in 2-1 Loss to Caps

April 17, 2024 - 3:02 AM ET

In the final game of the 2023-24 regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Washington Capitals, 2-1, at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday evening. The game-winning goal was an empty-netter by T.J. Oshie late in the third period. The Flyers came in needing a regulation win to sustain th...

Quick Hits: End-of-Season, Phantoms, Rizzo

April 18, 2024 - 5:52 PM ET

Quick Hits: April 18, 2024 1) The Flyers held Exit Day player interviews on Wednesday, including a three-hour media availability session that went player by player. It's a lot to absorb. Today for PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, I wrote a five takeaways article: Click here. 2) On Friday, starting at 1...

Quick Hits: Briere & Tortorella, Ristolainen, Phantoms, Exit Day Wrap

April 19, 2024 - 11:29 AM ET

Preview: Phantoms @ Islanders The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (30-30-9) can clinch the final Calder Cup playoff spot in the Atlantic Division as they take on the Bridgeport Islanders (24-37-9) at Total Mortgage Arena on Friday evening. The Phantoms' magic number, entering the final weekend of the regu...

Phantoms Clinch Playoff Spot; Briere and Tortorella Presser

April 20, 2024 - 12:26 PM ET

Phantoms Down Bridgeport, Clinch Playoff Spot The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (31-30-9) became the final Atlantic Division team to qualify for the Calder Cup playoffs as they skated to a 3-0 road victory over the Bridgeport Islanders (24-38-9) on Friday evening behind the shutout goaltending of Cal Pe...

Quick Hits: Phantoms Playoff Series Set

April 21, 2024 - 12:49 PM ET

Phantoms Playoff Series Schedule 1) The Lehigh Valley Phantoms announced the schedule for their first-round playoff mini-series (best-of-three) against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The schedule is as follows: Wed April 24 at WBS -- 7:05 p.m. EDT Fri April 26 at Lehigh Valley -- 7:05 p....

Quick Hits: Flyers Daily, Phantoms, TIFH

April 22, 2024 - 4:19 PM ET

Quick Hits: April 22, 2024 1) Flyers Daily: On the weekly "Mondays with Meltzer" edition of the Flyers Daily podcast, host Jason Myrtetus and I begin to deconstruct the Flyers' 2023-24 season and start looking ahead to the offseason agenda. This week, we discuss head coach John Torotrella and gen...