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Flyers Gameday: 2/1/20 vs COL

February 1, 2020 - 11:55 AM ET

GAME 52: FLYERS vs. AVALANCHE In the second game of a back-to-back and middle segment of a road-home-road set of three games in four nights, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (27-17-7 overall, 17-4-4 home) host Jared Bednar's Colorado Avalanche (28-15-6 overall, 14-8-2 away) on Saturday night...

Wrapup: Flyers Defeat Avalanche, 6-3; Phantoms Beat Bears, 3-0

February 1, 2020 - 11:35 PM ET

Wrap: Flyers Defeat Avalanche, 6-3 It was nerve-racking at various junctures but the Philadelphia Flyers never trailed and went on to defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 6-3, at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. Outstanding goaltending by Alex Lyon, goals on both ends of special teams by Kevi...

Flyers Gameday: 2/3/20 @ DET

February 3, 2020 - 12:55 AM ET

GAME 53: FLYERS vs. RED WINGS In the final game of a road-home-road set of three games in four nights, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (28-17-7 overall, 10-12-3 away) take on Jeff Blashill's Detroit Red Wings (12-37-4, 8-17-2 home) on Monday night. Game time at Little Caesar's Arena is 7:30...

Wrapup: Flyers Shut Out Red Wings, 3-0

February 3, 2020 - 10:38 PM ET

Wrapup: Flyers Shut Out Red Wings, 3-0 The Philadelphia Flyers took care of business on Monday night with a 3-0 shutout win over the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesar's Arena. It wasn't as tidy as the final score and 31-16 shot differential would suggest. For two periods, the Flyers dominated pu...

Quick Hits: Practice Day, IIHF Hall of Fame, FNF, Flyers Warriors and More

February 5, 2020 - 7:16 AM ET

Quick Hits: February 5, 2020 1) After an off-day on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers return to practice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The team is expecting to have defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (arthroscopic knee surgery) back in the lineup what they take on the New J...

Flyers Gameday: 2/6/20 vs NJ

February 6, 2020 - 10:24 AM ET

GAME 54: FLYERS vs. DEVILS Looking to continue their winning ways, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (29-17-7 overall, 18-4-4 home) host Alain Nasreddine's New Jersey Devils (18-24-10 overall, 11-15-0 away) on Thursday night. Game time at the Wells Fargo Center is 7:00 p.m. ET. The game wi...

Wrap: Opportunistic Devils Pick Apart Flyers, 5-0

February 6, 2020 - 10:29 PM ET

Wrap: Opportunistic Devils Pick Apart Flyers, 5-0 For the second time in February, the Flyers did not take care of business on home ice in a trap-game scenario. First it was a stumble against the Montreal Canadiens, amidst a string of wins (or least tight games) against top-grade opposition....

Flyers Gameday: 2/8/20 @ WSH

February 8, 2020 - 10:25 AM ET

GAME 55: FLYERS @ CAPITALS Beginning a busy and mission-critical stretch of four games in six nights, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (29-18-7 overall, 11-13-3 away) are in DC on Saturday to play Todd Reirden's Washington Capitals (36-13-5 overall, 16-7-4 home). Game time is 7:00 p.m. ET....

Wrap:Flyers Pummel Caps, 7-2; Phantoms Update

February 8, 2020 - 11:46 PM ET

Wrap: Flyers Pummel Capitals, 7-2 Two goals by the top line, two by the first power play unit, two by the fourth line and one by the third line spurred the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-2 blowout road win over the NHL-leading Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Saturday night. Claude Gir...

Flyers Gameday: 2/10/20 vs. FLA

February 10, 2020 - 5:47 AM ET

GAME 56: FLYERS VS. PANTHERS In the second match of a crucial stretch of four games in six nights, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (30-18-7 overall, 19-5-4 home) host Joel Quenneville's Florida Panthers (29-19-6 overall, 13-9-4 away) on Monday. Game time is 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will be...

Wrap: Flyers Defeat Florida, 4-1

February 10, 2020 - 10:40 PM ET

WRAP: FLYERS DEFEAT FLORIDA, 4-1 Opportunistic offense. Strong forechecking. Willingness to block shots. Contributions from the lower half of the forward lineup. Two goals from the defense. Important saves to erase mistakes. Miscues by the opposition. These were the keys to victory, as the Philad...

Flyers Gameday: 2/11/20 @ NYI

February 11, 2020 - 7:40 AM ET

GAME 57: FLYERS @ ISLANDERS In the third match of a crucial stretch of four games in six nights, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (31-18-7 overall, 12-13-3 away) are in Brooklyn on Tuesday to take on Barry Trotz's New York Islanders (32-16-6 overall, 17-7-4 home). Game time at Barclays Cente...

Wrap: Flyers Comeback Goes for Naught in 5-3 Loss to Isles

February 11, 2020 - 10:07 PM ET

A three-goal comeback by the Philadelphia Flyers from a 3-0 deficit by went for naught as the New York Islanders pulled out a 5-3 victory in the final minute of the third period after the Flyers had just fought back to even the game. The Flyers left themselves with no margin of error as they fell...

Flyers Gameday: 2/13/20 @ FLA

February 13, 2020 - 7:57 AM ET

GAME 58: FLYERS @ PANTHERS Beginning a two-game trip to the Sunshine State, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (31-19-7 overall, 12-14-3 away) are in Sunrise on Thursday to take on Joel Quenneville's Florida Panthers (30-20-6 overall, 16-10-2 home). Game time at the BB&T Center is 7:00 p.m. ET...

Wrap: Flyers Handle Florida, 6-2

February 13, 2020 - 10:14 PM ET

Wrap: Flyers Handle Florida, 6-2 Putting an agonizing 4-3 loss in Brooklyn immediately in the rearview mirror, the Philadelphia Flyers cranked out a strong all-around effort in defeating the host Florida Panthers, 6-2, at the BB&T Center on Thursday night. Philly opened up a 4-0 lead over two...

Flyers Gameday: 2/15/20 @ TB; Phantoms Update

February 15, 2020 - 7:47 AM ET

GAME 59: FLYERS @ LIGHTNING Completing a two-game trip to the Sunshine State, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (32-19-7 overall, 13-14-3 away) are in Tampa on Saturday to take on Jon Cooper's Tampa Bay Lightning (38-15-5 overall, 19-7-2 home). Game time at Amalie Arena is 4:00 p.m. ET. Th...

Lightning Downs Flyers, 5-3; Phantoms Lose to Hartford in SO

February 16, 2020 - 9:32 AM ET

Wrap: Lightning Downs Flyers, 5-3 The Philadelphia Flyers made a valiant effort at a late comeback but came up short in losing, 5-3, to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena in a Saturday late afternoon/early evening game. The Flyers fell into a 2-0 deficit in the first period, which became...

Flyers Gameday: 2/18/20 vs. CBJ

February 18, 2020 - 8:57 AM ET

GAME 60: FLYERS vs. BLUE JACKETS In the front half of a crucial home-and-home set, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (32-20-7 overall, 19-5-4 home) play host to John Tortorella's Columbus Blue Jackets (30-18-12 overall, 12-7-9 away) on Tuesday night. Game time at the Wells Fargo Center is 7:0...

Flyers Clobber Columbus, 5-1, in 1st Half of Home-and-Home

February 18, 2020 - 11:17 PM ET

Wrap: Flyers Clobber Columbus, 5-1 In the front half of a vital home-and-home set, the Philadelphia Flyers dispatched the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-1, at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night. The Flyers set a franchise record for the fewest shots required to score five goals. Kevin Hayes (18...

Musings and Quick Hits: Playoff Chase, Trade Deadline, Frost, Alumni & More

February 19, 2020 - 12:14 PM ET

Quick Hits: February 19, 2020 1) The Flyers originally had a noon practice scheduled for today, but head coach Alain Vigneault decided to cancel it ahead of the team's 2 p.m. ET flight to Columbus. The Flyers and the Blue Jackets will conclude their pivotal home-and-home set on Thursday at Nation...

Flyers Gameday: 2/20/20 @ CBJ; Phantoms Update

February 20, 2020 - 8:07 AM ET

GAME 61: FLYERS @ BLUE JACKETS In the second half of a crucial home-and-home set, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (33-20-7 overall, 13-15-3 away) are in Ohio to play John Tortorella's Columbus Blue Jackets (30-19-12 overall, 18-11-3 home) on Thursday night. Game time at Nationwide Arena is...

Musings & Quick Hits: Thu Wrap, Myers, Konecny, LV, Alumni vs. Warriors

February 21, 2020 - 9:29 AM ET

Quick Hits: Feb. 21, 2020 1) The Flyers showed a lot of resiliency in coming back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits on Thursday to earn a 4-3 overtime win in the road half of their home-and-home set with the Columbus Blue Jackets. There still isn't much breathing room in the battle for third place in the...

Flyers Gameday: 2/22/20 vs. WPG; Phantoms Update

February 22, 2020 - 8:35 AM ET

GAME 62: FLYERS vs. JETS In their final game before the NHL trade deadline, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (34-20-7 overall, 20-5-4 home) host Paul Maurice's Winnipeg Jets (32-25-5 overall, 16-11-2 away) on Saturday afternoon. Game time at the Wells Fargo Center is 1:00 p.m. ET. The ga...

Wrap: Flyers Down Jets, 4-2; Quick Hits

February 23, 2020 - 8:28 AM ET

Wrap: Flyers Down Jets, 4-2 Continuing their winning ways at home and taking aim at the upper reaches of the Metro Division, the Philadelphia Flyers skated to a hard-fought 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at the Wells Fargo Center in a seesaw match on Saturday afternoon. The Flyers took th...

Flyers Cap Deadline Primer

February 23, 2020 - 9:16 PM ET

The Philadelphia Flyers have an 11:30 a.m. practice scheduled for Monday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. This year, on trade deadline day, the atmosphere will be a little different than many recent years as the deadline drew near. Rather than players wondering who could be on the move -- or waiting f...

Flyers Gameday: 2/25/20 vs. SJ; Trade Deadline Wrapup

February 25, 2020 - 9:37 AM ET

GAME 63: FLYERS vs. SHARKS The NHL regular season stretch drive is underway now that the trade deadline has passed. With 20 games remaining on the schedule, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (35-20-7 overall, 21-5-4 home) host Bob Boughner's San Jose Sharks (26-32-4 overall, 12-17-3 road) on...

Wrap: Flyers Beat Sharks, 4-2

February 25, 2020 - 10:36 PM ET

Wrap: Flyers Beat Sharks, 4-2 It may not have been their "A" game from a 200-foot standpoint in the early going, but the Philadelphia Flyers were the better team as the game moved along in a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night. The Sharks were held to...

Quick Hits: Practice Day, Goalies, Broadcasters' Roundtable, Alumni

February 27, 2020 - 6:09 AM ET

Quick Hits: Feb 27, 2020 1) Followed a pre-scheduled off-day on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Flyers return to the ice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Thursday to practice in preparation for Friday's game at the Wells Fargo Center against the recently red-hot New York Rangers (four straight wins,...

Flyers Gameday: 2/28/20 vs NYR

February 28, 2020 - 8:33 AM ET

GAME 64: FLYERS vs. RANGERS In the front end of a home-and-home set, Alain Vigneault's Philadelphia Flyers (36-20-7 overall, 22-5-4 home) host David Quinn's New York Rangers (35-24-4 overall, 18-11-2 away) on Friday evening. Game time at the Wells Fargo Center is 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will be...