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Matt Trick: Read Nets First Career Hatty

Only a handful of hats decorated the ice at the BB&T Center in Florida during the third period.

To Matt Read it didn't matter if it was 10 hats or 1,000 hats. His hat trick helped spark the Flyers in their 7-1 rout over the Florida Panthers Saturday.

All it took for Read was three well-timed, well-placed shots for him to net the first hat trick of his career. His offensive outburst couldn't have come at a better time for the Flyers, who had scored only five goals in their first four games of the season.

(Photo: Claude Giroux celebrates with Matt Read after he scored his second goal i the second period. AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Battered Flyers Host the Rangers in a Must-Win Game

The Flyers look to end an eight-game losing streak against the Rangers as well as get their first win of the season. Game is in Philly at 7 PM.

Giroux Fails to Lead By Example In Loss

The Flyers have gone into full disappearing mode, and the epidemic has spread to the team's leader.

Before the season started, Claude Giroux was slated to be ready to lead the Flyers, getting endorsements from half the veterans on the team. But in the third game of a young but short season, the captain was completely absent from the game, leaving people wondering what happened to Giroux.

In the Flyers 3-0 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday, Giroux's poor play rubbed off on the rest of the team, including two of the Flyers' young, budding forwards Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier.

Flyers look to right ship against Devils

The Flyers will be looking for their first win against division rival New Jersey on Tuesday night.

Penguins beat Flyers 3-1 in opener

 

On the same sheet of ice their season ended last April, the Penguins beat the Flyers 3-1 in the opening game of the NHL’s 2012-2013 season.

Fans tuning in to see the same post-whistle fireworks were in for a surprise, though – both teams shied away from the scrums and all out brawls that filled their first round playoff series 9 months ago.

And all the offense?  Also almost non-existent.

Though, at the beginning, the Pens looked like they were about to pick up right where that playoff series left off.  On their first powerplay opportunity of the season, the 2nd unit cashed in when a Paul Martin slapper found its way past a helpless Ilya...

Flyers Clash with Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres will open their 2013 campaign against the Philadelphia Flyers, who come to town after a 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Can the Flyers spoil the Sabres' party like the Penguins did to theirs?

Flyers, Penguins Kick Off the Season in Philly

The NHL is back, and there is no better way to celebrate the return of hockey in Pennsylvania than to have its two bitter rivals battle in the City of Brotherly Love.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will travel to Philadelphia for a 3PM show down at the Wells Fargo Center. The arena will be filled to capacity with nearly 20,000 orange-and-black-clad Flyers fans, with a little yellow sprinkled in the mix.

UPDATE: Claude Giroux Named Flyers Captain

The Flyers couldn't wait until Thursday.

It has been made official today that Claude Giroux has become the 19th captain in Flyers history. He replaces Chris Pronger, who has not played in 15 months, nor looks like he ever will return to the ice due to post-concussion symptoms.

CSN: Flyers Will Name Claude Giroux Captain On Thursday

According to league sources, the Flyers will name Claude Giroux the captain on Thursday in front of 19,000 fans.

The Flyers are holding an open practice at the Wells Fargo Center for fans on Thursday, and are said to announce Giroux will become the 19th captain in team history.

Hartnell: "Giroux is ready to be captain"

Hockey will finally resume on January 19, but the talks concerning a certain letter in the alphabet has already begun for the Flyers.

Chris Pronger is nowhere nearing a return to the ice. And with his retirement inevitable - but not official due to his contract - the designated captain slot will remain vacant until the Flyers decide to finally fill the void.

Three names have been on the lips of fans during the 2011-12 season: veterans Danny Briere and Kimmo Timonen, and the young leader of the team, Claude Giroux. Only one of those players has remained a hot topic for the captaincy and it's the one who many around the NHL view to be the future of the Flyers and the league.

Sam Carchidi threw up a tweet that shouldn't come to a surprise to anyone. Giroux's best friend and locker room leader Scott Hartnell said that "Giroux is ready to be captain."