In the next eight days, the Flyers play three games against some of the Western Conference's top teams. Two of those games are this week.
Both teams this week made the Western Conference playoffs last season. The Anaheim Ducks are off to a strong start to their season while the Dallas Stars, like the Flyers, are winless to start the season.
Last year, the Metropolitan Division contained a glut of average to below-average teams.
Four teams ended up making the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers all joined the playoff party. Eventually, the Rangers caught fire and made it to the end, only to be dispatched by the Los Angeles Kings.
This season, three teams have new coaches, and each team has a serious challenge ahead of them—whether it’s via injury, shortcoming, or unexpected breaking news.
CALGARY FLAMES (20-19-5 45 points) vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS (13-22-6 32 points) GAME #45
It wasn’t necessarily the prettiest of victories as the Flames were outshot 35-14 but the Flames could really do nothing but score as they managed to get the 2 points Tuesday night defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-3. It was the Flames second win in a row and 7th in a row at home, giving them good momentum as they host the Ducks down at the Dome tonight.
The Flames top line of Jarome Iginla, Olli Jokinen and Curtis Glencross continue to show why they’re the Flames number one line, combining for 9 points against the Devils. The trio will have to continue tha...
It's opening night in Habs Town. The Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens are ready to battle in the first of two meetings this season. To make things even more special tonight, this could be the 100th win for the Habs' 24-year-old goaltender, Carey Price. A win would put him in an elite class with Patrick Roy and Marty Brodeur.
The Flames come into this matchup having lost their first two games this season, putting them in somewhat of a desperate situation to pick up a win. Montreal also has a ton of pressure on their back. After a horrible pre-season and a lackluster opening night game with the Leafs, the Habs are looking to impress their...
It’s been an interesting off-season, to say the least, for the Washington Capitals.
Gone are longtime Caps Matt Bradley, Boyd Gordon and Eric Fehr. Enigmatic, yet talented, netminder Semyon Varlamov also departed along with last year’s stretch-run veteran additions Jason Arnott and Marco Sturm.
The replacements? Former Caps captain Jeff Halpern, past Stanley Cup winner Troy Brouwer, Nashville playoff hero Joel Ward, elite goaltender Tomas Voukoun and 19-year steady blueline veteran Roman Hamrlik.
The net result? A team that has added size, speed, skill and grit; a club that can roll out a top-six defensive unit that matches up with any in ...
Original Six showdown in Leafs Town tonight. Welcome back everyone! IT'S HOCKEY SEASON!
The Montreal Canadiens are in enemy territory tonight, opening their season in Toronto. This will be the first of six meetings between the two rivals and tonight's game will put all of the off season banter between fans to rest. Habs, Leafs, TCL hockey!
After another let down season in Toronto you can be sure that the Leafs have something to p...