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Flyers hold off late Panthers surge

A few days away from the rink were good for the Flyers.

Not having to worry about a controversial 1-3-1 scheme, the Flyers capitalized on a team-bonding trip to Naples, FL and beat the Panthers, 3-2, Sunday afternoon.

Danny Briere got the Flyers scoring going in the 1st, potting his fifth on the season with helpers from Wayne Simmonds and James van Riemsdyk.

Line Experiment Produces Chemistry

After adding Scott Hartnell to the Giroux-Jagr line, many wondered if the Flyers other lines would have trouble producing. Three games and 15 goals later, that looks to be a concern of the past.

Les Partisans Are Happy - For One Night

Philadelphia Flyers 1 Montreal Canadiens 5

It didn’t take long for Pierre Gauthier to listen to fans and the media.  Something needed to be done.  Something needed to change.  Someone needed to be held accountable for the start:  the worst start in the franchise’s history. 

So 90 minutes before the game Gauthier fired assistant coach Perry Pearn.  Pearn and coach Martin go back a long way but that relationship ended tonight and that change led to the Canadiens walking over the Flyers tonight.  That is what Gauthier would want everyone to believe!

After a long day of hearing everything from fire everybody to trade Carey Price...

Flyers Slam Lowly Sens, 7-2

The Philadelphia Flyers headed to Ottawa looking to snap a seven-game losing streak at Scotiabank Place Tuesday night. A place that had haunted the franchise seemed like a good place for a 'trap game' with the Washington Capitals awaiting on Thursday.

Game Day Preview: Flyers vs. Senators

Tonight the Flyers will head north to face the 1-4 Ottawa Senators and could be the game Sergei Bobrovsky sees his first action of the year. See all the action at 7:30 pm EST on CSN Philadelphia and SNET-E, TVA in Canada.

The Captain Returns

Mike Richards is back at the Wells Fargo Center, but wearing a different sweater. How will a rowdy Philly crowd greet their former captain?

Finally a Shutout as Flyers Dominate Devils

93 games came and went last year in the Philadelphia Flyers season.

And the Flyers were incapable of shutting out their opponent in all 93.

Enter goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in Newark, NJ on Saturday night. The biggest signing in the Flyers offseason stopped all 20 shots he saw as the Flyers won 3-0. The win moved Philadelphia to 2-0-0 and continued to impress with their offseason changes.

Thoughts on Staal, Simmonds and Avery

The Marc Staal situation is still no clearer today than it was weeks ago. At this point he is still in the States practicing with the Rangers AHL affiliate in Connecticut while his teammates are continuing the exhibition season in Europe. The question is when will Staal be ready to play.

Obviously the Rangers need Staal if they expect to challenge for the Atlantic Division crown. Given how much he plays against the opposition's best, a lengthy absence will force the Blueshirts to use inferior or more inexperienced defenders to counter some of the most skilled players in the league. For a team that relies so heavily on playing good defensively not having Staal in the lineup is a ...

Three in a Row

The Philadelphia Flyers won their third consecutive preseason game on Thursday night by defeating the New Jersey Devils by a score of 2-1. The game was sloppier than Monday night’s battle with the Rangers but a third period goal by Jaromir Jagr allowed the Flyers to walk away with the victory.

Sad Scene in London

As the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings were in the middle of a shootout during their exhibition match in London, Ontario on Thursday, something happened. Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds, a Canadian of African descent, had an object thrown at him from the stands before he scored his shootout goal. The object was a banana. The act was despicable, disgusting and horrendous.