Flyers rally late to stun Penguins 2-1 in overtime
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clock ticking down on both the game and in some ways their season, the Philadelphia Flyers summoned some more late magic to stun the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again.
Van Riemsdyk leads Flyers past Islanders 5-2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With the season coming down to the wire, the Philadelphia Flyers know that wins over division-leading teams such as the Islanders are not easy to come by.
Elliott stops 29 shots, Flyers beat Islanders 4-1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With the Philadelphia Flyers playing without Jakub Voracek, Brian Elliott made sure they didn't miss the injured star forward.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers continued their second-half playoff push with a little hustle, a little luck and of course, another new goaltender.
Van Riemsdyk scores twice as Flyers top Wild 5-4
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coming off a tough loss, a two-hour flight and a miserable first period, the Philadelphia Flyers did what they've been doing for the last five weeks. They won.
James van Riemsdyk scored two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period, as the Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Hart, Couturier lead Flyers over slumping Ducks 6-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart's approach to making big saves is simple and effective.
Hart stopped 30 shots for his eighth straight victory, Sean Couturier had a goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four times in the first period to rout the slumping Anaheim Ducks 6-2 on Saturday.
Michael Raffl, Oskar Lindblom, Phil Varone, Nolan Patrick and Travis Konecny also scored for the Flyers, who have won nine of 10.
Flyers beat Canucks 2-1, notch 8th straight victory
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart made 41 saves, Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek scored, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Monday night for their eighth straight victory.
The Flyers pulled within five points of a playoff spot after having the NHL's worst record on Jan. 9 — they were 14 points out of a postseason berth during the All-Star break just over a week ago. Philadelphia also became the first NHL expansion club to reach 2,000 victories
Hart dives, saves Flyers to get 8th straight victory
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart's incredible stop saved the game and the Flyers' winning streak.
Hart turned away 41 shots — including a stellar right arm save late in the third period — Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek scored, and Philadelphia beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Monday night for its eighth straight victory.
Sean Couturier has hat trick, Flyers beat Bruins 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier had a hat trick, Carter Hart stopped 39 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Couturier scored twice within 90 seconds in the second period and sealed the win with his 19th goal late in the third for his first career regular-season hat trick after doing it twice in the playoffs. He gave the Flyers hat tricks in consecutive games after James van Riemsdyk did it Monday night.
Couturier hat trick rallies Flyers past Bruins 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The doors to the Philadelphia Flyers locker room opened and Lionel Ritchie's "All Night Long" was cranked at full volume. Raise the roof and have some fun? Sure, the Flyers could afford to cut loose for a change and enjoy a rare string of success in an otherwise waste of a season.
Heck, even Gritty shook his beastly belly and danced with NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr.
Hurricanes score 3 goals in 2nd to beat Flyers 5-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carolina had its second win over the Flyers in a week when the team's social media department had fun trolling the NHL's most popular mascot: "Gritty victory."
Gritty had to keep his googily eyes open and watch the latest Flyers' flop. Some Flyers fans tried to avoid the latest disaster and wore paper bags over their heads.
McDavid scores twice as surging Oilers beat Flyers 4-1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers look awfully comfortable at home lately.
McDavid had two goals and an assist, Leon Draisaitl added three assists and the resurgent Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday night.
Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves and is 7-0-0 on home ice this season. Edmonton has won six straight at Rogers Place to improve to 10-4-1 at home.
Claude Giroux’s goal, 3 assists send Flyers past Sabres 6-2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Claude Giroux was nervous about centering the Philadelphia Flyers' top line for the first time in two seasons.
Once he settled in, Giroux guided the Flyers to their most goals in a game in nearly two months. Philadelphia's captain had a goal and three assists Saturday in a 6-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
"I'd like to tell you it's like riding a bike, but it's not," Giroux said. "But it turned out great tonight."
Skinner leads Sabres past Canadiens 3-2, winning streak at 8
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored 3:06 into overtime after getting the tying goal late in regulation, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Friday for their eighth straight victory.
Buffalo's win streak is the longest in the NHL and the team's best stretch since winning 10 in a row to start the 2006-07 season. Casey Mittelstadt also scored for the Sabres, and Carter Hutton made 31 saves.
Couturier, Konecny lead Flyers over Rangers 4-0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers got the type of consistent performance they had been missing of late.
Sean Couturier scored a pair of goals, Calvin Pickard made 31 saves in his fourth career shutout and Philadelphia beat the New York Rangers 4-0 Friday to stop a four-game losing streak.
Couturier, Elliott help Flyers blank slumping Blackhawks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers are riding high on confidence, and it's showing in their results.
Sean Couturier had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliott made 33 saves and the surging Flyers continued their dominance over Chicago in Philadelphia with a 4-0 victory over the slumping Blackhawks on Saturday.
Eakin scores, Fleury shutout in Vegas’ 1-0 win vs Flyers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury put a stop to Vegas' early sophomore slump.
Fleury keyed the Golden Knights' far-fetched run to the Stanley Cup Final in their rookie season and then had a highlight-reel outing to silence a slow start to their second one.
Fleury turned away breakaways, made sliding stops and used great glovework to stop 26 shots to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Voracek, Laughton score 2 apiece, Flyers beat Senators 7-4
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jakub Voracek rebounded quickly from an embarrassing loss.
Voracek had two goals and three assists and Scott Laughton also scored twice in Philadelphia's 7-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Wednesday, a night after an 8-2 loss to San Jose in the Flyers' home opener.
"It was a tough start at home for us, but we scored seven and I think we played a pretty good hockey game," Voracek said. "We just have to take it to the home ice now."
Flyers’ Couturier out 4 weeks with another knee injury
Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier is out four weeks after injuring his knee for the second time in five months.
General manager Ron Hextall said Wednesday that Couturier was injured Aug. 10 during an offseason exhibition game. Hextall expects Couturier to be a limited participant in training camp when the Flyers get on the ice Sept. 14 and for the 25-year-old to be full-go halfway in and play in some preseason games.
Pittsburgh — Sean Couturier did what he could to deal with the pain in his left leg, then hopped over the boards and let the adrenaline that comes with playoff hockey take care of the rest.
The Philadelphia Flyers are still alive as a result.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean Couturier did what he could to deal with the pain in his left leg, then hopped over the boards and let the adrenaline that comes with playoff hockey take care of the rest.
The Philadelphia Flyers are still alive as a result.
PHILADELPHIA — What a star-studded score sheet for Game 4 of this Stanley Cup first-round playoff series.
The Penguins featured four of the top 10 playoff scorers in franchise history, with goals by Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Kris Letang in succession.
PHILADELPHIA — Sean Couturier, Philadelphia's top-line center, will not play in Game 4 of a first-round series between the Penguins and Flyers on Wednesday night.
The Flyers announced his absence via Twitter just before the start of warm-ups. The Penguins lead the series, 2-1.
PHILADELPHIA – Flyers coach Dave Hakstol was tight-lipped about the status of top-line center Sean Couturier after morning skate Wednesday.
Flyers fans aren’t thrilled that a practice drill led to Sean Couturier leaving the ice hurt
If you thought that costly friendly-fire collision in Flyers practice was getting a ton of attention here in Pittsburgh, imagine how it's going over in Philadelphia.
From clutch goaltending to timely scoring, there are dozens of positive characteristics a team needs to win the Stanley Cup.
The ability to thrive in the face of injuries to key players is near the top of the list.
Flyers beat Penguins 5-1 in Game 2 to tie series
PITTSBURGH (AP) — His team embarrassed by the defending Stanley Cup champions in a lopsided playoff-opening loss, Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol could have panicked. Instead, he doubled down.
No switching up the lines. No swapping the goaltenders. Nothing. Hakstol didn't think changes were necessary. As ugly as getting blown out by Pittsburgh in Game 1 looked, it felt even worse. That was motivation enough. No personnel changes necessary.
DETROIT (AP) — It was difficult to tell in the dressing room if the Detroit Red Wings were especially excited or simply relieved.
Frans Nielsen scored his NHL-record 22nd shootout winner and the Red Wings edged the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Tuesday night to end a 10-game losing streak — their longest since 1977.
"Obviously, everyone was frustrated," goalie Jimmy Howard said. "A lot of us have never gone through that in this dressing room. It was one of those things that just sort of snowballed.
Center stage: NHL contenders go deep down the middle
A linesman orders Sean Couturier out of the faceoff circle and Claude Giroux shrugs before stepping in and winning the draw.
Two centers on the ice at once is a nice luxury for the Philadelphia Flyers to have.
"He's one of the best in the league at faceoffs," Couturier said of Giroux, who ranks third in the NHL. "When you start with the puck, it's a huge part of the game."
Flyers beat Canadiens 1-0 in shootout for 6th straight win
MONTREAL (AP) — Petr Mrazek went from a backup goaltender on a losing team to a starting job for a playoff contender when Detroit traded him to Philadelphia. And he understands the pressure that comes with his new role.
Mrazek stopped 28 shots for his fourth shutout this season, and Sean Couturier scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Flyers a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.
Couturier’s OT goal lifts Flyers past Blue Jackets, 2-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers were glad to finally end their long losing streak in Columbus.
Sean Couturier scored 1:52 into overtime to lift the Flyers to a 2-1 victory Friday night, snapping a stretch of 11 consecutive losses on the Blue Jackets' home ice.
Wayne Simmonds also scored for Philadelphia, and Michael Neuvirth — filling in for the injured Brian Elliott — stopped 35 shots to pick up his eighth win of the season. The Flyers' streak in Columbus dated back to 2005.
Crosby scores 400th goal as Penguins beat Blues 4-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored twice, including his 400th career goal, and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away from the St. Louis Blues for a 4-1 victory on Sunday.
Bryan Rust snapped a tie with a third-period tally and Riley Sheahan also scored for the Penguins, who have won 12 of 17. Matt Murray made 33 saves.
Kyle Brodziak scored for St. Louis, which had won two in a row. Jake Allen had 19 stops.
Couturier has goal, 2 assists as Flyers beat Vegas, 4-1
LAS VEGAS (AP) — One week after the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, chants of "Fly, Eagles, Fly" could be heard roughly 2,500 miles away from the City of Brotherly Love.
A loud and exuberant contingent of Philadelphia fans donning orange among the 18,220 in attendance watched Sean Couturier score a goal and two assists to help the Flyers beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 on Sunday.
Couturier’s goal lifts Flyers over Leafs on Lindros’ night
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On a night that belonged to Eric Lindros, the Philadelphia Flyers paid tribute to the Hall of Fame center with a gritty comeback.
Sean Couturier scored 18 seconds into overtime and the Flyers rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday after retiring Lindros' No. 88 jersey.
"A huge comeback win on a special night," said rookie Nolan Patrick, who scored his first goal in 25 games.
Couturier helps Flyers beat Devils 5-3
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sean Couturier is hoping for a strong finish to his breakout season.
So far, so good.
Couturier had two goals and an assist and the Philadelphia Flyers posted their fourth straight win and extended New Jersey's slide to a season-high six games with a 5-3 victory over the Devils on Saturday night.
Couturier stays hot, Flyers drop Sabres 4-1 for 3rd straight
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Barely a month removed from a 10-game losing streak, the Philadelphia Flyers have climbed back into playoff contention.
They can thank the high-scoring trio of Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.
Couturier scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and added an empty-netter to put it away and the Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Sunday for their third straight victory.
Couturier, Flyers spoil Schenn’s return to Philly in 6-3 win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A couple of hours before his first game back in Philadelphia, Brayden Schenn thought the biggest trash-talking ex-teammate would be Claude Giroux.
"He's pretty witty out there," Schenn said. "We'll see what he comes up with."
Giroux ended up decking his buddy on the first shift, setting the tone in the Flyers' 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
"He gave me a shot and I just gave him a shot back. I think he just fell," Giroux said with a smirk.
Ivan Provorov leads feisty Flyers to 6-4 win over Islanders
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Another listless performance led Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall to turn to the minors for what he called "needed energy."
The plan was foiled, though, by the East Coast snowstorm that stranded Tyrell Goulbourne in Toronto and put his NHL debut on hold.
Enter regulars Sean Couturier and Travis Konecny, who gave the Flyers a needed boost with their sticks and — surprisingly — their fists.
Giroux has 3 assists, Flyers beat Lightning 5-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The struggling Philadelphia Flyers are hopeful of building off a win over the NHL's top team.
Claude Giroux had three assists, Sean Couturier scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Flyers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Friday night.
"You could tell right from the beginning, we had a little pep to our step," Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere said. "Our battle level was a lot higher, and obviously it showed on the scoreboard."
Giroux has 3 assists, Flyers beat Lightning 5-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Claude Giroux had three assists, Sean Couturier scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Friday night.
Philadelphia also got goals from Wayne Simmonds, Shayne Gostisbehere, Brandon Manning and Valtteri Filppula. Brian Elliott, making his 13th consecutive start, stopped 24 shots.
The Flyers had lost four of five, including 3-2 at Florida on Thursday night.
Panthers beat Flyers 3-2 for 4th straight win
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — James Reimer delivered for the Florida Panthers — again.
Reimer stopped 29 shots in his 10th straight start, and Florida beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night for its fourth straight victory.
Derek MacKenzie and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in the second period as the Panthers earned their first win over the Flyers since March 12, 2016, snapping a four-game losing streak against Philly. Jared McCann also scored.
Sean Couturier scores 16th goal, Flyers top Red Wings 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier set a career high for goals in a season, Robert Hagg scored the first goal of his career and Nolan Patrick showed spark.
Most importantly, the Philadelphia Flyers found a way to win when they didn't play their best.
Couturier scored off his own rebound to snap a tie early in the third period and the Flyers rallied from two one-goal deficits to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Wednesday night.