The more I watch Steve Mason, the more I start to think that his excellent play so far this season is the real deal. It's not question of statistics (2.13 goals against average, .931 save percentage in 14 starts; has yet to yield more than three goals in a game since coming to the Flyers from Columbus). Rather, it's the total picture of how he approaches each game and then carries that plan into
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If you knew before the start of the Flyers' road trip that they would take five of a possible six points from a three-games-in-four-nights gauntlet of playing the Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets, would you have gladly taken it?
I know I would.
However, it is galling any time a third period lead slips away. The Flyers carried a 2-1 lead into the final six minutes of re
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FLYERS-JETS GAME PREVIEW (4:45 AM EST)
Looking to sweep a difficult three-games-in-four-nights road trip and capture their fourth win in a row, the Philadelphia Flyers (7-10-1) are in Manitoba to take on the Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2). Game time is 8:00 p.m. eastern. The match will be televised locally on The Comcast Network.
This is the first of two meetings between the teams this season, becau
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All hands were on deck for the Philadelphia Flyers as they extended their winning streak to three straight game by virtue of grinding out a 2-1 road win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brayden Schenn notched both goals for the Flyers, while Ray Emery turned back 30 of 31 Pittsburgh shots to notch the win.
On Tuesday, the Flyers built off a 4-2 win over Edmonton with a dominating 5-0 shutout win
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FLYERS-SENATORS GAME WRAPUP
Teams often talk about playing a "complete 60-minute effort" but it pretty rare to live up to that ideal. There are almost always segments of the game -- even brief ones -- where things get tenuous. Perfection in hockey is virtually impossible to attain.
The Philadelphia Flyers may not have played 100 percent spotless hockey for 60 minutes but they came impressi
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GAME PREVIEW (11:45 AM EST)
Starting a difficult slate of three road games in games in four nights, the Philadelphia Flyers (5-10-1) are in Canada tonight to take on the Ottawa Senators (7-6-4). Game time is 7:30 p.m. eastern. The match will be televised locally on CSN Philly.
This is the first of three meetings between the teams; all of which will take place within the next month. The teams
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AWAY-HEAVY PORTION OF SEASON STARTS WITH TOUGH ROAD TRIP
On paper at least, the first six weeks of the Philadelphia Flyers' 2013-14 schedule was the most favorable portion of the season docket from a travel and fatigue perspective. The club played seven of its first 11 games and 10 of its first 16 games at home.
Ideally, the team would have be sitting with a far better than it has right no
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SUNNY DAY IN PHILADELPHIA
The Philadelphia Flyers could not undo the damage of 10 regulation losses and an overtime loss in a single day. They could not realistically score enough goals in one game to lift their 30th-ranked offense out of the bottom spot in the NHL.
What the Flyers could do was go out yesterday and play the game right way. They could restore a measure of offensive self-conf
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GAME PREVIEW (5:15 AM EST)
Submerged in an offensive abyss that has seen them score a miniscule 1.47 goals per game, something is bound to give when the Philadelphia Flyers (4-10-1) take on the NHL's worst defensive team, the Edmonton Oilers (4-11-2) at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon. The Flyers have scored just 22 goals in 15 games, including just two in their last four matches.
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The Philadelphia Flyers fell to 4-10-1 on the 2013-14 season, getting shut out 3-0 by Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night. An early first-period deflection goal by Adam Henrique was supplemented by an early third-period deflection goal by (of all players) Cam Janssen plus an empty netter by Jaromir Jagr in the final 1.3 seconds.
Brodeur made 22
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