Post-Practice Updates: Michael Raffl Out 6 Weeks, VandeVelde to Top Line

The Philadelphia Flyers conducted a relatively short but high-tempo practice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, today in preparation to play the Florida Panthers tomorrow night at the Wells Fargo Center. The big news of the day was that the team learned they will be without first line left wing Michael Raffl for six weeks. Head coach Craig Berube will use Chris VandeVelde in Raffl's place tomorrow

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Meltzer’s Musings: Flyers Cruise Past Oilers, Quick Hits

FLYERS CRUISE PAST EDMONTON, 4-1

The Philadelphia Flyers rode a spectacular two-goal performance by Jakub Voracek, the stellar goaltending of Steve Mason and a 4-for-4 performance on the penalty kill to sail to a 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. It may not have been a flawless 60 minutes of hockey for the Flyers but it was a game where they got off to a quick start and the lea

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Flyers Gameday: 11/4/14 vs. EDM

PREVIEW: FLYERS VS. OILERS

The Philadelphia Flyers (4-5-2) will look to get back on the winning track at home after absorbing a pair of regulation losses in their two-game Florida road trip. Tonight, Craig Berube's club will take on Dallas Eakins' Edmonton Oilers (4-6-1). Game time at the Wells Fargo Center is 7:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on CSN Philadelphia.

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Meltzer’s Musings: Second Power Play Unit, Practice Updates, Alumni & More

FLYERS SECOND POWER PLAY UNIT REMAINS A TROUBLE SPOT

Even the best power plays in the NHL experience ebbs and flows over the course of the season. That is why it is important for a club to be consistently good in five-on-five play. Teams that live by the power play will ultimately die by it.

The Flyers top power play unit has not produced much of late in terms of goals but it is as least ge

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Meltzer’s Musings: Dark Skies in Sunshine State Trip, Phantoms Fall

DARK SKIES IN SUNSHINE STATE ROAD TRIP

For the second straight autumn, the Flyers headed into a two-game Florida road trip playing winning hockey. For the second straight autumn, Philly exited the Sunshine State with a pair of regulation losses.

Struggling in the Tampa Bay half of the trip is understandable, because the Lightning have built themselves into one of the top teams in the Easter

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Flyers Gameday: 11/1/14 @ FLA, Plus Phantoms vs. Hartford, Alumni in Oaks

PREVIEW: FLYERS @ PANTHERS

The Philadelphia Flyers (4-4-2) will try to earn a split of their Sunshine State road trip tonight when they take on the Florida Panthers (3-2-3) in Sunrise on Saturday night. Game time is 7:00 p.m. EDT. The game will be televised locally on TCN Philadelphia.

This is the first of three meetings between the teams this season, and the lone game in Sunrise. The Flyers

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Meltzer’s Musings: Optional Skate, Lecavalier Update, Manning Recall, Mason

FLYERS HOLD OPTIONAL SKATE AHEAD OF TAMPA GAME

Heading into a Florida road trip that has often presented problems for the team over the years, the Philadelphia Flyers conducted an optional skate at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Wednesday. The club then departed for a 2 p.m. charter flight to Tampa Bay.

Seven skaters participated: Vincent Lecavalier, Chris VandeVelde, Blair Jones, Jason Ake

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