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Flyers 4, Penguins 2: Staying Alive

Friday, April 20, 2018

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Claude Giroux promised that the Philadelphia Flyers would be returning to Philly for Game 6 and that’s just what the team will be doing. The Flyers pulled out a heart and soul Game 5 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, Friday night. Giroux had the first goal, Valtteri Filppula had the second and the injured…

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Grading Hak & Hex: Playoff decisions

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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The Philadelphia Flyers are down 2-1 in their series to the Pittsburgh Penguins where there’s been plenty of highs, but too many lows. In this week’s grading of general manager Ron Hextall and mainly coach Dave Hakstol, we’ll look into the decisions that got the Flyers to where they are at now. Line Matchups With…

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Preview: Flyers vs. Penguins (Game 3)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

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The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittburgh Penguins move their series to Philly Sunday for Game 3 at 3 p.m. as the teams look to take the series lead. Last game, the Flyers surprised Pittsburgh by allowing six less goals than Game One and tying the series at one game apiece. WATCH / LISTEN / FACE-OFF TV: NBC…

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Grading Hak & Hex: Last week of regular season

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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The Philadelphia Flyers are going to the playoffs, but before we look forward to the Game One on Wednesday against the Penguins, let’s look back at the moves coach Dave Hakstol and general manager Ron Hextall made in the final week of the regular season. Jori Lehtera vs. Islanders Much like Chris VandeVelde before him,…

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Flyers 4, Hurricanes 3: Closer to a playoff spot

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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The Philadelphia Flyers did enough to clinch a playoff spot Thursday night by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, but the Florida Panthers also won their game, keeping their playoff hopes alive. The Flyers’ magic number to reach the playoffs now decreases to one. If Florida loses one of their last two games or if the…

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Grading Hak & Hex: Sandstrom ELC, Taylor Leier and Robert Hagg

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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The Philadelphia Flyers are inching closer to a playoff spot, but general manager Ron Hextall is busy signing prospects, including Felix Sandstrom and coach Dave Hakstol is hinting at player’s future in this week’s grading of the Flyers management. Felix Sandstrom Signed to ELC I’ve held back from getting into any of the Flyers’ ELC…

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Preview: Flyers vs. Bruins (Game 79)

Sunday, April 1, 2018

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The Philadelphia Flyers will play their toughest opponent remaining on their schedule, the Boston Bruins, today at 12:30 p.m. The Flyers have just three games remaining after this one, all against teams out of the playoffs. Although Philly hasn’t looked great during its last stretch, the team has done enough to string together points. The…

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Grading Hak & Hex: Marody trade, Manning playing, Mrazek disappointing

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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General manager Ron Hextall and coach Dave Hakstol had an odd week. There was surprise like the Cooper Marody trade, but also expectations like Brandon Manning returning to the lineup. Those two topics, plus goalie usage and late game player decisions are discussed in this week’s grading of Hak & Hex. Marody Trade Hextall made…

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Penguins 5, Flyers 4 (OT): Late push earns Flyers a point

Sunday, March 25, 2018

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Slow starts in the second, third and overtime periods ultimately cost the Philadelphia Flyers a win against the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday afternoon. However, a late goal from Sean Couturier earned a much-needed point in the team’s 5-4 loss. FIRST PERIOD Although the Flyers finished the first stanza with a 2-1 lead, the team was probably…

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How the Flyers can survive the Expansion Draft

Saturday, March 24, 2018

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The Vegas Golden Knights weren’t supposed to make the playoffs this year. They weren’t supposed to have a 40-goal scorer or four others with 20 or more. And they certainly weren’t supposed to compete for the top seed in their division. But late in March, that’s exactly where they’re at — and a good portion…

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