Eric Goldstein

Sports Reporter

Brian Elliott riding hot streak to help pace Flyers resurgence

In the Flyers’ 2-1 loss on Tuesday to the Florida Panthers, which ended their season-high six-game point streak, there was plenty of blame to go around. For starters, the atrocious penalty kill, ranked second to last in the NHL, surrendered a goal for the 10th time in the last 11 games. The...

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 3:55 PM

NFL Eagles 2018 second-half preview, predictions

As the Eagles kick off the second half of the season on Sunday night against the spiraling Dallas Cowboys with a disappointing 4-4 record, they need a big push over the final two months of the season just to make the playoffs, let alone try and defend their Super Bowl championship. The remaining...

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:06 PM

Good, bad, ugly from first month of Flyers season

Let’s not mince words here – the Flyers are off to a terrible start. Even with Tuesday night’s 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks, the highs are far and few between, while the list of lows seems endless through the first month of the season.  At 5-7 heading into the first week...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 4:37 PM

Flyers trying to solve problem of starting games slow

By now, you’ve probably heard Flyers GM Ron Hextall, coach Dave Hakstol, and nearly every player on the roster give a reason for why the team has a maddening penchant to start games slowly. Well, all parties are either wrong in their assessment, or they have failed to execute its solution....

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3:09 PM

10 observations from Flyers first week of 2018-19 NHL season

The start to the season could have gone better for the Flyers, but it also could have gone worse. They persevered through a two-game western road trip to open the year, an embarrassing home loss, then had to trek to Ottawa but still emerged with a respectable 2-2 record. Not great but, again, not...

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 3:08 PM

Flyers preview: 10 things to get you set for 2018-19 NHL season

The Philadelphia Flyers finished last season with 98 points, in third place in the Metropolitan Division, and lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Following an offseason that consisted of adding an offensive weapon and buoyed by a strong returning cast,...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:34 PM

Flyers need to figure out who their two goalies will be to start season

The Flyers need to address their goalie dilemma immediately. Not in a month, not in 2019, and especially not at the trade deadline. It has to be done now. The Flyers have five goalies in training camp and not one of them can truly be counted on at the beginning of the season, which starts on...

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 7:49 PM

Flyers get glimpse of future in the crease

Mark it down. At 8:20 p.m. ET on Sept.  17, 2018, at the Wells Fargo Center, goalie Carter Hart made his long-awaited debut for the Philadelphia Flyers. OK, let’s pump the brakes. We know it was in a preseason game and against an Islanders squad that had more players destined for the...

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 7:33 PM

4 things to watch for in Flyers 2018 preseason

Rookies reported on Monday, the veterans arrive on Friday and the first exhibition game is on Sunday. The Flyers don’t waste time, do they? They play five preseason games next week and eight total by the end of the month before the regular season opens on Oct. 4 in Las Vegas. To get you...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5:11 PM

Were improvements made by Flyers this offseason enough?

Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall finally exited his comfort zone this summer. Instead of playing it safe on July 1, the first day teams can sign unrestricted free agents, Hextall found his checkbook buried somewhere in his desk and shelled out $35 million over the next five years for left winger...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 1:11 PM

5 Eagles on roster bubble against Jets

Unlike the first three Eagles preseason games, the final one on Thursday at home against the New York Jets will carry little intrigue for most fans. None of the starters will even be in uniform and all of the key positional jobs have been locked up. However, the preseason finale does carry plenty...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 4:28 PM

3 things to watch for when Eagles face Browns

It has been a mostly lackluster and uninspiring preseason so far for the Eagles this year. Other than Nate Sudfeld showing he has the potential to be a legitimate backup quarterback in the NFL, Shelton Gibson all but earning a roster spot with two big games at wide receiver, and second-round draft...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 3:13 PM

Eagles QB Nate Sudfeld ready for spotlight in preseason opener

Instead of watching last year’s MVP candidate Carson Wentz or Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles fire passes to receivers, the 40,000 fans at the Eagles open practice on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field endured a heavy dose of third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld, who ran most of the plays...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 1:14 PM

Can Eagles Michael Bennett Mike Wallace make an impact this season?

The Philadelphia Eagles made five shrewd offseason moves last season that helped catapult them to their dream season and euphoric win over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Without bringing in Alshon Jeffery, Tim Jernigan, LeGarrette Blount, Patrick Robinson, and some guy named Foles, it...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 3:30 PM

Will we see Flyers Isaac Ratcliffe in NHL this year?

When Flyers general manager Ron Hextall wants a particular player in the NHL Entry Draft, whether it’s trading a perennial 20-goal scorer or multiple draft picks, he makes it happen. Hextall sent veteran Brayden Schenn to St. Louis last year in exchange for the Blues’ 27th overall pick...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 5:07 PM

5 storylines to watch for at Eagles training camp

The Super Bowl title defense officially commences on Thursday for the Philadelphia Eagles. After winning their first championship in 57 years, the Eagles begin their quest for a second straight title. As they head to the NovaCare Complex for the start of training camp, let’s examine five key...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4:43 PM

Flyers Philippe Myers' goal is to stay focused, make team

Philippe Myers knows from experience that he needs to walk a fine line. On one hand, the shutdown defenseman wants to break training camp this fall with the Flyers. On the other, he doesn’t want to obsess too much with the opportunity to the point it disrupts his focus and, ultimately,...

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:42 PM

Flyers Joel Farabee gets quick introduction to NHL before heading to college

In the span of less than two weeks, Joel Farabee went from being a member of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program to a first-round selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft to Boston University to attend school this summer and play for the Terriers this upcoming...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 4:03 PM

NHL Free Agency: Time for Hextall, Flyers to open the check book

It’s time for Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall to make a bold move or two this summer. Heck, maybe even add in a blockbuster trade. Whatever he chooses to do, fans can only hope for no more Dale Weiss-like signings or deals that bring back Jori Lehtera or R.J. Umberger, which...

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 2:16 PM

2018 NHL Draft: Flyers, Hextall add to stockpile of forward prospects

When each of the eight players was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday and Saturday at the 2018 NHL Draft, general manager Ron Hextall likely congratulated and welcomed the 18-year-olds to the organization either in person or over the phone. However, he probably won’t talk to them...

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 4:08 PM