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Eric Goldstein

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Taking stock of Flyers goalies

It’s no secret that the Flyers need an elite goalie to compete for, and ultimately win, the Stanley Cup.   If there was any doubt whatsoever, just look at the goalies for the four remaining teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Two of them are finalists for the Vezina this season, one won...

Monday, May 14, 2018, 5:40 PM

Eagles Carson Wentz update: Is the Philly QB good to go?

Eagles President Howie Roseman and coach Doug Pederson don’t have a timetable for when quarterback Carson Wentz will be cleared to return from the torn ACL he suffered last December.   Wentz, who injured his left knee on a goal line dash against the Los Angeles Rams and missed the...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5:39 PM

Flyers 2017-18 season in review: Recounting the highs and lows

The Flyers locker room was somber and quiet, as expected, on Sunday after the team was eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, each of the half-dozen or so players, as well as the head coach, who were paraded in front of a giant throng of...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3:52 PM

Penguins playing at championship level in playoffs against Flyers

The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t look this good during the regular season. They didn’t even look this good in any of the four regular season games when they swept and outscored the Flyers, 20-11. They weren’t this fast. They weren’t this strong along the boards. They weren...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:56 PM

Flyers need to improve everywhere to win Game 2

Hey Flyers fans, back up from the ledge of the Walt Whitman Bridge. Breathe in, and then exhale. Repeat. Everything is going to be alright. We think. Yes, we know the Flyers were single-handily obliterated by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in the opening game of Stanley Cup Playoffs. And...

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:25 PM

Guide to being excited for Flyers - Penguins NHL playoff series

It’s Flyers vs. Penguins. It’s Sidney Crosby vs. Claude Giroux. And it’s in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Let’s face it. This is the matchup every Flyers fan was hoping for – at least in their heart. OK, maybe not. Maybe fans didn’t want to...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 1:28 PM

Bruins continue doing Flyers favors as Philly playoff berth nears

The Flyers reduced their magic number to lock up a playoff berth to three points over the holiday weekend, thanks almost entirely to the Bruins and a resurgent Petr Mrazek. Boston did them a huge favor by sacking the Florida Panthers, 5-1, on Saturday, and then on Sunday lost to the Flyers and a...

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 4:18 PM

3 reasons why the Flyers will, or won't make the playoffs

Despite a five-game losing streak and dropping seven of eight earlier this month, the Flyers were still never in any serious danger of falling out of a playoff spot. Thanks to a successful stretch in January and February, they had built a nice cushion in the standings and were able to withstand the...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 1:47 PM

Flyers draw from 10-game losing streak in fall to break latest skid

Travis Konecny never doubted the Flyers would break out of their late-season funk. And, apparently, neither did any of his teammates. Saddled with losses in seven of the last eight games and their grip on a playoff spot severely loosening, the Flyers won back-to-back games this weekend in Carolina...

Monday, March 19, 2018, 2:08 PM

Flyers halt dangerous skid with biggest win of the season

If the Flyers end up qualifying for the playoffs, and then making a deep run, they might look back at Saturday’s far-from-perfect but efficient 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets as the game that saved their season. The win halted a five-game losing streak that had dropped them to third...

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:40 PM

Suddenly slumping Flyers face tough, crucial stretch

It was just a little over a week ago that the Flyers were in first place in the Metropolitan Division. They overcame a 10-game winless streak in November that buried them in the basement and recently compiled a 10-0-2 record in February to climb to the top of the mountain. However, the Flyers are...

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 2:01 PM

11 reasons for Flyers 11-game point streak

The Flyers have somehow experienced the low of lows and high of highs in the same season. First, they suffered through a 10-game winless skid (0-5-5) in November. Then, with their 5-3 victory over the Senators on Saturday, the Flyers extended their streak of consecutive games of gaining at least a...

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 3:01 PM

Despite facing adversity, Flyers target division title

The Flyers are no longer trying to make the playoffs. Rather, they are trying to win the Metropolitan Division. Following their 3-2 come-from-behind overtime victory on Tuesday against the Canadiens, the Flyers are closer to first place than the last playoff berth in the standings. Entering...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12:52 PM

Flyers forced to turn to backup in goal for stretch drive

It looks, and sounds, like another Philadelphia team has no choice but to turn to a backup at a crucial position for the stretch drive of the season. Less than two weeks after quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship, taking over for an injured Carson Wentz in...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 1:06 PM

Respectable report card in first half for Flyers

Regardless of Thursday’s outcome when they host the Lightning, the Flyers will coast into this weekend’s All-Star Game in Tampa Bay in a playoff spot. Considering they went 10 games without a victory in November and were maddeningly inconsistent throughout most of the year, to sit tied...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 1:29 PM

Flyers' Nolan Patrick earning trust of teammates, coaches

The offensive skills have always been there for Nolan Patrick. The Flyers second overall pick in last June’s draft is a naturally gifted player who posted 158 points in 105 games over the last two seasons in the Western Hockey League. However, the scoring pace in juniors hasn’t...

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 3:23 PM

Flyers win third straight, climb into playoff spot as bye week arrives

With one game, a 4-1 win over the Sabres on Sunday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center, the Flyers finally climbed out of Metropolitan Division cellar and simultaneously took over the last wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Now, it can all change depending on Sunday’s late results,...

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 4:22 PM

It's the same inconsistent Flyers in New Year

The Flyers handed out hot-off-the-press 2018 calendars to all fans before Tuesday’s game against the Penguins. They should have given one to each player, too. If they did, maybe it would have reminded the players that it is a new year, and the new year is as good a time as any to ditch bad...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 7:34 PM

Time to hand out Christmas gifts to Flyers players

In the spirit of the holidays, we are excited to share our third annual Flyers gift-giving event. We got our list, checked it twice and now are ready to have fun and hand out presents unique to each player. Sean Couturier – First half MVP award 16 goals (team leader and career high). 15...

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 1:59 PM

Flyers must use caution, avoid overworking goalie Brian Elliott

Brian Elliott needs a break – and deserves one. The Flyers goalie has latched the team on his shoulders and carried them the entire month of December. He has made eight straight starts, including one set of back-to-back games, in the last 17 days and started 11 of the team’s last 12...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:53 PM