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Flyers in must-win mode as tough schedule awaits

If the Flyers played every game on Long Island, they might be challenging the Tampa Bay Lightning for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Instead, with time running out on their playoff hopes, Philadelphia still holds an outside chance of sneaking into the postseason. The Flyers are coming...

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:55am

Flyers playoff push continues through injuries with Capitals up next

Don't look now, but the Philadelphia Flyers are just five points out of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot heading into Tuesday night's slate of games.    Following a 4-1 beatdown of the Metropolitan Division's second-place New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum, which has...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 2:39pm

Flyers NHL trade rumors: Wayne Simmonds to Predators for Ryan Hartman and pick

After helping the Philadelphia Flyers defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night in comeback fashion at Lincoln Financial Field, veteran winger Wayne Simmonds will be playing elsewhere to finish out this season. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the Flyers traded Simmonds to the...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:46pm

Macnow: 44 years later, the Cup comes to Bernie Parent

They lugged the Stanley Cup down a quiet residential street in Warminster on Sunday. Carefully, NHL officials carried the trophy into a home, placing it on a coffee table, not too far from the homemade braciole. And there, sports’ greatest prize glistened, its shine matched only by the smile of...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:35pm

Flyers must ignore hoopla as outdoor game critical to playoff push

At the last sporting event to take place at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia Eagles were in a fight for their playoff lives. They needed a legendary and heroic final drive, led by Nick Foles, to outlast the Houston Texans on Jake Elliott’s winning field goal as time expired in late...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5:28pm

Trio of young players key to Flyers' mid-season turnaround

Carter Hart has undeniably been the catalyst for the Flyers' midseason resurgence and one of the main reasons they’ve crept back into the playoff conversation. Since the rookie netminder’s first game in December, the team has developed a completely different persona, ultimately leading to their...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 5:49pm

Macnow: Ranking the top Philly athletes of the future

Who has the highest upside among young athletes in Philadelphia? Put it this way: Who are the players who’ll provide the most value between now and the end of their careers? Here’s my take. I made the upper-end cutoff here age 26; about the time most athletes enter their prime. And I only...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:35pm

NHL trade rumors: Flyers, Oilers discussing Cam Talbot

With the NHL trade deadline less than two weeks away, the surging Philadelphia Flyers reportedly have their eyes set on a backup goaltender. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the Flyers and Edmonton Oilers are in trade discussions regarding veteran goalie Cam Talbot. This season with the Oilers,...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:56pm

3 reasons why Flyers will and won't make Stanley Cup playoffs

It was just three weeks ago when Philadelphia Flyers fans were actually rooting for the team to lose in order to increase its chances of landing the top pick in the NHL draft to select stud center Jack Hughes. However, as the Flyers prepare to face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday at the Wells...

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 2:20pm

Wayne Simmonds NHL trade rumors: Bruins, Lightning, Jets

Over the last couple of weeks, the Philadelphia Flyers are one of the hottest teams in hockey, winning eight straight games and being only five points out of a playoff spot. However, despite their recent winning streak, it has not stopped them from shopping veteran winger Wayne Simmonds. ...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 4:42pm

NHL Canucks Flyers free live stream, watch online

The Philadelphia Flyers host the Vancouver Canucks tonight at 7 p.m. ET at the Wells Fargo Center. Tonight is the second and final meeting between these two teams this season. Last time they met, Vancouver won 5-1 on Dec. 15. The Canucks are eighth in the Western Conference with a 24-22-6 record...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 5:49pm

2019 NHL Mock Draft 2.0: Jack Hughes to Avalanche, Kaapo Kakko

Through June, Metro will be releasing a monthly 2019 NHL Mock Draft that will predict where the top junior talents around the world will land here in hockey's biggest league.  As it's been the case for the past year, American forward Jack Hughes continues to be the gem of the 2019 draft class...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 1:07pm

Macnow: In Carter Hart, Flyers finally have their goalie

We’ve had our share of false saviors in this town – with most of them standing shakily between the pipes down at the Wells Fargo Center. For more than 30 seasons, the Philadelphia Flyers have searched for a first-rate goalie to carry them to the Stanley Cup. Mostly, they skated out a collection of...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:49pm

Flyers playing with confidence in front of rookie Carter Hart

The Philadelphia Flyers finally found life in what has been a miserable season and have won six straight games heading into Saturday’s contest against the Vancouver Canucks, which is tied for their longest streak since last February’s six-game run. It is also not a coincidence that rookie...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:02pm

Flyers NHL rumors: Latest on Artemi Panarin

Even though the NHL trade deadline is still a few weeks away, it will not deter the Philadelphia Flyers from making moves to upgrade the team for the future. Philadelphia is currently on a four-game winning streak but still has the fourth-worst record in the Eastern Conference (20-23-6). With that...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 3:55pm

Poor grades dominate Flyers first half report card

Everyone, at least once in their life, had a report card in school they did not want to open, look at, or for heaven’s sake, show to mom and dad. Well, it’s kind of how the Philadelphia Flyers feel because their first-half grades are in and, just like the team’s record, they...

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 1:19pm

Flyers' struggles could lead to Claude Giroux trade

There are few players in Philadelphia who are as long-tenured and fully indoctrinated into the sports landscape in the city as Claude Giroux, the Flyers captain and a staple with the team since 2008. As their season came to a disappointing end, becoming the first team in NHL history to miss the...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:46pm

Flyers NHL trade rumors: Jets, Predators interested in Wayne Simmonds?

With the Philadelphia Flyers falling farther out of playoff contention and into the top-10 of the NHL Draft board, it is only a matter of time until they start trading some of their quality veteran players. One of those players, who could be gone by next month's trade deadline, is forward...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 3:31pm

2019 NHL Mock Draft 1.0: Jack Hughes to Blues

As the calendar flips to 2019 and the NHL season hits its halfway mark, the draft picture is beginning to take shape.  It's perfect timing, too, considering the World Juniors up in Canada are displaying some of the best young talents in the world that will be featured in the 2019...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 5:48pm

Ranking top Philadelphia sports teams of 2018

As we wrap up another fun year in Philadelphia sports and look forward to 2019, it is a great time to rank the top professional teams in the city. There were a lot of great team performances this year that not only brought excitement to the city but also shined a light on some tremendous...

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 4:24pm