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Flyers announce third jersey schedule for 2019-20

Check out when the Flyers will be wearing their black alternate jerseys this season

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

Check out when the Flyers will be wearing their black alternate jerseys this season below:

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Therien's Take: Chirps and Paybacks

by Chris Therien @ctherien6

Recent events got me to thinking about some of my favorite chirping-related stories from my hockey career. Having played for over a decade in the NHL and having been around the game for the better part of my life, there were a lot to choose from!

I'm going to limit it to three of the best stories I remember from my playing adventures on the ice: stories that still bring me almost to tears of laughter in recalling. I hope they translate well to written form with the language cleaned up a bit for family-friendly reading. They are probably funnier via uncensored verbal retelling but I think the spirit of the thing will come through.

Nowadays, the Flyers' most active chirper is Travis Konecny and there are still many others around the league but it's much more measured stuff for the most part. Having been on the ice as a player and stood between the benches for several years as a broadcaster, there's not much I haven't heard.

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MELTZER: Oskar worthy

Flyers contributor on how confidence, production soaring for Flyers winger

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

January 14, 2019 was something of a turning point in the young NHL career of Flyers left winger Oskar Lindblom. It was in that game, a 7-4 home win against the Minnesota Wild, that Lindblom saw his role start to significantly expand under interim head coach Scott Gordon. 

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MELTZER: Oskar worthy

Flyers contributor on how confidence, production soaring for Flyers winger

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer

January 14, 2019 was something of a turning point in the young NHL career of Flyers left winger Oskar Lindblom. It was in that game, a 7-4 home win against the Minnesota Wild, that Lindblom saw his role start to significantly expand under interim head coach Scott Gordon. 

Lindblom did not record a point in that game, but he was placed on the penalty kill, moved up in the reconstituted 5-on-5 lineup, and skated a then career-high 17:14 of ice time (since eclipsed multiple times). He forechecked very effectively, and had a pair of shots on goal.

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POSTGAME 5: Bested in the West

Voracek's three-point night not enough as Flyers end Western Canada trip with 6-3 loss to Oilers

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
A long stretch of dominant first-period and early second hockey produced only a single goal for the Philadelphia Flyers and they subsequently got buried under a deluge of Edmonton Oilers goals in a 6-3 loss at Rogers Place on Wednesday night.  

Connor McDavid led the assault with a five-point outburst and Leon Draisaitl had a pair of goals and three points, while Jakub Voracek posted two goals and an assist in the loss. 

Carter Hart lasted the first 34:32 of the game, yielding four goals on 14 shots before he was pulled in favor of Brian Elliott (6 saves on 8 shots). Mikko Koskinen earned the win, denying 49 of 52 Flyers shots.

Three Stars:
1st: Connor McDavid (1g-4a)
2nd: Mikko Koskinen (49 saves)
3rd: Leon Draisaitl (2g-1a)

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5 Things: Flyers vs. Oilers

Tonight marks the final road game of the Western Canada trip for the Flyers

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

Philadelphia Flyers (2-1-1, 5pts) at Edmonton Oilers (5-1-0, 10pts)
at Rogers Place | Edmonton, Alberta
TIME: 9:30 p.m. ET |  TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

 

GAME NOTES

 

QUICK STATS
Season Series (2018-19): 1-1-0
All-Time Record: 77gp (36-32-8-1)
Leading Scorer:
PHI: 7-pts, Travis Konecny (3g-4a)
EDM: 12-pts, Connor McDavid & Leon Draisaitl (4g-8a)

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POSTGAME 5: Smothered by Flames

Flyers third period comeback falls just short in 3-1 loss at Calgary

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
The Flyers trailed for 58:25 of the game and fell, 3-1, to the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Tuesday night. 

The Flames swarmed around the puck, and the Flyers did not respond well. Michael Frolik scored just 1:35 into the game and Andrew Mangiapane added to the lead at 14:15 of the second period. Matt Niskanen scored on a delayed Calgary penalty at 4:58 of the third period to bring the Flyers within one, but Elias Lindholm tallied an empty netter at 19:49 to seal it.

Making his first start of the 2019-20 season, Brian Elliott stopped 35 of 37 shots, while David Rittich flirted with a shut out for two plus periods and finished with 21 saves on 22 shots.

Three Stars:
1st: Michael Frolik (1 goal in 800th game)
2nd: Brian Elliott (35 saves on 37 shots)
3rd: David Rittich (21 saves on 22 shots)

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Flyers sign forward Chris Stewart

Veteran winger inks one-year deal coming off PTO

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have signed forward Chris Stewart to a one-year, one-way contract with an average annual value of 750K, according to President of Hockey Operations, Chuck Fletcher.

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5 Things: Flyers vs. Flames

Flyers continue their Western Canada swing

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

Philadelphia Flyers (2-0-1, 5pts) at Calgary Flames (2-3-1, 5pts)
at Scotiabank Saddledome | Calgary, Alberta
TIME: 9:00 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

 

QUICK STATS
Season Series (2018-19): 0-0-2
All-Time Record (as CGY): 74gp (36-25-9-4)
Leading Scorer:
PHI: 6-pts, Travis Konecny (3g-3a)
CGY: 7-pts, Johnny Gaudreau (3g-4a)

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MELTZER: Getting the Job Done

How the steady play of Matt Niskanen has helped the team to early success

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer

Assuming that he does not miss any time between now and then, Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen will hit the 900-game mark in his NHL career on Nov. 15. He also has 125 playoff games to his credit, and averaged a monstrous 25:23 of ice time for Washington in 24 postseason games in 2018 on the way to Barry Trotz's Capitals winning their first Stanley Cup.

In short, Niskanen has seen it all and done it all in his National Hockey League career. 

His calling card is resiliency, poise under pressure and ability to absorb a lot of minutes. Among defenseman leaguewide, Niskanen may not be elite in any particular area, which is why he's never finished higher than 10th in the Norris Trophy balloting, but he's above-average in virtually every one. 

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