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POSTGAME 5: Slimmest of margins

Flyers fire 28 shots, but can't solve Rinne in 1-0 loss to Nashville

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1. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
In what turned out to be a polar opposite of their last meeting, just eight days ago, the outcome was the same as the Flyers fell to the Nashville Predators, 1-0, on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Colton Scissons scored the game's lone goal early in the third period on a 2-on-1 rush to break the scoreless tie off a great play by Kevin Fiala. By the time the first goal was scored in tonight's contest at 16:11 of the third period, six goals had already been scored in last week's meeting, which the team's combined for 11 goals in Nashville's 6-5 win on Oct. 10.

Neuvirth stopped 23 of 24 shots, including 13 of 14 in the third period, to take his second loss of the season, while Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was sharp right from puck drop and stopped all 28 shots he faced to hand the Flyers their first loss on home ice this season.

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OTF: Flyers recall Matt Read from Phantoms

Forward joins the team from Lehigh Valley

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

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The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have recalled forward Matt Read from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Read will be available for tonight's Flyers-Predators game at the Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Philadelphia and 97.5 The Fanatic).

With the Phantoms, Read has appeared in all five games recording one goal and a plus-1 rating with seven shots. During Flyers training camp, he also played in four preseason games for the Flyers, recording four shots on goal.

He was originally loaned to Lehigh Valley on Oct. 3, prior to the club sending in their 23-man roster to the NHL to begin the season. An injury to defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere in the final preseason game had the Flyers keep eight defensemen for their travel to California for the season opening road trip. 

The move brings the Flyers roster 23 players with 14 forwards and seven defensemen as they prepare to take on Nashville in the third of their five-game homestand, which they are currently 2-0-0.

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POSTGAME 5: Rolling Right Along

Flyers continue to dominate at home with 5-1 win over Panthers

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

1. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED

After a scoreless first period, the Flyers exploded for four goals in the second to take a commanding lead and eventually a 5-1 win over the visiting Florida Panthers.

Following the last few seconds of a penalty entering the second period Sean Couturier continued his hot play and got the Flyers on the board a minute into the action, while Shayne Gostisbehere tallied his first goal of the season to make it 2-0. 

After Claude Giroux put the Flyers up by three (see turning point below), they added added their fourth and final goal of the period on a nice finish from Dale Weise that began with Travis Konecny's speed, combined with an incredible pass from rookie Nolan Patrick.

Michal Neuvirth's 40-save performance was blemished only by a third-period power-play goal from Jamie McGinn before Valtteri Filppula added an empty-netter. Luongo stopped 34 of 38 shots in the loss.

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POSTGAME 5: Late calls doom Flyers

Special teams, comebacks play central theme as Preds take a wild 6-5 win over Flyers

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1. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED

The Predators scored the first three goals... and the last three goals of the game as they pulled off an improbable comeback late in the third period to walk away with a 6-5 win over the Flyers, who ended their four-game season-opening road trip.

The Preds opened the scoring, getting out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period, but the Flyers rattled off five unanswered to grab the lead early in the third period. 

A slew of penalties called on the Flyers, all late in the game, gave Nashville a 5-on-3 which they capitalized on to tie it up with 1:17 left to play. The Flyers then used their coaches challenge to contest off-sides on the play, but the call was not overturned which resulted in another penalty and yet another 5-on-3 situation for the Flyers.

The Flyers were able to kill the first part off with three men down, but Filip Forsberg scored the Preds game winner on a 5-on-4 with 36 seconds left to seal the win. The Flyers managed to get five past Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne on 30 shots, while Brian Elliott yielded six goals on 31 shots.

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POSTGAME 5: Simmertime in Overtime

Wayne Simmonds tallies game winner for Flyers 3-2 OT win against Ducks

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1. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED

Wayne Simmonds scored 44 seconds into overtime to give the Flyers a 3-2 victory, which snapped an eight-game losing skid to the Ducks on Saturday night in Anaheim.

The Flyers took the lead for the first time just over eight minutes into the contest when Ivan Provorov scored moments after a Flyers power play ended. Anaheim evened the count just under four minutes later on a goal by Antoine Vermette. 

Philadelphia regained the lead on a Sean Couturier second period goal, but Anaheim knotted it again on a Cam Fowler shorthanded goal just a few minutes into the third frame. Simmonds bagged the game-winner off an assist from Couturier. Brian Elliott stopped 21 of 23 for his second win of the year, while John Gibson absorbed the loss with 34 saves. 
 

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POSTGAME 5: Quick-ly taken away

Quick stymies Flyers, steals 2-0 win in LA

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1. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED

The Flyers had five power plays and 17 third period shots, but could not solve Jonathan Quick and fell 2-0 to the Kings in their season opening game at the Staples Center. 

The game was scoreless until Trevor Lewis put one home 6:16 into the second period, and the one-goal advantage was all the Kings had until Tyler Toffoli added an insurance marker with 2:21 to play in the contest. 

Quick earned the shutout with 35 saves, while Michal Neuvirth turned away 25 of 27 shots. 

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POSTGAME 5: Hats off to Simmer!

Simmonds posts hat trick as Flyers snap Sharks opener streak

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

1. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
Wayne Simmonds posted a hat trick, two goals on the power play and his 400th point in the NHL as the Flyers walked away with a 5-3 win over the Sharks at the SAP Center in San Jose.

The Flyers and Sharks traded goals in the first period with Giroux and Weal grabbing a 2-0 lead, but Kevin Lebanc adding a pair late to tie it back up. Simmonds first of the night gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead late in the second, but the Sharks came back to tied it, 3-3, early in the third.

Simmonds got his second of the night, which proved to be the game-winner, six seconds into the Flyers' third power play of the night, helping the Flyers go a perfect 3-for-3. He added an empty-netter to complete the hat trick.

Brian Elliott won his first start as a Flyer by stopping 32 of 35 shots, including 23 of the last 24 shots he saw in the second and third period.

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Hextall announces roster decisions

Rookies Nolan Patrick, Taylor Leier and Robert Hagg make opening night roster

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

Flyers GM Ron Hextall made several announcements following the Flyers-Islanders game, the final preseason tilt, on Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Hextall announced that rookie forwards Nolan Patrick and Taylor Leier, as well as rookie defenseman Robert Hagg will be a part of the opening night roster for the 2017-18 Flyers squad.

In addition, rookie forward Oskar Lindblom has been assigned to the club's AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, following the game.

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Flyers officially close out the preseason

Isles down Flyers, 5-2, in final tune up for regular season

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The Islanders responded to an early Flyers goal with four of their own and ended up with a 5-1 victory at the Wells Fargo Center in the preseason finale for both teams. Michael Raffl picked up the game's first goal on a 2-on-1 with Scott Laughton just 2:21 into the contest.  

The Islanders answered with a goal from Dennis Seidenberg with 6:50 left in the first, and picked up second-period goals from Anders Lee on the power play at 2:22 and from Anthony Beauvillier 45 seconds later. Beauvillier tallied again 32 seconds into the third period on the power play to make it 4-1. 

Wayne Simmonds scored a power play goal 6:32 into the third to pull the Flyers within a pair at 4-2 before Steve Bernier finished things off with an empty-netter in the final minute. The Flyers had 33 shots on goal in the contest and 80 total shot attempts; Thomas Greiss turned away 31 of the 33 shots that came to him. Brian Elliott turned away 17 of 21 in the loss. 

Below are some news, notes & quotes to wrap up the game and Flyers preseason:

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Flyers score five in big win over Bruins

Top line shines in 5-1 win over Boston in preseason action

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

The Flyers scored twice in the first period and rode that momentum to a 5-1 win over the Bruins. Travis Konecny opened the scoring with a power-play goal that came with 6:48 remaining in the period, and the Flyers added another when Jake Voracek put one home with just 10.3 seconds left before intermission. 

In the second period the Flyers got goals from Brandon Manning 4:51 into the period and from Wayne Simmonds just under four minutes later; Simmonds's goal was a shorthanded tally set up by Samuel Morin. David Krejci spoiled the shutout bid for Alex Lyon with a goal 48 seconds into the third.

Sean Couturier later restored the four-goal advantage with a power play tally at the 4:06 mark. Alex Lyon stopped 31 of 32 Boston shots, while Tuukka Rask turned away 14 of 18 over two periods and Malcom Subban stopped 6 of 7. 

Below are some news, notes & quotes from the locker room:

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