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POSTGAME 5: Flyers fall in road finale

Flyers end five-game trip with 5-1 loss in Vancouver

by Flyers & Bill Meltzer @NHLFlyers

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
The Canucks jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the first period en route to a 5-1 win over the Flyers in Vancouver on Saturday night.

Christopher Tanev started out the scoring 4:13 into the first, followed by goals at 8:09 by Loui Erickson and 11:12 by Josh Leivo. Scott Laughton added a highlight reel tally to get the Flyers back in it, but they couldn't get anything else past Jacob Markstrom, who earned first star honors with 31 saves. Brock Boeser added a goal in the second and Markus Granland added an empty-netter in the third. 

Anthony Stolarz started and played 8:14 before leaving with a lower-body injury. Alex Lyon played 50:49 in relief and stopped 17 of 19. 

Stars of the Game: 
1 - Jacob Markstrom (31 saves)
2 - Brock Boeser (1g-1a, +3)
3 - Troy Stetcher (2a)

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Drop the Puck Already: Flyers-Canucks

Lineup Changes and other news ahead of tonight's game in Vancouver

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

The Flyers did not have a morning skate at Rogers Arena due to the late night travel from Edmonton and it being the second of a back-to-back. When the team did arrive for tonight's game some news and notes came out, specifically regarding lineup changes:\

* Anthony Stolarz will get the call in net again tonight, marking the ninth straight game he has made an appearance and will start on back-to-back nights for the first time in his NHL career and first time as a pro since March 21-22, 2017 with the Phantoms.

HAKSTOL: "He didn't have a ton of work last night. We were monitoring him, we didn't just automatically decide to go with him tonight... I think he's fresh and he's playing well and he's a guy that our group has some confidence in him... He continuously gives us a chance to win."

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5 THINGS: PHI vs. VAN

Get ready for today's matchup vs. the Canucks with 5 Things.

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

Philadelphia Flyers (12-14-4, 28pts) at Vancouver Canucks (14-16-4, 32pts)

at Rogers Arena | Vancouver, BC

TIME: 10:00 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

presented by The Rothman Institute at Jefferson Hospital

 

QUICK STATS

Season Series (2017-18): 1-1-0

All-Time Record: 121gp (74-34-13-0)

Leading Scorers: 

PHI: 39-pts, Giroux (11g-28a)

VAN: 33-pts, Pettersson (16g-17a)

 

1. END OF A LONG ROAD

The Flyers play the final game of their 10-day, five-game road trip, posting a 1-2-1 record thus far... It's also the second of a back-to-back, which is also the third game in a four-night span and ends a six games in 10-day stretch... The Flyers are looking to avoid losing four straight on the road in over a year (Nov. 14-27)... Claude Giroux leads the team on this road trip thus far with seven points (1g-6a) in four games, while Ivan Provorov is leading the team in ice time, averaging over 26 minutes of TOI at 26:15, which is nearly six minutes more than the next player who played in all four games of the trip - Gostisbehere (20:36).

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POSTGAME 5: Oilers drop Flyers

Voracek extends point streak, but Flyers fall 4-1 in Edmonton

by Flyers & Bill Meltzer @NHLFlyers

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
Edmonton opened up a 3-0 lead through two periods and held on in the third to post a 4-1 win in Edmonton on Friday night.

Alex Chiasson's goal 12:37 into the first period opened their scoring, and Connor McDavid's bank shot at the same exact time of the second period made it 2-0. Shortly afterward, Alex Chiasson made it 3-0.  

The Flyers got on the board just past the halfway point of the third period on a goal by Jake Voracek, but it was all the Flyers could do on the night, and McDavid wrapped it up with an empty-netter. 

Anthony Stolarz turned aside 18 of 21 in the setback, while Mikko Koskinen denied 31 of 32.

Stars of the Game: 
1 - Mikko Koskinen (31 saves)
2 - Connor McDavid (2g-1a)
3 - Alex Chaisson (1g)

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5 THINGS: PHI vs. EDM

Get ready for today's matchup vs. EDM with 5 Things.

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

Philadelphia Flyers (12-13-4, 28pts) at Edmonton Oilers (17-12-3, 37pts)

at Rogers Place | Edmonton, Alberta

TIME: 9:00 p.m. ET |  TV: NBCSP+ |  RADIO: 93.3 WMMR

presented by The Rothman Institute at Jefferson Hospital

 

QUICK STATS

Season Series (2017-18): 2-0-0

All-Time Record: 75gp (35-31-8-1)

Leading Scorers: 

PHI: 38-pts, Giroux (11g-27a)

EDM: 45-pts, McDavid (17g-28a)

 

1. SAME BOAT

Both teams are looking to bounce back after overtime losses in their previous game, both of which they held the lead in the third period, both of which were high scoring affairs... The Flyers are looking to get back in the win column after a 6-5 loss to the Flames and play the first of a back-to-back as they travel to Vancouver after the game... The Oilers dropped a 5-4 decision at Winnipeg last night and play the second of a back-to-back - they own a 1-2-0 record in "second" games of back-to-backs.

 

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OTF: Flyers recall goaltender Alex Lyon

Flyers GM updates status of Flyers goaltenders

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

Following an optional practice in Edmonton, Flyers Executive Vice President and General Manager Chuck Fletcher made the following announcements concerning the status of three of the club's goaltenders.

Goaltender Michal Neuvirth, who took part in practice on Thursday in Edmonton, has returned to Philadelphia to be with his wife for the birth of their child which they are expecting any day. 

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POSTGAME 5: Last second stunner

Flyers drop heartbreaker to Flames, suffer 6-5 loss in overtime

by Flyers & Bill Meltzer @NHLFlyers

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
The Flames scored twice in the final 1:08 of regulation with the goaltender pulled and again in overtime to stun the Flyers for a 6-5 win in Calgary on Wednesday night.

Rasmus Andersson and Sean Monahan scored the equalizers to force the extra session while Johnny Gaudreau scored 35 seconds into overtime to turn a 5-3 deficit into a victory after failing to capitalize on four power plays in the third period.

The game started out with a 2-1 Flames lead, but the Flyers scored three straight goals to grab a 4-2 lead eight minutes into the second period. After the Flames got one back on the man advantage, Sean Couturier scored shorthanded to regain a two-goal lead.

Anthony Stolarz made several timely saves to kill off the four Flames power plays in the third period, but took the loss with 35 saves. Mike Smith started for Calgary and allowed four goals on 10 shots, while David Rittich came in relief at the start of the third and stopped four of five shots to earn the win.

Stars of the Game: 
1 - Sean Monahan (2g-1a)
2 - Sean Couturier (2g-1a)
3 - Matthew Tkachuk (4a)

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Drop the Puck Already: Flyers-Flames

Flyers-Flames News & Notes from both teams at the Morning Skate

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

Today's morning skate was bumped up from the usual 11:30 time slot because of the early start in Calgary (6:30 pm Local Time). The Flames have the option of keeping their time slot, which was at 10:30, while the Flyers had either 8:30 or 9:30 to choose from... they went with the latter.

* Anthony Stolarz will get the call in net again. After seeing extremely limited action all of last season due to a knee injury, and not too many starts with the Phantoms this season due to the three goaltenders down there, Stolarz will make his seventh straight appearance in an NHL game since being recalled from the Phantoms on Nov. 23. 

Stolarz is 2-1-1 so far, with a 3.39 GAA and .898 save percentage.

HAKSTOL: "Three weeks ago there was no body of work, coming off last season and some of the things he's gone through, but even at that time we talked a little bit about his demeanor and it seems like he's relishing the opportunity. First and foremost, he's gone in and battled hard for his teammates. Usually when a goaltender does that, he gets that in return from the guys in front of him and that's what we're seeing."

 

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Flyers to honor Former Left-Winger Scott Hartnell on December 20

The Philadelphia Flyers will honor former left-winger Scott Hartnell as he returns to Philadelphia for the December 20 matchup against the Nashville Predators

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

The Philadelphia Flyers will honor former left-winger Scott Hartnell as he returns to Philadelphia for the December 20 matchup against the Nashville Predators. The club will recognize Hartnell, who recently announced his retirement, throughout the night with a ceremonial puck drop, in-game features, and appearances on the Flyers' broadcasts.

Hartnell's 17-year career included seven seasons in Philadelphia, during which time he recorded 157 goals and 169 assists for 326 points in 517 games, along with 908 PIM. The best season of his career came in the 2011-12 campaign, when he led the Flyers with 37 goals and was second on the roster with 67 total points.

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Flyers Name Brent Flahr Vice President & Assistant General Manager

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have named Brent Flahr to the position of Vice President & Assistant General Manager, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Chuck Fletcher. 

In his new role, Flahr will be heavily relied upon for decisions involving player personnel, while supervising all aspects of the club's scouting department and overseeing the player development of the club's prospects.

"Brent brings over 20 years of experience in the National Hockey League and an extraordinary amount of knowledge to our hockey club," Fletcher said in making the announcement. "I've known Brent for many years and his track record speaks for itself as a scout, assistant general manager and even general manager of an AHL team. His expertise of building and growing a strong foundation will be extremely valuable at all levels as we look to take the next step in our path toward winning a championship."

 

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