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POSTGAME 5: Win-dy City Success

Hart, JVR lead Flyers to 3-1 win over Blackhawks in Chicago

by Flyers & Bill Meltzer @NHLFlyers

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
James van Riemsdyk's goal midway through the third period and Carter Hart's performance in net helped the Flyers to a 3-1 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday night at the United Center in Chicago.

The Blackhawks opened the scoring with d-man Erik Gustafsson scoring from the right circle, but Corban Knight knotted things back up with five minutes left in the opening frame. After a scoreless second period, van Riemsdyk gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead midway through the third period before Sean Couturier added an empty-netter to seal it.

Hart stopped 40 of 41 shots for the win. Corey Crawford suffered his first regulation loss since Mar. 2, making 25 saves in the process.

Stars of the Game:
1 - Carter Hart (40 saves)
2 - James van Riemsdyk (GWG)
3 - Corey Crawford (25 of 27)

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Drop the Puck Already: Flyers-Hawks

Hart gets the call, Raffl sick and more lineup news from the morning skate

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

LINEUP NEWS

* Carter Hart will again start, marking his third call between the pipes, and fourth in the last five games since returning from injury. He has allowed just three goals on his last 77 shots over the last two games.

* Defenseman Phil Myers is feeling better and is back in the lineup after missing one game with illness.

* Michael Raffl will not be in the lineup tonight, in fact he is not on the trip at all due to being the latest Flyer to be sick. Justin Bailey will take his spot in the lineup. Bailey has appeared in seven games since being acquired by the Flyers in mid-January.

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5 THINGS: PHI vs. CHI

Two of the hottest teams since January clash in Windy City to keep playoff hopes alive

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

Philadelphia Flyers (35-30-8, 78pts) at Chicago Blackhawks (32-30-10, 74pts)

at United Center | Chicago, IL

TIME: 8:30 p.m. |  TV: NBCSP |  RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

presented by The Rothmans Institute at Jefferson Hospital

 

GAME NOTES

 

QUICK STATS

Season Series: 1-0-0

All-Time Record: 139gp (62-47-30-0)

Leading Scorers: 

PHI: 78-pts, Giroux (20g-58a)

CHI: 101-pts, Kane (41g-60a)

 

METRO & WILD CARD RACE

M1 - WSH: 94 pts - 8 games remaining

M2 - NYI: 91 pts - 9 games remaining

M3 - PIT: 89 pts - 8 games remaining

WC1 - CAR: 87 pts - 10 games remaining

WC2 - CBJ: 84 pts - 9 games remaining 

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MTL: 83 pts - 9 games remaining 

PHI: 78 pts - 9 games remaining

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Flyers to play in 2019 NHL Global Series in Switzerland & Czech Republic

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

The Philadelphia Flyers, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, announced today that the team will participate in the2019 NHL Global Series this September and October. The Flyers will complete their 2019 Training Camp in Lausanne, Switzerland and will play an exhibition game against Lausanne HC on Monday, September 30 at Vaudoise Arena. They will then head to the Czech Republic, where they will face the Chicago Blackhawks on October 4 at O2 Arena in Prague in the first game of the regular season. The games will be the first in the franchise's history, regular season or otherwise, to be played outside of North America.  

"The Philadelphia Flyers are proud to be playing in the 2019 NHL Global Series," said Flyers president Paul Holmgren. "This is truly a historic moment for the organization as we take our hockey club overseas for the very first time. Throughout our history we have had a number of players from many different countries worldwide call Philadelphia home. Now, we are excited to have this opportunity to represent the Flyers on the international stage, and we look forward to opening the 2019-20 season against the Chicago Blackhawks in Prague."

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Flyers Celebrate Gender Equality Month with Gold-Medal Winners

Gold-medal winners Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux join forces with Comcast for community impact and corporate values initiatives

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

Women in Hockey: Lamoureux

U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist about gender equality

U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist speaks about gender equality in hockey

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In honor of the NHL's celebration of Gender Equality Month throughout the month of March, the Philadelphia Flyers will be sharing successes and shining the spotlight on the promising futures of females on the ice and in the industry. This feature marks the second of three unique takes on female involvement within and in partnership with the Flyers organization and the game of hockey in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Announced in the summer of 2018, U.S. Women's Hockey team members Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux joined forces with Comcast as ambassadors and spokespeople for their corporate values initiatives. Following their unforgettable gold-medal performance in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the twin sisters have become inspiring faces representing women's hockey in the Flyers and overall Philadelphia community.

Since 2014, the Lamoureux twins have been leaders in their team's fight for fair and equal treatment in the hockey community, including equitable support as compared to the men's hockey team, more funding for girls youth hockey programs, and fairer training and marketing support for women's hockey; all of which are initiatives set forth by both Comcast and the Philadelphia Flyers and its supporters.

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POSTGAME 5: Not a Habby Ending

Despite late push, Flyers drop close one to Canadiens, 3-1 on Tuesday night

by Flyers & Bill Meltzer @NHLFlyers

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
The Canadiens opened up a 2-0 lead and held the Flyers late rush back to earn a 3-1 win on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Brendan Gallagher broke a scoreless tie late in the first period and Shea Weber added to that with a goal early in the second period to give the Habs a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes. Sean Couturier brought the Flyers within a goal with a power-play tally, but Max Domi sealed it with an empty-netter in the final minute.

Carter Hart stopped 33 of 35 shots to suffer the loss, while Carey Price made 32 saves to help the Habs snap a two-game losing skid.

Stars of the Game:
1 - Brendan Gallagher (1g, +1)
2 - Sean Couturier (1g)
3 - Max Domi (1g-1a, +2)

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Drop the puck already: Flyers-Habs

Myers game-time, Hart's chance at revenge and more from the morning skate

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

With 10 games left in their respective regular season schedules and in dire need of a win to stay alive in uphill climbs to earn a wildcard playoff spot, the Flyers and Montreal Canadiens held morning skates on Tuesday in preparation for game at the Wells Fargo Center (7pm, NBCSP & 93.3 WMMR).

GORDON: "It's all contingent of everything remaining the same. It doesn't factor in that teams can go on 3-4 game losing streaks and that dramatically changes on how it can go... Right now we're six points out. If things go our way and we beat Montreal tonight and Columbus loses, we're four points out, so now is it conceivable that the two teams above us could lose 2-3 games in a row and then we win 2 or 3? For me, that's what makes it still a chance [to make playoffs]."  

Here are some notes and news from the morning:

* Carter Hart will make his third start this season against Montreal. The first one on Jan. 19 was a dream performance on a Hockey Night in Canada broadcast. Hart played brilliantly. The second one, on Feb. 21, was a nightmare. Hart suffered a high ankle sprain during warmups but tried to play through it. He lasted only half a period, giving up three goals on nine shots before giving way to Brian Elliott.

* Phil Myers (flu) is a game-time decision, per interim head coach Scott Gordon. If he is unable to play, Andrew MacDonald will return to the Flyers' lineup.

* A strain of the flu is going around many locker rooms in the NHL, including the Flyers'. Ryan Hartman missed Friday's game in Toronto, returning on Sunday in Pittsburgh. Team captain Claude Giroux was significantly under the weather on Sunday but played in the game due its vital importance in the standings. Now Myers and fellow Samuel Morin are the latest to take ill. 

* The Flyers power-play has been at the forefront of the news cycle, due to their previous hot streak, which has now gone cold as of late, going scoreless in their last seven games.

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5 THINGS: MTL vs. PHI

Playoff push continues as Flyers look to draw within one of Habs

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

Philadelphia Flyers (35-29-8, 78pts) vs. Montreal Canadiens (37-28-7, 81pts)

at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA

TIME: 7:00 p.m. |  TV: NBCSP |  RADIO: 93.3 WMMR

presented by The Rothmans Institute at Jefferson Hospital

 

GAME NOTES

 

QUICK STATS

Season Series: 1-1-0

All-Time Record: 195gp (77-81-30-7)

Leading Scorers: 

PHI: 76-pts, Giroux (20g-56a)

MTL: 62-pts, Domi (24g-38a)

 

METRO & WILD CARD RACE

M1 - NYI: 91 pts - 10 games remaining

M2 - WSH: 91 pts - 10 games remaining

M3 - PIT: 88 pts - 9 games remaining

WC1 - CAR: 85 pts - 11 games remaining

WC2 - CBJ: 84 pts - 10 games remaining 

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MTL: 81 pts - 10 games remaining 

PHI: 78 pts - 10 games remaining

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The Shoebox Project

Flyers and Flyers Charities are joining forces in support of The Shoebox Project.

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @FlyersCharities

On March 23rd, Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers Charities are joining forces in support of The Shoebox Project, a 2019 Flyers Wives' initiative, to collect items that will fill decorated shoeboxes that will be gifted to the Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence.  

 

About The Shoebox Project:

The Shoebox Project for Women, collects and distributes gift-filled Shoeboxes to women who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in communities across the US. Each Shoebox is filled with items valued at $50 that can enhance self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation for women in crisis.  

For those giving gifts, The Shoebox Project is an opportunity to give back to someone in your community. It's a small gesture of kindness that has an immediate and positive impact on the woman who receives it. The act of creating Shoeboxes tends to bring people together and works to give a human face to the broad issues of poverty and homelessness.

For more information about the Project Shoebox click HERE (shoeboxprojectusa.org/Philadelphia)

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Inside the Moment: The Anatomy of (Another) comeback

Flyers contributor gives point-by-point detail on how the Flyers pulled it off

by Bill Meltzer @billmeltzer

Twenty-three evenings after pulling out a remarkable 4-3 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2019 Stadium Series, the Flyers were in dire need of some more late-game magic. Once again, they were coming off back-to-back regulation losses and in grave danger of falling further out of the playoff chase in the Eastern Conference.

This time, at least, the Flyers didn't have to battle the elements of driving rain and badly deteriorating ice conditions nor did they need a multi-goal comeback in the final five minutes of regulation. However, the situation was every bit as urgent.

 

- POINT 1: THE GOALTENDER -

Carter Hart had played brilliantly in goal, stopping 35 of 36 shots. The only one he couldn't come up with was the tough-to-control rebound of a Phil Kessel shot, which was potted immediately by Teddy Blueger to break a scoreless deadlock at 2:07 of the third period. Otherwise, he was a brick wall all night.

"One of the things Carter does really well, most of his saves look the same," Flyers interim head coach Scott Gordon said. "That's because of his positioning and angles. He almost always give himself an opportunity to react to whatever [happens] around him."

Coming off a 5-2 home loss to Washington on Friday and a gut-wrenching 7-6 defeat in Toronto the next night after leading 5-2 late in the second period, it would have been easy for the Flyers to fold their tents once trailing late in Pittsburgh. They threw lots of rubber at Penguins' goalie Matt Murray but had been turned aside on each of their first 29 shots.

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