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POSTGAME 5: Jackets sting Flyers

Second period sinks Flyers in 6-3 loss to Blue Jackets

by Flyers & Bill Meltzer @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
The Flyers came out strong in the first period to earn a 2-1 lead at intermission, but a three-goal outburst led by Cam Atkinson led the Blue Jackets to a 6-3 win over the Flyers at Nationwide Arena on Thursday.

Travis Konecny scored his first of the season, and added an assist for a two point night, while Claude Giroux recorded a pair of assists on the first two goals. Sean Couturier added the second Flyers goal as Oskar Lindblom brought the game within one in the third period before the Blue Jackets scored twice more in the final five minutes to put the game out of reach.

Calvin Pickard made 22 saves to take his first loss of the season. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 32 of 35 shots in the win.

Stars of the Game: 
1 - Cam Atkinson (2g)
2 - Artemi Panarin (2a)
3 - Anthony Duclair (1g)

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Drop the Puck Already: Flyers-Jackets

Lineup news and storylines from the Flyers and Blue Jackets morning skate

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

The Flyers look for two-in-row, both at Nationwide Arena dating back to last year, and to build off of Tuesday's wild win over the Panthers. Some items of note came out of the morning skate below...
 

 

A KNIGHT'S TALE

Corban Knight will be in the lineup tonight vs. Blue Jackets, and from the looks of some line work, will be on the right side with Jori Lehtera centering and Dale Weise on the other wing. It will be his first game in the NHL since the 2015-16 season with the Florida Panthers, when he had seven points (2g-5a) in 20 games.

KNIGHT: "First game back it will be nice to just try and get my feet under me, but at the same time I don't think it's going to be any easier [playing wing instead of center]. I just have to make sure I'm really detailed out there and working hard. I'm looking forward to getting back out there and the challenge tonight." 

Coming out will be rookie Mikhail Vorobyev, who Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol said it's important for Vorobyev to use this as a learning opportunity from up in the press box.

HAKSTOL: "I had a short discussion with [Vorobyev] out there. He's a young player and there's a couple things that I want him to be able to watch during tonight's game because he's going to be out of the lineup. So take advantage of it. Watch a couple things and a couple of players that are similar in the way he plays the game and a couple things that I want him to improve on."

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Admission for Kids Now Free for Flyers Wives Carnival

Gritty to appear at Carnival games and attractions

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

PURCHASE TICKETS

With just one month to go until the 42nd Annual Flyers Wives Carnival, the Flyers announced today children 12 and under receive free admission to the Carnival. Fans who purchase a full price admission ticket may now receive up to four free children's tickets. General admission tickets are $25 and the Carnival is set to begin at 11 a.m. inside the Wells Fargo Center. Visit FlyersCarnival.com now to get tickets and learn more.

A next stop in his landmark debut season, Flyers mascot Gritty will officially be joining the fun at this year's Carnival - making appearances throughout the entirety of the event as well as taking part in Carnival games with fans and players alike.

Other new attractions include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Flyers locker room. Offered for the first time, Carnival attendees have the option to purchase tickets in advance of the Carnival to enjoy this 15-minute tour inside the team's game-night dressing room. Fans can also look forward to stepping outside and enjoying a brand new outdoor obstacle zone as a part of their Carnival-day agenda. This fun-filled set up will include inflatable obstacles courses and games for all ages.

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Admission For Kids 12 & Under Now Free for Nov. 18 Flyers Wives Carnival

Gritty to appear at Carnival games and attractions

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

Philadelphia, PA (October 18, 2018) - With just one month to go until the 42nd Annual Flyers Wives Carnival, the Flyers announced today children 12 and under receive free admission to the Carnival. Fans who purchase a full price admission ticket may now receive up to four free children's tickets. General admission tickets are $25 and the Carnival is set to begin at 11 a.m. inside the Wells Fargo Center. Visit FlyersCarnival.com now to get tickets and learn more.

A next stop in his landmark debut season, Flyers mascot Gritty will officially be joining the fun at this year's Carnival - making appearances throughout the entirety of the event as well as taking part in Carnival games with fans and players alike.

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5 THINGS: PHI vs. CBJ

Get ready for tonight's matchup in Columbus with 5 Things.

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

Philadelphia Flyers (3-3-0, 6pts) at Columbus Blue Jackets (3-2-0, 6pts)

at Nationwide Arena | Columbus, OH

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

presented by The Rothman Institute at Jefferson Hospital

GAME NOTES

QUICK STATS

Season Series (2017-18): 2-1-1

All-Time Record: 32gp (12-11-3-6)

Leading Scorers: 

PHI: 8-pts, Giroux (3g-5a), Voracek (2g-6a)

CBJ: 7-pts, Panarin (3g-4a)

 

1. HOUSE OF HORRORS

The Flyers and Blue Jackets face off at Nationwide Arena where eight straight games, dating back to 2014-15, have been decided by one goal, including seven of those contests going past regulation (OT: 4, SO: 3)... Seven of the eight games have also been low-scoring affairs - even with the eighth game being a 4-3 decision - the combined average of goals is 3.62 per-game... The Flyers had previously lost 11 straight at Columbus - that all changed when Sean Couturier scored in overtime on Feb. 16 last season to snap the skid... Overall, The Flyers have points in four of the last five games against the Blue Jackets (3-1-1).

 

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Practice Report: Bounce Backers

News, notes & highlights from Flyers practice before heading to Ohio

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

The Flyers held a full team skate today at the Skate Zone before heading on a flight to Columbus, and a common theme around the room was bouncing back, which can be applied to many aspects.

For starters, the team bounced back from a tough, 1-0 loss to the hands of Vegas and earned their first home win of the season on Tuesday against the Panthers. In the game itself, the Flyers bounced back from surrendering a three-goal lead to earn that win.

Goaltender Brian Elliott will look to bounce back after a tough outing, which Hakstol reiterated full confidence in naming him the team's No. 1 guy.

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Prospect Update: Backpacking through Europe

A look at Flyers prospects playing overseas

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

The European regular seasons have been underway for the better part of a month. This season, the Flyers have more prospects simultaneously playing in Sweden (7) than any single year previously in franchise history. Additionally, there are two Flyers goaltending prospects plying their trade in Russia.

Here are some updates on how the Flyers European prospects are faring so far.

Olle Lycksell (C/W, Linköping, SHL): Coming off a strong performance at the World Junior Summer Showcase for Team Sweden, Lycksell came out of the gates in the SHL regular season with three points in two games. He also scored a nice goal in a game against Brynäs on Oct. 2. His scoring pace has slowed since then (one goal, four points, +3 in nine games) but the 19-year-old has done a solid job overall centering the Linköping third line. He's averaged 13:19 of ice time for the first-place team. Lycksell is close to a lock for Sweden's World Junior Championship roster.

Adam Ginning (D, Linköping, SHL): The Flyers' 2018 second-round pick has dressed in all nine of Linköping's games to date. He has averaged 12:19 of ice time in a third-pairing role. The 18-year-old has been credited with 10 hits and nine blocked shots. Working on his puck skills is one of Ginning's main goals moving forward. Ginning was a member of Team Sweden at the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase and has been a national team regular in various age categories coming up through the ranks.

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POSTGAME 5: What a wild win

Giroux, Simmonds score twice, Weal gets shootout winner for 6-5 victory over Florida

by Flyers & Bill Meltzer @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED
A total of 10 goals were scored and the Flyers escaped with a 6-5 shootout win over the Florida Panthers after holding a 5-2 lead entering the third period on Tuesday.

Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux each scored a pair of goals, while Jordan Weal had a goal, assist and the winning tally in the shootout to give the Flyers their first win on home ice this season. The game started out with a 1-0 Florida lead after the first period, but the Flyers answered with a five-goal second period before the Panthers came storming back in the third with a three-goal outburst to force overtime.

The Flyers surrendered five goals on 26 shots - Brian Elliott got the start and was later relieved by Calvin Pickard who stopped two of three players in the shootout. Michael Hutchinson also allowed five goals on 26 shots.

Stars of the Game: 
1 - Claude Giroux (2g)
2 - Aleksander Barkov (2g)
3 - Wayne Simmonds (2g)

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Drop the Puck Already: Flyers-Panthers

Information to come out of the morning skate in advance of tonight's game

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

The Wells Fargo Center ice was not crowded on Tuesday morning. The Flyers held an optional morning skate, while the visiting Florida Panthers did not skate. Here's an overview of what was discussed:

* Brian Elliott will get the start in goal for the Flyers; his fifth start of the season. For his career, he is 6-3-0 with a 2.41 GAA and .921 save percentage in games against Florida. On Saturday, Elliott stopped 20 of 21 shots in a losing cause against the Vegas Golden Knights.

* Corban Knight has been activated from the injured non-roster (INR) list and will remain with the Flyers. He has switched from uniform No. 38 to No. 10. Knight is available to play against Florida (his most recent previous NHL team) but may not make his Flyers regular season debut until a future game. Knight spent the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons in the American Hockey League with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

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5 THINGS: FLA vs. PHI

Get ready for tonight's matchup vs. the Florida Panthers with 5 Things.

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

Philadelphia Flyers (2-3-0, 4pts) vs. Florida Panthers (0-2-1, 1pt)

at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA

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

presented by The Rothman Institute at Jefferson Hospital

GAME NOTES

 QUICK STATS

Season Series (2017-18): 1-2-0

All-Time Record: 3gp (2-1-0)

Leading Scorers: 

PHI:8-pts, Voracek (2g-6a)

FLA: 3-pts, Trocheck (1g-2a), Dadonov (1g-2a)

 

1. BOUNCING BACK

The Flyers enter tonight looking to bounce back after a 1-0 loss to Vegas in their last outing... The Flyers earned points in five of six games, and were 4-1-1 last season, in games after they have been shutout - as well as 6-1-1 in their last eight dating back to 2016-17... Through the first five games this season, the Flyers have had nine different players record a goal and 16 of 21 skaters record at least a point... Dating back to last season, Claude Giroux (73) and Jakub Voracek (71) are the top two players in the league in assists. 

 

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