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  1. After clearing house, Flyers sign Ilya Bryzgalov to nine-year, $51 million contract

    Jun 23, 2011, 7:15 PM EST

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    The Flyers stayed busy this afternoon locking up goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a monster contract to be the Flyers goalie for the next nine years.

  2. Sedin twins’ struggles aren’t that different from other star slumps in recent Cup finals history

    Jun 12, 2011, 9:48 PM EST

    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    A lack of toughness doesn’t explain the Sedin twins’ Stanley Cup finals struggles. Instead, it’s an abundance of a tough minutes against Zdeno Chara and the tough task of beating Tim Thomas that stands in their way.

  3. Flyers won’t re-sign Joacim Eriksson, another sign of their confidence in Sergei Bobrovsky

    Jun 3, 2011, 9:03 PM EST

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    Paul Holmgren

    The Flyers elected not to re-sign goalie prospect Joacim Eriksson today. This will be surprising news to many since he was once considered the top goalie in the team’s farm system.

  4. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren remains coy about goaltending options, trading Jeff Carter

    May 29, 2011, 9:21 PM EST

    Jeff Carter

    Flyers GM Paul Holmgren wouldn’t get into specifics about how the team will improve its goaltending while remaining under the salary cap. Interestingly enough, he didn’t totally shoot down the possibility of trading Jeff Carter, either.

  5. Report: Chris Pronger, Kris Versteeg and Michael Leighton underwent surgeries today

    May 12, 2011, 6:09 PM EST

    Chris Pronger Danny Briere Braydon Coburn Matt Carle Michael Leighton

    The Flyers announced that Chris Pronger, Kris Versteeg and Michael Leighton underwent successful surgeries today.

  6. Flyers executive Ed Snider on goalie search: ‘I want one too’

    May 12, 2011, 12:43 AM EST

    Ed Snider

    Flyers executive Ed Snider agrees with frustrated fans: he wants the team to find a reliable goalie, too.

  7. Mike Richards heads Flyers off-season surgery list, some question his captaincy

    May 10, 2011, 6:10 PM EST

    Mike Richards

    Mike Richards is among the Flyers players who will need off-season surgery, but most of today’s focus was on his testy relationship with the media and the quality of his leadership.

  8. Why the Flyers might not roll the dice with a free agent goalie

    May 9, 2011, 10:14 PM EST

    Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins - Game Four

    It’s easy to say that the Flyers should add a free agent goalie or trade for an improvement, but are there really any good options for this team? This post explores that question.

  9. Sergei Bobrovsky is the odds-on Game 4 starter for Philly; Can the Flyers come back again?

    May 5, 2011, 8:56 PM EST

    Brian Boucher, Sergei Bobrovsky

    The Flyers are expected to go with Sergei Bobrovsky in Game 4. Did this change come too late? This post examines the differences and similarities between their consecutive 3-0 deficits.

  10. Flyers reflect on decision to go with Brian Boucher in net

    Apr 26, 2011, 5:38 PM EST

    Brian Boucher

    You probably already know that the Flyers decided to start Brian Boucher for Game 7 tonight. The question is: how do they feel about it?

  11. Video: Highlights from Philadelphia-Buffalo Game 6 including netcam and star cams

    Apr 24, 2011, 8:29 PM EST

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    Ville Leino

    Check out the highlights from today’s Game 6 between Philadelphia and Buffalo that saw the Flyers win 5-4 in overtime. Also check out the view from netcam and our star cams as well.

  12. Flyers put together 5-4 comeback win as Ville Leino’s OT goal forces Game 7

    Apr 24, 2011, 7:05 PM EST

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    Ville Leino, Ryan Miller

    It wasn’t pretty – in fact, Mike Richards’ hit on Tim Connolly was downright ugly – but the Flyers found a way to earn a 5-4 Game 6 in overtime. This sets up a decisive Game 7, which fits this series perfectly.

  13. Scott Hartnell ties it up, Flyers-Sabres goes into overtime

    Apr 24, 2011, 6:18 PM EST

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    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Two

    Scott Hartnell scored the only goal of the third period to tie the game 4-4, sending Game 6 to overtime. Read this post for a recap of the action up to this point.

  14. Sabres exploit disastrous first period by Michael Leighton, take 3-1 lead

    Apr 24, 2011, 4:24 PM EST

    Michael Leighton, Andrej Meszaros

    The pre-game worries were justified, as Michael Leighton totally flopped in allowing three Sabres goals on only eight shots. Buffalo earned a 3-1 first period lead as they took advantage of Flyers’ gaffes.

  15. NHL Extra: Watch Game 6 between Philadelphia and Buffalo with PHT

    Apr 24, 2011, 2:55 PM EST

    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Five

    Join us at PHT for NHL Extra during Game 6 between the Sabres and Flyers live from Buffalo at 3 p.m. ET.

  16. Five Thoughts: Why the Penguins should be nervous; Washington’s hockey renaissance

    Apr 24, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Steven Stamkos

    The Penguins might be leading their series with Tampa Bay, but they’ve got a reason or two to be nervous. Also, Washington’s toughness, the joy of a rivalry, Jon Quick’s bounce-back game, and Flyers goalie roulette.

  17. Five Thoughts: Home ice advantage myth, Flyers goaltending a recurring nightmare

    Apr 23, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Michael Leighton, Andrej Meszaros

    Home ice advantage is apparently a joke in the NHL playoffs this year. Speaking of jokes, hey the Flyers goaltending everyone. Those thoughts plus more on Tyler Ennis, David Legwand, and Jordin Tootoo.

  18. Tyler Ennis puts Buffalo on the brink, Sabres beat Flyers 4-3 in OT to take 3-2 series lead

    Apr 22, 2011, 11:08 PM EST

    Tyler Ennis

    The Sabres put the Flyers on the brink of elimination with a 4-3 overtime win in Game 5 all thanks to rookie Tyler Ennis.

  19. Flyers hang tough for Brian Boucher, take out Buffalo for a 2-1 series lead

    Apr 18, 2011, 10:08 PM EST

    Brian Boucher

    The Flyers changed things up in goal and changed their fortune for the better beating Buffalo 4-2 to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

  20. Report: Brian Boucher will start for Flyers in Game 3, with Michael Leighton backing him up

    Apr 18, 2011, 12:15 PM EST

    Brian Boucher, Sergei Bobrovsky

    The Flyers reportedly decided to go with Brian Boucher instead of Sergei Bobrovsky in Game 3. If that wasn’t enough, it also appears that Michael Leighton will back up Boucher instead of Bobrovsky.

  21. Report: Chris Pronger travels to Buffalo, but won’t play in Game 3

    Apr 18, 2011, 1:27 AM EST

    New Jersey Devils v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Three

    Chris Pronger’s return would make the Sergei Bobrovsky/Brian Boucher debate less crucial, but the star defenseman isn’t expected to play in Game 3. In fact, he might not be ready for Game 4, either.

  22. Five thoughts: How you stop worrying about shutouts and love the playoffs

    Apr 17, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Jon Quick

    In our Five Thoughts we help you learn to love the shutout in the playoffs. After six shutouts through 16 games, it’s easy to get nervous. Relax kids, it’s all fun. We’ve also got worries for Boston and San Jose.

  23. Peter Laviolette names Sergei Bobrovsky Flyers starting goalie for playoffs

    Apr 6, 2011, 4:47 PM EST

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    Sergei Bobrovsky

    If you thought there would be a goalie controversy heading into the playoffs for the Philadelphia Flyers, think again. The Flyers are going with “Bob.”

  24. Michael Leighton clears waivers, eligible to play for Flyers rest of the way

    Apr 6, 2011, 1:19 PM EST

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    Michael Leighton

    Michael Leighton cleared re-entry waivers today and will be eligible to play for Philadelphia in the playoffs if need be. Getting a guy with Stanley Cup experience back for the playoffs is a nice luxury to have.

  25. Flyers place Michael Leighton on re-entry waivers; Will someone snatch him?

    Apr 5, 2011, 1:36 PM EST

    Philadelphia Flyers v Los Angeles Kings

    The Flyers placed Michael Leighton on re-entry waivers today, giving other NHL teams the chance to acquire him for half the price of his contract. This post breaks down the move from the Flyers and other teams’ perspectives.

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