Laughton scores in OT, Flyers top Kings to snap 13-game skid
Scott Laughton scored 2:22 into overtime, Cam Atkinson had a pair of goals in regulation and assisted on the winner, and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped a franchise-record 13-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
Sabres end 18-game skid with 6-1 win over Flyers
Buffalo Sabres celebrate a goal by center Curtis Lazar (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)BUFFALO, N.Y. – Linus Ullmark stopped 31 shots and the Buffalo Sabres snapped an 18-game skid — the NHL’s longest in 17 years — with a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. It was the first win for Buffalo since a 4-1 victory at New Jersey on Feb. 23, and ended an 0-15-3 streak. The Sabres also snapped a 0-9-2 home skid, one short of matching a franchise record set during the 1990-91 season. After Philadelphia’s Ivan Provorov scored 3:50 into the second period, Buffalo responded by closing the period with goals from Fogarty and Casey Mittelstadt.
Report: Red Wings G Jonathan Bernier on Flyer’s radar ahead of trade deadline
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier plays during an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT – The Philadelphia Flyers are interested in improving their goaltending by adding Detroit Red Wings netminder Jonathan Bernier ahead of the trade deadline (April 12). He boasts a .918 save percentage through 17 games played with the dismal Red Wings. He’s been a trade target longer that just this season -- I was offering him up last season, too. AdThe thing that LeBrun failed to report: Bernier has been hurt and hasn’t played since March 18.
Zibanejad has 3 goals, 3 assists as Rangers rout Flyers 9-0
New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad (93) scores against Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hart (79) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)NEW YORK – Mika Zibanejad had three goals and three assists in New York’s seven-goal second period, and the Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 9-0 Wednesday night. Hartford Wolf Pack head coach Kris Knoblauch and associate head coach Gord Murphy, and Rangers associate general manager Chris Drury were behind the bench. Ad“You didn’t have much time to think about it,” Knoblauch said when asked about pregame preparation as the acting head coach. “Nothing about this game was any good,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said.
Kapanen scores twice; Pens welcome back fans with 5-2 win
Kapanen scored two goals and the Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. Penguins’ players raised their sticks and saluted the fans in attendance following the win. Following a scoreless first period, Farabee and Kapanen scored 1:07 apart to open the second period. The Flyers will welcome fans back to the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday against Washington. The Penguins scored three goals and outshot the Flyers 13-3 to start the second period.
Elliott stops 23 shots in Flyers' 3-0 win over Sabres
The Flyers were spurred by a replenished lineup in which four players returned after spending two weeks in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. They included Scott Laughton, who scored a breakaway goal to make it 3-0 late in the second period. Elliott improved to 5-1 this season and upped his career record to 15-2-2 with four shutouts against the Sabres, including a 40-save outing in a 3-0 win on Jan. 19. Elliott chalked up his dominance to opening his career with Ottawa, Buffalo’s traditional Atlantic Division rival. The Sabres dropped to 2-6-1 in their past nine and played their second game without captain Jack Eichel, listed as day to day with a lower body injury.
The Latest: ACC tourney players, coaches get tracing devices
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Atlantic Coast Conference will expand use of KINEXON SafeTag contact tracing devices by equipping players, coaches and Tier 1 personnel for its upcoming men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. SafeTags measure proximity between users to provide school medical officials with contact tracing data when an individual tests positive for COVID-19. All 15 ACC schools used the devices inside team facilities during the regular season to mitigate the spread of the virus. An ACC release stated that the technology identified several high-risk close contacts of a positive case within the league. Bars, restaurants and music venues will also be able to close two hours later, at 2 a.m., instead of at midnight.
Pastrnak's 3 goals lead Bruins past Flyers 7-3 at Lake Tahoe
The Bruins' high level of play matched the picturesque setting with the lake and snow-covered mountains in the background. Joel Farabee, Sean Couturier and James van Riemsdyk scored for the short-handed Flyers, who have six players on the COVID-19 list. AdThere were plenty of goals as well, starting with Pastrnak’s 34 seconds into the game. The Flyers responded with two goals and took the lead when Couturier came out of the penalty box and took advantage of McAvoy’s broken stick. There were even more on Sunday, including some waving Flyers flags and others with Bruins paraphernalia.
Tahoe setting is 'mic drop' moment for outdoor NHL games
Workers put the finishing touches on the temporary ice rink, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, built at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort, that will host two NHL games, this weekend at Stateline, Nev. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)STATELINE, Nev. – Some players snapped pictures of Lake Tahoe and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains as they came out for their first look at the picturesque outdoor rink that will host a pair of NHL games this weekend. This is a drop the mic type outdoor rink. The guys really, really enjoyed it today. The only thing we’re missing is fans.”AdWith the COVID-19 pandemic limiting attendance at games, the NHL took the opportunity to hold a pair of outdoor games at a unique setting unlike the 30 previous outdoor games at stadiums.
The Latest: BC-Ga Tech men's hoops off, delays coach's debut
Boston College forward Andrew Kenny (23), who joined the team as a walk-on, congratulates teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Boston College men’s basketball game at Georgia Tech scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed. The Atlantic Coast Conference said the postponement was due to the continued quarantines and contact tracing within the Boston College program. Boston College is 3-13 overall and 1-9 in the ACC. The Flyers are scheduled to face Boston on Sunday outdoors at Lake Tahoe as part of a league event.
The Latest: Howard U cancels remainder of men's hoops season
Top prospect Makur Maker was limited to 23 points in 48 minutes over just two games during his freshman season. ___The NFL reports it had no positive tests for players and one positive among other personnel during Super Bowl week. It’s the 34th game postponed so far this season, which is roughly a quarter of the way through. ___Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Three staff members and one management official have also tested positive at the club.
Laughton's 1st hat trick lifts Flyers past Capitals, 7-4
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON – Scott Laughton scored his first career hat trick, Sean Couturier had two goals in his first game back following a rib injury and the Philadelphia Flyers pulled away for a 7-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. “It’s a big win after losing those two games the way we did to Boston,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said. Laughton completed his hat trick to give the Flyers insurance on another rebound after Anderson’s pad save of Farabee, and Couturier added a late empty netter. MILESTONESFlyers: Van Riemsdyk contributed his 100th assist across two stints with the Flyers on Laughton's second goal. AdUP NEXTThe Capitals and Flyers meet again in Washington on Tuesday night.
Farabee has 4-point game, Flyers beat Penguins 6-3
Philadelphia Flyers' James van Riemsdyk celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Philadelphia. Joel Farabee had a goal and three assists, Michael Raffl, James van Riemsdyk and Patrick also scored to lead the Flyers to a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. Jankowski, who scored just five goals last season, scored the first one of this season 5:12 into the game. Farabee had assists on van Riemsdyk, Patrick and Hayes’ goals. UP NEXTThe Penguins and Flyers play again Friday in Philly as part of a packed, 56-game schedule necessitated by the pandemic.
Henrik Lundqvist says he's scheduled for open-heart surgery
FILE - New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist reacts after a save during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in New York, in this Sunday, March 1, 2020, file photo. Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist will sit out the upcoming NHL season because of a heart condition, announcing the news a little more than two months after joining the Washington Capitals. The 38-year-old from Sweden was bought out by the New York Rangers after 15 seasons and signed a $1.5 million, one-year deal with Washington in October. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)Henrik Lundqvist said Monday he’s scheduled for open-heart surgery after tests revealed a heart condition that kept him from continuing to play goal in the NHL. Lundqvist wrote on Twitter that he’s set to have an aortic valve, aortic root and ascending aortic replacement.
NHL, players reach tentative deal for 56-game season
The National Hockey League and players reached a tentative deal Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to hold a 56-game season in 2021, pending the approval of each side's executive board and Canadian health officials. The NHL and players reached a tentative deal Friday to hold a 56-game season that would begin Jan. 13. Players on the NHLPA’s executive board call Friday night supported moving forward with the agreed upon terms, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting. Approval from health officials in the five Canadian provinces that have teams is still needed before the NHL can go ahead with the season. The NHL, like the NBA, finished its previous season in a quarantined bubble — two of them, one each in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta.
'Shocking': King Henrik to miss season with heart condition
FILE - Then-New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist looks on from the bench during an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in New York, in this Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, file photo. Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist will sit out the upcoming NHL season because of a heart condition, announcing the news a little more than two months after joining the Washington Capitals. The 38-year-old from Sweden was bought out by the New York Rangers after 15 seasons and signed a $1.5 million, one-year deal with Washington in October. “And kind of shocking, to be honest.”Calling it “a pretty tough and emotional day” in a video posted on social media by the Capitals, the popular goaltender announced Thursday that he will sit out the upcoming NHL season because of a heart condition. “I am only concerned and thinking about Henrik Lundqvist as a person and for his family’s wellbeing.
2020 Stanley Cup playoffs first-round schedule
Here is the schedule for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. This tournament started with 24 teams. Eight teams were eliminated from playoff contention in a qualifying round. EASTERN CONFERENCEPhiladelphia Flyers (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)Wednesday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m.: Canadiens @ Flyers | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVASFriday, Aug. 14, 3 p.m.: Canadiens @ Flyers | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVASSunday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m.: Flyers @ Canadiens | NBC, CBC, SN, TVASTuesday, Aug. 18, 3 p.m.: Flyers @ Canadiens | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS*Wednesday, Aug. 19, TBD: Canadiens @ Flyers | TBD*Friday, Aug. 21, TBD: Flyers @ Canadiens | TBD*Sunday, Aug. 23, TBD: Canadiens @ Flyers | TBDTampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7)Tuesday, Aug. 11, 3 p.m.: Blue Jackets @ Lightning | NBCSN, SN, TVASThursday, Aug. 13, 3 p.m.: Blue Jackets @ Lightning | NBCSN, SN, TVASSaturday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.: Lightning @ Blue Jackets | NBCSN, SN360, TVASMonday, Aug. 17, 3 p.m.: Lightning @ Blue Jackets | NBCSN, SN, TVAS*Wednesday, Aug. 19, TBD: Blue Jackets @ Lightning | TBD*Friday, Aug. 21, TBD: Lightning @ Blue Jackets | TBD*Saturday, Aug. 22, TBD: Blue Jackets @ Lightning | TBDWashington Capitals (3) vs. New York Islanders (6)Wednesday, Aug. 12, 3 p.m. Islanders @ Capitals | NBCSN, SN, TVASFriday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m.: Islanders @ Capitals | NBCSN, FX-CA, TVASSunday, Aug. 16, 12 p.m.: Capitals @ Islanders | USA, SN360, TVASTuesday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m.: Capitals @ Islanders | NBCSN*Thursday, Aug. 20, TBD: Islanders @ Capitals | TBD*Saturday, Aug. 22, TBD: Capitals @ Islanders | TBD*Sunday, Aug. 23, TBD: Islanders @ Capitals | TBDBoston Bruins (4) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (5)Tuesday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m.: Hurricanes @ Bruins | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS -- POSTPONED TO 11 a.m. Aug. 12Thursday, Aug. 13, 8 p.m.: Hurricanes @ Bruins | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVASSaturday, Aug. 15, 12 p.m.: Bruins @ Hurricanes | NBC, SN, TVASMonday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m.: Bruins @ Hurricanes | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS*Wednesday, Aug. 19, TBD: Hurricanes @ Bruins | TBD*Thursday, Aug. 20, TBD: Bruins @ Hurricanes | TBD*Sunday, Aug. 23, TBD: Hurricanes @ Bruins | TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEVegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8)Tuesday, Aug. 11, 10:30 p.m.: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | NBCSN, SN, TVASThursday, Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m.: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | NBCSN, SN360, TVASSaturday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m.: Golden Knights @ Blackhawks | NBC, CBC, SN, TVASSunday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.: Golden Knights @ Blackhawks | NBCSN, SN1, SN360*Tuesday, Aug. 18, TBD: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | TBD*Thursday, Aug. 20, TBD: Golden Knights @ Blackhawks | TBD*Saturday, Aug. 22, TBD: Blackhawks @ Golden Knights | TBDColorado Avalanche (2) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7)Wednesday, Aug. 12, 5:30 p.m.: Coyotes @ Avalanche | NBCSN, SN360, TVASFriday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m.: Coyotes @ Avalanche | NHLN, SN360, TVASSaturday, Aug. 15, 3 p.m.: Avalanche @ Coyotes | CNBC, SN360, TVASMonday, Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m.: Avalanche @ Coyotes | NBCSN, FX-CA, TVAS*Wednesday, Aug. 19, TBD: Coyotes @ Avalanche | TBD*Friday, Aug. 21, TBD: Avalanche @ Coyotes | TBD*Sunday, Aug. 23, TBD: Coyotes @ Avalanche | TBDDallas Stars (3) vs. Calgary Flames (6)Tuesday, Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m.: Flames @ Stars | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVASThursday, Aug. 13, 10:30 p.m.: Flames @ Stars | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVASFriday, Aug. 14, 10:30 p.m.: Stars @ Flames | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVASSunday, Aug. 16, 2 p.m.: Stars @ Flames | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS*Tuesday, Aug. 18, TBD: Flames @ Stars | TBD*Thursday, Aug. 20, TBD: Stars @ Flames | TBD*Saturday, Aug. 22, TBD: Stars @ Flames | TBDSt. Louis Blues (4) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5)Wednesday, Aug. 12, 10:30 p.m.: Canucks @ Blues | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVASFriday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m.: Canucks @ Blues | NHLN, SN, TVASSunday, Aug. 16, 10:30 p.m.: Blues @ Canucks | CNBC, SN, TVASMonday, Aug. 17, 10:30 p.m.: Blues @ Canucks | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS*Wednesday, Aug. 19, TBD: Canucks @ Blues | TBD*Friday, Aug. 21, TBD: Blues @ Canucks | TBD*Sunday, Aug. 23, TBD: Canucks @ Blues | TBD* if necessaryTBD - To Be Determined
Bettman: NHL set to return to Europe
STOCKHOLM NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL plans to return to Europe for games in the next two years. Citing huge demand, Bettman said on Friday that the Boston Bruins and the Nashville Predators will open the regular season next year with a game in Prague. The Colorado Avalanche and the Columbus Blue Jackets will play a couple of games in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. He added that he is "pretty certain" that the NHL will return to Sweden in two years but gave no details about the teams involved and venue. In October, the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 to open their season in Prague.
NHL mascot gives young fan custom prosthetic
CNN imageIt's fitting that the orange-hued, googly-eyed mascot once written off as nightmare fuel made a 7-year-old fan's dream come true. As a young and growing double amputee, he's regularly fitted for new prosthetics, the hospital said. He showed Gritty the above-knee prosthetic on his right leg, covered in the Flyers' logo. He debuted as the team mascot in September to some derision for his wide-eyed stare and frightening furry mane. But a lot's changed since then: He was crowned the NHL's fan-favorite mascot last week.