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Net gains: NHL’s load management is top goalies playing less

Dec. 2, 2019 11:26 PM EST

Marc-Andre Fleury plays when he’s told. How much he plays has changed. A decade ago, Fleury started 61 out of 82 games before backstopping Pittsburgh to the Stanley Cup. He started 58 and 34 times on the Penguins’ 2016 and 2017 Cup runs splitting time with Matt Murray, then made 46 starts for Vegas...

Provorov scores in OT, Flyers beat Canadiens 4-3

Nov. 30, 2019 8:07 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Ivan Provorov got Philadelphia another win with one impressive move. Provorov scored 31 seconds into overtime, and the Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Saturday for their fourth straight victory. Oskar Lindblom, Kevin Hayes and Travis Konecny also scored for the Flyers (15-7-5), who...

Giroux’s power-play goal lifts Flyers past Blue Jackets 3-2

Nov. 27, 2019 10:57 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets gave Philadelphia plenty of opportunities on the power play, the Flyers finally took advantage. Claude Giroux scored on Philadelphia’s fifth power play and the Flyers beat the Blue Jackets 3-2 Wednesday night. Scott Laughton had his first goal after a...

Giroux’s 4-point night leads Flyers past Canes, 5-3

Nov. 21, 2019 10:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Claude Giroux and Morgan Frost have only been playing together for a few days. The Philadelphia Flyers might want to keep them together for a while. Giroux had two goals and two assists and Frost, his young linemate, had a goal and an assist in his second NHL game, leading the Flyers...

Barkov, Connolly lead Panthers over Flyers 5-2

Nov. 19, 2019 10:43 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are heating up. Aleksander Barkov and Brett Connolly each had a goal and an assist to lift the Panthers over the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Panthers are 6-2-1 in their past nine games. “We’re getting better every day. It was good to...

Beauvillier, Islanders rally past Flyers for shootout win

Nov. 16, 2019 11:27 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New York Islanders have played almost flawless hockey for over a month. On Saturday night, they had a perfect response in the third period to keep their dominant run going. Anthony Beauvillier scored twice during New York’s three-goal, third-period rally, and the Islanders...

Sean Couturier lifts Flyers past Maple Leafs in shootout

Nov. 9, 2019 11:52 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Sean Couturier scored the shootout winner to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Flyers captain Claude Giroux also scored in the shootout. William Nylander was the only successful Toronto shooter. Last weekend in Philadelphia, Toronto...

Johnsson scores in shootout, Maple Leafs beat Flyers 4-3

Nov. 2, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As the shootout rounds kept passing and the options became limited, the mind of Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock started to wander. "We started asking guys to look up YouTube videos to see what guys had scored in the minors," Babcock joked. "Actually, we have a pretty good...

Crosby has 3 points, Penguins drill Flyers 7-1

Oct. 29, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins endured a brutal stretch in the opening days of the season in which high-profile players headed to injured reserve with alarming regularity. Yet rather than panic, head coach Mike Sullivan used it as an opportunity to make sure the good habits he believes his team...

Barzal leads Islanders to 5-3 win over Flyers

Oct. 27, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have developed a reputation for having a strong defense. With their offensive game starting to click, the team is beginning to build an intimidating identity. Mathew Barzal had a goal and an assist and the Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 Sunday night...