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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart itches the puck during the second period of the NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Sunday, March 1, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Flyers extend win streak to 6 with 5-3 win over Rangers

Mar. 1, 2020 4:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Carter Hart and a potent power play kept the Philadelphia Flyers climbing in the playoff race. Hart made 23 saves and the surging Flyers extended their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Matt Niskanen, Sean Couturier and Travis...

Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Laughton, right, celebrates with Carter Hart after Laughton's goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Laughton scores twice, leads streaking Flyers over Jets 4-2

Feb. 22, 2020 4:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Laughton scored two goals Saturday to lead the streaking Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Sean Couturier and Tyler Pitlick also scored and Justin Braun had three assists for the Flyers, who won their third straight and fourth of five to improve to...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart stops the puck during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Van Riemsdyk has 3-point game, Flyers beat Panthers 6-2

Feb. 13, 2020 10:50 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — James van Riemsdyk had a goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Florida Panthers 6-2 on Thursday night. Robert Hagg, Sean Couturier, Scott Laughton, Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Tyler Pitlick scored for the Flyers. Carter Hart made 26 saves for his first road win in eight...

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) celebrates his goal with center Claude Giroux (28) and right wing Travis Konecny (11) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Giroux, Flyers rout Capitals and keep Ovechkin at 698 goals

Feb. 8, 2020 10:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Preventing Alex Ovechkin from reaching 700 career goals was high on the Philadelphia Flyers' priority list Saturday night. They accomplished that objective, bounced back from a bad loss and got their captain a milestone of his own in the process. Claude Giroux recorded three points to...

New Jersey Devils' Miles Wood (44) celebrates after scoring against Philadelphia Flyers' Brian Elliott (37) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Blackwood, Devils blank Flyers 5-0; Wood scores twice

Feb. 6, 2020 10:53 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 46 shots for his second shutout of the season, Miles Wood scored twice and the New Jersey Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-0 on Thursday night. Blake Coleman, Damon Severson and Pavel Zacha also scored for New Jersey. Blackwood also benefited from three...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott (37) stops a Detroit Red Wings left wing Darren Helm (43) shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Elliott gets 40th shutout in Flyers' 3-0 win over Red Wings

Feb. 4, 2020 1:02 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Brian Elliott made 16 saves for his 40th career shutout in the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-0 win over the sinking Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. It was the Red Wings' ninth consecutive loss (0-8-1), and the second straight time they've been shut out. This is their third losing streak of at...

Colorado Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer (31) blocks a shot as Ian Cole (28) and Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier (14) look on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Hayes, Farabee lead Flyers to 6-3 win over Avalanche

Feb. 1, 2020 11:31 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia third-string goaltender Alex Lyon, a Yale University graduate, uses some of his downtime as a seldom-used reserve focusing on the psychology of winning athletes. This week, he happened upon Super Bowl-week interviews with NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Russell Wilson,...