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Sabres agree to sign prospect defenseman Mattias Samuelsson

Mar. 25, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres agreed to sign prospect defenseman Mattias Samuelsson to a three-year entry- level contract on Wednesday. Samuelsson was selected by Buffalo with the 32nd pick in the 2018 draft, and completed his sophomore season at Western Michigan. He is following the career path...

Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle (22) goes up for a dunk past Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

76ers rout Pistons with Embiid back from shoulder injury

Mar. 11, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid swished a 3 from the top of the arc and stretched his arms toward a wildly cheering crowd. The roar of the fans in another 76ers' victory has been muted, and the NBA is on hold after it suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested...

In this March 9, 2020, photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Kevin Hayes speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia. Hayes’ addition has been a big part of the Flyers success, his popularity soaring to the point there’s now a Big Hayes-y IPA on tap at Yards Brewery. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Cheers! Streaking Flyers hope hot streak leads to Cup run

Mar. 11, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hayes stepped behind the bar and prepared to make his first draft pick. The lager, the golden ale, the porter, wide varieties of delicious beers were lined up, but for Hayes the perfect pint was one he could truly call his own. So Hayes pinch-hit for the bartender, pulled the tap...

Boston Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk (48) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bruins snap Flyers' 9-game win streak behind Rask shutout

Mar. 10, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Laughton sped down the boards, attacked the zone and had his pass set on Kevin Hayes to find an open look at Boston's net. Bruins center Charlie Coyle acted more like a Red Sox player headed toward a triple, doing a head-first dive between the circles, his left arm outstretched...

Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hart (79) and Justin Braun (61) celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 3-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Giroux, Hart lead Flyers past Sabres 3-1 for 9th straight

Mar. 7, 2020 10:55 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers are still streaking. And they have Carter Hart to thank for that. Hart made 38 saves, including some brilliant stops during Philadelphia’s lackluster first period, and Claude Giroux scored twice to lead the Flyers to their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Buffalo...

Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Streaking Flyers beat Carolina 4-1 for 8th straight win

Mar. 6, 2020 12:25 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The label has a nice ring to it around Philly: The first-place Flyers. It's a tie, for now, in the Metropolitan Division and it's still March, but for a franchise that 15 months ago was nestled at the bottom of the standings and fired their coach, their GM, and ran through goalies like...

Philadelphia Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk (25) fights for control of the puck against St. Louis Blues forward Jacob De La Rose (61) of Sweden during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Dilip Vishwanat)

Flyers' James van Riemsdyk breaks right hand blocking shot

Mar. 4, 2020 10:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — James van Riemsdyk broke his right hand blocking a shot Wednesday night in the Philadelphia Flyers' seventh straight victory, and he's expected to miss some time. The winger took a shot to the hand from Washington Capitals defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler during the first period of a game...

Philadelphia Flyers center Kevin Hayes, center, celebrates his goal, as Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, right, skates nearby during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Flyers beat Caps for 7th straight win, are point out of 1st

Mar. 4, 2020 10:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Travis Konecny heard the announcement there was “no conclusive evidence” he scored, and was determined to get one for real. Just over a minute later, he left no doubt about it. Konecny hammered home his shot 71 seconds after a questionable video review wiped out a possible...

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...

New York Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev (40) blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Kevin Hayes (13) as Jacob Trouba (8) and Travis Sanheim (6) battle during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Giroux scores 2, Flyers beat Rangers 5-2 for 5th straight

Feb. 29, 2020 3:03 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Voracek wore a T-shirt in the locker room for a beer named in honor of teammate Kevin Hayes. The occasion seemed appropriate, a win streak is brewing in Philly, and a playoff push is on tap for a franchise whose recent playoff history has been dry. Claude Giroux scored twice and...