Latest John Tortorella News

Columbus Blue Jackets fire coach Pascal Vincent after one terrible, injury plagued season

Jun. 17, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday fired coach Pascal Vincent after one season in which they were one of the NHL's worst teams. New general manager Don Waddell announced the firing and said the search for a new coach would begin immediately. The Blue...

John Tortorella says he failed to get Flyers to 'close the deal' in wake of late-season collapse

Apr. 19, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — Put those playoff plans on hold, Flyers fans. And not just this season. Philadelphia is stuck on the outside of the postseason for the fourth straight year after its fate was decided in Game 82. The Flyers’ acceleration from expected painful...

Oshie scores game-winner into empty net as Capitals make playoffs by beating Flyers

Apr. 16, 2024 22:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — T.J. Oshie shot the puck into an empty net and, in the process, scored one of the more improbable game-winning goals in recent NHL history and sent the Washington Capitals to the playoffs. Oshie's empty-net goal with 3 minutes left helped the exhausted Capitals...

Samuel Ersson blanks Devils to keep Flyers' slim playoff hopes alive in 1-0 win

Apr. 13, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Forget flipping games on TV, scrolling social media, reading the ticker or most traditional means of scoreboard watching in the NHL. The Philadelphia Flyers are ready to tune out the noise — and can only hope when they tune back in, Game 82 will mean something...

Flyers end 8-game losing streak with 4-1 victory over Rangers

Apr. 11, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Brink scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period, Samuel Ersson made 24 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Thursday night. Cam York, Travis Konecny and Noah Cates also...

Skids by the Capitals, Flyers and Avalanche have altered the NHL's playoff race

Apr. 08, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

When April began, the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers looked on track to make the playoffs and the Colorado Avalanche had a good shot at winning the Central Division. Not so much anymore, with the losses cascading down like spring showers. The Capitals have...

Jack Quinn scores 2 as Sabres win 4-2, drop Flyers to 0-4-2 in last six games

Apr. 05, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rasmus Dahlin had a defiant response to those counting out the Buffalo Sabres, who suddenly find themselves in the mix of a tightly contested Eastern Conference playoff race following a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. “We’re a team...

Connor Bedard, Blackhawks skate past the Flyers 5-1

Mar. 30, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Connor Bedard had an assist to increase his rookie-leading points total, Philipp Kurashev, Joey Anderson and Lukas Reichel each added a goal and an assist and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1 on Saturday night. Nick Foligno and...

NHL playoff race heats up as the Capitals, Flyers and Red Wings are vying for 2 spots in the East

Mar. 27, 2024 13:18 PM EDT

Chants of “Let's Go, Red Wings!” filled the arena in downtown Washington before the home fans drowned them out. A Tuesday night in March felt like a Game 7 in May because of what was at stake. “Every game feels like a playoff game at this point,” Capitals center Nic Dowd said...