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Carter Hart Pulled Again In Loss To Montreal

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Daily News,

Kid Goalie vs. his idol. That would be Carter Hart, the Flyers’ 20-year-old wunderkind, vs. Montreal’s Carey Price, 31, long regarded as one of the NHL’s best goaltenders.

Advantage, Price.

For the second straight game, Hart allowed three goals on nine shots and was pulled.

For the second straight game, the Flyers faced an early 3-0 deficit and couldn’t recover.

Montreal 5, Flyers 1.


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Only A Two Game Suspension For Radko Gudas?

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Not sure what was more of a joke, the fact that the NHL’s Department of Player Endangerment™ suspended Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas only two games for clubbing NHL scoring leader Nikita Kucherov over the head with his stick or the head-scratching claim department head George Parros made when explaining the suspension.

Read what Parros said in the NHL’s video explaining the suspension and try not to laugh out loud: “As part of our efforts to change player behavior and in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, the Department of Player Safety will increase a player’s discipline when he repeatedly violates NHL playing rules. No matter how forceful the impact he makes is, Gudas must stop using his stick to target the heads of his opponents.”

Oh really now? This is the same Radko Gudas who received a 10-game suspension for his stick attack on Mathieu Perreault of the Winnipeg Jets just 15 months ago, right?


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Video- Radko Gudas Suspended 2 Games



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DoPS Hearing Today For Radko Gudas


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Edmonton/Philadelphia Goalie Trade

Edmonton Oilers release,

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Anthony Stolarz from Philadelphia in exchange for goaltender Cam Talbot.

Stolarz, 25, has appeared in 12 games for Philadelphia this season, with a 4-3-3 record, a 3.33 GAA and a .902 SV%.

The 6’6”, 210-pound goaltender is in his second NHL season, and fifth as a professional.  The native of Edison, NJ was originally a second round draft pick of Philadelphia, 45th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Stolarz played for the U.S. at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship, finishing fifth overall.  He played for the OHL’s London Knights from 2012-14, appearing in two Memorial Cups and capturing one OHL Championship

added 6:37am, from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Keith Gretzky accomplished what Peter Chiarelli seemingly never could. He won a trade. His first one, as a matter of fact.

This isn’t to say that the Philadelphia Flyers got fleeced when they took Cam Talbot in exchange for Anthony Stolarz. Not at all. The Flyers got the support for young starter Carter Hart that they felt they required, and with Hart’s emergence, the 25-year-old Stolarz became expendable for Philly.

But let’s look at this deal from Gretzky’s perspective, an interim general manager in Edmonton who has inherited perhaps the most mismanaged cap in the National Hockey League today.

Gretzky was under pressure to drop $1.3 million in cap space by Tuesday, to make room for the return of defenceman Andrej Sekera, currently on a conditioning assignment in the AHL. That acute need put Gretzky in a position of weakness, and everyone across the NHL knew it.


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Video- Now This Is What You Call A Quick Whistle

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Montreal Canadiens Acquire Dale Weise From The Philadelphia Flyers

MONTREAL- Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Saturday that the team has acquired defenseman Christian Folin and forward Dale Weise from the Philadelphia Flyers in return for David Schlemko and Byron Froese. 

Folin, 27, has participated in 26 games thus far this season with Philadelphia, recording two assists, 16 penalty minutes, 60 hits and a +5 differential. The 6'03'' and 204 lbs defenseman is averaging 15:33 of ice time per game.

In 209 career NHL regular season games with Minnesota, Los Angeles and Philadelphia since his debut in 2013-14, Folin has recorded 38 points (7 goals, 31 assists) and 96 penalty minutes. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, he has a +21 differential. Folin appeared in six career NHL playoff games.

The 30-year-old Weise has played 42 games thus far this season with Philadelphia, registering 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists). He scored one of his goals while shorthanded and added one game-winning tally. He is averaging 12:08 of ice time per game, has recorded 67 hits and served 15 penalty minutes. Weise added two points (1-1-2) in three contests with Lehigh Valley (AHL).

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Keith Urban Will Be The Headliner For The Stadium Series Game On February 23rd

NEW YORK (Feb. 6, 2019) – 2018 CMA Entertainer of the Year and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban will headline the entertainment for the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ outdoor game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field®, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today. The performance in the first intermission presented by Ticketmaster® will be televised as part of the NHL Stadium Series broadcast, which begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBC in the U.S. and on SN1, SN360 and TVAS2 in Canada.

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The Philadelphia Flyers Have Won Eight Consecutive Games

from Sam Donnellon of Philly.com,

In a curious coincidence, the Flyers awoke this season at precisely the same time the Eagles hibernated for the winter.

Their hockey team’s eight-game winning streak, extended by Monday night’s 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, began with a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild one day after that pass slithered through the hands of Alshon Jeffery, and with it, a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champions. And it short-circuited a nice reversal from the Eagles’ early-season ineptitude and miscues, and it appeared to be triggered by a forced change in what most would concede is football’s most critical position: quarterback.

Likewise, the catalyst of the Flyers' crawl from the tomb has been 20-year-old goaltender Carter Hart, whose play last month earned him both the NHL’s monthly rookie award, and its second star overall. On Monday, it was more of the same, Hart stopping 41 Vancouver shots, including a leaping block of Nikolay Goldobin’s rebound shot during a late third-period power play that Chris Long would be proud of.

There were several others before and after that, creating an impressive pile of kindling on the opposing bench for the eighth game in a row.

"It’s almost like miracles out there,"  said Sean Couturier, whose hooking penalty created the need for divine intervention.


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Video- Save Of The Night Goes To Carter Hart

Philadelphia beat Vancouver 2-1.


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