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Video- What Was Brady Tkachuk Thinking?

Tkachuk received 2 for a cross check and 2 for roughing.

:24 seconds left in the 3rd, Sens down by one and their goalie pulled.


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A Wake Up Call For The Boston Bruins

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

The Bruins came out slower than the 8:30 Commuter Rail to Rockport Sunday night and recovered in time — though it took a verrrrry long time — to bank a point in their 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers at the Garden.

We turned the clocks back a week ago Sunday morning, back in the old golden and glory days when the Bruins were the hottest team in the NHL. Ever since, much like the Commuter Rail, it’s gone off the tracks for the Black and Gold.

Have you felt out of synch the last week, lost how to explain gaining an hour on the clock messed up your life? Irritable? Short-tempered? No idea what condition your condition is in from one minute to the next?

Well, call it the Bruin in you.

The sons of Bruce Cassidy cobbled together only 10 shots through the first two periods vs. the Flyers. They finally mounted a push in the third, piled up 17 shots, and cashed in with goals from Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand. The L’il Ball o’Hate summoned his best Joe Sakic imitation on the equalizer, lasering an off-the-back-foot wrister past Carter Hart with 7:38 to go in regulation. A mesmerizing shot, and one of less than a handful of really entertaining, big-league plays the Bruins were able to summon all night.


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Videos- Claude Julien Is Not Happy With A Delay Of Game Penalty

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

“There was an icing and we’re trying to put the same guys on the ice and they say there should be different guys out there and they give us a delay-of-game penalty,” Julien said. “Most of the penalties were penalties and we take responsibility, but (the referees) have to take some responsibility. After that, I don’t knew whether they felt embarrassed, but they made sure we weren’t getting any breaks. There was the stick to (Jonathan) Drouin’s face that everyone saw (and) I’m not sold on the ruling on the penalty shot.”

more on the Habs OT loss to the Philadelphia Flyers...



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Alain Vigneault Wants More From Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek

from Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Alain Vigneault has been an NHL head coach for 16 years, and the most welcome development of his brief stint with the Flyers has been his willingness to use that credibility to call out the team’s top two players in a way they’ve never been before. There was Jake Voracek, sitting at his locker at the Skate Zone after the Flyers practiced Thursday afternoon, untying his left skate, and Vigneault stood in the center of the room with his back to him and demanded that Voracek and Claude Giroux deliver a higher caliber of play and leadership. Back-to-back lopsided losses to the Islanders and Penguins had compelled the coach to send his stars a message, and one of them was on hand to hear it. Voracek sat there and listened and laughed.

“We need our top players to lead the way for us, lead the way by how they have to play on the ice,” Vigneault said. “We need G to be a top-end performer like he’s been for the past few years. We need Jake to be a top-end performer like he’s been for the past few years. We need those guys to lead the way for us with their play on the ice, and I’m confident that’s going to be the case.”


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The Philadelphia Flyers Are Embarrassed With Their Loss To The Pittsburgh Penguins

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

In their worst period of the young season, the Flyers’ defense was non-existent as it gave goalie Brian Elliott no support. Their attack time was barely noticeable, and they fell into a 4-0 hole en route to a 7-1 loss to the arch-rival Pittsburgh Penguins.

“He’s been really good for us. Battling his butt off,” defenseman Matt Niskanen said of Elliott, the NHL’s No. 3 star of the week. “Not much of a chance tonight. Backdoor looks. Extra whacks. That’s stuff that just can’t happen. We’re going to work to get better at it and to fix it, but we left him hung out to dry."

Pittsburgh skated circles around the Flyers (5-5-1) in the opening 20 minutes and used a swarming forecheck to keep the visitors pinned in their own zone. As a result, the Penguins had a 16-6 shots domination in the period and got goals from Justin Schultz, Jared McCann, Dominik Simon, and Sidney Crosby.

“It was horrible. Embarrassing. We didn’t come out strong. They were ready and they gave it to us," center Sean Couturier said. “It’s tough winning games when you allow three, four goals in the first period. We’re going to have to learn from it. That’s twice in a row where we gave up [at least] three goals in the first period. We’ll have to be better."


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Video- Carter Hart With The Save Of The Night

On a 5-on-3 kill, he stops Taylor Hall.


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Veteran Defensemen May Be The Key For The Philadelphia Flyers

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

The Flyers are counting on veteran defensemen Matt Niskanen and Justin Braun having bounce-back seasons with their new team.

If they don’t, the Flyers probably won’t make the playoffs.

If they do, well, the Flyers have a decent chance to make it for just the fourth time in the last eight seasons.

“They’re exactly what we thought when we made the trades,” said Flyers coach Alain Vigneault....

The Flyers sent Radko Gudas to Washington to acquire Niskanen on June 14. Four days later, they dealt second- and third-round draft picks to San Jose for Braun. Both are minutes-eaters on a relatively young defensive unit.

Braun played in 84 playoff games with San Jose, which qualified in eight of his nine seasons with the Sharks. Niskanen has played in 125 playoff games in his career -- his teams qualified for the post-season the last nine seasons -- and his Capitals won the Stanley Cup in 2018.

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How The Philadelphia Flyers Will Deal With Jet Lag

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,

The Philadelphia Flyers brought in a sleep specialist to help them handle the travel and time changes as part of their preparation for the NHL Global Series.

"There is going to be sleep debt, there's going to be jet lag, we can't eliminate that," head of strength and conditioning Chris Osman said Sunday. "Whatever we can do to fill in the gaps through naps, staying over when we can stay over, that'll help us."...

For the 7 1/2-hour flight from Philadelphia to Geneva, Switzerland on Friday, the players were provided with ostrich pillows, which fit around the head and neck, as well as eyeshades and ear plugs....

Osman said in general he heard positive feedback from the players.

"We had a bunch of guys that said they slept better than they expected to," he said. "It was a really nice plane and we could lay down so that helps. ... Lot of guys said they slept better than they [normally] did and it'll help us moving forward."

After playing their preseason finale against Lausanne at Vaudoise Arena on Monday (2 p.m. ET; NHLN, NBCSP+, NHL.TV), the Flyers will play their season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks at O2 Arena in Prague on Friday (2 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN360, NBCSP, NBCSCH, NHL.TV).

They'll fly back to Philadelphia on Saturday, but the Global Series isn't their only long trip early in the season. After playing their home opener against the New Jersey Devils on Oct. 9, they travel to Western Canada for three games in five nights, starting at the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 12 and concluding with back-to-back games at the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 15-16.


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Video- Fired Up In Philly

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A Six-Year Deal For Travis Konecny In Philadelphia

via the Philadelphia Flyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Travis Konecny on a six-year contract worth an average annual value (AAV) of $5.5 million, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

"We are happy to have Travis under contract for the next six seasons," said Fletcher. "Travis has shown progression in each of his three seasons and is an integral part of our group of young forwards. His speed, skill and tenacity sets him apart in today's NHL."

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