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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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Chris Stewart Trying To Make It In Philadelphia

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Chris Stewart, a physical right winger who had two 28-goal seasons early in a career that was bursting with promise, knows this could be his last chance to earn a spot on an NHL roster.

He won’t go away quietly.

Stewart, 31, is battling for a bottom-six job at the Flyers’ training camp, and he has this working for him: His 6-foot-2, 243-pound frame might open room for his linemates, and he excels in board battles because of his size....

“My expectations,” said Stewart, who has been on a line with Michael Raffl and Scott Laughton at training camp, “are to make this hockey club. That’s the only thing on my mind. I prepare every day.”

Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher twice made trades for Stewart when he was Minnesota’s GM, and he signed him to a tryout contract with the Flyers.

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A Six-Year Deal For Ivan Provorov In Philadelphia


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Behind The Glass With The Philadelphia Flyers

NEW YORK (August 28, 2019) – The National Hockey League (NHL®), NHL Network™ and the Philadelphia Flyers® today announced their partnership for the second season of the groundbreaking all-access series Behind The Glass: Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp. Produced by NHL Network in association with NHL Original Productions, the four-part series will offer fans a glimpse into the fast-paced nature of an NHL training camp. Within less than four weeks, Flyers players will report to camp, undergo endurance and skill tests, play in preseason and exhibition games in the U.S. and Europe, compete for roster spots, and ultimately prepare for the team’s season opener on October 4. Behind The Glass: Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp is set to premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NHL Network. 

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Key RFA’s For The Flyers Still Unsigned

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Defenseman Ivan Provorov and right winger Travis Konecny, key players on a Flyers team that opens training camp Sept. 13, are still unsigned restricted free agents.

But there is no panic in general manager Chuck Fletcher’s voice. Fletcher is still negotiating with the players’ agents, and his concern level is low.

“You look around the league and it seems to be a common theme with a lot of RFAs,” Fletcher said Monday. “There just seems to be dialogue, but not a lot of deals getting done. I think as we get closer to camp, obviously the urgency on both sides will pick up.”

Provorov, 22, is coming off a turnover-plagued season in which he managed just seven goals – 10 fewer than the previous year – and was minus-16. He was sixth in the NHL, averaging 25 minutes, 7 seconds of ice time per game.

Konecny, 22, scored 24 goals for the second consecutive season.


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Video- Season Preview For The Philadelphia Flyers

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,

Kevin Hayes understands the expectations that come with the seven-year contract he signed with the Philadelphia Flyers on June 19.

"I wouldn't call it nerves, I'd call it more excitement to show everyone that I am worthy of what I signed for and to take the next step in my career," the 27-year-old forward said of his $49.98 million contract (average annual value of $7.14 million).

Hayes will have a familiar face helping him take those steps. Alain Vigneault, hired as Flyers coach April 15, was Hayes' coach with the New York Rangers during his first four NHL seasons. He scored an NHL career-high 25 goals playing for Vigneault in 2017-18.

"He changed my career path when I was in New York in terms of the way that I look at the game and how I can be effective every night," said Hayes, acquired by Philadelphia in a trade from the Winnipeg Jets on June 3 for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. "I think when I entered the League I was more of a one-dimensional player, and now I like to consider myself a 200-foot player, and a lot of that has to do with him helping me out."


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