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Video- Jakub Voracek Suspended Two Games



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Jack Eichel And Jakub Voracek Will Have A Hearing With DoPS Today


Watch the hit by Eichel here.


Here is the Voracek hit.

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Video- This is Interference By Jakub Voracek On Johnny Boychuk

Voracek received five for interference, Bailey two for roughing.


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Will Scott Gordon Be Back Behind The Bench For The Philadelphia Flyers Next Season?

from Mike Sielski of the Philly News,

It would seem, at the moment, the biggest question ahead of the Flyers’ offseason: Will Gordon be back? And the more games he and the Flyers win now, the better it is for him, though someone did ask him: The team had gone winless in eight straight games before embarking on that 16-3-2 stretch. Didn’t that turnaround alone say something about the job you’ve done?

“Maybe it just might have reaffirmed some of the beliefs I’ve had as far as coaching, how to do things, systems, people management, work delegation among coaches,” he said. “After every season, you evaluate what you did positively, what you did negatively, and everything in between.”

He won’t be the only one evaluating, though. General manager Chuck Fletcher, team president Paul Holmgren, and franchise CEO Dave Scott will be, too. And if they’re doing their evaluating right, they should consider a broader view in a manner that Gordon can’t or won’t.

For instance, they should consider that last season, under Dave Hakstol, the Flyers rebounded from a slow start with a 16-5-1 stretch from early December into mid-January, then were eliminated in the playoffs’ first round by the Penguins. They should consider that, under Hakstol in 2016-17, the Flyers went on a 10-game winning streak – and still failed even to qualify for the postseason.

They should consider that, in 2015-16, Hakstol’s first season, the Flyers needed a 12-3-2 run just to get into the playoffs. And they should consider that, in 2013-14, under Craig Berube, the Flyers went 39-21-10 over their final 70 games, including a 12-2-1 burst late in the season – and, yes, lost in the first round.

The purpose in noting those other spurts of success is not to argue that Gordon hasn’t done a good job this season, or that he is a better or worse coach than either Hakstol or Berube.


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Scott Gordon Was The Right Choice At The Right Time

from Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Daily News,

The Flyers have had 20 head coaches in their history — if you count Bob McCammon only once — but Scott Gordon, the current interim, is the first former goalie among that number.

There have been 10 forwards and seven defensemen and, in the interest of full disclosure, neither Roger Neilson nor Ken Hitchcock played professionally, so it’s hard to determine where they stood on the pond. They didn’t stand in the crease during a high-level game, however, and that is one of the unique gifts Gordon brings to his job.

It’s odd in a game that is so dependent on the position — and within an organization that has been so unlucky in its run of goalies — that the Flyers haven’t hit upon giving one a try before this. Goalies are the only guys on the ice for the entire game, and even when it isn’t their night, they are watching everything with a studied eye. No player is better equipped to tell you which of the beautiful patterns woven by an offense is more likely to succeed or fail.

Gordon was not chosen for his playing career, though, even if it becomes a lucky accident that he arrived at the same time as Carter Hart, who might be the goalie for whom this team has been waiting. Gordon is with the Flyers because the team was in a hurry to replace Dave Hakstol and the organization did not extend its search much beyond the Northeast Extension.


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Video- Nolan Patrick Gets Revenge On Kurtis Gabriel

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Philadelphia Flyers' Nolan Patrick takes his revenge on New Jersey Devils' Kurtis Gabriel, after being on the receiving end of a boarding call earlier in the game. Gabriel would leave the ice for concussion protocol.


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The Philadelphia Flyers Are Expected To Start Their Eighth Goalie Of The Season

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,

The Philadelphia Flyers are expected to use their eighth goalie of the season and set an NHL record with Cam Talbot scheduled to start against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Friday.

Talbot, who was acquired in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 15, was the backup to Brian Elliott against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; FS-O, NBCSP, NHL.TV), his third straight game in uniform after being scratched the previous three.

"It's the right opportunity," Flyers coach Scott Gordon said. "We don't want to go back to back with goalies, do as much as we can to prevent that. It's better for the two goalies so it's the perfect opportunity for [Talbot] to get in and play."


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Watching The Stadium Series Game Between The Pittsburgh Penguins And Philadelphia Flyers

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 26, 2019 – Saturday night’s 2019 NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers on NBC averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of nearly two million viewers, making it the most-watched NHL regular-season game in five years, excluding Winter Classics. The battle of Pennsylvania -- which was won by the Flyers in overtime, 4-3, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia -- was also the most-streamed Stadium Series game ever and set numerous local ratings records. Highlights include:

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Wayne Simmonds Headed To Nashville

added 3:11pm,


added 5:24pm, Nashville release is below.

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Video- Wayne Simmonds Hit On Brian Dumoulin

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Watch as Wayne Simmonds crushes Brian Dumoulin into the boards hard. The Pittsburgh Penguins take exception and try to start a brawl with the Flyers’ enforcer.


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