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Cam Atkinson To Philadelphia Jakub Voracek To Columbus

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Philadelphia/Buffalo Trade

via the Philadelphia Fyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for the club's first round pick (13th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Flyers' own second round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft and defenseman Robert Hagg, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher.

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Oskar Lindblom Is The Recipient Of The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

NEW YORK (June 15, 2021) – Philadelphia Flyers left wing Oskar Lindblom is the 2020-21 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” The award was presented by the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) to honor the late Bill Masterton, a player for the Minnesota North Stars who exhibited those qualities. Masterton died on Jan. 15, 1968, as a result of an on-ice injury.

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Video- Shayne Gostisbehere Suspended 2 Games

Two games for boarding.

 

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Video- Shayne Gostisbehere Will Be Meeting With DoPS Today

Watch the incident below.

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The Philadelphia Flyers Have A Few Issues

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Without being prompted last week, Flyers coach Alain Vigneault again brought up how the Flyers have missed defenseman Matt Niskanen in all situations this season.

Make no mistake, Niskanen was a good player and a very good leader for the Flyers last season, his first and only year with the team.

But by the way the Flyers collapsed after he retired, you might have thought he was Bobby Orr and Victor Hedman rolled into one.

It has been a mystifying season for the Flyers, with goaltender Carter Hart going from ultra-promising to one of the worst goalies in the league, with the special teams being a disaster, with poor starts to games becoming the norm.

The most mystifying part, however, was this: The way so many parts of the Flyers’ game became dreadfully bad without Niskanen, a veteran called “Steady Eddie” by his teammates.

Consider:

– The Flyers allowed just 2.77 goals per game last season, placing them tied for seventh in the league. This year, they are last in the NHL — 31st — as they have allowed 3.57 goals per game.

– The penalty kill was 11th last season, with a success rate of 81.8%. This year, it is 30th, clicking at 73.2%.

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A Season To Forget For The Philadelphia Flyers

from Ed Barkowitz of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

When it comes to writing the obituary on the Flyers’ 2020-21 season, this miserable week against the Devils might not be in the first paragraph, but it is an example of how things have deteriorated since March 1.

The Flyers’ playoff hopes had all been dashed when it started, so these four games were going to be meaningless.

The Devils beat the Flyers again, this time pinning on them a 4-1 loss as the Flyers allowed the first goal for the 10th consecutive game. That should be impossible.

The players, 4-9-2 at home since March 1, have not quit, according to their captain.

“The guys care in [that] locker room,” Claude Giroux said. “I don’t think there’s laziness on the team. I think that when one thing goes wrong, there’s always a second and third thing. I don’t think laziness is part of this.”

The 9-0 loss to Rangers, the laughable trip to Lake Tahoe, or any mention of Carter Hart’s regression will take precedence in telling this season’s story.

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Morning Line- Claude Giroux

“I think last year we took a huge step forward from the year before and not being able to take another step forward is definitely very frustrating to be in the position we’re in now. I don’t think we saw each other being in this position at this point of the year, so it’s confusing and frustrating.”

-Claude Giroux, captain of the Philadelphia Flyers.  Sam Carchidi of the Philadelpia Inquirer has more.

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Playoff Chances Fade For The Philadelphia Flyers After A Loss To The Boston Bruins

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphi Inquirer,

The Flyers, playing one of the most important games of their uneven season, faced a Boston Bruins team Tuesday that was missing two of its best defensemen and its three top goaltenders.

They failed to take advantage.

Boston goalie Jeremy Swayman made 40 saves in a memorable NHL debut, and Patrice Bergeron scored three times as the Bruins handed the Flyers a killer loss, 4-2, at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers fell five points behind Boston for the fourth and final East Division playoff spot, and the Bruins have two games in hand. The Flyers could have moved to within a point of the Bruins with a regulation win....

The urgency was missing in the final period. With their playoff lives on the brink, the Flyers went down meekly, managing just four shots in the third.

“Give them credit. They’re a good team, they’re an experienced team,” coach Alain Vigneault said. “... I thought we played extremely well in the second and they tightened things a little bit and it was tougher for us to get through.”

The Flyers outshot the Bruins, 42-26, and had a 77-50 advantage in shot attempts.

“We didn’t give them a lot of looks, and we had some great looks,” Vigneault said. “We weren’t able to finish and they were able to finish.”

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Video- Sam Morin’s First NHL Goal, Eight Years After Being Drafted

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,

Samuel Morin scored his first NHL goal for the Philadelphia Flyers in a 2-1 win against the New York Rangers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

"It's the best moment of my life, obviously," Morin said. "I don't score a lot of goals. Was a big moment, big [win] for us. A big moment for me. I'm going to enjoy it and reset for tomorrow."...

Morin put the Flyers ahead 2-1 with 4:27 remaining in the third period. The Rangers turned over the puck in their end and Flyers forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel passed the puck back to Morin, whose shot from the point got past Shesterkin.

Selected by Philadelphia with the No. 11 pick of the 2013 NHL Draft, Morin was playing his 15th NHL game and second since being moved back to defenseman. The Flyers shifted the 25-year-old to left wing during training camp and he played four games there earlier this season.

Morin was limited to 28 games between the NHL and the American Hockey League in 2017-18 and 2019-20 because of a core muscle injury and ACL tears in each knee.

"It's been a hard couple of years for me," Morin said. "I was just trying to take it day by day. ... I got a lot of support here with the Flyers, good teammates, good family. Worked hard, and now I'm there and I'm trying to stay in the lineup."

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