PREVIEW: Your 2016-17 Philadelphia Flyers

A season unlike any other, Back to work. 

On Friday the Philadelphia Flyers will take the ice for the very first time this season. Marking the first season without founder Ed Snider who passed away earlier this year and the first season with Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov. 

Coming into the season after a proving pre-season that ended with the Bruins acing out the Flyers 1-0 in Boston. The starting line-up looks solid and depth is strong for the boys coming into the 2016-17 season marking 50 years since the 1966-67 season in which the Flyers, Blues, Kings and Penguins all became teams in. In net Hextall continues to keep Michal Neuvirth and Steve Mason.

Recap: Flyers Take Second Wildcard Seed from Detroit in Stellar 4-2 win.

The stars aligned in Denver as the Philadelphia Flyers came into the game trailing 1-0 over the Avalanche and then it happened, Shayne Gostisbehere and Pierre-Édouard Bellemare knock it in to tie the game up at 1 a piece, Ghost was given the assist and Bellemare the goal and it just ignited from there, Steve Mason stopped numerous pucks and allowed a goal before Radko Gudas slapped in the second goal for the Flyers to tie it up at 2-2 and then Brayden Schenn passed to Claude Giroux for a stellar goal that took the lead and 19 seconds apart from Gudas' goal! Steve Mason held off countless pucks before Colorado pulled their goal-tender and Ryan White scored the empty net goal sealing the score 4-2.
 

 

Steve Mason looked discomforted after the game win and we'll keep you posted on his situation on our twitter @WR05Sports. Anthony Stolarz is the backup to him since Michal Neuvirth is undergoing surgery. 

The Flyers are back at it again on Saturday against the Coyotes

Recap: Flyers fall to Penguins 4-1.

As the Saturday matinee game the Flyers took on the Penguins in a heated rivalry game that looked to be promising for the 80 point flyers versus the 82 point Penguins. 

That didn't go as planned.. Early on in the game the Penguins scored two goals on Mason who wasn't slated to start the game until 48 minutes before puck drop.  The energy around the Wells Fargo Center was palpable. Between a deafening “Let’s Go Flyers” chant three minutes into the contest and the roar of the crowd whenever Steve Mason turned away a shot, the arena was in full playoff mode.

The Flyers gave up multiple chances for scoring and managed to score a single goal, in the opening 20 minutes, Mason stood on his head as he turned away 11 shots. A handful of which were point-blank, including a breakaway attempt while on the man-advantage that saw him deny Hagelin's attempt late in the period.

Jake Voracek returned from his nine-game absence after suffering a lower-body injury in the 3-2 win over Minnesota on Feb. 25. The team went 7-1-1 without him.

Jordan Weal, R.J. Umberger and Evgeny Medvedev were healthy scratches. Chris VandeVelde served the first of a two-game suspension for his elbow on Chicago’s Jonathan Toews.

What's next? The Flyers will embark on a four-game road trip starting in Brooklyn against the New York Islanders on Monday followed by Columbus on Tuesday. This will be their 13th back-to-back set of the season with three more remaining in the span of eight days from April 2nd to April 10th.