Bill Meltzer (Philadelphia Flyers)

Bill Meltzer (Philadelphia Flyers)

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer’s Musings: Mason, LeClair/Desjardins Trade 20 Years Later, Alumni

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH FOR MASON? The 2014-15 season has been a frustrating one for both the Philadelphia Flyers and starting goaltender Steve Mason. The 26-year-old netminder has played brilliantly when he's been able to stay in the lineup but has now...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer’s Musings: Flyers Bounce Back in the ‘Burgh, Quick Hits

FLYERS BOUNCE BACK IN THE 'BURGH Whatever the flaws in the hockey team, something no one can say about the Philadelphia Flyers (2-3-2) is that the team lacks resiliency. Heading into the club’s just-completed three-game road trip through Dallas, Chicago and Pittsburgh, earning...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer’s Musings: Del Zotto, Flyers Greatest Number 12

DEL ZOTTO ROLLERCOASTER SEASON BACK ON UPSWING The 2014-15 season has been a strange ride for Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto, filled with rather extreme lows and highs. Of late, things have been going well both for him and for the team. He...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 2/8/15 vs. WSH

PREVIEW: FLYERS @ CAPITALS Beginning a four-game road trip, Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (22-22-8) are in the District of Columbia on Sunday afternoon to take on Barry Trotz's Washington Capitals (28-15-10). Game time at the Verizon Center is 3:00 p.m. EST. The game...

Brad Marsh: Hexy Scored a Goal, I Had My Head Examined

Twenty-seven years ago yesterday, National Hockey League history was made at the Philadelphia Spectrum. In a 5-2 win by the Philadelphia Flyers over the Boston Bruins, Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall became the first goalie in NHL history to score a goal by shooting the...

Bill Meltzer: Gameday Wrapup: Flyers Stonewall Caps, 3-1, Lose Mason Again

FLYERS STONEWALL CAPS, 3-1, LOSE MASON AGAIN The Philadelphia Flyers played perhaps their best defensive game of the season as they defeated the Washington Capitals, 3-1, at the Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon. Despite a 6-to-1 disparity in power plays in...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer’s Musings: VandeVelde Seems Like a Lindbergh Award Shoo-in

The annual Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Award is voted on by the Flyers players and given to the teammate who has been the club's most improved player that season. The award commemorates the process by which the late Swedish goaltender recovered from a horrific second...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers-Habs Wrapup: Unable to Cling to Lead, Flyers Settle for One Point

The Philadelphia Flyers were unable to nurse a 1-0 lead through the latter half of a fast-paced game at the Bell Centre in Montreal and settled for one point in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday night. Coupled with the Boston...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 2/8/15 vs. WSH; Zepp Hurt in Phantoms Loss

PREVIEW: FLYERS @ CAPITALS Beginning a four-game road trip, Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (22-22-8) are in the District of Columbia on Sunday afternoon to take on Barry Trotz's Washington Capitals (28-15-10). Game time at the Verizon Center is 3:00 p.m. EST. The game...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer’s Musings: Home Ice Advantage, Nick Cousins

ANATOMY OF A HOME ICE ADVANTAGE Much has been written and said lately about the steep difference between the Flyers' record -- and the related team stats that accompany it -- at home and on the road this season. There have...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 2/10/15 @ MTL

PREVIEW: FLYERS @ CANADIENS In the second match of a four-game road trip, Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (23-22-8) are in Quebec to take on Michel Therrien's Montreal Canadiens (34-15-3) on Tuesday night. Game time at the Bell Centre is 7:30 p.m. EST. The...

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