| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:09 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It's safe to say the Flyers don't want a repeat of last year's start, which is why all eyes were on captain Claude Giroux's return from injury on Tuesday night.
A season ago, Giroux managed to get into just one preseason game due to...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:47 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Hockey bills itself as the fastest sport around, and that probably includes changes in players' roles, too.
Just a year ago, Mark Streit was a brand new addition to the Flyers. A seasoned veteran in his mid-30s, Streit still had a...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Despite being plagued by injuries — they lost four of their top six defensemen at one point — the Pittsburgh Penguins have won 12 of...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:53 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Wayne Simmonds scored three goals and Steve Mason stopped 34 shots to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:11 PM
One season under the NHL’s realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West.
The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:51 AM
PHILADELPHIA — Greetings from the city of brotherly love, where there isn’t much love left for the harsh weather the region has experienced this winter.
More snow is forecast for Tuesday, but by then the Kings will have left town for...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:07 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Wayne Simmonds was a huge fan favorite when he played for the Kings, who chose him in the second round — 61st overall — in the 2007 entry draft.
In his best season, 2009-10, he had 16 goals and 40 points — and...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:12 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Reminders of the Flyers' past are inescapable in and around the Wells Fargo Center.
Photographs from the Broad Street Bullies era hang in the locker room, and a photo montage of Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, Bob Kelly, Joe Watson and...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:15 PM
A couple of Michael Futa's buddies had talked up a kid they'd coached who was a natural scorer despite being a poor skater, so Futa, then the general manager of Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League, wanted to see the kid for himself.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Happiest place on earth, indeed.
Ducks defenseman Mark Fistric was at Disneyland with his son Wednesday when he finalized a $3.8-million, three-year contract extension.
“Pretty special day for my family,” Fistric said. “We really...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Goals by Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux gave the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-0 victory over the struggling Kings on Saturday at Staples Center.
It was the eighth loss in the last nine games for the Kings, whose ability to score has all but disappeared....