Hurricanes ramping up, take on hot Flyers

The Carolina Hurricanes hope to build off a comeback win when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday. The Hurricanes scored three unanswered goals in the third period to skate away with a 3-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday. The win came after Carolina was blown out 8-2 by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday. “We’ll take a win in any way possible,” defenseman Brady Skjei said. “There’s never a real panic

Islanders bid to continue ascent in rematch vs. Flyers

A three-game winning streak for the New York Islanders is salvaging what had been a disastrous November. The Philadelphia Flyers hope their current two-game skid isn’t going to undo the progress they made over the first half of the month. The Islanders and Flyers will meet for the second time this week on Saturday night in Elmont, N.Y. Both teams will be completing a back-to-back set. The Islanders continued their well-timed surge Friday with a

Coaching battle highlights Rangers visit to Flyers

John Tortorella and Peter Laviolette have plenty of experience coaching the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, respectively. Now Tortorella and Laviolette are bringing their familiar brand of instant results to the Flyers and Rangers. The teams will each look to continue their early-season surges Friday afternoon, when Philadelphia hosts New York in a battle of longtime division rivals. Both teams were off on Thanksgiving after playing division games on the road Wednesday, when the

Flyers streak into long stretch against division foes, face Isles

The rebuilding process is starting to produce results for the Philadelphia Flyers even if virtually all of their games have been outside of the Metropolitan Division. Seeking a sixth straight win, the Flyers play the second of eight straight games against division foes on Wednesday night when they visit the struggling New York Islanders in Elmont, N.Y. The Flyers are 3-1-0 against divisional opponents through their first 18 games. Two of those wins have come

Flyers aim to stay hot vs. reeling Blue Jackets

The Philadelphia Flyers will look to extend their season-high winning streak to five games on Sunday when they host the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets. Sean Couturier scored one minute into overtime to send the Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. Flyers goaltender Carter Hart stopped 28 shots. “It was a big win against a really good team,” Couturier said. “I think it was a good

Flyers brace for stern test in matinee vs. Golden Knights

The rebuilding Philadelphia Flyers seek their fourth consecutive victory with a home matchup versus the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday afternoon. After a maddening loss to the then-winless San Jose Sharks, the Flyers concluded their four-game road trip with victories over the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and Carolina Hurricanes. Goaltender Carter Hart returned after a five-game absence due to an illness and an injured back to make 31 saves in

Kings hope for success on home ice vs. Flyers

The Los Angeles Kings carry an eight-game point streak into Saturday night’s game against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers, but the hosts don’t necessarily have a home-ice advantage. It will be the third game in four nights for Los Angeles, which is a perfect 7-0-0 on the road this season but has managed just one win in six games (1-2-3) at Arena. That’s one fewer home win than the woeful San Jose Sharks. “I don’t

Sharks host Flyers, aim to avoid dubious record

The San Jose Sharks have a chance to make NHL history Tuesday night when they host the Philadelphia Flyers. Unfortunately for Sharks fans, it’s not a good kind of history. San Jose has lost 11 straight games (0-10-1) to begin the season, the fourth team in NHL history to accomplish that feat. The New York Rangers lost 11 straight in 1943-44 to establish the record for most losses to begin a season, and the Arizona

Kings carry perfect road mark into Philadelphia

The Los Angeles Kings will try to remain perfect on the road this season when they continue their four-game trek against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Kings, who opened the trip with a 4-1 victory at Toronto on Tuesday, improved to an NHL-best 5-0-0 on the road with a 3-2 win at Ottawa on Thursday. After the Saturday game, they will fly home to Los Angeles before heading to Las Vegas to the