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Kevin Durso
Philadelphia, PA
A Philly sports fanatic who always has an opinion and I'm sharing it with the world
Interests: Philly sports, baseball, broadcasting, Phillies, Eagles, Flyers
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Andrew MacDonald joins a long injury list for the Flyers. MacDonald and Coburn are out for four weeks. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The Flyers battle with injuries to the defense just went from bad to worse. First, Braydon Coburn, who was possibly to return this week, will now be out for four weeks. Joining him is fellow defenseman Andrew MacDonald, who is also out for the next four weeks. Both have lower-body injuries. GM Ron Hextall is expected to address the media later today. The Flyers have not formally announced the roster moves that will be made for Saturday night's... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Flyerdelphia
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Good afternoon, Flyers fans! Here at Flyerdelphia, we strive to provide the best Flyers coverage for our readers. So this season, Thursday is Flyers Faithful day. Every Thursday during the season, we will have two features on the site that are specifically powered by our readers. First, we want you to send your questions to our Facebook page and @Flyerdelphia on Twitter with the hashtag #Mailbag. Our lead writer, Kevin Durso, will be answering a few each week, so get your questions in. We will also use Thursday to select our Fan of the Week. Send your photos to our... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
The box score this morning will show the Flyers scoring three goals in the third period to claim a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins after being tied, 2-2, entering the final 20 minutes. But it wasn't a goal that really led to the Flyers third-period scoring. Ray Emery stopped Evgeni Malkin from point-blank range. Moments later, R.J. Umberger scored the go-ahead goal. The Flyers never looked back. It was just one of the many cases where defense led to offense for the Flyers. There are certain ways to stop the Penguins. One is by containing Sidney Crosby and Malkin.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
For the Flyers, it may be home away from home. The Consol Energy Center has been friendly to the Orange and Black, and after a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of the Blackhawks, perhaps this was just what the doctor ordered. The Penguins got the game's first goal, but the Flyers took control in the second and third periods to claim their second victory of the season, a 5-3 win over the Penguins on Wednesday night. With the win, the Flyers improved to 10-1-1 in their last 12 regular-season games at the Consol Energy Center. The Penguins struck for the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Claude Giroux and the Flyers bid for their second win of the season against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on Wednesday night. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) After a disasterous night in Chicago, the Flyers have a very quick turnaround. And it comes against their biggest rival. The Pittsburgh Penguins await the Orange and Black in the first installment of the Battle of Pennsylvania in the 2014-15 season. Given the Flyers energy level in Tuesday night's loss, it is another daunting task for a team that has struggled early in the season. The opening face-off for Wednesday night's game is set... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
For the first five games of the season, it was tough to see how the Flyers didn't match up with elite teams. They had their moments. They made plenty of mistakes. And yes, they lost the first four games. But they were competitive against good teams. Then came Tuesday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks. "We were deer in the headlights that first period," head coach Craig Berube said. "You can’t stand around and watch them pass the puck and skate, especially a team like that." A 3-0 first period was a large chunk of the story. And aside from... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Luke Schenn and the Flyers defense have been a huge problem as the Flyers play elite teams early in the season. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The Flyers season is six games old. They have a 1-3-2 record. It could, and probably should, be a lot better. The Flyers have played better than the record indicates. But losses are still losses and it's hard to ignore the glaring holes the Flyers didn't fill in the offseason that are ever present. There have been calls for Craig Berube to be fired. There are some who think Claude Giroux isn't cut out to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flyerdelphia
The Flyers season is already five games old but in the minors, it is the dawn of another season. On Friday, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms played in just their second game of the season, opening the PPL Center with a 4-3 overtime win against the Adirondack Flames. Meanwhile, the rest of the minor-league season is just getting underway. Here is more on the minors in today's Future Flyers Report. The Phantoms had just one game over the weekend, taking a trip to Glens Falls to face the Adirondack Flames in the second half of a home-and-home. This time, the Flames... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
After a second period that saw the Flyers surrender three goals, Craig Berube used the intermission to send a message to his team, still in search of its first win. When the Flyers emerged from the locker room in the third, Ray Emery was between the pipes to relieve Steve Mason. Mason had allowed four goals on 18 shots in the first two periods. All four goals were impossible to stop. But Mason was the victim in this message-sending act. And the Flyers response was a three-goal third period to force overtime. Two late penalties for the Stars led to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
It took five games, but the Flyers finally have their first win. But it certainly wasn't easy. The Flyers scored three goals in the third period to force overtime. Claude Giroux scored on the power play in overtime to give the Flyers a 6-5 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night at American Airlines Center. The Stars struck for the game's first goal at 11:32 of the first. Trevor Daley was on the receiving end of some great passing as a power-play goal, his second of the season, gave the Stars the lead. The Flyers would strike back for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers open a three-game road trip in Dallas in search of their first win of the season against the Stars. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) Four games into the season, the Flyers are still in search of their first win. Progress takes many forms. It was definitely seen in their last two games against the Canadiens and Ducks, despite losses in both games in the shootout. After three days off from game action, the Flyers return to the ice, this time in Dallas to face the Stars in the first of a three-game road trip. The opening face-off is set... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
GOAL! Phantoms win in OT! The team salutes the fans before entering the locker room. LV 4 - ADK 3 #LVvsADK pic.twitter.com/kucKR91Nyj — LehighValleyPhantoms (@LVPhantoms) October 18, 2014 It was 18 years ago that the Flyers AHL affiliate, the Phantoms, took the ice for the first time. For the first 13 years of their existence, they were the Philadelphia Phantoms, and played in the neighboring Spectrum. Then came the move from Philadelphia to Glens Falls, NY, where they became the Adirondack Phantoms. The return to the Philadelphia area was complete on Friday night, when the Lehigh Valley Phantoms hosted their... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Claude Giroux scored the Flyers lone goal in Tuesday night's shootout as the Flyers dropped to 0-2-2 with a 4-3 loss to the Ducks. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) Not even a shooting gallery could save the Flyers from the dreaded shootout on Tuesday night. The Flyers took 42 shots in 65 minutes of play against the Ducks, including But only three of those 42 shots beat Frederik Andersen, sending the game to the skills competition of doom. Since the origin of the shootout, following the 2004 NHL Lockout, the Flyers have the second-fewest wins by virtue of the shooting in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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Steve Mason and the Flyers have just two points to show for solid efforts in their first four games. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) Jake Voracek fired a backhand to the top shelf with 5:20 to go in the third period. It helped the Flyers get a point in Tuesday night's game against the Ducks. But at the end of the night, the Flyers were still winless through four games, following a 4-3 shootout loss. They have two points in the standings, the same as they did following eight games last season. The Flyers 0-2-2 record resembles last season's slow start.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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The Eagles didn’t need to do anything overly special to defeat the Giants. More than anything, Sunday night’s win was about execution. There were some mistakes throughout the game, but all three scoring plays worked to perfection thanks to due diligence in all aspects. Defensively, the Eagles made an impact... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Eagledelphia
This is the way the Eagles were supposed to play. Week in and week out, this is how the Eagles were supposed to handle opponents. It took them six weeks to deliver such a performance. But given the opponent and the stakes, even this early in the season, it couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Eagledelphia
The snapshot image from the week leading up to Sunday night’s game was a custom Eagles jersey, featured the number 0 and the word “Super Bowls” written above it. On Sunday night, the Giants got a zero of a different kind. Under the bright lights of Lincoln Financial Field, there... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Eagledelphia
Facing the Rams in Week 5, the Eagles opened up a 27-point lead and nearly let it slip away. In Week 6, facing a division rival, they opened up the same lead and never looked back. The Eagles scored 10 points in the first quarter and 10 more in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Eagledelphia
With the bye week coming next week, the battered Eagles are about to get some relief with a week off from game action. But first, a crucial division rival stands in their way from an amazing start and a lot of questions. The Eagles get the New York Giants, a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Eagledelphia
The final week before the bye may be the most crucial for the Eagles. Divisional games always prove to be the toughest test. The Giants provide a huge test for the Eagles, who haven’t shown the potential they have on paper. This would be a great time to break out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Eagledelphia
A look at the Flyers October schedule and the way the first three games have played out brings a frightening though to mind. Last season, the Flyers started the season 1-7-0 in eight games. For the second straight season, the Flyers have opened with three straight losses after a 4-3 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. It was a game where the Flyers led 3-0 following two periods. There were two points easily within their grasp. They managed one. With the type of schedule facing the Flyers in October, points cannot be given away. Three straight losses... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
There are times where Braydon Coburn looks totally out of place in the Flyers defensive system. I even criticized his positioning on the Bruins first goal on Wednesday night. But it is games like the Flyers home opener on Thursday, a 6-4 loss to the Devils, where his absence proves costly. Less of Coburn means more of Luke Schenn and Michael Del Zotto, a pairing that is bound to be nothing but trouble for the Flyers. With Coburn out for some time, the Flyers will face the challenge of piecing together the defense. Coburn's replacement was Nick Schultz, who all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
Less than two minutes separated the Flyers from points in the standings in their first game of the 2014-15 season. Instead, a late goal gave the Bruins the win and the Flyers a tough loss. But Thursday night presents another new beginning as the Flyers debut on home ice for the first time this season. The New Jersey Devils await as the opponent, playing in their first game of the season. The opening face-off is set for 7 p.m. from Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers suffered a 2-1 loss to the Bruins on Wednesday night. Sean Couturier scored the lone... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers season opener fully portrayed the dangers of playing on your heels. A late penalty kept the tilted ice in the Boston Bruins favor. But it was a broken play, and a broken stick, that did the Flyers in. Steve Mason attempted to adjust to Adam McQuaid's shot as it fluttered off the broken stick, but left a rebound right in the crease for Chris Kelly, who scored the game-winning goal for Boston with 1:51 remaining in the third period on Tuesday night in a 2-1 Flyers loss. The effort was solid by the Flyers. This was a Bruins... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
For most of the night, Steve Mason was the Flyers best player on the ice. But a bounce for the Bruins went against Mason late and that provided the difference in the season opener. The Flyers scored early in the third period to even the score. But as the momentum shifted the Bruins way, Chris Kelly scored with under two minutes to play on a rebound to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Flyers on Wednesday night at TD Garden. The Bruins opened the scoring on the power play in the first. At 10:39, Reilly Smith was alone... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Flyerdelphia