The Flyers are the only NHL team without an active defenseman on their roster they drafted this decade. So why hasn't the team been able to pick, develop and hold onto talented defensemen?
Sweden became the first home team to win the world hockey championships in 27 years, beating Switzerland 5-1 on Sunday.
1dJason Spezza will rejoin Ottawa's lineup Sunday for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Sens trailing 2-0 to the Pens.
1dThe Red Wings scored four goals after entering the first intermission down 1-0 to even the series 1-1 with a 4-1 win Saturday afternoon.
2dSwitzerland used goals from Nino Niederreiter, Julian Walker, and Reto Suri to beat the United States 3-0 Saturday to advance to Sunday's gold medal game.
2dThe Hurricanes say they expect captain Eric Staal to be ready to start next season after suffering a scary-looking knee injury during the World Championships.
2dThe Los Angeles Kings will try to take a commanding 3-0 series lead over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
2dSidney Crosby's hat trick lifted the Penguins past the Senators and gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 series lead.
3dThe Kings scored two goals within 22 seconds to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 win over the Sharks. Here's a recap of Thursday's playoff action in the NHL.
BROAD STREET HOCKEY
Before this season, the last time the Flyers missed the playoffs was 2006-07.