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?
Sidney Crosby's hat trick lifted the Penguins past the Senators and gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 series lead.
Ilya Bryzgalov gave up four USA goals before being pulled in Russia's defeat, while Claude Giroux scored a goal in Canada's loss.
1yJaromir Jagr wasted no time hitting the 1,600-point total by recording an assist in the Flyers' season-opening win against Boston.
1yClaude Giroux explains that Boston's Stanley Cup ceremony before Thursday's opener was a slap in the face to the Flyers.
1yThe Flyers watched while Boston celebrated winning last year's Stanley Cup and then spoiled the Bruins' party with a 2-1 victory in the season opener.
1yFollow along live as the Flyers open the regular season on the road against the defending champion Boston Bruins.
1yTim Panaccio gives a first look at how the 2011-12 NHL season could turn out, based on all the off-season changes and trades.
1yYeah, the Phils are facing a Game 5. And the Eagles are facing a must-win game against the Bills. But now there's another team in the mix - the Flyers open the season tonight.
1yTSN senior hockey analyst Bob McKenzie picked overage rookie Matt Read as most likely to win rookie of the year honors.
BROAD STREET HOCKEY
Before this season, the last time the Flyers missed the playoffs was 2006-07.