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.
1wSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and John Tavares were named the finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy Friday. Here are some other notes around the NHL.
1wIn Part II of a series examining the Flyers' offense, Tim Panaccio takes a look at the remaining Flyers forwards on the roster.
1wCraig Anderson saved 33 shots, and the Senators advanced to the second round with a 6-1 rout of Montreal.
1wMatt Read and Luke Schenn on Thursday helped Canada to a 3-0 win over Sweden in the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship.
1wIn Part I of a two-part look at the Flyers' offense, Tim Panaccio breaks down the performances of five of the team's forwards.
1wSlava Voynov scored on an odd-man rush at 12 minutes of overtime and the Los Angeles Kings beat the St. Louis Blues for the third straight time, 3-2 Wednesday night.
BROAD STREET HOCKEY
Before this season, the last time the Flyers missed the playoffs was 2006-07.