Spring has sprung for the Flyers.
On Thursday, they signed 24-year-old free agent center Kyle Flanagan to a one-year contract for the 2013-14 season, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
Flanagan will be assigned to the Phantoms on a tryout agreement for the rest of the season.
The 5-foot-7, 190-pound forward recently completed his senior year at St. Lawrence University (ECAC) in his hometown of Canton, New York. Flanagan scored 15 goals and added 32 assists for 47 points in 35 games this past season while serving as captain of the Saints.
During his four-year collegiate career, Flanagan amassed 46 goals and 101 assists for 147 points in 134 games. He has been named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top collegiate player for 2012-13.
Prior to St. Lawrence, Flanagan played two seasons for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the United States Hockey League. He had 29 goals and 64 assists for 93 points in 117 games for the club.
WASHINGTON -- Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Nick Bonino had the winner in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night.
In a high-profile showdown of Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, Washington's captain also scored and Evgeny Kuznetsov had the goal that tied it in the third. But Marc-Andre Fleury made 15 of his 32 saves in the third period to help Pittsburgh to the win.
Crosby was a threat to score just about every time he touched the puck. He beat Braden Holtby with his first two shots of the second period.
Holtby stopped 18 of the 21 shots he faced but allowed Bonino's goal with 7:24 left.
Game 2 is Saturday night (see full recap).
Karlsson helps Senators edge Rangers 2-1 in Game 1
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Erik Karlsson scored on a bad-angle shot with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the opener of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night.
The Senators captain beat fellow Swede Henrik Lundqvist from just above the goal line. The shot pinged off Rangers center Derek Stepan before going into the net.
It was Karlsson's first goal and seventh point of the playoffs. The 26-year-old defenseman, who has been playing with a foot injury, also logged more than 28 minutes in the win.
Game 2 is Saturday.
Ryan McDonagh scored for New York, and Lundqvist finished with 41 saves.
Craig Anderson stopped 33 shots and Ryan Dzingel scored for Ottawa, which eliminated Boston in six games in the first round (see full recap).
It’s official now.
The Flyers signed Russian forward Mikhail Vorobyov to an entry-level contract and announced it Thursday afternoon two days after it had been reported by Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Canada.
Vorobyov is the Flyers' fourth-round pick (104th overall) from the 2015 NHL Draft.
The 6-foot-2, 194-pound center from Ufa, Russia, played this past season in the KHL with Salavat Yulaev and had 11 points (three goals) in 44 games.
The 20-year-old is expected to play for the Phantoms next fall.
Vorobyov played for Russia at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships, where his country won the bronze medal. He had 10 assists in seven games. That tied him for third in overall team scoring.
Vorobyov recorded points in six of the seven games. He also added a shootout goal in the semifinals against the United States.