Philadelphia Flyers: Snow Cancels Game Against Islanders

The Philadelphia Flyers might see the snowstorm as a blessing or a curse.

Winter Storm Jonas might be making his impression on the East Coast and the Philadelphia Flyers might be thanking it. It gives the team time to rest and take a break after a loss this past week to a lightweight team in the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs. They’re not going to have an easy time the rest of the season trying to catch up in the points standings to earn themselves a playoff spot. Head coach Dave Hakstol knows what he’s doing and it seems that if he can steer the Flyers’ in the right course, they’ll have a shot at the Stanley Cup. The winter storm has given the Flyers a chance to practice and work out their kinks before their next game. Catch up on the missed game and other Flyers news on Saturday’s edition of Buzz on the Street.

Philadelphia Flyers Cancel Game Against Islanders

Kurt R. for Broad Street Hockey

If you live anywhere along the northeastern corridor and have looked outside your window in the last 12 hours, the following news regarding the Flyers-Islanders game that was supposed to take place tonight in Brooklyn will likely come as little surprise to you. Newsday’s Arthur Staple was the first to announce the cancellation, while Courier Post’s Dave Issac notes that the Flyers are today as a practice day in the absence of a game.

Recap: Flyers End Penguins Losing Streak

Wes Crosby for NHL.com

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three goals in the second period and ended an eight-game losing streak against the Philadelphia Flyers with a 4-3 win at Consol Energy Center on Thursday. After trailing 2-0 following the first period, Pittsburgh tied the game 2-2 on a Sidney Crosby wrist shot 7:29 into the second. Crosby fit the shot into a small window between goalie Steve Mason’s right shoulder and the crossbar for his 15th goal of the season and his ninth in the past 13 games.

Shayne Gostisbehere Could Make Flyers History

Sam Carchidi for Philadelphia Inquirer

Bobby Clarke did not win the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year. Neither did Bill Barber, Eric Lindros, or Claude Giroux. Or any Flyers, for that matter, since the franchise started in 1967-68. Shayne Gostisbehere could change that. Oh, the swift-skating defensemen is far from the favorite, but he has at least become part of the rookie-of-the-year conversation.