The Philadelphia Flyers’ 2013 NHL season will indisputably be packed with hard-hitting, heart-pounding moments you are not going to want to miss. Last season, the Flyers placed 3rd in the Atlantic Division but during the playoffs, they went on to beat archrival Pittsburgh in an epic six-game series. The Flyers-Penguins matchup saw 45 goals in just the first 4 games of the series and a total of 309 penalty minutes. The Flyers would advance to play the New Jersey Devils, where they were eliminated. This season, the Flyers will need goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to find some consistency, as his performance last year ranged from remarkable to unexceptional, including being benched during the Winter Classic against the New York Rangers. Scott Hartnell led the team in goals with a total of 37 and Claude Giroux led in assists, with 65. Offensive rookies Sean Couturier, Brayden Schenn, and Matt Read all proved to be impressive last season and have given the Flyers some much-needed confidence. Head coach Peter Laviolette is keen in bringing a Stanley Cup to Philadelphia for the first time since 1975, and despite an aggressive offseason in 2011, the Flyers have been noticeably quieter, perhaps confident in their young team. Fans should take comfort in knowing the Flyerswill enter the 2013 NHL season with the same chemistry and intensity they had last season, gaining a year’s experience in the process. Don’t miss this season with the Philadelphia Flyers by getting your tickets from your guy(s) at Gold Coast Tickets!
The Philadelphia Flyers represent the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the NHL and play hockey in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The Flyers were founded during the 1967 expansion that saw the addition of 6 new hockey teams to the NHL and doubled the league’s size from 6 teams to 12. The Flyers have won 2 Stanley Cups in the team’s history: back-to-back in the 1973-74 and 1974-75 seasons. They have also won 8 conference championships and 16 division championships. Some of the greatest players to ever play in Philadelphia include Hall of Famers Bernie Parent, Mark Howe, and Bobby Clarke. The Flyers play their home games at the Wells Fargo Center, which opened in 1996 and seats just over 19,500 people for hockey games. Also, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Flyers share one of the most heated rivalries in the NHL and fans and sports writers often refer to matchups between the two as the “Battle of Pennsylvania”. For more information on the Philadelphia Flyers, visit their website at: http://flyers.nhl.com/