Philadelphia Flyers

Where the statue of the late singer Kate Smith once stood at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia there is now an empty spot with three flowers.
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Ian Bush
April 22, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WILDWOOD, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- Her statue was torn down at the sports complex. The Flyers won't play her rendition of 'God Bless America.' However, there is one public place you'll still be able to hear Kate Smith perform that song: on the boardwalk in Wildwood every morning. Mayor Ernie Troiano...
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The Flyers' decision to drop Kate Smith over offensive lyrics from the 1930s is continuing to incite controversy.
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Mike DeNardo
April 22, 2019 - 11:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Flyers' decision to drop Kate Smith over offensive lyrics from the 1930s is continuing to incite controversy. Lou Scheinfeld, vice president of the Flyers in 1969, was the first to play Smith's version of "God Bless America" at a game. He didn't believe it at...
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The Kate Smith statue near the Wells Fargo Center is covered, amid reports the Flyers have cut ties with her over racist song lyrics.
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Mike DeNardo
April 19, 2019 - 9:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Flyers fans have become accustomed to hearing the voice of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" at big events and games for the Flyers. But that's not going to happen anymore. The Flyers are cutting ties to the singer over what they call offensive song lyrics from...
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New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault watches his team take on the Dallas Stars .
Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports
April 15, 2019 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA ( WIP Sportsradio ) — The Flyers have named Alain Vigneault as the 21st head coach in franchise history, the team announced on Monday. “It is an honor to be selected as the next head coach of the Flyers," Vigneault said. "The history they have established and the passionate fan base...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal (11) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Chris Szagola/AP Photo
April 07, 2019 - 8:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour was pretty forgiving of his team's effort Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. "Nobody's going to remember this game come tomorrow," Brind'Amour said. Game No. 82 for the Hurricanes had some playoff implications. But with a...
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March 31, 2019 - 9:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alexandar Georgiev had all the answers against the Philadelphia Flyers. Georgiev made 29 saves and Ryan Strome scored for the third consecutive game and the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Sunday. "You try to play the game well because any second (there) can...
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March 30, 2019 - 9:04 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Hurricanes broke a long power-play drought and moved closer to securing a playoff berth. Teuvo Teravainen and Dougie Hamilton scored 21 seconds apart in the first period, and Carolina beat Philadelphia 5-2 on Saturday, officially eliminating the Flyers from playoff...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier, left, scores past Toronto Maple Leafs' Frederik Andersen during the shootout in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 5-4.
Matt Slocum/AP Photo
March 27, 2019 - 10:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier scored in regulation and provided the only goal in a shootout as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 Wednesday night. Radko Gudas, Travis Konecny and Ryan Hartman also scored for Philadelphia, which remained mathematically alive for a playoff...
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Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93), of the Czech Republic, collides with Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of an NHL hockey game.
Nick Wass/AP Photo
March 24, 2019 - 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby made 35 saves to compensate for an inconsistent effort by his teammates, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Sunday afternoon to snap a two-game skid. Holtby was in late-season form and helped Washington kill off three of four Philadelphia...
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Mar 23, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) passes the puck as New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) defends during the first period at Wells Fargo Center.
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March 23, 2019 - 5:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Bailey scored twice 1:23 apart in the third period, stopping a 12-game drought, and the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Saturday. Nick Leddy and Brock Nelson also scored for New York, which had dropped two in a row and three of four overall. Robin...
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