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15 Must-See Flyers Home Games



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We picked 15 Philadelphia Flyers’ home games to keep an eye on next season. If you’re a hockey fan, every game is worth watching, right?

But some games are more special than others.

Oct. 17 — Home opener vs. Canucks

A home opener always brings the energy and excitement of a new season. It’s a chance for the fans to get an up-close look at the team. Expect an inspired performance as the Flyers hit their home ice surface, determined to move forward. This is the third game of the season after opening at Columbus (Ivan Provorov) and at Ottawa (Claude Giroux).

Oct. 19 — Oilers

The best player in hockey, Connor McDavid, and the offensive machine of Edmonton comes to Philadelphia early. McDavid (64 goals, 89 assists, 153 points) is a treat to watch as is high-scoring forward Leon Draisaitl (52 goals, 76 assists, 128 points). The Oilers are getting closer to winning another Cup, we believe. When you read Edmonton media, the Oilers just need better goaltending to get there.

Oct. 30 — Hurricanes

This could be a big welcoming party for departed defenseman Tony DeAngelo. OK, not really. But the Rod Brind’Amour-coached Hurricanes are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.

Nov. 18 — Golden Knights

Philly’s only look at the Stanley Cup champions at home. You can see what makes the Golden Knights tick and compare their game to the Flyers’ game.

Nov. 19 — Blue Jackets

We’ll see Provorov and possible No. 3 overall draft pick Adam Fantilli, if he makes the big club out of training camp. New coach Mike Babcock will have Columbus playing hard … or else.

Nov. 24 — Black Friday vs. Rangers

Any Rangers game is fun, regardless of the standings. New York lost in the first round last year in seven games to New Jersey but is expected to be a playoff-type team.

Nov. 30 — Devils

New Jersey is considered a serious contender to win the Eastern Conference. Any matchup with a strong team is a good measuring stick for the Flyers. The Devils are young and keep finding success in the draft.

Dec. 4 — Penguins

Penguins games always are worth the price of admission. Pittsburgh still has Sidney Crosby, Jeff Carter, Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin and it just traded for Erik Karlsson, a three-time Norris Trophy winner. The Flyers always bring the heat against their biggest rival.  This is the second of a home-and home with Pittsburgh.

Dec. 14 — Capitals

Alexander Ovechkin is on pace to breaking Wayne Gretzky’s record for most goals in NHL history. Ovechkin will turn 38 in September, so the chances to see him in person are dwindling.

Jan. 21 — Senators

Claude Giroux’s returns to Philly have been memorable and there’s no reason to think this one won’t be. Although the Wells Fargo Center crowd could be preoccupied with the Eagles and the beginning of the NFL playoffs.

Jan. 23 — Lightning

Tampa Bay is another good measuring-stick game. The Lightning has been a premier organization and have won Stanley Cups in 2004, 2020 and 2021. Steve Stamkos, Brayden Point, Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman still play at a high level.

Jan. 27 — Bruins

Say hi to James van Riemsdyk and the Bruins. JVR signed with Boston on the first day of free agency in July. Boston is trying to deal with a Presidents’ Trophy season that turned into a shocking, seven-game loss to Florida in the first round of the playoffs. For the first time in two decades, Patrice Bergeron won’t be on the ice for Boston.

Feb. 10 — Kraken

Seattle coach Dave Hakstol can return to Philadelphia with a bounce in his step after last season. The second-year Kraken, under Hakstol, improved by 40 points last season. They eliminated defending Cup champion Colorado in the first round and took Dallas to seven games in the Western Conference semifinals. Not bad for a coach who was fired in Philadelphia after leading the Flyers to the playoffs in two of his three seasons.

March 4 — Blues

The Blues and Kevin Hayes land in Philly as March gets under way. Hayes was dumped by the Flyers in the offseason, so expect so inspired play from the big center. St. Louis won the Cup in 2019 under coach Craig Berube, another former Flyers coach who was fired in 2015 after two seasons. This game comes two days after the second Giroux visit of the season.

March 30 — Blackhawks

Finally, with the regular season almost over, Connor Bedard’s Blackhawks are in town. Chicago is rebuilding, too, so Bedard could see serious ice time. By March, we’ll have some idea how good of a player Bedard will be.

To see the Flyers’ regular season schedule, click here.

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