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    By Tom Dougherty

    Before this week begins, it's time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers’ prospects playing in the AHL, overseas and at the junior and college levels.

    In this week’s report, we highlight a Flyers goaltender prospect continuing to make waves in the NCAA Tournament over the weekend and much more as the season winds down.

    Merrick Madsen, G, 21, 6-5/190, Harvard (NCAA)
    Former Flyers general manager and current team president Paul Holmgren deserves a ton of credit for Madsen because the 21-year-old goaltender was a 2013 sixth-round pick and has developed into a legitimate goalie prospect. Last Friday night, Madsen proved again he has a future in professional hockey with a show-stealing 41-save shutout of Providence in Harvard's 3-0 win. He followed that up with another solid performance in net -- 27 saves, including several big ones in the final minutes to preserve a 3-2 win over Air Force on Saturday night to send Harvard to the Frozen Four. Madsen has now won 16 straight games -- a Harvard school record. He surpassed Grant Blair last weekend for the Crimson's single-season win record -- now at 28 victories. He earned the ECAC Tournament's Most Outstanding Player last weekend and also earned all-tournament honors; he's on the all-Ivy League first team, a finalist for the Ken Dryden ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year award and a semifinalist for the Mike Richter Award -- NCAA Division I's best goaltender. With the Flyers' goalie situation next season, it's likely Madsen will come back to Harvard for his senior season, but his growth has been exciting to track. He's been excellent all season.

    Philippe Myers, D, 20, 6-5/209, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
    After finishing the regular season on a seven-point, five-game point streak, Myers exploded for three points in Rouyn-Noranda's 5-4 loss to Halifax in Game 1 on Friday night. The right-handed blueliner registered his first goal of the postseason in the third period with a power-play tally with the Huskies down, 5-2. Myers began the play with the puck before handing it off to Jean-Christophe Beaudin and setting himself up for a one-timer in the circle. He added two assists in in the loss and finished as a plus-one. In Game 2, Myers was held pointless and finished as a minus-1, as Rouyn-Noranda won, 3-2, in overtime. The Huskies and the Mooseheads are now tied 1-1 with Game 3 scheduled for Tuesday night.

    Wade Allison, RW, 19, 6-2/205, Western Michigan (NCAA)
    Allison's freshman campaign is now over after Western Michigan was bounced from the NCAA Tournament Friday night in a 5-4 loss to Air Force. It was a rough return to the lineup for Allison, too, who finished the game as a minus-4 and received a five-minute major for charging with 1:13 left in the game shortly after WMU made it 5-4. He finished the season tied for fourth on WMU with 29 points -- 12 goals and 17 assists -- in 36 games.

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    Tanner Laczynski assisted on Ohio State's game-tying goal in the third period Friday night in its 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota-Duluth. Laczynski finished the season with 32 points in 34 games and never regained his form he had before the world juniors.

    • Phantoms defenseman Robert Hagg returned to the lineup Saturday for the first time since March 3. Hagg was a minus-1 with two penalty minutes in his first game back, a 4-0 loss to Wilkes/Barre-Scranton. He sat out Sunday as a healthy scratch as scheduled.

    Matej Tomek's sophomore season came to an end, too, over the weekend, as North Dakota was eliminated with a 4-3 double-overtime loss to Boston University. Tomek was a healthy scratch and has played just two games in his collegiate career thus far.

    • After missing a lengthy period of time because of a concussion, Taylor Leier added a goal and two assists in four games last week with the Phantoms.

    Connor Bunnaman finished as a minus-3 and received a five-minute major for slew footing in Kitchener's 9-1 loss to Owen Sound in Game 1 of their playoff series Friday night. Bunnaman was suspended two games for the incident and missed Game 2 on Saturday. He'll serve the second game Monday night in Game 3 of the best-of-seven game series.

    Anthony Salinitri picked up an assist in Sarnia's 9-3 loss to Erie Saturday night in Game 2 of its best-of-seven series. The Sting and Otters are knotted up 1-1. Game 3 is on Monday.

    German Rubtsov (upper body) missed Games 1 and 2 of Chicoutimi's series with Victoriaville last weekend. Game 3 is scheduled for Tuesday. Chicoutimi is up 2-0.

    Pascal Laberge scored Victoriaville's lone goal in the Tigres' 2-1 loss to the Saguenéens in Game 2 on Saturday night. He had two penalty minutes in a 4-3 loss last Friday.

    Samuel Dove-McFalls didn't factor in any of the scoring for Saint John's in its wins vs. Rimouski in Games 1 and 2 over the weekend but did win 63.3 percent of his faceoffs.

    • Kelowna's Carsen Twarynski potted two goals and was named the first star in the Rockets' 4-0 win over Kamloops in Game 1 on Friday. He was pointless in Game 2 Saturday.

    Carter Hart has Everett tied, 1-1, in its best-of-seven series with Victoria. In Game 1, Hart turned away 30 of 32 shots in a 4-2 win but yielded four goals in a 4-3 loss Saturday night.

    Oskar Lindblom picked up an assist on Brynäs IF's game-winning goal over Linkoping in a 1-0 overtime win in Game 4 on Friday. He had just one point in four playoff games last week. Brynäs leads the best-of-seven series, 3-2.


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    Tom Dougherty

    Before this week begins, it's time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers' prospects playing in the AHL, overseas and at the junior and college levels.

    In this week's report, we check in on a few Phantoms prospects with some insight from Lehigh Valley captain Colin McDonald, who was called up to the Flyers last Saturday.

    Travis Sanheim, D, 21, 6-4/202, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    It took Sanheim a little while to fully adapt to the professional game, but he has consistently honed his two-way game at Lehigh Valley over the course of his first season. The 21-year-old's rookie season in the AHL finds him second among Phantoms defensemen in scoring with 33 points and goals, with 10, behind T.J. Brennan and third in assists with 23.

    Last week, Sanheim picked up one assist in three games for the Phantoms, coming last Wednesday night in a 3-1 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Sanheim, a rare blend of size, speed, and skill, flashed his tremendous vision and ability against the Sound Tigers, banking a stretch pass off the wall onto the stick blade of McDonald, who then ripped a shot past Bridgeport goalie and Penn State product Eamon McAdam. Before the Flyers' 3-0 win over the Devils on Saturday, McDonald sang high praise of Sanheim's progression this season.

    "It's taken him some time to adjust and that's normal," McDonald told reporters after Saturday's morning skate at the Wells Fargo Center. "But the second half, he's really coming into his own. You can see the confidence he's playing with, skating with the puck, moving with the puck, controlling that power play, where he wasn't taking that initiative early on. He really is controlling that. It's certainly nice to see. He's got a great future."

    As pointed out by ESPN.com's Corey Pronman, Sanheim has generated more shots from the blue line during March, finishing the month with 49 shots on target in 14 games. Last week, he was credited with just four shots on goal. On the season, he has 157 shots. When a fan asked Pronman on Twitter if Sanheim reminds him of Chris Pronger, the ESPN writer said, "I think Sanheim is a mix between the next Chris Pronger and Shea Weber."

    UPDATE: Pronman was being sarcastic with this lofty comparison

    Sam Morin, D, 21, 6-7/227, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    Morin, who has spent most of this season paired with Sanheim but has since been moved onto a pair with Mark Alt, makes most of his noise off the stat sheet. His fights go viral among Flyers Twitter and his game is of the stay-at-home nature, but the 6-foot-7 blueliner does skate well for a player his size, something he works at vigilantly, McDonald said.

    "I'm sure that's something people always tell him he needs to work on and he does," McDonald said. "He spends the extra time after practice. He works with the development coaches, the assistant coaches. He's doing everything he needs to to get a chance."

    The 2013 first-round pick plays with a lot of snarl and nastiness. In mid-February, he was suspended for an unnecessary cross-check that injured Wilkes/Barre-Scranton's Garrett Wilson. He's already surpassed his penalty minute total from last season (118) through 68 games, with 120 this season. While McDonald's role with the Flyers is far different than his role in Lehigh Valley -- he'll be asked to provide energy from the fourth line with the orange and black -- the veteran described Morin as intensity player for the Phantoms with a lot of drive to make it as an NHL player, which some believe Morin will be a Flyer next season.

    "He's just a high-energy guy," McDonald said of Morin. "He plays with a lot of emotion, a lot of energy. He'll stand up against anyone for anyone and I love that kid. Just wants to get better every day; he's just dying to make it and he will make it."

    Scott Laughton, C, 22, 6-1/190, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    Flyers fans are no stranger to Laughton, a 2012 first-round pick with 109 games in the NHL already under his belt. It seems like Laughton has been around forever, but he's still a young player trying to find out where his game fits in the professional game.

    If Laughton's role with the Phantoms is any indicator into how the Flyers now view him long-term, the 22-year-old could be being groomed for a third- or fourth-line role, which shouldn't come as much of a shock because he fits more in that spot than a top-six role.

    Laughton has enjoyed a solid season with Lehigh Valley as he tries to regain his confidence, potting 16 goals and 33 points in 54 games. He leads the Phantoms with a plus-15 rating and has centered McDonald and usually either Taylor Leier or Cole Bardreau. He's currently on a five-game pointless streak. In three games last week, Laughton fired five shots on net and finished as a minus-1.

    "Scott's been my centerman all year and he's been phenomenal," McDonald said. "He's just a solid, all-around player. This is my first time really playing with him and to see it in person, to see it on a nightly basis, to be able to talk with him in practice about the way we want to play, the way we want to do things, he's got a high hockey IQ."

    Carter Hart, G, 6-1/181, Everett (WHL)
    On the same night the Flyers were officially eliminated from playoff contention, Hart again reaffirmed why the future remains bright in Philadelphia with an astonishing performance in net for Everett, which dispatched Victoria, 3-2, in five overtimes -- the longest game in CHL playoff history -- to win its playoff series, 4-2. Hart stopped 64 shots in 151:36 against the Royals, allowing both goals in the second period. Think about that. From 3:56 left in the second period until the end of the game, Hart didn't allow another goal. That's over another full game's worth of minutes -- almost two full games. That's incredible. Hart was excellent -- as he's been all season long -- in the entire series. In six games, Hart has a 1.58 goals-against average and .938 save percentage.

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    • Flyers developmental coach Kjell Samuelsson told Chuck Gormley last week that Phantoms defenseman Robert Hagg is "ready for the NHL."

    • Sarnia forward Anthony Salinitri's season has come to an end, as the Sting were swept by the Erie Otters in the OHL playoffs. Salinitri had one assist and a minus-6 in four games.

    Connor Bunnaman's season, too, is over, as Kitchener lost its series, 4-1, to Owen Sound. Bunnaman, who was suspended for Game 1, had four goals and a minus-8 in three games.

    • With Victoriaville being swept out of the playoffs by Chicoutimi, Pascal Laberge's season is over. Laberge scored two goals and was a minus-three in the four playoff games.

    • Philippe Myers added two assists in Rouyn-Noranda's 6-5 triple-overtime win over Halifax in Game 5 on Friday night. Myers has six points in five games. Rouyn-Noranda can win its best-of-seven series with Halifax in Game 6 on Monday night.

    • Saint John's swept Rimouski last week, winning, 5-2, on Tuesday and, 4-3, on Wednesday. Samuel Dove-McFalls added an assist in Tuesday's win. In four games, Dove-McFalls has one point, a plus-two rating and has won 61.2 percent of his faceoffs.

    • Kelowna's Carsen Twarynski recorded an assist in the Rockets' 1-0 win over Kamloops in Game 4 last Wednesday. With Sunday's Game 6 win, Kelowna won the series, 4-2.

    • Brynäs IF began its second-round playoff series on Sunday with a 4-3 win over Frolunda. Felix Sandstrom made his first start of the postseason, stopping 34 of 37 shots in the win.

    Oskar Lindblom registered a goal and assist in Brynäs IF's 6-0 Game 6 win over Linkoping last Wednesday. He was pointless in the 4-3 win in Game 1 vs. Frolunda Sunday.


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    Tom Dougherty

    The Flyers' season ended Sunday night, but hockey is still being played. The AHL regular season is wrapping up this coming weekend, while the CHL and SHL playoffs are still ongoing.

    So there will be at least one more Future Flyers Report after today. With that said, it's time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers’ prospects playing in the AHL, overseas and at the junior and college levels.

    In this week's report, we check in on the Phantoms' playoff push, how Harvard fared in the Frozen Four and see how the Flyers' CHL prospects are doing in the playoffs. Let's dig in.

    Alex Lyon, G, 24, 6-1/201, Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
    For a while there, it appeared as if Lehigh Valley would have no problem clinching a playoff berth, but that hasn't been the case over the last few weeks. The Phantoms' postseason push has been slowed down by inconsistencies and a difficult Atlantic Division. However, the Phantoms' magic number to secure their playoff spot is down to one point with three games left, and a big reason why was Lyon's performance in net in a 4-2 win over Springfield on Saturday night. The 24-year-old netminder turned away 44 Thunderbird offerings and allowed just two goals in an outstanding effort. It was Lyon's second start last week, as he allowed three goals on 29 shots in a 3-2 OT loss to Hershey last Wednesday.

    Merrick Madsen, G, 21, 6-5/190, Harvard (NCAA)
    Madsen's junior season came to an end last Thursday when the three-seeded Crimson fell to two-seeded Minnesota-Duluth, 3-2, in heartbreaking fashion during their Frozen Four semifinals matchup. Madsen turned away 36 of 38 shots against the Bulldogs but surrendered the game-winning goal with 26.6 seconds left in regulation -- a tough pill to swallow for Madsen, who made several big saves during the semifinal match. Regardless of the bitter end, Madsen's junior season was a highly successful one. He finished the season with a 28-6-2 record in 37 games played and a 2.10 goals-against average, a .923 save percentage and three shutouts. His .848 winning percentage finished the season second in the nation behind Minnesota-Duluth's Hunter Miska. He's a finalist for the Ken Dryden Goaltender of the Year Award, the top goalie in the ECAC, and an all-Ivy League first teamer.

    Samuel Dove-McFalls, C, 19, 6-1/207, Saint John's (QMJHL)
    One of just four Flyers prospects remaining in the CHL playoffs, Dove-McFalls scored the game-winning goal at 9:38 in overtime in Saint John's 2-1 victory over Val-d'Or in Game 1 on Friday. He was held pointless with four shots on goal in the Sea Dogs' 4-1 win in Game 2 Saturday night. In six playoff games, Dove-McFalls has just two points with 20 shots and a plus-3 rating. Dove McFalls, a 2015 third-round draft pick, has until June 1 to sign an entry-level contract before Flyers lose his exclusive rights, according to CapFriendly.com.

    Philippe Myers, D, 20, 6-5/209, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
    Myers continued to produce for the Huskies last week. In Rouyn-Noranda's 5-2 first-round series-clinching win over Halifax last Monday, Myers got the Huskies off to a 1-0 lead with a power-play blast. He later added an assist on the Huskies' fourth goal. Rouyn-Noranda scored Chicoutimi in the second round, and Myers had an assist in the Huskies' 6-2 win Friday in Game 1. The Saguenéens won Game 2 Saturday. The series resumes Tuesday.

    Carter Hart, G, 18, 6-1/181, Everett (WHL)

    After a 64-save, five-overtime win to send Everett to the second round last Sunday night, Hart and the Silvertips find themselves in a 2-0 hole to the Seattle Thunderbirds after dropping Games 1 and 2 on Friday and Saturday night. Hart yielded seven goals in the two games, allowing three on 33 shots in Game 1 and four on 15 shots in Game 2. The Silvertips will look to get back in the series Tuesday night when the series resumes.

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    • After an impressive first-round series performance, Carsen Twarynski is pointless in two games against Portland in the second round. Kelowna, however, is up 2-0 in the series.

    German Rubtsov's season is over with a broken hand, Chicoutimi announced last week.

    Robert Hagg picked up an assist in the Phantoms' 4-2 win over Springfield on Saturday night. He was called up to the Flyers Sunday and made his NHL debut in the season finale.

    • Brynäs IF goalie Felix Sandstrom allowed 12 goals, stopping 63 of 75 shots in three games against Frolunda last week in his team's second-round playoff series.

    Travis Sanheim had two assists in three games last week for the Phantoms. He has 35 points in 73 games this season, a solid first season playing professionally.

    • After being held pointless in Game 1 against Frolunda, Oskar Lindblom had a two-assist game in Brynäs' 6-3 loss in Game 2 last Thursday and added another helper in a 4-3 Game 3 win on Saturday. The series, tied, 2-2, resumes Monday with Game 5.

    Anthony Stolarz, who has been up and down between the Flyers and Phantoms, made one start in Lehigh Valley last week, a 3-0 loss to Wilkes/Barre-Scranton on Friday. He made 29 saves on 31 shots faced before being recalled up to the Flyers on Saturday.

    David Kase saw his 2016-17 campaign come to an end Sunday when Piráti Chomutov lost its playoff series with HC Bílí Tygři Liberec. Kase finished the regular season in the Extraliga with three goals and nine points and added two markers and five points in 14 postseason games. He also played in eight games in the WSM-Liga, adding seven points.


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    The Future Flyers Report lives to see another week.

    With the AHL regular season now over-- spoiler alert: the Phantoms clinched a playoff berth -- and the CHL and SHL playoffs ongoing, there is still plenty of hockey to discuss.

    So before this week begins, it's time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers' prospects still playing. This week, we'll feature a goalie who suffered a season-ending injury and a pair of Swedes who find themselves in the SHL final.

    Anthony Stolarz, G, 23, 6-6/210, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    While the Phantoms clinched their playoff ticket last Wednesday night with a 2-1 shootout win over the Wilkes/Barre-Scranton Penguins, they did so at the expense of Stolarz, who suffered a serious lower-body injury and was seen on crutches after the game.

    After Lehigh Valley clinched home ice in the first round last Friday with a comeback 5-4 win over Providence, coach Scott Gordon confirmed Stolarz will miss the postseason and will be out three-to-four months, according to Highland Park Hockey's Tony Androckitis.

    With his season over -- one that saw a few call-ups and NHL games -- Stolarz now heads into the summer with several questions to be answered. Since the Flyers re-signed Michal Neuvirth, they now have the option to protect either Neuvirth or Stolarz in the expansion draft, which will take place from June 18-20, but selections will be announced June 21.

    Expansion draft aside, there are other questions surrounding Stolarz and the Flyers' goaltending situation in 2017-18. Despite re-signing Neuvirth, Hextall and Steve Mason both did not shut the door on Mason coming back next season last week, though Mason made it clear he's not open to returning if it was another season of platooning in net.

    Mason also made it known that he is open to mentoring a young goalie -- such as Stolarz -- and understands the Flyers have a few kids coming up in the ranks; he just doesn't believe platoons work with goaltenders and rightfully pointed to Tampa and St. Louis as examples.

    All signs still point to Mason leaving, however. Hextall said he believes Neuvirth will bounce back after a tough 2016-17, and gave pause when asked if he believes Stolarz will be ready for a full-time NHL backup job, leaving the door open for the team signing a short-term veteran backup netminder. There is also the slim possibility Hextall brings back both Mason and Neuvirth, promising Mason the No. 1 job. The answers to these questions will begin with the expansion draft because the Flyers have to protect either Neuvirth or Stolarz. If Neuvirth is unprotected and Vegas drafts him, it would then be likely Hextall tries to re-sign Mason. If Stolarz is unprotected and Vegas drafts him, Stolarz leaves. Then there's the possibility Vegas stays clear of both goalies no matter who's unprotected.

    Goaltending will once again provide plenty of entertainment as the offseason approaches. There are several different scenarios that could play out that directly impact Stolarz. For now, though, the 23-year-old will spend the summer rehabbing his lower-body injury.

    Stolarz finished 18-9-0 with a 2.92 goals-against average and .911 save percentage and one shutout in 29 games with the Phantoms this season. It was an up-and-down campaign in Lehigh Valley, but he did perform well in an extremely small sample size with the Flyers.

    Oskar Lindblom, LW, 20, 6-1/192, Brynäs IF (SHL)
    As expected, Lindblom will be coming to North America full-time for the 2017-18 season, Brynäs IF coach Thomas Berglund confirmed to Swedish newspaper Expressen. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said last week that Lindblom has "come a long way since his draft year," and hopes the Swede will be here competing for a spot in training camp.

    On the ice last week, Lindblom played a major factor into Brynäs IF beating Frölunda, 4-3, in seven games to advance to the SHL final, which began Sunday with HV71. Lindblom picked up two assists in Brynäs' 6-0, Game 6 win over Frolunda last Wednesday. He had a goal in Brynäs' 5-2 loss in Game 1 of the final against HV71 on Sunday.

    But it was his performance in Game 7 on Saturday that stood out most, as he registered two goals and an assist in Brynäs' 3-1 series-clinching victory. He helped Brynäs take a 1-0 lead in the opening minute, throwing a shot off Frölunda goalie Johan Gustafsson's pads, leaving a rebound for Juuso Ikonen to put in. He then scored his first of the game, backhanding a rebound past Gustafsson to put Brynäs up, 2-0. With Brynäs up, 2-1, Lindblom capped off his game with a wicked wrister past Gustafsson to secure the win for Brynäs.

    It was the type of effort Brynäs has come to expect from Lindblom this season. The winger has consistently been the team's best player and one of the SHL's top players all season long.

    "A fantastic player who has had a grim development this year," Berglund told Expressen. "I've never seen a player who had such a development. He really has gone from strength to strength, both as a player and as a person."

    Felix Sandstrom, G, 20, 6-2/187, Brynäs IF (SHL)
    Sandstrom deserves just as much credit for Brynäs IF's advancing to the SHL final as Lindblom does, as the goaltender came up with two enormous performances in goal in Games 6 and 7 to help Brynäs come back from down, 3-2, to win the series, 4-3. Let's highlight his Game 7 performance, an effort that saw Sandstrom turn away 37 of 38 shots in a high-pressure situation. He consistently answered the bell, positioned himself well and didn't bend in a win-or-go-home game. His lone blemish saw a puck bounce off his own defenseman. An incredibly impressive performance for a 20-year-old in that situation, especially considering he pitched a 32-save shutout in Game 6 down 3-2 in the series.

    Carter Hart, G, 18, 6-1/181, Everett (WHL)
    Hart will get a taste of professional postseason hockey … at least as a backup. Hart joined the Phantoms on Sunday, according to The Everett Herald's Jesse Geleynse, on an amateur tryout contract (ATO). He will back up Alex Lyon in the postseason. It's unlikely he will play, however. With Hart's season coming to an end after Everett was swept by Seattle in the second round of the WHL playoffs, Hart was free to Lehigh Valley on the ATO. Hart finished the 2016-17 season 32-11-6 with a 1.99 goals-against average and .927 save percentage with nine shutouts. He led the WHL in GAA, save percentage and shutouts. He was named the WHL Western Conference Goaltender of the Year. He was one of two WHL goalies on Team Canada during the world junior championships.

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    Philippe Myers was pointless in three games for Rouyn-Noranda last week. The Huskies were 1-2 in Games 3, 4 and 5 against Chicoutimi. They face elimination Monday in Game 6.

    • Saint John swept Val-d'Or in its second-round series and is now 8-0 in the postseason. Samuel Dove-McFalls had an assist in both Games 3 and 4 and a goal and two assists in four games vs. the Foreurs. His team will face either Rouyn-Noranda or Chicoutimi in the semifinals.

    Carsen Twarynski picked up a goal in Kelowna's 7-2 win over Portland last Wednesday. He was suspended for the Rockets' 6-2 win in Game 5 Friday. Kelowna faces Seattle next.

    Mark Friedman made his professional debut in the Phantoms' regular-season finale Saturday night. Friedman registered an assist and finished as a plus-3 in Lehigh Valley's 4-1 win over Binghamton that clinched the Phantoms 101 points on the season.

    • The Phantoms will face the Hershey Bears in the first round beginning Friday night. This is the first 100-point season for Lehigh Valley during the 76-game season era. The last time the Phantoms had a 100-point season was 2004-05 when they won the Calder Cup.

    Travis Sanheim played a key role in Lehigh Valley's comeback win last Wednesday against Providence that clinched the Phantoms' playoff berth, picking up two assists.


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    The Future Flyers Report lives to see another week.

    Before this week begins, it's time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers' prospects still playing in the AHL playoffs, SHL final, and the CHL playoffs. There is not much promise left for the Phantoms, while a pair of Swedish prospects find themselves tied in the SHL final.

    Alex Lyon, G, 24, 6-1/201, Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
    The Phantoms are on the brink of elimination after losing Games 1 and 2 of their best-of-five series with the Hershey Bears last Friday and Saturday night, and things do not appear to get any easier for Lehigh Valley. Lyon needed to be helped off the ice with 11:22 left in the third period of Lehigh Valley's 5-4 loss to the Bears on Saturday night. Hershey forward Travis Boyd made incidental contact with the Phantoms' goalie. Lyon could not put weight on his right leg, according to Highland Park Hockey. With Lyon out for the rest of the Hershey series, Lehigh Valley's season could come to an end Wednesday night. Already down Anthony Stolarz, the Phantoms would likely turn to Martin Ouellette as their starter instead of forcing Carter Hart into an impossible situation facing elimination. Before suffering his injury, Lyon stopped 10 of 13 shots against the Bears. He was excellent in Game 1 Friday night, turning away 20 of 21 shots but the Phantoms lost, 1-0, in overtime.

    Carter Hart, G, 18, 6-1/181, Everett (WHL)
    As expected, Hart joined the Phantoms last week for Lehigh Valley's playoff run. He did not dress in either Game 1 or 2 against Hershey. Hart told CSN's John Boruk last Wednesday that Montreal's Carey Price and Washington's Braden Holtby are two of his favorite goalies and that he has studied both of their games. Phantoms coach Scott Gordon raved about the structure in Hart's game. "More times than not, the puck will hit him and he'll have the appropriate response after the save is made to make the next save," Gordon said.

    Oskar Lindblom, LW, 20, 6-1/192, Brynäs IF (SHL)
    Lindblom has had a quiet SHL final for Brynäs IF, which finds itself tied, 2-2, to HV71 after four games in its best-of-seven series. Last week, Brynäs won Game 2, 3-2, in overtime Tuesday, Game 3, 4-3, in OT on Thursday and lost, 6-4, in Game 4 on Saturday. Lindblom was pointless in all three games and was a combined minus-4 in Games 3 and 4. He did register 10 shots on goal and was credited with seven hits last week. Through four SHL final games, Lindblom has just one goal and is a minus-6. Game 5 is Monday.

    Felix Sandstrom, G, 20, 6-2/187, Brynäs IF (SHL)
    Sandstrom started just one game last week for Brynäs. The 20-year-old goalie stopped 14 of 16 shots in 63:19 during Brynäs' 3-2 OT win last Tuesday. He missed Game 3 on Thursday because of an illness. David Rautio got the start Thursday and Saturday. If fully recovered from his illness, Sandstrom should be back in net for Game 5 on Monday.

    Connor Bunnaman, C, 19, 6-3/214, Kitchener (OHL)

    The Flyers signed Bunnaman to an entry-level contract last Friday. He was the team's fourth-round pick (109 overall) in 2016. He scored 37 goals and 52 points as an 18-year-old this season with the Rangers, up from 19 goals and 38 points in 2015-16. He turned 19 on Easter. An interesting observation from CSNPhilly.com contributor Ryan Bright, Bunnaman was drafted at 6-foot-1, 207. He is now listed at 6-3, 214.

    Philippe Myers, D, 20, 6-5/208, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
    Myers' junior season is over. The 6-5 defenseman joined the Lehigh Valley Phantoms during their playoff run. He did not play in Games 1 or 2 over the weekend. It is unlikely he will play at all during the AHL postseason unless the Phantoms have to deal with injuries. Rouyn-Noranda lost its playoff series with Chicoutimi in five games last week. Myers had a goal and was a minus-5 in five playoff games against the Saguenéens. He had nine points and finished as a minus-2 in 13 playoff games. As a 20-year-old, he is no longer eligible for juniors. He will turn pro next season, either playing for the Flyers or the Phantoms.

    Carsen Twarynski, LW, 19, 6-2/198, Kelowna (WHL)
    Twarynski is the Flyers' lone CHL prospect still playing, as Kelowna is tied, 1-1, in its best-of-seven series with Seattle in the WHL Conference Finals. Twarynski was pointless in both Games 1 and 2 for the Rockets. Through 12 playoff games -- he was suspended one game -- he has three goals, two assists, a game-winning goal and 15 penalty minutes. Kelowna and Seattle face off on Tuesday night in Game 3 in Kelowna.


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    Where to catch the Flyers Prospects this season.

    My definition of prospect- 25 years old or under with limited (under 25 games) NHL experience.

    OHL
    - Anthony Salinitri (C) Sarnia Sting
    - Morgan Frost (C) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
    - Matthew Strome (LW) Hamilton Bulldogs
    - Isaac Ratcliffe (LW) Guelph Storm
    - Maxim Sushko (RW) Owen Sound Attack
    - Connor Bunnaman (C) Kitchener Rangers

    QMJHL
    - Pascal Laberge (C) Victoriaville Tigres - Quebec Remparts
    - German Rubtsov (C) Chicoutimi Saguenéens - Acadie-Bathurst Titans

    WHL
    - Carsen Twarynski (LW) Kelowna Rockets
    - Carter Hart (G) Everett Silvertips

    NCAA
    - Tanner Laczynski (C) Ohio State Univ.
    - Terrance Amorosa (D) Clarkson Univ.
    - Wyatt Kalynuk (D) Univ. of Wisconsin
    - Wade Allison (RW) Western Michigan Univ.
    - Brendan Warren (LW) Univ. of Michigan
    - David Drake (D) Univ. of Connecticut
    - Cooper Marody (C) Univ. of Michigan

    Other
    - Olle Lycksell (RW/C) Linköping HC J20 SuperElit - IK Oskarshamn Allvenskan
    - David Kase (W/C) Mora IK SHL
    - Linus Högberg (D) Växjö Lakers HC SHL
    - David Bernhardt (D) Djurgårdens IF SHL
    - Felix Sandström (G) Brynäs IF SHL - IK Oskarshamn Allvenskan
    - Valeri Vasilyev (D) Severstal Cherepovets KHL
    - Noah Cates (LW) Omaha Lancers USHL
    - Matej Tomek (G) Waterloo Blackhawks USHL
    - Kirill Ustimenko (G) MHK Dynamo St.Petersburg MHL
    - Ivan Fedotov (G) Toros Neftekamsk VHL

    AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms
    - Mike Vecchione (C/RW)
    - Mikhail Vorobyov (C)
    - Mark Friedman (D)
    - Danick Martel (LW/C)
    - Nicolas Aubé-Kubel (RW)
    - Reece Willcox (D)
    - Radel Fazleyev (C/LW)
    - Cole Bardreau (C/RW)
    - Tyrell Goulbourne (LW)
    - Philippe Myers (D)
    - Samuel Morin (D)
    - Oskar Lindblom (LW/RW)
    - Travis Sanheim (D)

    NHL Philadelphia Flyers
    - Robert Hägg (D)
    - Mark Alt (D)
    - Taylor Leier (LW)
    - Nolan Patrick (C)
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    Tom Dougherty

    This week sees the Flyers conclude their season-opening four-game road trip Tuesday in Nashville for the Predators’ home opener and their own home opener Saturday against Washington.

    Before this week begins, it’s time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers’ prospects playing in the AHL, overseas and at the junior and college levels.

    In this edition, we’ll check in on three members of the 2016 draft class and a goalie prospect who’s one injury away from reaching the NHL.

    Carter Hart, G, 19, 6-1/177, Everett (WHL)
    Let’s begin with the undesirable news first. Hart, the consensus top goaltending prospect in the Flyers’ organization, will be out of action for some time because of mononucleosis, according to The Herald’s Jesse Geleynse. The Silvertips last Wednesday signed goalie Kyle Dumba to back up Dorrin Luding while Hart recuperates.

    It might be a while before we see Hart back in net. Mono can take serious time to recover from — just ask Sean Couturier, who battled it during the 2010-11 offseason and it potentially cost him from being drafted in the top three. While missing significant time would stunt his development, mono probably shouldn’t raise any major red flags long-term.

    Hart has appeared in just two games this season. He stopped 35 of 38 shots in his first start in picking up a win against Kelowna on Sept. 29. Then, Hart allowed three goals on 25 shots in relief in a loss to Tri-City on Sept. 30. What will be worth watching when he returns is how quickly will he get back to looking like his normal self.

    German Rubtsov, C, 19, 6-0/187, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
    After missing the Saguenéens’ first four games because of paperwork issues, Rubtsov made his 2017-18 campaign debut last week and made an immediate impact for Chicoutimi. Rubtsov picked up third-star honors and a dandy of an assist in his season debut last Wednesday, a 4-0 win over Victoriaville. On Sunday, Rubtsov added two more assists, both secondary, in the Saguenéens’ 5-0 shutout of Shawinigan.

    Rubtsov faces his first full season in North America. He finally came over from Russia near the end of last season once he was able to negotiate a release from the KHL, where he couldn't cement a significant role. Once with Chicoutimi, Rubtsov flashed the hockey sense and ability that caught the Flyers' eye in the 2016 draft. An injury cut his QMJHL season short, though. Now in North America full-time and after a summer and preseason with the Flyers, Rubtsov will become more comfortable as he goes along. The skills are there, and if you caught him during development camp or even rookie camp, you saw the speed and playmaking. He's still a prospect fans should be excited about.

    Wade Allison, RW, 19, 6-2/205, Western Michigan (NCAA)
    Allison, who turns 20 on Saturday, had quite the start to his sophomore season with the Broncos this past Friday. Allison, one of three 2016 second-round picks, netted two goals and an assist in No. 20 Western Michigan’s 6-1 win over Ferris State. On the first goal, Allison beat Ferris State goalie Justin Kapelmaster, tapping home a 2-on-1 pass. The second goal was more impressive. With a 3-0 lead late in the second period, Allison showcased his howitzer with a long slap shot goal on the power play. After a decent freshman campaign, Allison could be in line for a big jump in his second year.

    Alex Lyon, G, 24, 6-1/200, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    With Anthony Stolarz out for the foreseeable future, Lyon will carry the brunt of the workload for the Phantoms in his second professional season, which has gotten off of to a busy start. Lyon started both games this past weekend, turning away 61 shots in two games. He allowed two goals on 31 shots in the Phantoms’ 7-2 season-opening win in Allentown Saturday night against Hershey and then 35 of 36 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss Sunday at Hartford. That’s 125 minutes on back-to-back nights with travel.

    Lyon looked sharp in the preseason with the Flyers, which should comfort the front office should an injury hit either Brian Elliott or Michal Neuvirth. It’s a big season for Lyon, who’s on his second one-year contract. A strong second season and Lyon could position himself for an NHL backup role next year, whether it’s in Philly or elsewhere.

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    Carsen Twarynski, who returned to Kelowna from Phantoms training camp last week, registered a goal, three assists, and points in each of his first three games this season. Dating back to last season, Twarynski now has an eight-point, six-game streak going.

    • This is worth noting: Isaac Ratcliffe appears to be a volume shooter, which the Flyers certainly could use in the future. Ratcliffe had an assist in each of his two games this past weekend for Guelph, and on Friday night, he fired eight shots on goal. He had just one shot Saturday but on the season, he has 28 in six games — 4.6 shots per game.

    • Not exactly the best week for Morgan Frost, who went pointless in two games. The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds centerman also struggled in the faceoff circle. Frost was 10 for 34 (29.4 percent) in the dot, with a 3 for 16 game Thursday and 7 for 18 Friday. On the season, he’s won just 44.4 percent (56 for 126) of his faceoffs.

    Philippe Myers recorded his first pro point in his first game Saturday night, a primary assist on Danick Martel’s hat trick goal in the Phantoms’ 7-2 opening win over Hershey.

    Mike Vecchione also recorded his first pro point Saturday night and followed up with another assist Sunday. In two games, Vecchione has centered Martel and Nicolas Aube-Kubel. Both of Vecchione’s assists have come on Martel goals.

    • And let’s talk about Mikhail Vorobyev picking up his first career North American point. Vorobyev had the lone assist on Greg Carey’s third-period marker Saturday. He’s the pivot on a line with Carey and Corban Knight.

    • Owen Sound winger Maksim Sushko had his first multipoint game of the season last Wednesday against Sarnia, registering a goal on his only shot and a primary assist on the Attack’s game-tying goal in the third period. Owen Sound lost, 6-5, in a shootout. Sushko, a 2017 fourth-round pick, has points in three straight games. However, he did not play Saturday. He has points in three consecutive games and goal in two straight.

    Pascal Laberge missed a game last week because of a lower-body injury that wasn’t serious enough for him to sit out Sunday’s game against Sherbrooke in which he picked up a goal — his third of the season — and an assist in Victoriaville’s 5-4 win.

    Noah Cates recorded a secondary assist with two shots in the Omaha Lancers’ 2-1 loss to the Tri-City Storm in their season opener Friday night.

    • Remember Matej Tomek? Sure you do. The Czech goalie prospect recruited to North Dakota who then failed to earn playing time before leaving for the USHL this season. Tomek is now with the Waterloo Black Hawks and stopped 22 of 24 shots in his first game. Playing time is important for Tomek and he’ll get it with the Black Hawks.

    • Brynäs IF goalie Felix Sandstrom stopped 14 of 15 shots in his only game last week, picking up a win Thursday against Karlskrona.

    • Two more assists for David Kase, whose SHL career is off to a solid start. Kase has four assists and seven points in his first seven games with Mora IK.


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    Tom Dougherty

    Boy, last week sure was something. The Flyers suffered a devastating loss in Nashville, where they showed many positives but a questionable coach’s challenge did them in, and then blew out Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals to the tune of 8-2 Saturday (see Weekly Observations).

    This week sees the Flyers continue their five-game homestand as the Panthers, Predators, and Connor McDavid’s Oilers come to the Wells Fargo Center.

    Before this week begins, it’s time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers’ prospects playing in the AHL, overseas and at the junior and college levels.

    In this edition, we’ll check in on a 2017 fourth-round pick’s career night, a player who many thought would crack the Flyers’ roster and plenty more from a busy week.

    Maksim Sushko, RW, 18, 6-0/179, Owen Sound (OHL)
    With a 12-6 final, Saturday night’s game between Owen Sound and Oshawa had plenty to write about. Seventy-one shots on goal. Eight combined goals in the second period. Fifty-eight penalty minutes. And a career night for Sushko, who recorded his first career OHL hat trick with a four-goal game, also a first. Two of his four markers came shorthanded. He’s the fifth player in Attack history to score two shorties in a game.

    Sushko picked up where he left off Sunday. The winger scored his fifth goal in two games and added an assist in Owen Sound’s 4-3 overtime win over London. A 2017 fourth-round pick, Sushko has an intriguing skill set the Flyers hope will come together.

    Mike Vecchione, C, 24, 5-10/194, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    The Phantoms had a rough weekend with three games in three nights — away at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, home against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and then at Hershey. But we saw a few firsts for Lehigh Valley. Let's start with Vecchione.

    Vecchione recorded his first professional goal in the Phantoms' 3-2 win Saturday night over the Penguins. The Union College product unleashed a snipe job from the faceoff circle to beat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goalie Tristan Jarry. In five games with Lehigh Valley, he now has a goal and three assists.

    For some, Vecchione was a surprise cut by the Flyers, but once the orange and black landed the No. 2 overall pick, it was a long shot for the Hobey Baker finalist to crack the roster. With the Phantoms, Vecchione will continue to develop and get acclimated to the professional game. He attempted to make the Flyers as a right winger in training camp but failed to do so. He's a call-up candidate should injuries hit the Flyers' forward group.

    Philippe Myers, D, 20, 6-5/202, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    Sunday night, it was Myers' turn to pick up his first professional goal, when he started the Phantoms' third-period comeback in their 4-3 shootout win over Hershey.

    Myers' status for Sunday was questionable after the defenseman blocked a shot late in the third period and needed help getting off the ice Saturday. Myers was able to suit up Sunday in Hershey and sparked three straight goals for the Phantoms.

    Pascal Laberge, C, 19, 6-1/162, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
    This is an important season for Laberge, as explained in our first Future Flyers Report, and so far, so good for the 19-year-old. Laberge, who plays both center and right wing, had another productive week for the Tigres. Last Thursday, Laberge registered a goal and two assists in Victoriaville’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Quebec Remparts. Friday night, he picked up a five-minute penalty and misconduct and then was suspended Saturday against Shawinigan. All in all, it’s been a strong start for Laberge, who has eight points in seven games. He has two multipoint games and points in five games.

    Quick hits
    • After going pointless in his first two games last week, German Rubtsov exploded for a three-assist night in Chicoutimi’s 5-2 win over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar Saturday night. He has yet to pot a goal but has six assists in five games with the Saguenéens.

    Carsen Twarynski continued his strong start for the Kelowna Rockets (WHL). Twarynski had a two-goal game Friday in a 5-4 overtime loss to Portland. Twarynski, a 2016 third-round draft pick, has five goals and eight points in six games this season.

    • Kitchener captain Connor Bunnaman snapped a seven-game goal drought dating back to last season Friday with his first of the season in a two-point game. Bunnaman then scored twice Saturday and added two goals and an assist Sunday. He has nine points in nine games.

    • After failing to make the Flyers, Oskar Lindblom is pointless in five games with the Phantoms.

    • Sarnia’s Anthony Salinitri stayed hot last week. Salinitri had a goal and an assist Friday, a goal Saturday and a goal and an assist Sunday. He now has seven points during his five-game point streak.

    • A rough week for Guelph’s Isaac Ratcliffe, at least in the plus/minus department. Ratcliffe was pointless in three games and was a minus-8.

    Matthew Strome had a goal and an assist in three games last week for Hamilton.

    • It was a solid, productive week for Sault Ste. Marie’s Morgan Frost, who had a three-point game last Wednesday, a goal Saturday and an assist Sunday.

    Alex Lyon started all three Phantoms games this weekend. Lyon allowed four goals Friday night but battled back with solid efforts Saturday and Sunday. He stopped 72 of 81 shots.

    • Brynäs IF goalie Felix Sandstrom turned away 32 of 33 shots Saturday in a 2-1 win over Skelleftea. This came after allowing three goals on nine shots last Thursday.

    • It’s been a quiet start for Tanner Laczynski in his sophomore season at Ohio State. Another pointless weekend for Laczynski, and he now has no points in four games.

    • Another weekend, more points for Western Michigan’s Wade Allison. Allison had an assist Friday and then two assists Saturday against No. 15 Clarkson, both losses. Allison has seven points in five games for the Broncos, which is second on the team.

    • Clarkson defenseman Terrance Amorosa played a hand in the Golden Knights’ pair of weekend wins over WMU. Amorosa had an assist Friday night and then a goal Saturday night. The senior now has points — six total — in all four games this season.


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    Tom Dougherty

    Before this week begins, it’s time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers’ prospects playing in the AHL, overseas and at the junior and college levels.

    In this edition, we’ll take a look at a trade at the junior level with Flyers ties, a former Hobey Baker finalist and plenty more. Let’s get this thing going.

    German Rubtsov, C, 19, 6-0/187, Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
    We had a trade involving one of the Flyers’ top prospects and a team with direct ties to the Flyers. Rubtsov was acquired by Acadie-Bathurst last week from Chicoutimi. Rubtsov joins Antoine Morand as the only two NHL-owned players on the Titan roster. Sean Couturier, the Flyers’ top-line center, is part of an investor group that bought Acadie-Bathurst in 2013, while Couturier’s dad, Sylvain, is the team’s general manager.

    It may be obvious, but Rubtsov’s trade has no impact on the Flyers. They still own his rights. It’s strictly a QMJHL transaction. It happens often in junior. In January 2016, Ottawa traded Travis Konecny to Sarnia because it felt Konecny would be in the NHL.

    Rubtsov will turn 20 in June and will either be in the AHL or NHL next season, which may have factored into Chicoutimi’s openness to moving him. Another factor could be the Saguenéens’ start, as Chicoutimi is near the bottom of the Q. Either way, Rubtsov has a new home in the Quebec League. Rubtsov adjusted quickly with the Titan.

    On Friday, Rubtsov picked up an assist in his first game with Acadie-Bathurst, a primary helper on Morand’s game-winning goal in the Titan’s 6-3 win over Cape Breton. Then, in another 6-3 win Saturday over Cape Breton, Rubtsov recorded a goal and an assist. It took Rubtsov no time to mesh with his new teammates, a testament to his skill set.

    Mike Vecchione, C, 24, 5-10/194, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    Vecchione’s seven-game point streak ended last week but he still had a productive weekend. He had a two-assist game Saturday after his point streak snapped and then was pointless Sunday. The 24-year-old was honored last week for his performance in October. Vecchione last Wednesday was named the AHL Rookie of the Month and second star after posting 10 points in 10 games in October. It’s been quite the start for Vecchione.

    “I’ve been taught to never put a ceiling on anything,” Vecchione said in September. “The sky’s the limit and I’ve broken a lot of ceilings that people put on me before. … I’ll do whatever it takes to move up and be an impact player for whatever team I play for.”

    He’s proving to be just that for the Phantoms thus far: an impact player.

    Danick Martel, LW, 22, 5-8/161, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    Get used to seeing Martel in this report. He may not be a high-end prospect, but what he's doing is ridiculous. Martel had a goal Friday, a goal and an assist Saturday, and then a goal Sunday. He has six goals during his five-game goal streak. He leads the AHL in goals (13) and points (17). He's averaging a goal per game. Bonkers.

    Wade Allison, RW, 20, 6-2/205, Western Michigan (NCAA)
    Allison had himself a weekend for the Broncos, who swept No. 1 Denver with wins Friday and Saturday. Allison played a big part of the victories with a four-point weekend. He scored WMU's first goal and picked up a secondary helper on the game-winning goal Friday in the Broncos' 6-5 win. Then Saturday, he recorded a hat trick in a 7-4 win.

    With Denver up 3-0 in the second period, Allison scored two goals in 1 minute and 13 seconds to get the Broncos within one. Denver went up 4-2, but then WMU sprung off five unanswered goals. Allison scored the team's sixth goal, a power-play tally.

    A huge night for Allison gave him the first hat trick of his collegiate career. He's second on WMU in goals (six), points (14) and points per game (1.56), and tied for the lead in assists with eight. He has just two pointless games and five multi-point games.

    Cooper Marody, C, 20, 6-1/185, Michigan (NCAA)
    He was featured last week, and after another big weekend, he's back. Marody continued to stay hot for the Wolverines this past weekend as Michigan split with Ferris State. Marody racked up a goal and two assists in UM's 7-2 win Friday. It was his third straight three-point game. In Michigan's 3-2 overtime loss Saturday, Marody had a goal and an assist. The junior leads Michigan with nine assists and 12 points.

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    Carter Hart returned to action last week for Everett after sitting out with mono. It was a pretty busy weekend for Hart, too. He stopped 23 of 24 shots in a 3-1 win Friday over Prince George and 39 of 41 shots Saturday in a 3-1 loss to Portland.

    Philippe Myers’ groin injury forced him to leave the Phantoms’ 6-5 shootout loss Friday night to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He missed games on Saturday and Sunday.

    Morgan Frost had a three-assist game in Sault Ste. Marie's 5-4 win over Sudbury last Wednesday. He then had an assist Sunday. Frost has 15 assists and 22 points in 18 games.

    Oskar Lindblom added two more assists Friday night against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. It was his third consecutive two-point game.

    • It’s been a rough stretch for Lehigh Valley goalie Alex Lyon, who’s allowed nine goals in his last two games. Lyon allowed four goals Saturday before being pulled. He’s allowed three or more goals in five of his nine games this season.

    Tanner Laczynski earned the NCAA's First Star of the Week for the week of Oct. 23 after a breakout performance. This past weekend, he had one assist in two games.

    Mikhail Vorobyev scored his first AHL goal in the Phantoms' 6-5 shootout loss Friday night to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

    • Kitchener captain Connor Bunnaman has had a big two weeks. Bunnaman had his third two-goal game of the season Friday against Erie and then another goal Saturday against Guelph. Bunnaman has nine goals and 13 points in 15 games this season.

    • Clarkson's Terrance Amorosa had a two-assist game Friday against Rensselaer. Amorosa, a senior, now has seven assists and nine points in 10 games.

    Felix Sandstrom remains out for Brynäs IF because of an injury.

    Noah Cates snapped a seven-game pointless streak with his second goal of the season Saturday night in Omaha's 3-2 overtime loss to Madison.


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    Before this week begins, it’s time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers’ prospects playing in the AHL, overseas and at the junior and college levels.

    Mikhail Vorobyev, C, 21, 6-2/207, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    Vorobyev returned to action last week after missing more than a month with an undisclosed injury. Vorobyev recorded an assist in his first game back Friday night in Lehigh Valley’s 5-2 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. It was the Russian’s first game since Dec. 12. He was pointless in the Phantoms’ 3-2 OT loss Saturday to Utica.

    “He’s another guy that is leaps and bounds from where he was at the start of the year,” Phantoms head coach Scott Gordon told NBC Sports Philadelphia last week. “It was disappointing that he got hurt when he did because he was starting to come into his own, starting to get more confidence in how he needed to play over here in a smaller rink and the spacing of it and not playing a perimeter game and getting more to the net.”

    Samuel Morin, D, 22, 6-7/202, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    Morin’s latest injury forced the hulking defenseman to miss the Phantoms’ final three games before the AHL All-Star break. He's appeared in just 15 games this season because of injuries, and his most recent injury came at a time he was “playing more like the Sam that we’ve seen — that was encouraging,” Gordon said.

    “It’s going to get taken care of and Sam is going to get himself back into playing shape and play the type of hockey we know that he can play,” Gordon said, “and the type of hockey that’s going to give him success in the NHL.

    "The kid's game is about intimidation as far as that presence of 6-foot-7. He's got a mean edge to him when he plays. That part of the game is easy for him. What I was happy about was, his playmaking decisions with the puck in the last three games. That was something you're constantly, as a defenseman, want to get better at."

    Oskar Lindblom, LW, 21, 6-1/192, Lehigh Valley (AHL)
    Lindblom tallied his 13th goal of the season in the Phantoms’ final game before the break Saturday night. Gordon spoke highly of the Swedish winger’s growth throughout his first full season in North America. Gordon noted that Lindblom’s six-game pointless streak to begin the year was mostly bad luck. Lindblom has 29 points in 45 games.

    "The thing that's been really impressive is,' Gordon said, "the puck started going in, but how much stuff he started creating on his own. Being in a battle with two guys and coming out with the puck. A puck that looks like it's going to get poked off his stick, he somehow manages to keep it on his stick and then makes the next play from there.

    "I knew Oskar from when he was over here two years ago," Gordon said, "but I didn't know how strong he was in his battle, compete level on loose pucks in one-on-one battles. That to me, out of all of our forwards, he's head and shoulders over everybody and as a result, a lot of his offense comes from stuff like that. He makes plays to his linemates that other players might not get the opportunity because they don't even get to start with the puck because they can't compete and battle the way he does."

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    Felix Sandstrom remains on loan to IK Oskarshamn of the Allsvenskan. He has a .914 save percentage and 2.65 goals-against average in four games with Oskarshamn.

    • Phantoms center Mike Vecchione has a three-game goal streak and a four-game point streak. Here is Vecchione’s goal Saturday night that extended his goal streak.

    • After his 20-game point streak ended, Sault Ste. Marie’s Morgan Frost has ignited another. He had a seven-point week in three games and has points in his last four games. He leads the OHL plus/minus (51) and is second in points (79) assists (51).

    Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph) had a monster game Friday against Flint, registering his first career OHL hat trick and picking up an assist. He’s up to 26 goals in 46 games.

    Carter Hart’s 13-game winning streak ended in Everett’s 3-2 shootout loss Saturday night to Seattle. Hart leads the WHL in GAA (1.51) and save percentage (.953).

    • Acadie-Bathurst forward German Rubtsov missed two games last week but returned Friday with a goal and an assist. Rubtsov has 23 points in 23 games with the Titan and 34 points in 34 games overall this season.

    Pascal Laberge stayed hot last week for Quebec, picking up two assists Saturday and extending his point streak to five games. That streak ended Sunday. He has 10 points in his past 11 games.

    • Michigan’s Cooper Marody, who was among the initial Hobey Baker nominees, is pointless in his past four games.

    Tanner Laczynski extended his point streak to 10 games last week. He has 15 points during his current streak and is tied for third in the country with 36 points this season.


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    Before this week begins, it’s time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers’ prospects.

    Cooper Marody, C, 21, 6-1/185, Michigan (NCAA)
    Marody did all he could, but it wasn’t enough to send Michigan to the Big Ten title game.

    Still, the No. 11-ranked Wolverines are a near lock for the NCAA Tournament.

    Saturday, Marody potted two goals against No. 6 Ohio State, but Michigan fell, 3-2, in overtime.

    The junior leads Michigan with 32 assists and 46 points in 37 games. His 14 goals are second on the Wolverines. Nationally, Marody’s 32 helpers are second-most and his 46 points are tied for seventh.

    Pascal Laberge, C, 19, 6-1/162, Quebec (QMJHL)
    Make it eight straight for Laberge.

    Laberge extended his point streak to eight games last week, adding two assists Thursday and a goal and an assist Friday.

    During his streak, Laberge has collected five goals and 13 points. Following a trade to Quebec, Laberge has started to find the consistency that’s been missing over the past two seasons.

    In his last 27 games, Laberge has 11 goals and 15 assists — he was pointless in his first three games with the Remparts. On the season, Laberge has 17 goals and 46 points.

    Morgan Frost, C, 18, 5-11/172, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
    With the OHL season winding down, time is running out for Frost to regain the scoring lead.

    But it’s still possible.

    Frost’s point streak reached 11 games last week. During this streak, he has 11 assists and 19 points. In 64 games, Frost has 40 goals (fourth), 67 assists (second) and 107 points (second).

    Not only does Frost’s plus-68 rating lead the OHL but it also leads all of the CHL.

    The centerman trails Barrie’s Aaron Luchuk (110 points) for the OHL scoring lead.

    Quick Hits
    • OSU’s Tanner Laczynski picked up the primary assist on Matthew Weis’ OT winner Saturday.

    The Buckeyes will face No. 5 Notre Dame Saturday in the Big Ten championship game.

    Isaac Ratcliffe had a goal and an assist in three games for Guelph, and while he did not score on this breakaway Saturday, he did flash some silky hands.

    Matthew Strome had a two-goal game Saturday vs. Niagara. He leads Hamilton with 37 goals.

    German Rubtsov is working with a point streak of his own, as the 2016 first-round pick had a goal and two assists in three games. He has seven points during his five-game point streak.

    Carter Hart’s ridiculous 2017-18 season continued. He stopped 62 of 66 shots in two games. His six-game win streak ended Sunday night with a 2-0 loss.

    • Phantoms center Mikhail Vorobyev added a goal and two more assists. He has four assists and seven points in his past six games.

    • Owen Sound’s Maksim Sushko tallied his 30th goal. Four of the Flyers’ 2017 draft picks have reached the 30-goal mark this season. Sushko joins Frost, Strome and Ratcliffe in that club.


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    Where to catch the Flyers Prospects this season (2018-19)

    My definition of prospect- 25 years old or under with limited (under 25 games) NHL experience.

    OHL
    - Morgan Frost (C) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
    - Matthew Strome (LW) Hamilton Bulldogs
    - Isaac Ratcliffe (LW) Guelph Storm
    - Maxim Sushko (RW) Owen Sound Attack

    QMJHL


    WHL
    - Wyatte Wylie (D) Everett Silvertips
    - Yegor Zamula (D) Calgary Hitmen

    NCAA
    - Tanner Laczynski (C) Ohio State Univ.
    - Wyatt Kalynuk (D) Univ. of Wisconsin
    - Wade Allison (RW) Western Michigan Univ.
    - Brendan Warren (LW) Univ. of Michigan
    - Jay O'Brien (C) Providence College
    - Gavin Hain (C) Univ. of North Dakota
    - Joel Farabee (LW) Boston Univ.
    - Noah Cates (LW) Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth
    - Jack St.Ivany (D) Yale Univ.
    - Matej Tomek (G) Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha

    Other
    - Olle Lycksell (RW/LW) Linköping HC SHL
    - Linus Högberg (D) Växjö Lakers HC SHL
    - David Bernhardt (D) Djurgårdens IF SHL
    - Felix Sandström (G) HV71 SHL
    - Valeri Vasilyev (D) Severstal Cherepovets KHL
    - Kirill Ustimenko (G) MHK Dynamo St.Petersburg MHL
    - Ivan Fedotov (G) Toros Neftekamsk VHL
    - Marcus Westfalt (C/LW) Brynäs IF SHL
    - Adam Ginning (D) Linköping HC SHL
    - Samuel Ersson (G) Västerås IK Allsvenskan

    AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms
    - Mike Vecchione (C/RW)
    - Mark Friedman (D)
    - Nicolas Aubé-Kubel (RW)
    - Reece Willcox (D)
    - Radel Fazleyev (C/LW)
    - Cole Bardreau (C/RW)
    - Tyrell Goulbourne (LW)
    - Philippe Myers (D)
    - Samuel Morin (D)
    - Connor Bunnaman (C)
    - Pascal Laberge (C)
    - German Rubtsov (C)
    - Carsen Twarynski (LW)
    - Carter Hart (G)
    - David Kase (W/C)
    - Anthony Stolarz (G)

    NHL Philadelphia Flyers
    - Oskar Lindblom (LW/RW)
    - Mikhail Vorobyov (C)


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    The European regular seasons have been underway for the better part of a month. This season, the Flyers have more prospects simultaneously playing in Sweden (7) than any single year previously in franchise history. Additionally, there are two Flyers goaltending prospects plying their trade in Russia.

    Here are some updates on how the Flyers European prospects are faring so far.

    Olle Lycksell (C/W, Linköping, SHL): Coming off a strong performance at the World Junior Summer Showcase for Team Sweden, Lycksell came out of the gates in the SHL regular season with three points in two games. He also scored a nice goal in a game against Brynäs on Oct. 2. His scoring pace has slowed since then (one goal, four points, +3 in nine games) but the 19-year-old has done a solid job overall centering the Linköping third line. He's averaged 13:19 of ice time for the first-place team. Lycksell is close to a lock for Sweden's World Junior Championship roster.

    Adam Ginning (D, Linköping, SHL): The Flyers' 2018 second-round pick has dressed in all nine of Linköping's games to date. He has averaged 12:19 of ice time in a third-pairing role. The 18-year-old has been credited with 10 hits and nine blocked shots. Working on his puck skills is one of Ginning's main goals moving forward. Ginning was a member of Team Sweden at the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase and has been a national team regular in various age categories coming up through the ranks.

    Linus Högberg (D, Växjö, SHL):
    A supporting cast defenseman for last season's SHL champion Växjö Lakers and a bit player for Team Sweden's silver medal winning WJC squad, the 20-year-old puck-moving defenseman has taken on bigger responsibilities this season for the Lakers. He has averaged 18:46 of ice time (up from 14:36 last year) and has seen more multi-situational usage. A smooth skater, the biggest thing the Flyers hope to see from him moving forward is adding muscle to his 6-foot-1 frame. Through eight games, Högberg has posted a plus-two (+4, -2) rating at even strength.

    Felix Sandström (G, HV71, SHL): In the first year of his NHL entry-level contract with the Flyers, the 21-year-old netminder is on loan to HV71 Jönköping. He is likely to come to North America next season and join the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Sandström, who won Best Goaltender honors for Team Sweden at the 2016-17 World Junior Championships, missed much of last season with a hiatal hernia. Now with a new team, he has started six of eight games for HV71, posting a 2.32 GAA and .911 save percentage despite only winning two games thus far. He is likely to see international tournament play for Tre Kronor during the SHL schedule breaks.

    Samuel Ersson (G, Västerås, Allsvenskan): A product of the Brynäs junior system (same team as Sandström, fellow 2018 Flyers draftee Marcus Westfält and current Flyers left winger Oskar Lindblom), the 19-year-old Ersson has moved up from the junior to join a men's team playing in Sweden's highest minor league below the SHL. He's off to an excellent start, posting 4-1-0 record, 1.80 GAA, .933 save percentage and two shutouts while starting five of the team's nine games to date. Ersson has a shot at earning a roster spot for Sweden at the World Junior Championships; more likely in a backup than starter's role. He played in one game at the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase.

    Marcus Westfält (C, Brynäs, SHL): A big-framed and physically strong center with two-way upside if he can improve his skating, Westfält established himself as a fourth-line player with Brynäs in the second half of last season. However, he did not make the cut for this year's opening-night roster and began the season back with the Brynäs J20 team. He has subsequently been recalled to the SHL roster -- it should be noted that, in Sweden, junior team eligible players sometimes play both for the SHL and J20 teams depending on the two squads' schedules. For the SHL squad, Westfält has dressed in three games and averaged 9:41 of ice time in a fourth-line role. He's played in six J20 games (one goal, two assists) to date.

    David Bernhardt (D, Djurgården, SHL): Bernhardt was a regular starter last season for Djurgården but the 21-year-old has been out of favor in the early going of the 2018-19 campaign. A healthy scratch in the first couple games of the season, Bernhardt has dressed in the last five games as a sixth or seventh defenseman, averaging 7:59 of ice time. Skating deficiencies and defensive consistency have been his main knocks coming up through the ranks but he seemed by last season to be on the right track. At the Swedish junior level, he was a high-scoring offensive-minded defenseman.

    Kirill Ustimenko (G,MHK Dynamo St. Petersburg, MHL): One of the top two goaltenders in the Russian junior league (MHL) last season, Ustimenko was hopeful of moving up this season to earn a spot with a men's team in the top minor league (VHL) but was reassigned to his junior club. The 19-year-old has been a workhorse again for the MHK Dynamo club, posting 1.95 GAA and .914 save percentage through 17 games. He has a good chance of playing for Russia at the World Junior Championships. Back in July, Ustimenko attended the Flyers Development Camp.

    Ivan Fedotov (G,Toros Neftekamsk, VHL): The 6-foot-7 goaltender had a steep learning curve to conquer when he aged out of junior hockey eligibility. Fedotov, who will turn 22 on Nov. 28, has turned a corner at the VHL level early this season, posting a stellar 1.24 GAA and .945 save percentage through his first seven games. Fedotov's Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) rights belong to Salavat Yulaev Ufa, and he's currently third on their depth chart.


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    By Tom Dougherty

    Before this week begins, it’s time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers’ prospects playing in the AHL, overseas and at the junior and college levels.

    In this edition, we’ll take a look at the Phantoms’ goaltending situation, a Hobey Baker favorite’s scorching start and plenty more from a busy week down on the farm.

    • With Alex Lyon back from a lower-body injury, the Phantoms’ crease now features three goaltenders and no simple solution. Carter Hart needs to play, and he will. It appears, for now, the plan is to rotate goalies with each spending a night not dressed, but is that sustainable?

    Lyon made his season debut Saturday in Wilkes-Barre, allowing three goals on 45 shots in the Phantoms’ 6-3 win. He saw high volume in his first game action and passed. Lyon dressed for the first time Friday but backed up Hart. Saturday, Anthony Stolarz backed up Lyon with Hart sitting out.

    Hart made his third pro start Friday and was shelled for five goals on 33 shots in Lehigh Valley’s 5-4 loss to the Penguins. He was pulled on Oct. 12. There is no reason to panic. Hart is adjusting to the pro game, and it’s better for him to go through this process in the AHL than with the Flyers. Despite a solid preseason, we’ve received our answer: Hart still needs a little more time.

    Stolarz, though, appears to be the odd man out with Lyon back. Hart started Sunday, and was stronger in a shootout loss, with Stolarz backing him up. Stolarz hasn’t played since Oct. 13.

    • While the Ohio State football program was upset by Purdue this weekend, its hockey team, ranked No. 1 in the country, suffered its first defeat in a weekend split with Massachusetts.

    But, Tanner Laczynski, one of the preseason Hobey Baker favorites, continued to produce. Laczynski saw his point streak dating back to last season extend to nine games with a three-point weekend. He registered an assist in the Buckeyes’ 6-3 loss to UMass Friday night and netted two goals in OSU’s 3-1 win Saturday night. That’s now five points in four games this season.

    Morgan Frost is lighting the OHL on fire, per usual. It’s the old normal.

    Frost had a monster week for Sault Ste. Marie with nine points in three games. He had a one-goal, three-assist night Wednesday, a two-goal, one-assist game Friday and a two-assist effort Saturday. He leads the OHL in scoring with 24 points in 13 games for 1.85 points per game.

    Some highlights from last week:

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    registered his first multi-goal and multi-point game of his North American pro career Saturday with a two-goal game in the Phantoms’ win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Rubtsov has three goals in six games in his first season in Lehigh Valley.

    Philippe Myers has goals in two of his past three games.

    His goal from Friday:

    Matthew Strome continues to rack up points for Hamilton as his point streak reached four games. He has 11 points during this current streak and nine points in three games last week.

    • Wisconsin defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk continued his scorching start, adding three points in two games, including a goal and an assist Saturday. He now has six points in four games.

    • The Athletic’s Corey Pronman has high praise for Flyers 2017 sixth-round pick Olle Lycksell, who has four points in 10 games this season with Linkoping of the SHL.

    I’ve been quite impressed by Lycksell this season. During the summer I saw a dynamic skill player but I had concern over his size and speed. He’s looked quicker in the SHL games I’ve seen. He’s been a part of Linkoping’s top power play unit and looks confident at the top level making skilled plays and creating chances. I think he’ll be an important part of Sweden’s World Junior team.

    Yegor Zamula, the undrafted Calgary (WHL) defenseman the Flyers signed after training camp, had four points in four games last week for the Hitmen.


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    By Tom Dougherty



    Updated: 11:57 a.m.

    Before this week begins, it’s time for our weekly check-in on the Flyers’ prospects playing in the AHL, overseas and at the junior and college levels.

    Isaac Ratcliffe had a two-goal game last Tuesday and then went pointless in his two other games for Guelph. Let’s look at Ratcliffe’s second goal from Tuesday:

    Much has been made about Ratcliffe’s size. He’s a big boy. On this goal, he stationed himself in front of the goalie and showcased good hands to score in tight on the Kitchener goalie.

    Ratcliffe has had a pretty good start for the Storm, scoring 13 goals and 21 points in 17 games.

    • Boston University has been a college hockey powerhouse, but this season, it’s been quite the mind-boggling start for the Terriers. Last week, though, BU finally got its first win of the season.

    Joel Farabee played a part in BU going 1-0-1 last week, picking up a goal in the Terriers’ 5-5 tie with No. 13 Northeastern Thursday and then an assist in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Northeastern.

    • Alex Lyon made his third start of the season Saturday night in Lehigh Valley and once again, he faced a constant onslaught from the opposition. Lyon, again, survived with an excellent effort.

    Lyon turned away 40 shots in the Phantoms’ 3-2 overtime win over Binghamton, a game Lehigh Valley needed an empty-netter to force the extra period. Lyon carried a shutout into the third period, surviving a 17-shot second period. Per the Phantoms, Lyon is now 7-1-1 in nine career AHL games in which he faces 40 shots or more. That’s a ridiculous statistic.

    Forty shots are high volume and win-loss record for goalies is usually a meaningless stat. But seven wins in nine games when facing 40 or more shots is pretty darn impressive.

    Lyon was recalled to the Flyers Monday morning with Brian Elliott dinged up and Michal Neuvirth placed on injured reserve.

    Jay O’Brien made his return to Providence’s lineup Saturday night but is still searching for his first collegiate point. O’Brien had three shots on goal against Holy Cross on Saturday.

    Late in the game, however, with the Friars up 3-0, O’Brien took a high hit from Holy Cross’ Ryan Leibold. Providence head coach Nate Leaman did not hold back:

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    • German Rubtsov
    is a totally different player now that he’s reached the pro level. We’ve featured him previously, but last week, he had a goal and an assist in two games.

    This goal was especially of highlight-reel fashion.

    • Remember Mikhail Vorobyev? The center is back with Lehigh Valley and had himself a goal and an assist Friday night against Binghamton. His assist came on Rubtsov’s goal above.

    His goal came on a pretty lethal long-distance snipe:

    Philippe Myers and Mark Friedman each had assists in both of the Phantoms’ games this past weekend. Both Myers and Friedman have eight points in 11 games this season.

    Carter Hart is still looking for consistency at the AHL level as expected. Hart started one game last week, turning away 32 of 36 shots in a 4-3 OT loss to Binghamton Friday.

    Morgan Frost saw his eight-game point streak end Sunday. Frost recorded 10 assists and 18 points during the stretch. He’s second in the OHL with 33 points in 19 games.

    • Yale defenseman Jack St. Ivany registered his first NCAA point Friday with an assist against Cornell.

    Wade Allison, recovering from a torn ACL, remains out for Western Michigan.

    • Owen Sound winger Maksim Sushko is beginning to heat up, putting together a three-game point streak last weekend with a two-assist game Friday, a goal Saturday and an assist Sunday.


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