2014–15 Philadelphia Flyers season

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2014–15 Philadelphia Flyers
Division 6th Metropolitan
Conference 12th Eastern
2014–15 record 33–31–18
Home record 23–11–7
Road record 10–20–11
Goals for 215
Goals against 234
Team information
General Manager Ron Hextall
Coach Craig Berube
Captain Claude Giroux
Alternate captains Wayne Simmonds
Mark Streit
Arena Wells Fargo Center
Average attendance 19,270 (98.6%)[1]
Team leaders
Goals Wayne Simmonds (28)
Assists Jakub Voracek (59)
Points Jakub Voracek (81)
Penalties in minutes Zac Rinaldo (102)
Plus/minus Nicklas Grossmann (8)
Wins Steve Mason (18)
Goals against average Steve Mason (2.25)

The 2014–15 Philadelphia Flyers season was the 48th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[2] For the second time in three years, the Flyers failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit]

On April 15, 2014, the Flyers re-signed 27-year-old impending unrestricted free agent Andrew MacDonald to a six-year extension for $30 million to keep the defenseman under contract through the 2019–20 NHL season.[3]

On May 7, 2014, Paul Holmgren was promoted to President of the Flyers and Ron Hextall was promoted to General Manager.[4]

On June 23, 2014, Hextall's first major move as General Manager was to trade Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for R. J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft.[5] Hextall would later sign free agent defensemen Nick Schultz and Michael Del Zotto to one-year deals.[6][7]


Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – New York Rangers 82 53 22 7 49 252 192 +60 113
2 x – Washington Capitals 82 45 26 11 40 242 203 +39 101
3 x – New York Islanders 82 47 28 7 40 252 230 +22 101
4 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 43 27 12 39 221 210 +11 98
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 42 35 5 33 236 250 −14 89
6 Philadelphia Flyers 82 33 31 18 30 215 234 −19 84
7 New Jersey Devils 82 32 36 14 27 181 216 −35 78
8 Carolina Hurricanes 82 30 41 11 25 188 226 −38 71
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 50 22 10 43 221 189 +32 110
2 x – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 50 24 8 47 262 211 +51 108
3 x – Detroit Red Wings 82 43 25 14 39 235 221 +14 100
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – New York Rangers 82 53 22 7 49 252 192 +60 113
2 x – Washington Capitals 82 45 26 11 40 242 203 +39 101
3 x – New York Islanders 82 47 28 7 40 252 230 +22 101
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT x – Ottawa Senators 82 43 26 13 37 238 215 +23 99
2 ME x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 43 27 12 39 221 210 +11 98
3 AT Boston Bruins 82 41 27 14 37 213 211 +2 96
4 AT Florida Panthers 82 38 29 15 30 206 223 −17 91
5 ME Columbus Blue Jackets 82 42 35 5 33 236 250 −14 89
6 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 33 31 18 30 215 234 −19 84
7 ME New Jersey Devils 82 32 36 14 27 181 216 −35 78
8 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 30 41 11 25 188 226 −38 71
9 AT Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 25 211 262 −51 68
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 23 51 8 15 161 274 −113 54
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2014–15 Game Log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Regular Season[8]
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Voracek, JakubJakub Voracek 82 22 59 81 1 78
Giroux, ClaudeClaude Giroux 81 25 48 73 −3 36
Streit, MarkMark Streit 81 9 43 52 −8 36
Simmonds, WayneWayne Simmonds 75 28 22 50 −5 66
Schenn, BraydenBrayden Schenn 82 18 29 47 −5 34
Couturier, SeanSean Couturier 82 15 22 37 4 28
Del Zotto, MichaelMichael Del Zotto 64 10 22 32 −5 34
Read, MattMatt Read 80 8 22 30 −4 14
Raffl, MichaelMichael Raffl 67 21 7 28 6 34
Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier 57 8 12 20 −7 36
VandeVelde, ChrisChris VandeVelde 72 9 6 15 −6 28
Umberger, R. J.R. J. Umberger 67 9 6 15 −9 19
Schultz, NickNick Schultz 80 2 13 15 2 47
Grossmann, NicklasNicklas Grossmann 68 5 9 14 8 32
Schenn, LukeLuke Schenn 58 3 11 14 −2 18
White, RyanRyan White 34 6 6 12 4 30
MacDonald, AndrewAndrew MacDonald 58 2 10 12 −5 41
Bellemare, Pierre-EdouardPierre-Edouard Bellemare 81 6 6 12 −3 18
Coburn, BraydonBraydon Coburn 39 1 8 9 −1 16
Colaiacovo, CarloCarlo Colaiacovo 33 2 6 8 0 10
Laughton, ScottScott Laughton 31 2 4 6 −1 17
Rinaldo, ZacZac Rinaldo 58 1 5 6 −9 102
Mason, SteveSteve Mason (G) 51 0 3 3 N/A 2
Manning, BrandonBrandon Manning 11 0 3 3 3 7
Straka, PetrPetr Straka 3 0 2 2 1 0
Emery, RayRay Emery (G) 30 0 0 0 N/A 4
Akeson, JasonJason Akeson 13 0 0 0 −1 8
Zepp, RobRob Zepp (G) 10 0 0 0 N/A 0
Cousins, NickNick Cousins 11 0 0 0 1 2
Jones, BlairBlair Jones 4 0 0 0 −4 2
Gostisbehere, ShayneShayne Gostisbehere 2 0 0 0 −2 0
Alt, MarkMark Alt 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Lauridsen, OliverOliver Lauridsen 1 0 0 0 −1 10
Goaltenders
Regular Season[8]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO
Mason, SteveSteve Mason 51 48 2885 18 18 11 108 2.25 1490 .928 3
Emery, RayRay Emery 31 25 1570 10 11 7 80 3.06 758 .894 0
Zepp, RobRob Zepp 10 9 519 5 2 0 25 2.89 223 .888 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Flyers. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Traded mid-season

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards[edit]

League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient Notes Ref
NHL First All-Star Team Jakub Voracek (Right Wing) [9]
NHL Second Star of the Week Jakub Voracek (December 22) [10]
Brayden Schenn (April 6) [11]
Selected to NHL All-Star Game Claude Giroux Played for Team Foligno [12][13]
Jakub Voracek Played for Team Toews
Team awards[14]
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Mark Streit
Bobby Clarke Trophy Jakub Voracek
Gene Hart Memorial Award Jakub Voracek
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy Chris VandeVelde
Toyota Cup Claude Giroux
Yanick Dupre Memorial Class Guy Award Mark Streit

Milestones[edit]

Records[edit]

Team single season records
Record Total
Most overtime losses 18
Fewest penalties in minutes 857
Most shootout losses 11

Suspensions and fines[edit]

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Team Violating the terms of the CBA (travelling during a restricted period for team activity). Undisclosed January 4, 2015[15]
Zac Rinaldo Boarding and charging against Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang during NHL Game No. 684 in Philadelphia on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 15:36 of the first period. 8 games $73,170.72 January 26, 2015[16]

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from June 14, 2014, the day after the deciding game of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, through June 15, 2015, the day of the deciding game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals.[17]

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
June 23, 2014 To Columbus Blue Jackets
Scott Hartnell
To Philadelphia Flyers
R. J. Umberger
4th-round pick in 2015
[18]
July 2, 2014 To San Jose Sharks
rights to Tye McGinn
To Philadelphia Flyers
3rd-round pick in 2015
[19]
February 27, 2015 To Chicago Blackhawks
Kimmo Timonen
To Philadelphia Flyers
2nd-round pick in 2015
conditional 4th-round pick in 2016[a]
[20]
March 2, 2015 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Braydon Coburn
To Philadelphia Flyers
Radko Gudas
1st-round pick in 2015[b]
3rd-round pick in 2015
[21]
Trade notes
  • a The 4th-round pick would be upgraded to a 3rd-round pick if the Blackhawks win two playoff rounds or a 2nd-round pick if the Blackhawks win three playoff rounds provided Timonen plays in at least half of Chicago's playoff games.[22] The pick was upgraded to a 3rd-round pick after the Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild in their second round series on May 7.[23] It was upgraded to a 2nd-round pick after the Blackhawks defeated the Anaheim Ducks in their third round series on May 30.[24]
  • b If Tampa Bay missed the playoffs and ended up with the first overall selection the Flyers would instead receive the New York Rangers' first-round pick, which Tampa Bay had previously acquired.[21] Tampa Bay made the playoffs.[25]