2018–19 Philadelphia Flyers season

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2018–19 Philadelphia Flyers
Division6th Metropolitan
Conference11th Eastern
2018–19 record37–37–8
Home record19–18–4
Road record18–19–4
Goals for244
Goals against281
Team information
PresidentPaul Holmgren
General ManagerRon Hextall (Oct. 4 – Nov. 26)
Chuck Fletcher (Dec. 3 – present)
CoachDave Hakstol (Oct. 4 – Dec. 17)
Scott Gordon (interim) (Dec. 17 – Apr. 6)
CaptainClaude Giroux
Alternate captainsSean Couturier[a]
Andrew MacDonald[a]
Wayne Simmonds (Oct. 4 – Feb. 25)
ArenaWells Fargo Center
Minor league affiliate(s)Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
Reading Royals (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsSean Couturier (33)
AssistsClaude Giroux (63)
PointsClaude Giroux (85)
Penalty minutesWayne Simmonds (90)
Plus/minusClaude Giroux (+9)
WinsCarter Hart (16)
Goals against averageCarter Hart (2.83)

The 2018–19 Philadelphia Flyers season was the 52nd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[2] The Flyers were eliminated from playoff contention on March 30, 2019, after a 5–2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.[3]

Off-season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 82 48 26 8 44 278 249 +29 104
2 x – New York Islanders 82 48 27 7 43 228 196 +32 103
3 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 44 26 12 42 273 241 +32 100
4 x – Carolina Hurricanes 82 46 29 7 44 245 223 +22 99
5 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 47 31 4 45 258 232 +26 98
6 Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 37 8 34 244 281 −37 82
7 New York Rangers 82 32 36 14 26 227 272 −45 78
8 New Jersey Devils 82 31 41 10 28 222 275 −53 72
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 82 48 26 8 44 278 249 +29 104
2 x – New York Islanders 82 48 27 7 43 228 196 +32 103
3 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 44 26 12 42 273 241 +32 100
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 62 16 4 56 325 222 +103 128
2 x – Boston Bruins 82 49 24 9 47 259 215 +44 107
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 46 28 8 46 286 251 +35 100
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 ME x – Carolina Hurricanes 82 46 29 7 44 245 223 +22 99
2 ME x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 47 31 4 45 258 232 +26 98
3 AT Montreal Canadiens 82 44 30 8 41 249 236 +13 96
4 AT Florida Panthers 82 36 32 14 33 267 280 −13 86
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 37 8 34 244 281 −37 82
6 ME New York Rangers 82 32 36 14 26 227 272 −45 78
7 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 39 10 28 226 271 −45 76
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 32 40 10 29 227 277 −50 74
9 ME New Jersey Devils 82 31 41 10 28 222 275 −53 72
10 AT Ottawa Senators 82 29 47 6 29 242 302 −60 64
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The preseason schedule was published on June 15, 2018.[4]

Regular season[edit]

The regular season schedule was published on June 21, 2018.[5]

2018–19 game log

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

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Regular season[6]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Claude Giroux 82 22 63 85 9 24
Sean Couturier 80 33 43 76 2 34
Jakub Voracek 78 20 46 66 −16 25
Travis Konecny 82 24 25 49 −4 40
James van Riemsdyk 66 27 21 48 −10 18
Shayne Gostisbehere 78 9 28 37 −20 22
Travis Sanheim 82 9 26 35 −4 22
Oskar Lindblom 81 17 16 33 −9 20
Scott Laughton 82 12 20 32 −11 53
Nolan Patrick 72 13 18 31 −8 27
Wayne Simmonds 62 16 11 27 −20 90
Ivan Provorov 82 7 19 26 −16 32
Robert Hagg 82 5 15 20 –3 63
Radko Gudas 77 4 16 20 6 63
Michael Raffl 67 6 12 18 –1 32
Dale Weise 42 5 6 11 −6 15
Jordan Weal 28 3 6 9 −5 16
Andrew MacDonald 47 0 9 9 −5 18
Phil Varone 47 3 4 7 –2 8
Ryan Hartman 19 2 4 6 −6 30
Jori Lehtera 27 1 2 3 −7 33
Corban Knight 23 1 3 4 –5 0
Philippe Myers 21 1 1 2 –5 2
Mikhail Vorobyev 15 1 1 2 0 2
Christian Folin 26 0 2 2 5 16
Justin Bailey 11 0 1 1 0 2
Nicolas Aube-Kubel 9 0 0 0 1 0
Samuel Morin 5 0 0 0 –3 4
Tyrell Goulbourne 2 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Friedman 1 0 0 0 –1 0

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season[6]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Carter Hart 31 30 1,717 16 13 1 81 2.83 976 .917 0 0 0 0
Brian Elliott 26 23 1,397 11 11 1 69 2.96 741 .907 1 0 1 2
Anthony Stolarz 12 10 630 4 3 3 35 3.33 358 .902 1 0 0 0
Calvin Pickard 11 8 465 4 2 2 31 4.01 227 .863 1 0 0 2
Michal Neuvirth 7 6 366 1 4 1 26 4.26 184 .859 0 0 0 0
Cam Talbot 4 3 211 1 2 0 13 3.70 109 .881 0 0 0 0
Alex Lyon 2 1 20 0 1 0 6 5.08 31 .806 0 0 0 0
Mike McKenna 1 1 57 0 1 0 4 4.22 24 .833 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Flyers. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Type Award/honor Recipient Ref
League (in-season) NHL All-Star Game selection Claude Giroux [7]
NHL Rookie of the Month Carter Hart (January) [8]
NHL Second Star of the Week Carter Hart (February 4) [9]
NHL Third Star of the Week Claude Giroux (November 12) [10]
Team Barry Ashbee Trophy Radko Gudas [11]
Bobby Clarke Trophy Sean Couturier [11]
Gene Hart Memorial Award Sean Couturier [11]
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy Travis Sanheim [11]
Toyota Cup Carter Hart [11]
Yanick Dupre Memorial Class Guy Award Andrew MacDonald [11]

Records[edit]

Team[edit]

Franchise team records set during the 2018–19 season
Record Type Total Refs
Fewest shootouts Season 4 [12]
Fewest shootout losses Season 1 [12]

Suspensions and fines[edit]

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
James van Riemsdyk High-sticking against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez during NHL Game No. 826 in Philadelphia on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 1:04 of the first period. $5,000.00 February 8, 2019[13]
Radko Gudas High-sticking against Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov during NHL Game No. 918 in Philadelphia on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 15:52 of the third period. 2 games $81,707.32 February 20, 2019[14]
Robert Hagg Interference against Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette during NHL Game No. 918 in Philadelphia on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 0:37 of the third period. $3,091.40 February 20, 2019[15]
Jakub Voracek Interference against New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk during NHL Game No. 1052 on Long Island on Saturday March 9, 2019, at 5:41 of the third period. 2 games $88,709.68 March 10, 2019[16]

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers have been involved in the following transactions since June 8, 2018, the day after the deciding game of the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals.[17]

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) To Montreal Canadiens
MTL's 7th-round pick in 2018
To Philadelphia Flyers
7th-round pick in 2019
[18]
January 11, 2019 (2019-01-11) To Arizona Coyotes
Jordan Weal
To Philadelphia Flyers
Jacob Graves
6th-round pick in 2019
[19]
January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17) To Buffalo Sabres
Taylor Leier
To Philadelphia Flyers
Justin Bailey
[20]
February 9, 2019 (2019-02-09) To Montreal Canadiens
Christian Folin[b]
Dale Weise
To Philadelphia Flyers
Byron Froese
David Schlemko
[22]
February 15, 2019 (2019-02-15) To Edmonton Oilers
Anthony Stolarz
To Philadelphia Flyers
Cam Talbot
[23]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Nashville Predators
Wayne Simmonds
To Philadelphia Flyers
Ryan Hartman
Conditional 4th-round pick in 2020[c]
[25]
June 3, 2019 (2019-06-03) To Winnipeg Jets
5th-round pick in 2019
To Philadelphia Flyers
Kevin Hayes
[26]
June 14, 2019 (2019-06-14) To Washington Capitals
Radko Gudas[Note 1]
To Philadelphia Flyers
Matt Niskanen
[27]
June 18, 2019 (2019-06-18) To San Jose Sharks
2nd-round pick in 2019
3rd-round pick in 2020
To Philadelphia Flyers
Justin Braun
[28]

Notes:

  1. Note 1 Philadelphia to retain 30% ($1.005 million) of salary as part of trade.