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Craig Berube | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (48) / 12/17/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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The Philadelphia Flyers have lost their last nine games at Madison Square Garden.
To make matters worse, the Flyers have been outscored 35-10 in the nine games. They play Game 2 there on Sunday and will need to win at least once at MSG if they hope to advance to the second round. Apr 20 - 9:37 AM

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The Philadelphia Flyers fell apart in the third period of Game 1 of the first round.

Not to suggest that Philadelphia was having a good game before that, despite the fact they were tied 1-1 with the New York Rangers through 40 minutes. However, the Flyers got into some penalty trouble and the Rangers took over, out shooting the Flyers 13-1 in the final frame. Overall, Philadelphia managed just 15 shots on goal, which is their lowest total in a playoff game since 2008.
Apr 18 - 10:14 AM

Although the Philadelphia Flyers have secured a playoff berth, they still see a lot of value in their final three games.

Philadelphia could finish as high as the second seed in the Metropolitan Division or as low as the second Wild Card spot. "Even though we made the playoffs, we don't want to fall to the bottom where Boston or Pittsburgh is waiting there," said Jakub Voracek. "We got to make sure we keep winning these last three games and hope we catch the Rangers. We got to hold off the Blue Jackets first." Surpassing the Rangers would mean securing home ice advantage in the first round. That's big for any team and the Flyers certainly aren't an exception given their 24-14-2 record at home and 17-15-7 record on the road.
Apr 10 - 10:35 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have been shutout of back-to-back games for the first time since 2009.

While Philadelphia is still a great bet to make the playoffs, they seem to be limping towards the finish line. Although they made Columbus Blue Jackets starter Sergei Bobrovsky stop 37 shots in his shutout on Thursday, the Flyers put much of the blame on themselves for their latest defeat. "Any time you don't score, you didn't test him enough," Flyers coach Craig Berube said. "We certainly didn't test him enough in the third period. We stopped playing our game for a while. They came at us hard and it looked like we got frustrated."
Apr 4 - 10:55 AM

It's easy to paint Friday's game against Philadelphia as a must-win for Toronto, but this is a key contest for the Flyers as well.

Philadelphia isn't on the brink of slipping out of the playoff race like Toronto is, in fact, the Flyers will hold onto a postseason spot even if they lose this contest. However, Philadelphia has been losing momentum lately and they don't want to simply stumble into the playoffs. They need to start gaining traction again and a win against a desperate Maple Leafs' squad would help with that.
Mar 28 - 10:32 AM

St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock thinks the Philadelphia Flyers will be a dangerous team in the playoffs.

"There's lots of talented teams in the National Hockey League, but that team is fully invested in checking," Hitchcock said. "You see it in their penalty killing. You see it in their forecheck, their five-on-five play. They are going to be a bear in the playoffs." Hitchcock spent parts of four seasons coaching the Flyers until he was fired early in the 2006-07 campaign. Philadelphia has certainly gotten hot at the right time, but the team still has its work cut out for it going into Saturday's game against St. Louis.
Mar 22 - 11:02 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers don't think they'll make a big trade before the March 5 deadline.

"I don't foresee anything major happening," Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said. "I'm sure there's going to be some guys available. Whether there's going to be some guys who can improve our team, that is the question." Part of the problem is that the Flyers just don't have cap space to work with. The Flyers were on a four-game winning streak going into the Olympic break and currently hold the third spot in the Metropolitan Division.
Feb 25 - 11:00 AM

Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider isn't a supporter of the NHL pausing its season to accommodate the Olympics.

"I haven't taken a poll, but how can anyone be happy breaking up your season?" Snider asked. "No other league does it. Why should we? There's no benefit to it whatsoever. If anything, I only see negatives. The players want to play and the players' association has a lot to say about it. As an owner, I think it's ridiculous." You could argue that it grows the sport of hockey as the Olympics reaches a worldwide audience and draws in viewers that might have otherwise never given hockey a chance. That in turn is beneficial to the NHL as it expands their potential market. Beyond that, the NHL's participation in the Winter Olympics gives hockey a bigger and better international tournament than some of North America's heavier hitters like baseball and football enjoy.
Feb 7 - 10:34 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have done a superb job of bouncing back from late deficits this season.

The Flyers were down 2-1 against the San Jose Sharks going into the third period of Monday's contest and ended up earning a 5-2 victory. That's the 10th time they've come back in the third period this season, which is a new franchise record. Philadelphia has 62 points in 57 games, which puts them just a hair behind in the battle for the second Wild Card spot.
Feb 4 - 8:05 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers are bracing for a rough road trip.

The Flyers will play in Anaheim, Los Angeles, and San Jose over their next three games. Those teams are a combined 56-12-8 at home. "It's going to be tough," Claude Giroux said. "But at the same time, it's a good challenge for us. We played a good game [Tuesday] night, so we need to take our passion and the way we played, I think we need to carry on that." The Flyers earned a 5-0 victory over Detroit on Tuesday, which matters quite a bit from a momentum perspective. If it wasn't for that win, they would have gone into this stretch with a five-game losing streak hanging over their heads. Philadelphia ranks third in the Metropolitan Division, but their playoff spot is far from secure.
Jan 30 - 8:11 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers went from fifth overall to 10th in penalty killing after giving up three power play goals to Boston on Saturday.

The woes continue for the Flyers who have struggled of late. The Bruins have been good on the power play as they are seventh overall in efficiency but they have the least amount of chances in the NHL and Philadelphia gave them five opportunities.
Jan 27 - 8:37 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers will try to win their 11th consecutive home game on Saturday.

To do that, they'll have to find a way to get past Tampa Bay, which they've struggled against in recent years. "Tampa's been a thorn in our side," Wayne Simmonds said. "If we keep within our structure for 60 minutes, which we haven't done against Tampa Bay for a long time now, I think we'll be successful." Philadelphia will catch a bit of a break given that the Lightning are currently missing star forward Steve Stamkos and starting goaltender Ben Bishop.
Jan 10 - 6:31 PM

Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Berube thinks his team has progressed since he took over.

"We know how to win games now, more than anything," Berube said. "You don't always play your best. There are still some inconsistencies in our game to clean up. But in saying that, we get the win now that we would not have gotten before." Philadelphia has gone from 1-7-0 to 20-16-4. Their offense has woken up after a sluggish start and they're in a good position in the battle for a playoff spot. Anything can happen, but it looks like this season won't be the disaster for the Flyers that it initially looked like it was shaping up to be.
Jan 2 - 9:56 AM

Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider warned that his team's struggles could lead to changes.

"I think we have to take a long hard look at where we are and where we are going," Snider said. "We're always doing that and we will continue doing it. Whatever we can do to help the team get over the hump, we will do. Obviously, we’re not happy with giving up third-period leads. This is something that can be corrected and that is something we are going to do. However we have to do it." The Flyers have fired their head coach and acquired Steve Downie this season, so their front office has already been proactive. Still, the Flyers are just 14-15-4 this season.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 10:28:00 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed four power-play goals in their opponents' last 13 opportunities.

"I think it's still been good," coach Craig Berube said. "The Pittsburgh goal with [Sidney] Crosby there, I think everybody got attracted to the puck on the wall and forgot where Crosby was. He kind of stayed over on the weak side and then went to the net." The Flyers also surrendered two power-play goals against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday and Berube admitted that those should have been prevented. Philadelphia's penalty kill had been one of its bright spots this season, but it's dropped to 13th in the NHL at 83.1%.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Kris Newbury
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Matt Read
3Tye McGinn
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Steve Downie
4Michael Raffl
5Adam Hall
6Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Kimmo Timonen
3Braydon Coburn
4Andrew MacDonald
5Nicklas Grossmann
6Luke Schenn
7Erik Gustafsson
8Hal Gill
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery
3Yann Danis
4Cal Heeter