June 20, 2013 |
Is another goalie shake-up in the works for the Flyers? The Los Angeles Kings have talked to the Flyers about trading them goalie Jonathan Bernier, an NHL source confirmed Tuesday. At the moment, the Flyers plan to have Ilya Bryzgalov and Steve Mason battle for the No. 1 goaltender's job in training camp. But the Flyers are considering buying out Bryzgalov's contract. If that happened, Bernier, who is a restricted free agent, would be a nice fit. Bryzgalov's agent, Ritch Winter, said last week the Flyers have not talked to him about buying out the goalie's contract.
December 11, 2013 |
OTTAWA - Like many stranded because of the winter storm that wreaked havoc on the airline system, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren couldn't make it to Monterey, Calif., yesterday for the NHL's Board of Governors meetings. Instead, Flyers chairman Ed Snider represented the club just fine at Pebble Beach, where the league's top executives convened for annual meetings that wrap up today. But it would have been helpful for Holmgren to hear the NHL's latest salary-cap projections for next season directly from the source.
March 14, 2007 |
Guillaume Latendresse scored twice and Christopher Higgins got the go-ahead goal as the Montreal Canadiens overcame a pair of deficits for a 5-3 win over the visiting New York Islanders. Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro left the game with 4:19 left in the opening period with an apparent head injury after he collided with Canadiens forward Steve Begin. DiPietro was replaced by Mike Dunham. In other games: At New York, Andrej Meszaros' bank shot off the stick of Rangers defenseman Marek Malik snapped a third-period tie and lifted Ottawa to a 3-2 victory.
October 25, 2006 |
A seemingly insignificant game in late October might be the night the Pittsburgh Penguins first gave the NHL a glimpse of their new generation of stars, one that already has the look of being very special, very soon. No, the Penguins aren't Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr or Ron Francis. They're Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury and Jordan Staal. All are No. 1 or No. 2 draft picks, and they aren't taking long to show why. Malkin scored a goal in his fourth consecutive game to start his career, and fellow rookie Staal scored his third goal in two games as the Penguins beat the visiting New Jersey Devils, 4-2, last night.
March 5, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Depleted by injuries, the Flyers' defense had a new look Sunday night against the Washington Capitals. Defensemen Erik Gustafsson and Andreas Lilja were in the lineup and paired together. Gustafsson was recalled from Adirondack earlier Sunday. Lilja hadn't played since Feb. 16 - and had played just three times in February. Kimmo Timonen, who had played in 248 consecutive games, and Andrej Meszaros were sidelined because of what general manager Paul Holmgren called lower-body injuries.
March 12, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - It is no coincidence that the Flyers' improved defensive play started at around the time they acquired Nick Grossmann from Dallas on Feb. 16. It took the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Grossmann a couple of games to get acclimated to a new system, but he has provided a much-needed physical presence and kept the front of the net clear for Flyers goalies. Grossman was plus-5 in 10 games with the Flyers, entering Sunday. In his last eight games, the Flyers had allowed a total of just 12 goals.
April 25, 2011 |
BUFFALO - The day began for the Flyers with a Mystery Daily Double: 1) Who would play goaltender and, 2) Would Chris Pronger take the ice for the first time in the series? The correct responses, as we now know, are: 1) Everyone, and 2) Sort of. It was a limited role for Pronger in the Flyers' Game 6 victory over the Sabres, only five shifts, all on the power play. He took two shots, one of which missed the net. His total ice time was 4 minutes, 33 seconds. Along the way, Pronger was called for a slashing penalty while fencing with Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers in the crease in the first period.
February 9, 2013 |
Claude Giroux needs some help. The Flyers captain went into Thursday's game among the NHL leaders by being successful on 55.4 percent of his faceoffs. Despite his success, the Flyers had won just 46.5 percent of their draws, putting them 28th in the 30-team NHL. Put another way: If you take away Giroux, the rest of the Flyers had won just 40.9 percent of their faceoffs. As a result, the Flyers are getting less zone time and frequently seem to be on the defensive side of the puck.
October 16, 2011
Flyers Notes Andreas Lilja , the least-heralded of the Flyers' highly regarded defensemen, had just finished doing a pregame interview Saturday night when teammate Max Talbot walked past him. "Great job," Talbot kidded. "I learned everything from watching you on 24/7 ," Lilja cracked, referring to the HBO series in which Talbot, a former Penguin, was one of the main "characters" leading to last January's Winter Classic. It's easy for Lilja to be upbeat.
May 19, 2011 |
Exactly a week after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip, goaltender Michael Leighton was back at the Flyers' Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J., to begin a lengthy rehab process. Luckily for Leighton, the damage in his hip was not as extensive as doctors originally feared. "[The] doctor said he was happy with the way things went," Leighton said yesterday. "I'll be on crutches for 4 weeks instead of 8 weeks, so that's very positive. It's a little stiff, so I want to stretch it out as much as I can. " Leighton said he started his rehab the day after his surgery.