April 20, 2013 |
Something positive in the wake of the Flyers' rash of injuries to their defensive corps: Luke Schenn has emerged as arguably the team's top blue-liner in the last month, and Erik Gustafsson has blossomed into a steady, dependable player. Schenn, 23, has been a workhorse lately, playing 56 minutes, 30 seconds over his two previous games before Thursday's matchup against New Jersey. For the season, Schenn is averaging 21:36 a game, second among the Flyers left standing, behind only Kimmo Timonen (21:38)
September 7, 2011 |
FLYERS general manager Paul Holmgren says he is "sore" but is otherwise in good spirits following a scary bicycle accident on Labor Day in Avalon, N.J., that still has him hospitalized in Camden's Cooper University Hospital. Sources indicated yesterday that doctors originally were concerned about possible internal bleeding when a spot showed up on images of Holmgren's chest after his spill. Holmgren, 55, lost his balance on his bike and fell when traveling at a high rate of speed, according to an accident report released by the Avalon Police Department.
March 29, 2013 |
The Flyers came up with the usual words to characterize a loss to the New York Rangers that further buried them in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. But Scott Hartnell may have found the most accurate and fitting one. "Demoralizing," Hartnell said Wednesday after a short but intense practice at The Skate Zone in Voorhees. It had to be. The Flyers never led Tuesday night in a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Rangers. After drawing to within 3-2 in the third period, the Flyers watched New York control the rest of the game and wound up falling seven points out of the eighth and final playoff spot with 16 games remaining.
November 24, 2013 |
The Flyers have put together their six-game points streak ever since coach Craig Berube inserted Luke Schenn and Erik Gustafsson into the lineup as a defensive pair. A coincidence? "We're definitely not going to take credit," Schenn said with a laugh after Friday's practice in Voorhees. "We're just a piece of the puzzle, but it seems like everyone is kind of getting back on the same track now. " The Flyers (9-10-2) will try to extend their 5-0-1 run when they host the Islanders on Saturday night and attempt to get to .500 for the first time this season.
January 30, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Not only is the Flyers' schedule condensed early in the season, but six of their first eight games are on the road. The Flyers are 1-4 on the road after Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers. "Play home or away, it shouldn't change your game plan or the way you play," captain Claude Giroux said before the game. "You just have to go out there and make sure you show up. " Giroux acknowledged that didn't happen in the team's previous game, a 5-1 loss at Tampa Bay on Sunday.
January 27, 2013
The following was posted at the Daily News blog Frequent Flyers: Paul Holmgren does not believe the Flyers are snakebitten by injuries. He would, however, like this whole "injury per game" streak to end sometime soon. Thursday night's win over the Rangers cost them defenseman Andrej Meszaros, who went down with a left shoulder injury. He was re-evaluated by team doctors on Friday - and though the exact injury was not specified - Meszaros is expected to miss "about a month" or more.
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.