April 3, 1987 |
Jeff Spencer scored two goals and Steve Kinsley added a goal and two assists to lead Malvern Prep to a 5-3 win over Conestoga for the Flyers Cup Scholastic Ice Hockey Championship last night at the Havertown Skatium. Malvern, which had lost to Conestoga during last year's championship, came out playing physical and opened up a three-goal lead in the first period. Kinsley scored first for the Friars, 4 minutes, 13 seconds into the game. He converted a Matt Lannen pass from the corner, beating Pioneers goaltender Scott Graham on a low shot from the slot.
April 3, 2004 |
There were few surprises in who took away the annual hockey awards last night for the Flyers at the Wachovia Center. The Flyers players voted goalie Robert Esche the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy as the most improved player. Esche went into last night's game against Ottawa with a 1.99 goals-against average, a .918 save percentage and ranked fourth in the NHL. Mark Recchi, who has carried this team offensively the entire season while serving as an unofficial team captain during Keith Primeau's long recovery from a concussion, was voted MVP by the media and awarded the Bobby Clarke Trophy.
April 16, 2006 |
Flyers president Ron Ryan said yesterday that the team had fully cooperated with the NHL's internal investigation into allegations that Rick Tocchet, a former Flyer and Phoenix assistant coach, operated a gambling syndicate. Investigators from the league office reportedly have interviewed nearly 50 people throughout the NHL, including a half-dozen Flyer players and staffers last week, to try to determine what people might have known about the alleged operation. The NHL will finish their interviews with the Flyers in the weeks ahead, Ryan said.
August 1, 2015 |
The Flyers locked up Jake Voracek for the long term Thursday, signing the forward to a reported eight-year, $66 million contract extension. Voracek was golfing when he heard the news and joked that it messed up his game. But missed putts aside, the 25-year-old is excited about the extension. "I knew something was going to get done," Voracek said on a conference call Thursday. ". . . It's good that it came this early, so now we can focus on everything else. " Voracek, who led the Flyers with a career-high 81 points last season, still has one year left on his four-year, $17 million contract.
April 4, 2001 |
First-year goalie Roman Cechmanek last night received the Bobby Clarke Trophy as this year's most valuable Flyer, as selected by a panel of Philadelphia sportswriters and sportscasters. That award, and others, were presented before the game against the Florida Panthers at the First Union Center. Cechmanek went into the game with 33 victories, and was second among NHL leaders in goals-against average (2.00), save percentage (.923), and shutouts (10). His 10 shutouts are the most since Bernie Parent's 12 in 1974-75, when the Flyers won their second Stanley Cup. Dan McGillis broke Eric Desjardins' six-year run by winning the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Flyers' outstanding defenseman.
April 6, 1987 |
Naturally, the Flyers want the Rangers to consider all possibilities. This is the time of year when the training-room door slams tight. As long as a limb is still attached to a body, an injured player will remain on a day-to-day basis. So, the word is not official. But do not count out Ilkka Sinisalo and Peter Zezel from making meaningful contributions in the first round of the playoffs, which begin Wednesday night at the Spectrum. Sinisalo, whose cracked foot was too painful to skate on Friday, will try again this morning.
April 4, 1988 |
Tim Kerr caught an accidental stick near the left eye late in the second period last night and had to leave the Flyers' 2-2 tie with Washington. Doctors at Wills Eye Hospital did not feel it was necessary to hold Kerr overnight, and the Flyers expressed confidence that he would be able to play in the playoff opener Wednesday night at Landover, Md. "I can't see out of it right now," Kerr said upon his return from the hospital after the game. "But I think that's from the drops they gave me. They want to check me again today.
April 2, 1990 |
The Flyers were out of playoff contention before last night's season finale against the Detroit Red Wings at the Spectrum, but they still had a chance to achieve something. Unfortunately for the Flyers, they would have had to lose the game to do it. The Flyers entered the game with 70 points, and the Red Wings came in with 69. Had the Flyers lost, they would have jumped ahead of Detroit in the selection order for June's amateur draft. But the teams tied, 3-3, so the Flyers will pick fourth in the draft, and the Red Wings third.
June 29, 2011 |
During his steady and superb career, Mark Howe's accomplishments were overshadowed by those of his iconic father, Gordie, who was sometimes called "the Babe Ruth of hockey. " On Tuesday, the former Flyers defenseman finally found himself at center stage as he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. "I'm Gordie Howe's son and I'm proud of it," Howe said in a conference call with reporters. "They could put me in as Gordie Howe's son and I'd be happy. " Howe, the first Flyers defenseman ever named to the Hall, will be inducted on his own merits.
February 4, 2014 |
SAN JOSE - Spanning a brief career with two different franchises, Brayden Schenn has never played an NHL game without Wayne Simmonds in the same lineup. The two have been linemates almost exclusively since arriving in Philadelphia in 2011. Few players on the Flyers' roster know Simmonds better. When asked what has made Simmonds so consistent this season, Schenn responded Saturday with, "Determination. " Minutes earlier, without prior knowledge, Simmonds used the same word.