March 30, 2013 |
Maybe it's because opponents now have a book on them, or maybe it's because some of the second-year Flyers are pressing. Whatever the reason, Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn are going through sophomore slumps. Ditto Matt Read, who has stumbled after a hot start. Entering Thursday's game against the New York Islanders, all three were in long goal-scoring droughts: Couturier at 24 consecutive games, Schenn at 12, and Read at nine. Coach Peter Laviolette was asked whether he was concerned that the streaks might start weighing on the players.
October 3, 2011 |
After he took part in Sunday's practice in Voorhees, rookie center Brayden Schenn said he is healthy and available to play in Thursday's opener in Boston. But are the Flyers ready to put him on their roster? General manager Paul Holmgren said he probably won't finalize his decisions until Wednesday at 3 p.m., when rosters must be submitted to the NHL. Schenn, who missed the last two preseason games because of a shoulder injury, has a $3.1 million salary cap hit. If he starts the season with the AHL Phantoms, the Flyers will have cap space to include a player such as defenseman Matt Walker ($1.7 million cap hit)
January 16, 2013 |
When the Flyers' season starts Saturday afternoon against visiting Pittsburgh, it appears that Brayden Schenn will get the first crack at being their first-line right winger. "I want to go in there and win that spot and hopefully stay there," Schenn said after Monday's practice in Voorhees. During the first two days of training camp, Schenn was mostly on a line with star center Claude Giroux (28 goals, 93 points last season) and left winger Scott Hartnell (37 goals). "It's an opportunity to play with one of the top players in the league, and Hartnell is coming off a great year" said Schenn, 21. "For me, I'm just trying to blend in and find chemistry as quick as possible and hopefully step up and fill that role.
March 6, 2013 |
ONE GAGGLE of cameras and audio recorders surrounded Wayne Simmonds. Another was quickly forming around Danny Briere. Brayden Schenn kept his head down and walked toward his stall in the corner of the Flyers' dressing room, distanced from the bright lights and eager microphones. Schenn, 21, entered Monday's action tied for 29th in NHL scoring with 19 points - ahead of such bigger names as Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Ovechkin and even Simmonds. Yet no player ahead of him on that list - especially no Flyer - has received less attention and fanfare this season.
November 30, 2012 |
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - When Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren finally signed off on a long-rumored trade to bring Brayden Schenn's older brother, Luke, over from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brayden was relaxing on a boat with friends on a lake in Saskatchewan. That was June 23. "The trade has sunk in," Brayden Schenn said Thursday. "But we haven't exactly had that first NHL game where we're on the same team, to get to share in that experience. " For now, as the NHL lockout reaches its 76th day on Friday, the Schenn brothers remain worlds apart.
December 20, 2013 |
WHEN TOM Wilson's hit on Brayden Schenn made it all the way to a phone hearing yesterday with the NHL's Department of Player Safety, many assumed it was a foregone conclusion that Wilson would be suspended. Wilson, 19, did not receive any supplementary discipline from Brendan Shanahan yesterday, nothing so much as a fine. For the Flyers, it ended up being a no-harm, no-foul situation, since Schenn remained in the lineup in last night's 5-4 win over the visiting Blue Jackets.
November 15, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - Brayden Schenn enjoyed his coming-out party in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Penguins, making a name for himself with six points in six games as the Flyers ousted their most hated rival. Today, he awakes as the Flyers' leading scorer with 12 points. And, thanks to a two-goal effort from Schenn, which delivered a nail-biting 2-1 win last night over those same Penguins, the Flyers finally have the statement victory needed to declare they've officially turned the corner they've been talking about the last 2 weeks.
February 24, 2013 |
For the first time this season, the Flyers won when they didn't have a lead heading into the third period. Winger Wayne Simmonds completed his second Gordie Howe hat trick - a goal, assist, and fight - in the last three games as he scored on the power play with 11 minutes, 3 seconds left, keying the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. Skating by the crease, Simmonds took a slick backhand pass from Brayden Schenn (two goals) and rammed in his seventh goal of the season.
September 23, 2014 |
THREE YEARS AGO, Brayden Schenn laced up for his first training camp with the Flyers with all eyes affixed to him. He was a highly touted first-round pick, referred to around hockey as the best player not yet skating in the NHL. It would be easy to look at Schenn's numbers - 40 goals and 43 assists in 183 games - and say that he hasn't quite lived up to the hype. There have been flashes, like the three-point game he produced against the Penguins in the playoffs during his rookie season.
February 13, 2013 |
TORONTO - Nearly 2 years younger, Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has relied on his older brother, Luke, to help navigate the ropes of the NHL. Luke Schenn had nearly 150 NHL games under his belt by the time Brayden finally got his chance with the Flyers last season. This year, the protégé has guided the veteran. "He's got a little seniority with the Flyers," Luke Schenn said with a smile. "He's showed me the ways a little bit. " Brayden was traded to the Flyers from Los Angeles in 2011.