March 29, 2012 |
TORONTO - The Flyers invaded Canada with a new, unforeseen worry in their crease, with Sergei Bobrovsky set to replace the injured Ilya Bryzgalov for at least one game. They just didn't expect to face a Maple Leafs team with a bigger question mark in net. Toronto starter Jonas Gustavsson went down with an injury during warmups, relegating him to the locker room for the first period before warming the bench. Gustavsson's injury paved the way for the Maple Leafs' fourth-string goaltender, Jussi Rynnas, to make his first career NHL start.
January 24, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Just a few seconds after he hung up with his parents in Ontario on Sunday night, Tye McGinn phoned his older brother, Jamie, halfway across the country in Denver. He could barely contain his excitement, explaining to his brother - who plays for the Colorado Avalance - as clearly as possible that he was being recalled by the Flyers. "It was probably one of the best feelings I've ever had," Tye McGinn said. "I was probably even happier to tell him, because he's already been through it all. We talk everyday.
January 22, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - For the Flyers, the all-star break cannot come fast enough. The team lost three more players to injuries - including center Danny Briere, who suffered a concussion, and winger Jaromir Jagr, who aggravated a groin strain - in their 4-1 victory over New Jersey on Saturday afternoon. Winger Zac Rinaldo also left the game with an upper-body injury and is listed as day to day. Briere is out indefinitely, and Jagr probably won't play until after the all-star break.
April 30, 2014 |
Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has struggled against the New York Rangers in their first-round playoff series, but that doesn't exactly leave him in select company. Only the Detroit Red Wings have scored fewer goals than the 10 the Flyers have totaled in their five games with the New York Rangers. The Flyers trail the series by three games to two. To even it up in Game 6, Schenn and the rest of the forwards will have to start producing. The 22-year-old Schenn has no goals and two assists this series and is a minus-3.
April 5, 2013 |
TORONTO - Centers Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier have suffered through sophomore slumps, but they played major roles Thursday as the resilient Flyers outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3, at the Air Canada Centre and increased their season-best winning streak to four games. "We're both trying to step up," Schenn said after the Flyers climbed to within two points of the eighth-place Rangers in the Eastern Conference. "We're getting the opportunity, playing on the power play and playing with good players.
May 9, 2014 |
Ron Hextall, named the seventh general manager in Flyers history on Wednesday, called it "my dream job. " A former standout goalie with the Flyers who also was known for his brawling style, Hextall replaced Paul Holmgren, who stepped aside and was promoted to club president. "I've got a special feeling about this organization and I am absolutely honored and thrilled to be sitting here," Hextall said during a news conference Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center. "I'll do the best job I can, and I'll work hard to reach the ultimate goal of bringing the Stanley Cup back to Philadelphia.
September 15, 2011
1 BRAYDEN SCHENN , center: Schenn, 20, has by far been the most impressive player in the 3-day rookie camp this week. Schenn hung for 23 games on the Los Angeles Kings' roster to start last season - and played in eight - but an injury derailed his season and he was sent back to junior hockey. 2 MATT READ, center: Scott Hartnell's quote about the former Bemidji State captain says it all: "I didn't know much about him, but skating with him over the past few weeks, it looks like he's going to be a good player in this league.
July 6, 2011
Highly touted center Brayden Schenn, one of the players the Flyers acquired from Los Angeles in the Mike Richards trade, and promising Sean Couturier will be among the prospects at the team's developmental camp at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. The camp starts Wednesday and runs to next Monday. Schenn, who turns 20 on Aug. 22, was the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft. He dominated the Western Hockey League - in his four-year career, he had 116 goals and 315 points in 224 career games - and will be given a chance to crack the Flyers' lineup this season.
June 23, 2011
Here are some facts about the new Flyers: Brayden Schenn 6-foot, 190 pounds Center, 19 years old Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren called Schenn one of the best young players not playing in the NHL, calling him a "hidden gem. " Schenn was the fifth-overall pick in the 2009 draft and has recorded an impressive 315 points in 224 games playing in the Western Hockey League. Holmgren said Schenn will go to the Flyers' development camp in July and then training camp.
January 10, 2014 |
Flyers winger Matt Read has concussion symptoms and will be sidelined through the weekend and perhaps longer, general manager Paul Holmgren said before Wednesday's game against Montreal. Read appeared to take an elbow to the head in a 4-1 win in Calgary on Dec. 31. At the time, he passed all baseline tests, Holmgren said. That seemed to rule out a concussion. But Read's eye problems continued, and Holmgren said he probably has a concussion. "Initially, we didn't think that.