April 16, 2012 |
The NHL's discipline department has been busy thus far in the playoffs, and the hearings will continue. The league has scheduled two separate hearings Tuesday with Penguins forward James Neal and another with forward Arron Asham for their actions in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Flyers. Both players could face suspensions. The series resumes Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center with the Flyers leading three games to none. Neal faces discipline for hits on Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier.
October 7, 2013 |
MONTREAL - For the second straight game, Brayden Schenn started on the Flyers' top line and Jake Voracek was on the third unit. Schenn was with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell as the Flyers faced Montreal on Saturday night, while Voracek - a top-line winger for most of last season - was with Sean Couturier and Max Talbot. "They're two totally different players, obviously," said Hartnell, comparing Schenn and Voracek. "No offense to Brayden, but Jake is quicker, he gets to loose pucks.
September 28, 2014 |
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, is a big, small town. The type of town where everyone knows everyone - even more so among the small fraternity of hockey players from the prairie lucky enough to make it to the NHL. Journeyman forward Blair Jones is 3 years older than Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn, a bit older still than Brayden Schenn. Their paths never would have crossed in minor hockey circuits or junior hockey. But when Jones signed with the Flyers after the free-agency period opened on July 1, his phone lit up with text messages from the Saskatoon connection.
January 14, 2015 |
The Flyers' sleepy offense woke up Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare ended a 28-game scoreless streak, Brayden Schenn snapped a 15-game drought, and Michael Raffl's eight-game run without a goal was halted as the Flyers posted a 7-3 win against the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning. Entering Monday, the Flyers were averaging 2.64 goals per game, 18th in the 30-team NHL. Aside from the top line - and Wayne Simmonds' power-play scoring - the Flyers had not gotten much production before Monday's breakout.
January 29, 2013 |
Mucking and grinding . . . WHEN SCOTT HARTNELL went under the knife on Friday to repair his fractured left big toe, he joined a long list of Flyers to undergo a similar procedure as a result of a blocked shot. From Simon Gagne and Chris Pronger to Jeff Carter, Brayden Schenn and James van Riemsdyk, the Flyers have had quite a few unlucky breaks. They have affected forwards and defensemen equally? Are protective, plastic shields for skates an option to keep the Flyers just a little more healthy in the shortened season?
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.
November 20, 2014 |
The Flyers will have plenty of motivation when they face the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wednesday for the first time since they lost Game 7 in last season's opening playoff round. Defenseman Michael Del Zotto, however, will have a different kind of incentive than that season-ending defeat. Del Zotto, who has been one of the Flyers' best defensemen, will be facing New York for the first time since the Rangers gave up on him and dealt him to Nashville last January.
January 14, 2015 |
If you didn't know better, you would have thought the team wearing orange and black Monday night was the one that had the most points in the Eastern Conference - and not the visiting team from Tampa Bay. For one night, at least, the Flyers were dominating. They made things easy for 33-year-old rookie goalie Rob Zepp, equaling a season-high for goals this season, as they spanked the best-in-the-East Lightning, 7-3, before 19,598 amused fans at the Wells Fargo Center. "All four lines were going well, and our [defensemen]
January 10, 2012 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - It seemed fitting that Flyers coach Peter Laviolette reached a milestone Tuesday in his old stomping grounds. Coaching in the arena where he guided Carolina to the 2006 Stanley Cup, Laviolette notched his 100th win as the Flyers' coach in a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes at the RBC Center. Rookie Sean Couturier snapped a 1-1 tie by scoring early in the third period, and Sergei Bobrovsky - who has won four of his last five starts - was solid in the nets as the Flyers rebounded from Sunday's disastrous finish in Ottawa.
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.