CollectionsBrayden Schenn
IN THE NEWS

Brayden Schenn

SPORTS
April 18, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - After it was over and the Flyers had dropped a 4-1 decision to Washington on Saturday night, captain Claude Giroux looked and sounded stunned. "I'm not too sure what to say, to be honest," he said softly. "I think we played a good game, but at the end of the day, we have to win the game. " The Flyers outshot the Capitals, 42-23, after managing just 19 shots in their 2-0 loss in Game 1. Now they head home for Games 3 and 4. "We've been playing well at home this year," Giroux said.
SPORTS
April 18, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - For the Flyers, it was a goal that will live in infamy. Goalie Steve Mason, whose superb play carried the team into the playoffs, allowed a Jason Chimera goal from beyond center ice that gave Washington a 2-0 second-period lead, keying the Capitals' 4-1 victory Saturday night before a raucous crowd at the Verizon Center. The Capitals, outshot by a 42-23 margin but getting another stellar performance from goalie Braden Holtby, have a two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven series, which resumes Monday at the Wells Fargo Center.
SPORTS
April 17, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - If the Flyers are going to have any chance to upset top-seeded Washington, they need to jump-start their power play. Excluding the meaningless season finale against the Islanders - both lineups included several players who usually sit in the press box - the Flyers' power play is 0 for 17 in the last five games. In the series-opening 2-0 loss Thursday in Washington, the Flyers were 0 for 4 on the power play, including three failed opportunities in a scoreless opening first period.
SPORTS
April 17, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - The Flyers believe the blueprint for tying their first-round playoff series with Washington is simple: more discipline, more offensive creativity, more traffic in front of Capitals goalie Braden Holtby. The teams will meet in Game 2 at the Verizon Center on Saturday night. The Flyers managed just eight shots over the last two periods in their 2-0 loss in Thursday's opener. They also allowed Washington six of the last seven power-play chances. That has to change if the Flyers are going to return home with a split of the first two games.
NEWS
April 17, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
WASHINGTON - The seminal moment occurred in a press box in Raleigh, N.C. In mid-November, with nary a bruise to complain about, Brayden Schenn found himself with a bird's-eye view of his teammates as they played the Carolina Hurricanes. Five goals in his first 16 games, too many nights in which he mustered a shot or two, a hit or two, a stretch of eight games before that night in which he mustered only a single goal - all had conspired to bounce him so far down the depth chart that new coach Dave Hakstol thought his new team had a better chance with Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Chris Vandevelde, Ryan White or Scott Laughton on the ice than the former fifth overall draft pick.
SPORTS
April 16, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - Flyers center Sean Couturier could do nothing but attempt to brace himself when he saw Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin barreling toward him. The 6-foot-3, 239-pound Ovechkin, a seven-time 50-goal scorer, can also pack some pop, and he leveled Couturier into the boards at the red line with 8 minutes, 49 seconds left in the second period. No penalty was called on what appeared to be a clean but awfully hard hit. That ended the evening for Couturier, who appeared to be seriously injured and went right to the dressing room.
SPORTS
April 15, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Here is a look at the Flyers-Capitals NHL first-round playoff series that starts on Thursday: Flyers keys The Flyers have not had much offense against the Capitals, scoring a total of nine goals in the four regular-season meetings. Brayden Schenn and Jake Voracek each had two goals. More overall production will be needed if the Flyers are going to pull off a monumental upset. The Flyers must also neutralize the Caps' explosive top line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie and getting off to better starts so they are not chasing the game.
SPORTS
April 15, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
If the Flyers want to shock the hockey world and knock off Washington in the opening round of the NHL playoffs, it's advisable they stick to Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin like his favorite deodorant. Ovechkin led the NHL this season with 50 goals - including a league-best 19 on the power play - and how the Flyers defend him and his dangerous linemates, center Nicklas Backstrom and right winger T.J. Oshie, will play a major role in determining the seven-game series. "They have everything - skill, speed and size," left winger Michael Raffl said after practice Wednesday in Voorhees, where the Flyers prepared for Thursday's series opener in Washington.
NEWS
April 15, 2016
WASHINGTON - There is a fine line between, "Hey we were in front of the net all game" and, "We were in the guy's grill all game. " It is a line that separates how a game is characterized and how it is often won. "I think sometimes we go to the net, and we just cruise by it," Wayne Simmonds was saying before Thursday night's 2-0 loss to Washington. "We don't stop. You can flash by the net as much as you want, but if you don't stop you're not going to get that second or even third opportunity.
SPORTS
April 11, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Detroit and Boston lost in regulation earlier Saturday, opening the door for the Flyers to clinch a playoff spot with a win. Thanks to sizzling right winger Wayne Simmonds, they did just that. Simmonds scored two goals as the Flyers outlasted Pittsburgh's 'B' team, 3-1, at the electric Wells Fargo Center and earned the final Eastern Conference wild-card spot. "When you work so hard to get to this point in the year, I thought we deserved it," said Simmonds, who has 32 goals, including seven in the last seven games.
« Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|