March 5, 2015 |
The Flyers fought like crazy to earn a point, but there was a feeling that they let one get away Tuesday night. Some of the Flyers also felt the game never should have reached overtime, after a goal was disallowed in the third period. Jiri Hudler's goal on assists from T.J. Brodie and Gloucester Catholic product Johnny Gaudreau with 1 minute, 23 seconds into overtime gave the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers, who were outplayed in the first part of the opening period, earned a point and now trail Boston by five points for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
March 4, 2015 |
A HALF-EATEN bag of Skittles was left on the locker stall labeled No. 13, a sign that the player it belonged to was around somewhere. The Calgary Flames had just returned to Wells Fargo Center in almost full gear from their practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Reporters walked around the room on one of the longest days of the season, for players and coaches alike, the NHL trade deadline. But perhaps the safest guy in the dressing room emerged moments later and walked over to his stall, though he didn't return to the bag of Skittles.
April 14, 2014 |
IN THE HOURS that followed Boston College's season-ending loss, Johnny Gaudreau sat with his parents, Guy and Jane, in their South Jersey home to hash out the big decision. They listed pros and cons. They discussed differences between the college and professional levels. They talked about the increased pressure that comes along with the NHL. All conversations ceased around 3 a.m. yesterday. A verdict was reached. "He really wanted to go," his father said. Gaudreau, the ultra-skilled 20-year-old from Carneys Point, N.J., yesterday signed a contract with the Calgary Flames, forgoing his senior season at Boston College.
February 10, 2014 |
The Flyers probably don't want to see the season stopped for the Olympic break. Thanks to backup goalie Ray Emery's 32-save performance, they went into the 18-day break by extending their winning streak to four games, outlasting the Calgary Flames, 2-1, Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. The stoppage "kind of sucks when you're in a groove, but everyone has to deal with it right now, so there's nothing we can do about it," said winger Wayne Simmonds, who set up the Flyers' first goal.
January 2, 2014 |
CALGARY, Alberta - This time, the Flyers didn't need a postgame breakaway contest to register a victory. After two straight shootout wins to start the six-game road trip, the Flyers got three points from Brayden Schenn and solid goaltending from Ray Emery en route to a 4-1 win Tuesday night over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The revival continues. It gave the Flyers their first four-game winning streak of the season, and marked the second time in franchise history that the Flyers had swept three road games in Western Canada.
July 3, 2013 |
THE PITTSBURGH Penguins locked up another elite young player long term, announcing yesterday they had agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang. A finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, Letang received an 8-year, $58 million contract extension. He would have entered the final season of an existing contract that carried an annual salary-cap hit of $3.5 million. That will now jump to $7.25 million beginning in 2014-15, before which Letang was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.
June 23, 2013 |
CALGARY, Alberta - The two rivers that converge on the western Canadian city of Calgary are starting to recede after floods devastated much of southern Alberta province, causing at least three deaths and forcing thousands to evacuate. The flooding forced authorities to evacuate Calgary's entire downtown and hit some of the city's iconic structures hard. The Saddledome, home to the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames, was flooded up to the 10th row, leaving the dressing rooms submerged.
June 22, 2013 |
CALGARY, Alberta - Floodwaters that devastated much of southern Alberta left at least two people dead and forced officials in the western Canadian city of Calgary on Friday to order the evacuation of its entire downtown, as the waters reached the 10th row of the city's hockey arena. Overflowing rivers washed out roads and bridges, soaked homes, and turned streets into dirt-brown waterways around southern Alberta. Police also said a woman who was reported missing after she was swept with her camper into the Highwood River in the Longview area has not been found.
April 26, 2013 |
WITH TIME slipping away, the New York Rangers appeared destined for a long night by the television, hoping some other team would put them into the postseason. Then came one timely bounce off the boards, and another off a post. Just like that, the Rangers pushed themselves back into the Eastern Conference playoffs. Captain Ryan Callahan scored 2:55 into overtime, and visiting New York rallied to clinch a third straight playoff berth by beating the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, last night.
June 1, 2012
Nicklas Lidstrom is so used to being great that the star defenseman refused to settle for just being good. Lidstrom retired after 20 quietly spectacular seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, leaving a legacy of greatness on and off the ice along with perhaps another $6 million he could have made with a third straight one-year contract. The four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner fought back tears as he made the announcement Thursday. He said he knew it was time to end one of the best careers in NHL history when he started to work out recently.