May 7, 2011
So, with the Flyers done for the season, who are the players fans can look to as the offensive stars of next season? James van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux are the obvious answers. Here's why: Van Riemsdyk On Friday, he once again led the team in shots in the game, with five; had two hits; and played 25 shifts. He either led the Flyers or tied for the lead in shots in nine of the 11 playoff games. He finished the playoffs with a total of 70 shots over 11 games. He also had seven goals to rank among the playoff leaders.
October 6, 2011 |
Ed Barkowitz FLYERS POINTS: 104 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL FOUR: Sabres, Flyers, Penguins, Capitals WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL FOUR: Red Wings, Kings, Sharks, Canucks LEAGUE MVP: Steven Stamkos, Lightning STANLEY CUP WINNER: Penguins FLYERS MVP: James van Riemsdyk BRAYDEN SCHENN POINTS: 33 JAROMIR JAGR POINTS: 68 GAMES CHRIS PRONGER PLAYS: 47 --- Chuck Bausman FLYERS POINTS: 99...
March 1, 2009 |
Claude Giroux's eighth-round shoot-out goal sent the Phantoms past the Providence Bruins, 4-3, in an AHL game last night at the Wachovia Spectrum. Giroux was sent down by the Flyers yesterday. The teams each scored two goals in the first period as shots by Patrick Maroon and Jonathon Kalinski kept the Phantoms even. The Phantoms (31-25-2-1) went ahead just past the first minute of the third period, 3-2, on a goal by Jonathan Matsumoto, but the Bruins (34-21-2-3) tied it seven minutes later.
May 9, 2012
Players to watch FLYERS: Danny Briere Without their leading scorer in Claude Giroux, who was suspended for Game 5, all eyes will be on Briere, the Flyer next likely to make magic. DEVILS: Martin Brodeur The toughest pill to swallow for the Flyers, if they are eliminated, will be the fact that Brodeur has been beatable in this series. They just haven't had the sustained pressure and chances to compete. Three keys to the game 1. The Flyers need to play with desperation, a trait clearly missing in Sunday's dreadful Game 4 loss in Newark.
July 6, 2013 |
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren denied reports Thursday night that the team had finalized a contract extension with captain Claude Giroux. Holmgren said that the deal with Giroux was "close," and that he expects to "get it done Friday or Saturday. " The team and the 25-year-old center are working on a deal that is believed to be for eight years and $66.2 million. Giroux is slated to earn $5 million this season with a cap hit of $3.5 million, according to capgeek.com. Giroux was named the Flyers' captain last season.
March 22, 2011
CLAUDE GIROUX Put simply, the Flyers are 15-1-3 when Giroux scores a goal this season. He is dangerous in all three zones and with 66 points in 71 games, Giroux has been consistent enough to be their leading scorer. JEFF CARTER Carter, a force to be reckoned with when he is skating well, has quietly scored five goals in his last six games. He has 12 points in his last 11 contests and figures to be a key cog in the Flyers' playoff plans. BRAYDON COBURN Sure, Kimmo Timonen has played well in Chris Pronger's absence.
May 7, 2014
CLAUDE GIROUX was announced yesterday as one of three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the top overall player in the NHL, as voted by his peers. Giroux, 26, closed with 79 points in his final 67 games of the regular season. Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf and Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby also were nominated. The award, formerly known as the Lester B. Pearson Award, is the only one voted on by players themselves. The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards on June 24 in Las Vegas.
May 25, 2010 |
What happened: The Flyers beat the Canadiens in five games to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1997. Series star: Michael Leighton allowed seven goals in five games. Honorable mention: Claude Giroux had three goals and three assists, and was a plus-7. Series goats: Tomas Plekanec led Montreal with 70 points in the regular season and registered no points in this series after scoring 11 points in Habs' first 13 postseason games. Montreal defensemen Hal Gill was a minus-5.
March 8, 2013 |
When the Flyers and Penguins pass one another on the crowded street of an NHL season, someone usually sticks out his skate or jabs a stick into an opponent's abdomen. The teams came into the league together in 1967 and have had a healthy dislike for each other ever since. And after three playoff series since 2008, that dislike has blossomed into palpable hatred. Thursday, at the Wells Fargo Center, is the third of their four meetings this season. - How do these teams despise one another?