April 8, 2007 |
Robert Nilsson scored two power-play goals to lift the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins past the Phantoms, 3-2, last night in an AHL game at Wachovia Arena. John Slaney scored for the Phantoms along with Kyle Greentree, who picked up his first professional goal. Phantoms winger Claude Giroux recorded an assist for his first professional point. Kurtis McLean scored the first goal for Wilkes-Barre off a set-up from Matt Carkner. Martin Houle took the loss with 24 saves on 27 shots.
December 15, 2008 |
Claude Giroux's third-period goal made the difference last night as the Phantoms won their fifth straight, beating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 2-1, in an American Hockey League game at the Wachovia Spectrum. Giroux scored 7 minutes, 10 seconds into the period, and goalie Scott Munroe held off the Pens the rest of the way. Munroe made 28 saves. Brad Kane gave the Phantoms a 1-0 lead late in the first period with his eighth goal of the season.
December 31, 2012 |
Veteran Flyers center Danny Briere will miss two weeks because of a wrist injury suffered in Germany, according to a report from Eishockeynews.de. That means Briere should be ready if the NHL and players' union solve their labor dispute and start the season Jan. 19. Briere, 35, who had 16 goals in 70 games with the Flyers last season, is playing for Eisbaren Berlin and has 10 goals and 34 points in 21 games. In Germany Briere teamed with Claude Giroux, who stopped playing last month because of a neck injury.
October 7, 2014 |
ORLEANS, Mass. - Ed Snider thinks right winger Jake Voracek is on the verge of NHL stardom. "This kid," Snider said early in training camp, "has a chance to be a superstar. " Is the Flyers' chairman, mindful that Voracek was part of the package the Flyers acquired in 2011 for scoring machine Jeff Carter, overdosing on hyperbole? Or is the 25-year-old Voracek, coming off the best season of his six-year career, ready to take the next step in his development? Relayed Snider's comments, Voracek smiled.
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.
April 15, 2012
Players to watch FLYERS: Left winger Scott Hartnell For all of the hyperbole surrounding the 20 goals traded between the Flyers and Penguins in Pittsburgh to start the series, Hartnell has been curiously quiet. He emerged from the two games with just one assist, though his two linemates - Jaromir Jagr and Claude Giroux - were key factors in the second game. Hartnell, who led the Flyers with 37 goals in the regular season, played just 3 minutes, 35 seconds in the third period of Game 2 because of a broken skate blade.
April 23, 2012 |
There are great plays and then there are plays that announce greatness. Claude Giroux's premeditated playoff killing of the Pittsburgh Penguins was the latter. "When the best player in the world comes up to you and says, 'I don't know who you're planning on starting, but I want that first shift,' that says everything you need to know about Claude Giroux right there," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said after Sunday's 5-1 rout of the Penguins in their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
October 16, 2014 |
THE OPTIMIST rolled out of the Flyers' dressing room last night feeling confident, knowing that his team erased not one but two daunting deficits against a clear-cut Stanley Cup contender before falling in a skills competition. "I think this was our most competitive, for me, of the four ," coach Craig Berube said. "I think for an overall 60 minutes, this was the best one. The result wasn't what we wanted. " The pessimist trudged out of the Wells Fargo Center after last night's 4-3 shootout loss to Anaheim feeling the loneliness of a zero in the win column, knowing the Flyers still have to face six of the last eight Stanley Cup winners to close out October.
November 2, 2008 |
Boyd Kane completed a hat trick with the go-ahead goal 15 minutes, 15 seconds into the second period, and the Phantoms went on to a 5-2 win over the Hershey Bears in an AHL game last night at the Giant Center. Claude Giroux scored an insurance goal and Patrick Maroon added an empty-netter as the Phantoms (4-5) completed a five-game trip. Hershey (8-3), with the best record in the AHL, led by 2-1 in the second period before Kane scored two of his goals to put the Phantoms ahead.
January 3, 2009 |
Mike Iggulden scored on the power play with 51 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Bridgeport Sound Tigers a 2-1 win over the Phantoms last night at the Wachovia Spectrum. After the Phantoms failed to convert on an early overtime power play, Andreas Nodl's hooking penalty gave the Sound Tigers the man advantage. Iggulden capitalized. Giroux honored. Right winger Claude Giroux was named AHL rookie of the month for December. Giroux, who was recalled by the Flyers on Dec. 26, earned his first career NHL point with an assist Tuesday.