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.
December 3, 2014 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Flyers cofounder Ed Snider is miffed by his team's lack of secondary scoring. "Never seen anything like it in all the years I've been in hockey," Snider said in a telephone interview from his Montecito, Calif., home on Monday afternoon. "Even when we were an expansion team" in 1967-68, "somebody chipped in here and there. " In their last nine games, the Flyers have gotten just two goals from forwards who were not on their first line. The lack of secondary scoring helps explain why they are in a 1-7-1 slump and have fallen to sixth place in the eight-team Metropolitan Division.
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.
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, 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.