June 3, 2010 |
1. Claude Giroux, Flyers: His first goal of the finals could not have been any bigger. 2. Ville Leino, Flyers: The Flyers winger scored huge goal just 20 seconds after Hawks took lead in third period. 3. Scott Hartnell, Flyers: He played tough hockey, scored a goal and made a dazzling backhand pass to set up Danny Briere's goal.
April 27, 2009 |
The Flyers will have some decisions to make this offseason. They have some flexibility given the development of their young players. UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS Mike Knuble Marty Biron Antero Niittymaki Andrew Alberts Josh Gratton Boyd Kane Lasse Kukkonen RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS Nate Raduns Nate Guenin Danny Syvret Jared Ross PROMISING ROOKIES Claude Giroux Luca Sbisa ...
March 28, 2014 |
ONE YEAR AGO, Michael Raffl was living in near anonymity in Leksand - a quiet town of just 5,934 residents in the middle of freezing Sweden. Raffl led his Swedish Elite League team in scoring, but had not yet popped up on the NHL radar. Time was running out. He was already 24 years old, reaching the age where few players aren't considered "prospects" anymore. "You should have seen that place," Raffl said. "There was nothing going on. I couldn't even go to dinner at night, everything closed early.
April 5, 2014 |
The game was gone by now, and Claude Giroux brought his stick down like a hatchet on the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets' Mark Letestu, knocking Letestu's stick to the ice, drawing a meaningless penalty and one last groan from the few faithful souls who hadn't made for the Wells Fargo Center exits. There were just 23 seconds remaining in regulation Thursday night, when Giroux plopped down into the penalty box and dropped his head, the scene an ideal symbol for a long, frustrating night for the Flyers.
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.
April 4, 2014 |
BY THE TIME Steve Mason shuffled to the bench for an extra attacker, thousands of empty burgundy seats checkered the backdrop of the Flyers' third loss in a row. Last night, the Wells Fargo Center might as well have been Columbus, or Florida, or any other struggling hockey market - fans streaming for the exits with minutes to play and no hope of another brilliant comeback. When the final horn blasted, signaling the merciful end of the Flyers' 2-0 loss to the Blue Jackets, boos rained down from the few brave souls remaining.
April 7, 2014 |
BOSTON - The Flyers have owned the third period in recent months, which is what made the last two games so puzzling. In those two critical matchups - in Boston on Saturday and against visiting Columbus on Thursday - the Flyers were thoroughly outplayed in the final 20 minutes, leading to losses. The defeats have reduced their chances to finish second in the Metropolitan Division - and gain home-ice advantage against the New York Rangers. Fact is, unless they string together some victories in the final week of the regular season, they will be fighting for their playoff lives.
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.