January 18, 2011
IT SOUNDS like a sitcom. It would make a helluva reality show. "Three boys, two dogs and two hockey players," I said to Danny Briere after Flyers practice yesterday. "Whaddaya think?" "Five hockey players," Briere corrected. "The kids play, too. There's not a day of the week when there's no hockey. Every single day of the week, there's at least one practice. " That's in addition to getting his three young sons to and from school, feeding and walking Zoey the bulldog and Zora the Boston terrier, and keeping Briere's large South Jersey house, which he held on to after splitting with his wife last year, tidy.
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 25, 2012 |
"I think anytime you get a player that is well-versed on the opponent, you spend a lot of time with them. Max and I had a lot of conversations in my office, talking about personnel, players we're not as familiar with that maybe come in because of injury, systems. And we go over it . . . Max was right there . . . So not only was Max great on the ice, maybe one day he'll make a great coach as well. " - Flyers coach Peter Laviolette, after Sunday's 5-1 victory over Pittsburgh.
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.
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.
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...