February 5, 2015 |
Despite having a patchwork defense in front of him, the Flyers' Steve Mason is quietly having a season that, with better goal support and a stronger October, would have him in the Vezina Trophy conversation as the league's best goalie. As it is, Mason went into Tuesday fourth in the NHL in save percentage (.924) among goalies who have played at least half of their team's games. Only Montreal's Carey Price (.933), Nashville's Pekka Rinne (.931), and Ottawa's Craig Anderson (.927)
December 11, 2013 |
OTTAWA - The optimist looks at last night's 5-4 shootout loss and commends the Flyers for battling back from a third-period deficit to grab a point in the standings. "We found a way to get a point," Luke Schenn said. "When you give up two goals in the third period, it's tough to bounce back from that. You've got to give guys credit for the point. " The pessimist looks at last night's shootout loss and says the Flyers never should have blown their 3-2 third-period lead to begin with - especially against a team that was just 2-12-2 this season when trailing entering the final frame.
May 23, 2013 |
JAROME IGINLA and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Senators last night in Ottawa, 7-3, to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh, and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves. Down 2-1 after the first period, the Penguins scored twice in a 40-second span early in the second and added four goals in the first 10 minutes in the third. Milan Michalek, Kyle Turris and Daniel Alfredsson scored for Ottawa.
May 20, 2013 |
COLIN GREENING scored 7:39 into the second overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins that cut their series deficit to 2-1 last night. Daniel Alfredsson got Ottawa even at 1-1 by scoring a short-handed goal with 29 seconds left in regulation just after the Senators pulled goalie Craig Anderson for an extra skater. "We were just calm," Anderson said of the Senators' mood heading into overtime. "We had tied it up. We had momentum.
April 19, 2013 |
KYLE TURRIS scored twice and the Ottawa Senators ended Washington's winning streak at eight games with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Capitals on Thursday night. Cory Conacher also scored and Craig Anderson made 18 saves to help the Senators win their fourth straight. Mike Ribeiro scored and Braden Hotlby stopped 35 shots for the Southeast Division-leading Capitals. While Anderson was rarely tested, he did make some timely saves to bail out his team in the third. With the Senators holding a 2-1 lead midway through the final period, Anderson made a huge save on Eric Fehr when he skated in on net all alone.
February 13, 2013 |
ONE PLAYOFF appearance in more than five seasons wasn't good enough for Scott Howson to keep his job as Columbus Blue Jackets general manager. Howson was fired Tuesday night by John Davidson, the club's director of hockey operations. Since his hiring last summer, Davidson, who rebuilt the St. Louis Blues, has become the man with the most power in the front office. "It's just a gut feeling that I had, that I had to do," Davidson told the Associated Press . "That's now done. And now we go forward.
January 29, 2013
Nick Leddy scored 2 minutes, 45 seconds into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks improved to 6-0 - the best start in franchise history - with a 2-1 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. After taking a cross-ice pass from Viktor Stalberg, Leddy fired from the left circle and beat Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard with a shot that slipped just under his glove. Detroit's Johan Franzen connected early in the third to tie the game at 1 and set up overtime. Duncan Keith scored a power-play goal in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford finished with 29 saves in his fifth start in six games.
November 13, 2011
David Clarkson scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after Johan Hedberg made a pad save on Nicklas Backstrom, as the New Jersey Devils rallied for a 3-2 victory over the host Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Clarkson skated in on Michael Neuvirth, faked to the righ,t and then lifted a backhander over the sliding goalie. Elsewhere: Eric Staal scored for the first time in a month and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Penguins , 5-3, in Raleigh, N.C. . . . Tyler Seguin scored twice and had an assist as the Boston Bruins increased their win streak to five with a 6-2 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres . . . . Rookie Ryan Johansen had his first two-goal effort and Steve Mason made 35 saves to help the host Columbus Blue Jackets end a three-game losing skid with a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets . Max Pacioretty scored with 2 minutes, 19 seconds left in overtime to lift the visiting Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators . . . . Craig Anderson made 31 saves, Nick Foligno scored two goals, and the host Ottawa Senators snapped their five-game winless streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs . . . . Johan Franzen, Darren Helm, and Brad Stuart scored as the Detroit Red Wings went on to a 5-2 win over the visiting Dallas Stars . Quotable Anaheim's Corey Perry, after...
March 26, 2011
Senators shut out Capitals Craig Anderson made 31 saves for his second shutout, Colin Greening and Erik Condra scored, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Washington Capitals, 2-0, in Ottawa. Anderson has won both of his starts since he signed a four-year, $12.75 million contract extension Monday. He stopped 29 shots in a 2-1 shootout win over the Rangers in New York on Thursday night. The Capitals, first in the Southeast Division with 96 points, won in Philadelphia on Tuesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
February 27, 2010 |
What do goalies Dominik Hasek, Tim Thomas and Craig Anderson have in common with the Flyers' Michael Leighton? All were late bloomers. Hasek, of course, became one of the NHL's elite netminders during a sensational 16-year career. He didn't become a starter until he was 28. Anderson, 28, never became a No. 1 goalie until this season with Colorado, and Boston's Thomas wasn't a full-time No. 1 goalie until he was 32. And, now, along comes Leighton, 28, who has played beyond expectations ever since the Flyers claimed him off reentry waivers from Carolina on Dec. 15. Pressed into action because of two different injuries to Ray Emery, Leighton is 12-3-1 with a 2.19 goals-against average and .925 save percentage with the Flyers.