December 13, 2015 |
DALLAS - The Flyers, already tired from playing their second road game in as many nights, were even more worn down by their continual parade to the penalty box Friday night. Not a recipe for success against the explosive and rested Dallas Stars. Dallas didn't take advantage of its six power plays, but it controlled the game's tempo and defeated the Flyers, 3-1, at the American Airlines Center. The Flyers, coming off a 4-2 victory in St. Louis, had their four-game road winning streak snapped.
October 22, 2015 |
THE VILLAGE of Warburg, Alberta, is home to 789 people, according to Canadian census data from 2011. Just under 400 of them are men. What are the odds, then, that two boys from that town grow up and one day coach against each other in the National Hockey League? The math would show that it's, well . . . pretty improbable, all things considered. "It's a coaching hotbed, Warburg," Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff said with a laugh after Tuesday's morning skate at Wells Fargo Center.
October 19, 2015 |
FLYERS GOALIE Steve Mason participated fully in practice on Friday. Mason had left the team Monday to attend to a personal family issue and returned to the ice Wednesday for the morning skate, but he did not dress for that night's game. The Flyers were off Thursday and Mason was back with the team in full on Friday, his first practice since Sunday. "There was definitely a mental hurdle that needed to be overcome," Mason said. "It just takes time. That's why I took the time to come out to morning skate first just to be around the guys and also to start working back at hockey and doing the things you love to do. "It's definitely nice to be back around the team setting here and just focusing on hockey again.
May 20, 2015 |
FORMER FLYERS center Jim Montgomery knows a little about the new coach his ex-team hired yesterday. Montgomery, 45, has coached the University of Denver ice hockey team for the past two seasons. This year, the Pioneers went 2-2-1 against Dave Hakstol's North Dakota team. So Montgomery is familiar with the Flyers' new hire. But, like many fans, he wasn't expecting the move. "I personally was surprised," Montgomery said yesterday. "The last time [a coach went from college to the NHL]
March 11, 2015 |
Defenseman Nick Grossmann, who has missed the last four games with head and shoulder injuries, may return to action Tuesday when the Flyers host his former team, the Dallas Stars. "There's an outside chance," said general manager Ron Hextall, noting that Grossmann skated at the Flyers' practice facility in Voorhees on Monday. Before trading Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn, the Flyers were overloaded with defensemen. But their blue line is thin because of injuries to Grossmann and Michael Del Zotto, who will miss about another week.
June 13, 2014 |
AFTER STRIKING gold last summer with free-agent forward Michael Raffl, the Flyers have once again turned to Sweden in an attempt to fill a hole on their roster. The Flyers announced the signing of French left winger Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to an NHL contract yesterday, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Bellemare, 29, is a native of Paris. He has spent the last five seasons skating in Sweden's top league with Skelleftea AIK, capturing two consecutive championships. Bellemare likely stood out to the Flyers' scouting staff last month at the world championships, when he skated alongside Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel.
March 22, 2014 |
After sitting out Tuesday for the first time in the last nine games, Flyers goalie Steve Mason returned to the net and looked refreshed and in control Thursday night. "He was a rock for us back there tonight," defenseman Braydon Coburn said after Mason made 33 saves - many of them spectacular - and winger Wayne Simmonds scored two goals as the Flyers outlasted the Dallas Stars, 4-2, at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers, second in the Metropolitan Division, opened a three-point lead on the New York Rangers (and remained three points ahead of Columbus)
March 21, 2014 |
THE PUCK was spinning on its edge like a top. It began to curve right as it hit the ice after Wayne Simmonds flicked it from near the Flyers bench. Simmonds knew his last-minute prayer had an outside shot of broaching the empty Dallas net - before being steered wide by a Stars defender - but he tracked the puck with interest. He was inches away from his second career hat trick. "I saw it curving and sliding, I didn't think it actually had a chance," Simmonds said, laughing.
September 15, 2013 |
The St. Louis Blues and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo , 23, agreed on a seven-year, $45.5 million contract with a no-trade clause over the final three years, ending a brief holdout. The deal was announced Friday, one day after the first practice of training camp. Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley will miss three weeks after undergoing a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat. HORSE RACING Change of Command is the favorite for Parx's $250,000 PTHA President's Cup, a 11/8-mile turf race Saturday.
July 5, 2013 |
DANNY BRIERE is unlikely to hear any more boos at Montreal's Bell Centre. The free-agent forward has agreed to terms on a 2-year contract with the Canadiens. "For me, the Montreal Canadiens' fans are probably the most passionate fans in the NHL," Briere, 35, said last night. "It's an honor to be playing for them, in front of them, and all I'm hoping is that we will all be cheering in the same direction when the season starts. " The Flyers last week used a compliance buyout on the final two seasons of the 8-year, $52 million deal Briere signed in 2007.