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.
June 22, 2013
The American Athletic Conference announced that the Owls' conference opener with Houston on Sept. 7 will air on ESPN Regional. Kickoff is set for noon at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple's nonconference home contest with Fordham at Lincoln Financial Field on Sept. 14 will kick off at 1 p.m. (ESPN3). Temple's game at Rutgers on Nov. 2 (ESPN Regional) will kick off at noon. Rutgers' 2013 season-opener Aug. 29 at Fresno State will be televised on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m. WRESTLING: Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs of Sicklerville beat four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake, 7-0, 8-6, in the U.S. World Team Trials at 74 kilograms (163.14 pounds)
June 11, 2013
After two straight playoff runs extending well into June, Dustin Brown believes the Los Angeles Kings get the full benefit of all that experience only if they stay together. Two days after the Kings' title defense ended in the Western Conference finals in Chicago, Brown echoed his teammates' desire Monday to keep the Kings' core largely intact this fall. The captain echoed the thoughts of general manager Dean Lombardi, who said he'll endeavor to keep nearly every significant contributor to the team coming off the most successful two-year stretch in franchise history.
May 15, 2013
Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs as the host Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday. Evgeni Malkin extended his points streak to seven games with a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. Tomas Vokoun stopped 35 shots to win his third straight start and top-seeded Pittsburgh never trailed. Craig Anderson made 26 saves, but Ottawa had no answer for Pittsburgh's power play.