May 4, 2012 |
INSIDE JAROMIR Jagr's locker stall, in the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center and any arena where the Flyers play, a small memento is wrapped in blue felt. It is a trifold, no more than 6 inches in length. It sits next to Jagr's hockey tape, stick wax, and various weights and braces and training contraptions. It does not stand out, except for the shine reflecting off the gilded hand-painted faces of the Eastern Orthodox Church's Holy Trinity, and the fact that religious icons in hockey dressing rooms are rarer than Stanley Cup-clinching goals.
December 19, 2014 |
STEVE MASON tomahawked his stick over the bench on his way off the ice, splintering it into pieces in pure frustration. Florida's Dave Bolland slipped a puck through his five-hole seconds earlier to hand the Flyers their 10th consecutive shootout loss. Even stopping five out of seven Panthers shooters in the breakaway competition wasn't good enough, given his teammates' brain scramble at the other end of the ice. The lost extracurricular point was the most tangible example of one of many games-within-the-game last night, with Mason's anger seeping through in his words for more than 5 minutes.
November 18, 2015 |
Handsome, rich, and a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Los Angeles Kings, Mike Richards was on top of the world. But Richards, once the face of the Flyers, finds himself out of professional hockey and trying to stay out of jail after allegedly carrying painkilling prescription drugs across the United States/Canadian border in June. He awaits a Dec. 8 hearing in Emerson, Manitoba, about 70 miles from Winnipeg. Richards, 30, has battled concussions throughout his career, and there may be a connection between his injuries and the drugs he is accused of possessing.
January 2, 2016 |
LOS ANGELES - Flyers chairman Ed Snider welcomed a large group of visitors to his mansion in Montecito, Calif., on Thursday afternoon. Namely, his entire hockey team, coaches, and assorted club personnel. The entourage arrived by bus after practicing at a Santa Barbara rink that has a connection to Snider, who has been battling cancer for about two years. Snider, 82, shook hands, and hugged his visitors. "It was awesome," defenseman Luke Schenn said of the two-hour visit.
January 14, 2016 |
The most alluring reason to watch the Flyers this season, the player who represents the best-case glimpse at their future, took the ice with his teammates at the Skate Zone for practice Tuesday. Seeing rookie defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere skate during a brief and light workout was an indication that maybe his mysterious "lower-body injury" had healed enough for him to play Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins. As it turned out, it had not. General manager Ron Hextall announced after practice that Gostisbehere - who has seven goals, including three in overtime, and 16 points in 23 games - would be out of the lineup against the Bruins.
May 31, 2014 |
Ed Snider, who brought hockey to Philadelphia in 1967 as founder of the Flyers, is battling an unspecified cancer and completed chemotherapy this week, according to several sources. "He's going to work every day and it's treatable," a source in the organization said. The condition is "non-life-threatening" and Snider is "doing well," said Ike Richman, a spokesman for Comcast-Spectacor, the Flyers' parent company. "He is happy and healthy. " Snider's involvement with the team and the company was not affected by his condition or treatment, Richman said.
December 24, 2015 |
I DO believe in Ghost. I do believe in Ghost. I do, I do, I do, I do, I do, I do believe in Ghost. As we enjoy the holidays and brace ourselves for yet another winter of uncertainty - thanks for nothing, Eagles - it would seem a grand idea to grab the end of our collective tails, squeeze them hard and channel those fearful but hopeful words uttered by the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz. " Yes, yes, the direct object was actually "spooks....
November 25, 2008
FLYERS 4, STARS 3 SCORE BY PERIODSSHOTS ON GOAL Dallas. . . 1 2 0 - 0Dallas. . . 5 12 8 - 25 Flyers. . . 2 1 1 - 4Flyers. . . 14 4 7 - 25 SCORING First Period No. TeamPlayerAssistAssistTimeS-F 1. FlyersUpshall (3)Lupul (2)-3:170-1 2. StarsWilson (1)Sydor (2)-11:331-1 3. FlyersKnuble (9)Gagne (15)-16:001-2 Second Period 4. StarsModano (7)Eriksson (5)Parrish (2)2:302-2 5. FlyersCarter (15)Hartnell (6)-14:222-3 6. StarsModano (8)
May 19, 2010 |
The Flyers have scored 13 unanswered goals in these playoffs. The last NHL team to do that was the Anaheim Ducks in 2006. This is the fourth time the Flyers have scored 10 or more unanswered goals in the playoffs: 13: 2010, Bruins & Canadiens 12: 1980, North Stars 11: 1987, Rangers & Islanders 10: 1974, Flames & Rangers
April 21, 2011
Shutouts have been rare for the Flyers in the playoffs, but not against the Sabres this year. Consider: The 1-0 shutout Wednesday was the first time in franchise history that the Flyers have been shut out, 1-0, twice in the same series. The two shutouts are just the third and fourth 1-0 shutout losses in the playoffs in franchise history. The Flyers had not been shut out twice in a series since the 2002 Eastern Conference quarterfinals, when they were shut out in Games 2, 3 and 4 by Ottawa.