July 11, 2011 |
Nick Luukko was only 5 years old, but he'd been around long enough to know where his hockey loyalties lay. That's why he was wearing a long face when he and 29 other children were handed jerseys to wear during a ceremony for the World Cup of Hockey in 1996 at what was then the spanking new CoreStates Center. "They gave me a Devils jersey, and I didn't want to wear it," Luukko said with a smile Thursday after the second day of workouts at the Flyers' prospect camp at the Skate Zone in Voorhees.
November 4, 2013 |
IT TOOK SIX GOALS, mocking chants on home ice and a fiery intermission speech from Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. With 14:29 remaining in the third period, the Flyers finally reached their boiling point. Wayne Simmonds dropped the gloves with Tom Wilson, and Flyers backup Ray Emery immediately knew where he was heading. Emery left the crease and flew down the ice to take on Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, who wanted nothing to do with the fisticuffs. "He didn't want to fight," Emery said.
December 2, 2013 |
NASHVILLE - Outplayed by a depleted Nashville team that was missing its two best players, the Flyers used a late, game-tying goal from Sean Couturier and goalie Steve Mason's brilliance to steal two points at the Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night. They outlasted the Predators in a shootout, 3-2, to start their six-game, 6,801-mile road trip on a positive note. "It was an ugly win," said captain Claude Giroux, who scored the Flyers' first goal. "I think we know we can play better, but in the end, we got it done.
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.
December 3, 2013 |
ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the calendar turned to December and the temperature has dipped, the only thing getting warmer is the heat being turned up on the Flyers. It is no stretch to say that the next 38 days may well define their season. At the very least, the next month or so will give a true glimpse into whether the Flyers are contenders for a playoff spot or just pretenders. Beginning tonight, the Flyers will play 18 games in 38 days: 13 road games; nine games against Western Conference teams who are a combined 56-26-10 against the East; five divisional games; and three games on the end of back-to-back nights.
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
November 22, 2013 |
Funny thing about hockey. The right coach for today's team is not necessarily the right coach for tomorrow's team. Or yesterday's team. Not so long ago, Ken Hitchcock led the Flyers on a long playoff run, reaching the seventh game of the conference finals. He did so by molding an offense-oriented team into one more defensively responsible, but just a couple seasons later, that system collapsed amid an early playoff exit and some lopsided early season losses, the ugliest a 9-1 demolition to last night's opponent, the Buffalo Sabres.
April 23, 2009
Game 4 can be summarized in three words: Marc-Andre Fleury. This was a classic case of a hot goalie stealing his team a game. The Pens goalkeeper was phenomenal, making 45 saves in Pittsburgh's 3-1 win. After a shaky performance in Game Three, Fleury was clearly the difference in sending the Penguins home with a three-games-to-one series lead. The Flyers came out hard in the first ten minutes of the game and had three power plays and plenty of quality scoring chances, in the first period, but could not crack the former No. 1 overall pick.
November 8, 2013 |
THE BUZZER sounded and the Flyers shuffled off the ice. After Jaromir Jagr willed his way to an empty-net goal, most of the thousand or so fans remaining in the Wells Fargo Center who didn't boo the Flyers' 3-0 loss to New Jersey just sat there. Their eyes had glazed over by that point. After all 20 players were accounted for, the doors to the Flyers' locker room shut. And stayed shut. A 10-minute, players-only meeting ensued. Craig Berube was not present. General manager Paul Holmgren, who already addressed the team during an intermission last week, did not participate.