November 27, 2013 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - When Steve Downie was traded from the first-place Avalanche to the last-place Flyers on Halloween, many joked his trip was more trick than threat. Downie rejoined a team in turmoil - with a rookie head coach, a 3-8-0 record and little prospect for the playoffs. He was in nearly an opposite situation in Denver, where he played on the first line for a recordsetting rookie head coach in Patrick Roy. Yet, when Downie joined the Flyers, he looked at their roster and saw a disconnect.
April 25, 2012
Because the NHL reseeds the remaining four teams before the second round of the playoffs, the Flyers could play virtually any of the survivors. Here is what each combination of results means for the Flyers: If the Rangers, Bruins, and Panthers win, the Flyers will be the lowest remaining seed and play the Rangers. If the Rangers, Bruins, and Devils win, the Flyers play the Bruins, the third consecutive year the teams will meet in the postseason. If the Rangers, Capitals, and Panthers win, the Flyers play the Panthers.
May 1, 2012 |
Good news for Flyers fans: The Orange and Black can take off a full period and still win a playoff game. Credit their irrepressible attack. Credit the fact that New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur is showing his age. Credit their legs for regaining some spring after six days off between games. "We probably were not in a game mode. Probably was in practice mode," Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov said about his team's clunker of a first period, which they overcame in a dramatic 4-3 overtime win over the Devils on Sunday at the percolating Wells Fargo Center.
August 21, 2010 |
Arron Asham has left the Flyers and crossed the state to sign a $700,000, 1-year contract with the Penguins. Asham, 32, a physical player who is considered an underrated shooter, had 10 goals, 14 assists and 126 penalty minutes for the Flyers last season, playing mostly on the fourth line. He added four goals and three points in 23 playoff games. Asham signed with the Flyers as a free agent in 2008. In his two seasons with the Flyers, he scored 18 goals with 26 assists and 281 penalty minutes.
March 24, 2013
When: Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (NBC-SN, 93.3 FM) Records: Flyers (13-16-1, 27 points, 12th place Eastern Conference); Penguins (24-8, 48 points, first place) At stake: The Flyers enter as losers of five of their last eight games and are five points out of the eighth and final playoff spot. The Penguins have an 11-game winning streak. . . . Eight of the Flyers' 18 remaining regular-season games are against teams between eighth and 13th place. A good record - say, 6-2 in that stretch - could make up ground quickly.
March 11, 2012 |
TORONTO - Thanks to goalie Ilya Bryzgalov's revival, most of the attention lately has revolved around the Flyers' improved defense. Rightfully so. The Flyers, despite numerous injuries to defensemen, began Saturday having allowed a total of six goals in their last five games. That's their best five-game stretch of the season. Byzgalov has his groove on. The defense, even though shorthanded, has made strides. And the offense has been the most productive in the NHL. Put it all together and - dare we say it?
September 24, 2013 |
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - With a week between preseason games, it's made for a rather quiet training camp for the Flyers. But opening night is in just 9 days, meaning it's time for a few bold (or boldly stupid) roster predictions. Forwards We know of 11 locks already on the roster - Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, Scott Hartnell, Wayne Simmonds, Vincent Lecavalier, Matt Read, Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo, Brayden Schenn, Adam Hall and Max Talbot - and we also can go one step further.
March 21, 2012 |
PETER LAVIOLETTE loved his team's jump in the first period. Jaromir Jagr said the Flyers played the way they wanted. Rookie Eric Wellwood said they generated enough quality chances to win the game. Last night, the Flyers' locker room seemed to admire their shot total (36) and total attempts at the net (68) more than the final score. Unfortunately, the Flyers didn't really make Panthers backup goalie Scott Clemmensen sweat until Ilya Bryzgalov was safely on the bench in the final minute.
April 1, 1989 |
Of all the places the Flyers might find themselves on the crucial final weekend of the regular season, this is about the worst. The Flyers' slim hopes of finishing third in the Patrick Division will be put on the ice tonight (Channel 57, 8:05) at the Montreal Forum, where the Canadiens should not lack for motivation in the final game of their regular season. The Habs, the Adams Division champions, are neck-and-neck with the Calgary Flames in the race for the NHL's best record.