April 11, 2015 |
The Flyers continued to play down to their competition Thursday night. They suffered their 12th straight loss in games against teams not in a playoff spot, dropping a sleep-inducing 3-1 decision to Carolina at the Wells Fargo Center. "The intensity is not as high as when we play good teams," said Claude Giroux, who hit the post with 52 seconds left. "Maybe it's preparation. I'm not too sure it is, but we need to figure it out. " They will have all summer to do so. The season ends Saturday afternoon against visiting Ottawa, which needs one point to clinch a playoff spot.
April 6, 2015 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - It seemed fitting that a small, somewhat lethargic crowd attended the Flyers' final road game of the season Saturday afternoon. The Flyers, after all, came up small - and played too much listless hockey - in their 41 road games. They dropped a 3-2 decision to Carolina in a shootout at PNC Arena and finished with a 10-20-11 road record. You have to go back to 1971-72 (7-25-7) to find a season in which the Flyers finished with fewer road victories. Chris Terry scored what proved to be the game-winner in the shootout.
March 2, 2015 |
The nonprofit Fair Share Housing Center issued a scathing report in January: The state of New Jersey's disbursement of funds for homeowners rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy is far too slow, giving out only a small fraction of the money available. Kristine Pyzyna can vouch firsthand for how painful the process has been. More than two years after the October 2012 storm, her state-appointed contractors still haven't finished. And Pyzyna is lucky: She actually got a grant to rebuild.
January 4, 2015 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - It was a routine check, a sequence repeated up to 100 times in any given NHL game, on a dull January night in North Carolina. Claude Giroux closed in on Carolina's Justin Faulk in the corner at PNC Arena and pushed the Hurricanes defenseman toward the boards. On the reverberation, Faulk's right skate inadvertently swung back and caught the Flyers' captain's left leg. One run-of-the-mill hit could have irreversibly altered the Flyers. Giroux buckled and immediately fell to all fours on the ice. The puck had long moved up ice in the opposite direction when referee Ian Walsh halted play and a squirming Giroux, trying desperately to make it back to the Flyers' bench.
December 15, 2014 |
Sean Couturier tied a personal milestone on Saturday, and Scott Laughton created one. Together, these two young Flyers centers and former first-round draft choices have given the team a spark. Couturier scored just 53 seconds into the game, and Laughton, making his 18th NHL appearance, scored his first goal as the Flyers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1, in a matinee at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers have earned points in five consecutive games and are 2-0 in a four-game homestand that continues Tuesday against Tampa Bay. Couturier tied a career high by scoring a point in his sixth straight game.
December 14, 2014 |
With lowly Carolina visiting the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon, the Flyers have a juicy opportunity to increase their points streak to five games and pick up ground in the Metropolitan Division. No NHL team has fewer points than the Hurricanes (19), who have lost four straight and slipped to 8-17-3. The Flyers (10-13-5) are coming off one of their better all-around performances of the season, a 4-1 win over New Jersey on Thursday that started a four-game homestand.
November 12, 2014 |
EMMAUS, Pa. - Someone was missing. During a timeout in the second half Tuesday night, Villa Maria huddled on the field around coach Daan Polders as his team strategized on how to break its scoreless game against Moravian Academy. For the first part of that huddle, however, Lindsay Dickinson was on the sidelines tending to her injured right hand. An opposing player had struck her with a stick, and the inside of her palm was bloody and swollen, but she wouldn't stay on the sideline long.
August 24, 2014 |
Three years ago, my family and I drove overnight from Maine to New Jersey, trying to get home ahead of Hurricane Irene. That memory from late August 2011 prompts hurricane-preparation thoughts today. Here are some tips from Ready.gov - some things to do well in advance of landfall: To start, put together an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. Know your surroundings. Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone. That will help you know how your property might be affected should storm surges or tidal flooding occur.
June 24, 2014 |
THE MERCURY is just beginning to rise inside the thermometer, marking another sweltering summer in Philadelphia. Yet, in just 108 days, the puck will drop on the Flyers' 48th season. The NHL released its full, 1,230-game slate for the 2014-15 season yesterday. The Flyers will open on the road in Boston on Wednesday, Oct. 8. They will wrap up on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at home against Ottawa. Ron Hextall's first changes to the Flyers' roster as general manager and Craig Berube's first full season behind the bench will play out over the 80 games in between.
June 9, 2014 |
Those dire warnings that worldwide warming was having an incendiary effect on hurricanes and that ever-more powerful, deadly, and costly tropical storms were inevitable were part of the legacy of Katrina's almost unimaginable devastation. But what followed was shocking for other reasons: After that 2005 season, not a single major hurricane struck U.S. shores, constituting a period of record quiet. Technically, Sandy, as bad as it was, was not a hurricane at landfall. If forecasters can be believed - and last year they whiffed badly - this could be yet another relatively tranquil season in the Atlantic basin, which includes the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.