May 5, 2011 |
Score: Bruins 5, Flyers 1 How it happened: The Bruins scored twice inside of 63 seconds of the first period, both on huge defensive breakdowns by the Flyers. What it means: The Bruins now lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series, three games to none. Heroes: Once again, Tim Thomas performed superbly, stopping 37 shots and extending his save streak to 68 before the Flyers finally broke through late in the second period. The Flyers have scored three goals on 92 shots in this series.
March 6, 2012 |
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Monday there was no change in the "out indefinitely" status of defensemen Andrej Meszaros and Kimmo Timonen. Meszaros, however, was spotted at the team's practice facility in Voorhees. Claude Giroux missed practice with what Holmgren called a "maintenance day," though that is supposedly the same reason Timonen and Meszaros missed practice Saturday. Giroux was slashed on the wrist Sunday by Washington's Jason Chimera. James van Riemsdyk will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a broken bone in his left foot, suffered in Thursday's win over the New York Islanders.
March 2, 2012
JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK'S season is not getting any easier. In the first period of last night's game against the Islanders, van Riemsdyk blocked a Milan Jurcina blast from the point and broke a bone in his left foot, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. Originally, van Riemsdyk tried to remain on the bench to fight through the pain but soon left to get X-rays. For now, the Flyers have offered no timetable for his return. He will be re-evaluated by Dr. Steven Raikin today.
October 8, 2011 |
NEWARK, N.J. - When Claude Giroux , the Flyers' diminutive center, was smacked into the boards by Boston's mammoth Zdeno Chara during Thursday's second period, James van Riemsdyk didn't hesitate. He went after Chara. "That," Flyers center Danny Briere said, "took a lot of guts. " Chara is 6-foot-9, 260 pounds. Van Riemsdyk is 6-3, 200. "I think those type of circumstances are really good for building a team," coach Peter Laviolette said before Saturday night's game against the New Jersey Devils.
October 6, 2010 |
Have you noticed a difference in the spelling of Nikolay Zherdev's name? Last week, Zherdev requested a change in spelling of his first name. As it turns out, no one was spelling it wrong by using "Nikolai" instead of "Nikolay," as he requested. Nikolai is how it had been spelled since he entered the NHL in 2003. Zherdev arrived in Philadelphia from Russia on Sept. 14, after a delay in getting a work visa. On his Ukrainian passport, Zherdev's name is spelled "Nikolay. " That presented a problem when Zherdev wanted to cash his first paycheck of the season and the names on his check and passport didn't match.
May 31, 2007 |
If multiple scouting interviews mean anything, the Flyers seem to have narrowed their focus for the draft to 6-foot-1, 170-pound center Kyle Turris, who has catapulted to the head of the list in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings. The Flyers hold the second overall pick in the June 23 draft. They have had more discussions with the 17-year-old Turris than any other player. According to league sources, the Chicago Blackhawks are leaning toward choosing Patrick Kane, the 5-9, 160-pound right winger from the London Knights, with the top pick.
December 27, 2008 |
James van Riemsdyk and Drayson Bowman scored two goals each for the United States, which opened the world junior hockey championship with an 8-2 rout of Germany yesterday in Ottawa. Van Riemsdyk, chosen No. 2 overall by the Flyers in last year's NHL draft, is a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire. Bowman is a forward with Spokane, of the Western Hockey League. Minnesota's Jordan Schroeder had a goal and two assists, and Colin White, of Boston University, added a goal and assisted on another.
April 28, 2011 |
The Flyers will play Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Bruins defeated Montreal in Game 7 of the quarterfinals last night, 4-3. The Flyers were 1-3 against Boston this season. Revenge had to be on the minds of the Bruins after last year's historic, seven-game series won by the Flyers after trailing 3-0 in games and 3-0 in Game 7. About the possibility of facing the Bruins in the next round, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said yesterday: "For me the Bruins present a balanced lineup.
October 6, 2011 |
BOSTON - In each of the last three seasons, the Flyers have lost in the playoffs to the team that eventually won the Stanley Cup. When they open the season Thursday night at TD Garden, they will face the latest of their playoff conquerors, the Boston Bruins, who will raise the Stanley Cup banner to the rafters in a pregame ceremony. "It's always kind of a shot in the groin when you're in the building for something like that," defenseman Matt Carle said. "We want to ruin their night, obviously," winger James van Riemsdyk said.
May 10, 2012 |
Claude Giroux's one-game suspension caused Flyers coach Peter Laviolette to tinker with his lines, a common occurrence in this Turnpike Series with the New Jersey Devils. With his team facing elimination Tuesday, Laviolette started the night with four different lines from the ones that he primarily used Sunday. The first-period lines: Matt Read centering Scott Hartnell and Jaromir Jagr; Danny Briere centering Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek; Eric Wellwood centering James van Riemsdyk and Wayne Simmonds; and Sean Couturier centering Max Talbot and Zac Rinaldo.