April 15, 2011 |
Score: Sabres 1, Flyers 0 How it happened: Patrick Kaleta scored the goal and Ryan Miller stopped 35 Flyers' shots. Key play: The goal came when Kaleta maneuvered himself between Flyers defensemen Danny Syvret and Matt Carle to slam home a rebound past Sergei Bobrovsky. Heroes: Miller would have been our first star. James van Riemsdyk, who was the official first star, was the best player on the ice for the Flyers. Goats: Hard to pick one player, so let's target the Flyers power-play unit, which failed to score in five chances and 9 minutes, 22 seconds with the advantage.
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.
October 6, 2010 |
1. Can the Flyers be more consistent? A lack of consistency nearly cost the Flyers a shot at the playoffs, coming as close as a shootout win over the Rangers on the final day of the regular season to not even making the playoffs. Since Peter Laviolette took over on Dec. 4, the Flyers went through a five-game win streak, a four-game win streak, a five-game losing streak and a three-game losing skid. For a long stretch they alternated between winning two games and losing two games.
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.