January 25, 2013 |
A NDREI MARKOV'S resurgence continued with a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win Thursday night over the host Washington Capitals, who are 0-3 for the first time in nearly 2 decades. Finally healthy after twice tearing the ACL in his right knee, Markov was part of a second-period spree in which the Canadiens scored in all sorts of ways against a Capitals team that is out of sorts. In order, Montreal's goals came five-on-three, five-on-four and five-on-five in a little over 6 minutes to take a 3-0 lead.
January 25, 2013
Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars agreed to a $26.25 million, five-year contract on Thursday night. The all-star center gets $5.25 million each season, with the first year of the deal pro-rated because of the NHL lockout. Benn, 23, was a restricted free agent who set career highs with 26 goals, 37 assists and 63 points for the Stars last season. Caps still winless Andrei Markov's resurgence continued with a goal and an assist, and the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the host Capitals, who are 0-3 for the first time in nearly two decades.
June 23, 2011
Thanks to flyershistory.com, here is a look at some of the most important trades the Flyers have made: Jan. 31, 1971: Acquired Rick MacLeish and Danny Schock (completion of Jan 21st trade) from the Boston Bruins for Mike Walton. May 15, 1973: Acquired the rights to Bernie Parent and a 1973 2d-round pick (Larry Goodenough) from the Toronto Maple Leafs for 1973 1st-round pick (Bob Neely) and future consideration (Doug Favell). Aug. 20, 1982: Acquired Mark Howe and 1983 3d-round pick (Derrick Smith)
April 6, 2011 |
After earning their fourth straight Southeast Division title, the Washington Capitals have their sights set on finishing first in the Eastern Conference. Mike Knuble scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lift visiting Washington to a 3-2 victory over Toronto last night after the Maple Leafs were eliminated from playoff contention. "We want to be in first everywhere, so it's nice," Capitals star Alex Ovechkin said of sewing up the Southeast. Ovechkin and John Erskine scored in regulation for the Capitals, with Ovechkin getting his 300th career goal in his sixth NHL season.
January 1, 2011 |
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Flyers, facing an Anaheim team that was without high-scoring captain Ryan Getzlaf, could have moved into the Eastern Conference's top spot with a win Friday night. Instead, they squandered the opportunity, dropping a 5-2 decision to Anaheim at the Honda Center. The Flyers missed injured defenseman Chris Pronger more than the Ducks missed the injured Getzlaf. They got two goals apiece from Jason Blake and Lubomir Visnovsky, along with a single goal from former Cherry Hill resident Bobby Ryan.
December 30, 2010
Flyers Notes EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - It will seem a bit strange for several Flyers when they face Los Angeles on Thursday night and see John Stevens behind the host Kings' bench. Stevens, a Kings assistant, was the Flyers' head coach when many of the team's young, core players began their NHL rise. Flyers captain Mike Richards is one of those players. "It'll be good to see him again," Richards said after Wednesday's practice in suburban Los Angeles. "He and I went through a lot together and he really helped me along - and he's a big part of where I am today.
October 31, 2010 |
It's no secret that the center-heavy Flyers have lost a lot of offense from their wingers in the last two seasons. The departures of Mike Knuble, Joffrey Lupul, and Simon Gagne have left a void. Can it be filled? It better be, or the Flyers will be hard-pressed to match last season's success. The early returns are mixed. The positives: Ville Leino has started to shake off the rust caused by off-season hip surgery and seems to be regaining his 2010 playoff form.
October 21, 2010 |
In the 16 months since the Flyers traded Joffrey Lupul back to Anaheim - in Lupul's second career trade that involved Chris Pronger - the former Flyers fan favorite has played just 23 games for the Ducks. Not by choice. It has been 10 months since a routine back surgery to repair a herniated disk changed Lupul's life. Shortly after his surgery, Lupul, 27, came down with a rare and unnamed blood infection that has kept him off the ice since last December. "I never felt sick or anything like that," Lupul said in a phone interview.
May 28, 2010 |
CHICAGO - Last June 26, on draft day, the price seemed steep. Paul Holmgren shipped fan favorite Joffrey Lupul, budding star Luca Sbisa, two first-round picks and a third-round pick to Anaheim for 34-year-old defenseman Chris Pronger. Off the bat, Pronger was the next past-prime star for whom the Flyers overpaid. He was the next Paul Coffey, the next John Vanbiesbrouck, the next Adam Oates. The trade jolted most of the Flyers to their core, losing a best friend in Lupul.
May 27, 2010 |
Assuming that e-mails, letters and voice-mail messages have some value, it's fair to surmise that Ed Snider isn't Mr. Popularity in these parts. If his dismissive ways don't turn you off, perhaps it's the way he saunters around, appearing as if he has all the answers - with absolutely no championship hardware since the days when his hair was still brown. But if these Flyers pull off the unthinkable, recapturing a Stanley Cup once given to Philadelphia in a double dose 35 years ago, the fans can feel free to scream "We did it" all summer long.