April 15, 2016 |
ARLINGTON, Va. - His early years with the Flyers showed promise, but few could have forecast that Justin Williams would become one of the most clutch NHL postseason performers. The Washington Capitals right winger, who began his career in 2000 with the Flyers and stayed with them until being traded to Carolina in January 2004, has been a major part of three Stanley Cup winners. He helped Carolina win a Stanley Cup in 2006 and was on Los Angeles Kings championship teams in 2012 and 2014.
March 5, 2016 |
It would be correct to say Darren Gibson rose to the moment. It would also be correct to say he fell back. Gibson, a junior swingman at Eastern High School, specializes in taking charges. He is a master at the dirty job of drawing offensive fouls. "I think he has 34 of them," Eastern coach Kevin Crawford said. "I've had some kids that we good at taking charges. I've never had a kid with 34 of them. " Gibson's 34th was his most important of the season, the "play of the game," in Eastern's 45-43 win over archrival Cherry Hill East in the South Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals, according to Crawford.
January 23, 2016 |
Justin Williams prides himself on doing the "little things" for the Eastern boys' basketball team. On Thursday, those small contibutions added up to a big victory. Williams scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds, and joined several of his teammates on the floor in scrambling for loose balls in Eastern's 37-35 win over Cherry Hill East in an Olympic Conference American Division clash of Top 10 teams. "I don't care about stats," Williams said after the hard-fought game in the Cougars' gymnasium.
December 30, 2015
Boys' Basketball ART DIPATRI TOURNAMENT Paul VI 74, Willingboro 60 BOARDWALK CLASSIC - DAVE LEWIS BRACKET Oakcrest 40, Buena 38 (OT) ] Montclaire 53, Atlantic Christian 31 BOARDWALK CLASSIC - JOHN PIERANTOZZI BRACKET Ocean City 59, Upper Dublin 49 BOARDWALK CLASSIC - WILLIAM "CHICKIE" LUDMAN BRACKET Emmaus 69, Middle Township 43 Cherokee 62, W.T. Woodson (Va.) 59 COLLINGSWOOD HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT Cinnaminson 48, Salem 45 CUMBERLAND COUNTY TOURNAMENT Cumberland 70, Bridgeton 69 (OT)
June 27, 2014 |
THERE IS no player offensively skilled like Sidney Crosby in this weekend's NHL draft. There is no player as defensively stout as the Kings' Drew Doughty. So says Flyers general manager Ron Hextall. Nevertheless, there are reasons to be optimistic about the Flyers adding productive talent, starting with tonight's first round at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers have the 17th pick, which Hextall does not believe is high enough to draft an immediate impact player. He characterized the draft as good but not great.
June 12, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Justin Williams views himself more as the butt of a joke than the answer to a trivia question. Which NHL player holds the record for most points in Stanley Cup playoff Game 7s? Williams set the new mark earlier this month with his 14th career point in seven Game 7 situations, in which he is now 7-0. The two previous recordholders: Wayne Gretzky and Doug Gilmour. "It's kind of more like which name doesn't belong?" Williams said with a smile on Monday at Madison Square Garden.
June 11, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Justin Williams remembered pretty well the first time he was spectacular in an important playoff game. Yes, all playoff games are important, but some are more important than others, and this was one of those. This was in April 2003, a first-round Game 7 between the Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Williams passed to Simon Gagne 31/2 minutes in for the Flyers' first goal, then scored with 51 seconds left in the first period for their second, and they were on their way to a 6-1 rout.
May 1, 2013 |
ALEX STEEN stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a shorthanded goal to give the Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night in St. Louis in the opening game of their Western Conference playoff series. Steen scored unassisted on a backhander at 13:26 of overtime less than a minute after Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was whistled for double-minor high sticking when he cut Dustin Penner. Steen also scored on a power play in the first period for the Blues, who ended an eight-game losing streak against the team that swept them in the second round last spring.
June 12, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Eventually, the Los Angeles Kings would give up a power-play goal, their goalie Jonathan Quick would commit a gaffe and the Kings would lose a playoff game on the road. The first two happened on the same play in the first period, leading to the third and fateful event and the pressure on the Kings' psyche was turned up a few more notches. For the second time in four days, the Stanley Cup was not far away from the Kings, ready to be held high and passed from player to player.
June 9, 2012
NEWARK, N.J. - Winning Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals did more than keep the New Jersey Devils alive. It gave them a sniff, a scent, a feeling. Call it momentum if you want. For one game, Martin Brodeur and the Eastern Conference champions showed they could not only play with the Los Angeles Kings, they could beat them, too. The 3-1 win in Los Angeles on Wednesday prevented the Kings' coronation ceremony and forced the NHL to pack the Cup and ship it back to New Jersey for Game 5 Saturday night.