October 22, 2014 |
CHICAGO - The Flyers defense is on the verge of getting a major upgrade. Recovering from a foot injury, top-pairing defenseman Braydon Coburn continued to make progress during Monday's practice at the United Center, and he could return Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks. "Today was a good day," Coburn said after an 80-minute practice in which he had several defensive partners. "I feel like there was some improvement, and I feel more comfortable out there, so I'm hoping I can have a good day tomorrow.
February 14, 2012 |
LURKING JUST three points behind the Rangers on the morning of Feb. 1, the idea that the Flyers would quietly bow out of pulling the trigger on a marquee addition at the NHL trade deadline would have sounded preposterous. Today, it not only seems like a more likely option, but it also sounds like the best option. And it has nothing to do with the standings. It has everything to do with the Flyers' three "measuring stick" games against the Rangers and Red Wings the last two weekends.
January 25, 2012 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - For the Flyers, there are lots of positives at the all-star break, which officially started with their hard-earned 3-2 shootout win over Florida on Tuesday night. Backup goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who improved to 11-4-1, stopped all three shots in the shootout at the BankAtlantic Center. Bobrovsky made 23 saves in the game and could not be faulted on either goal, and he gave the Flyers their first win in four shootouts this season. "I don't think we had our best effort tonight, and he made some key saves - and obviously three big stops in the shootout," said Brayden Schenn, who scored the Flyers' first goal midway through the first period.
December 28, 2011
James Neal had a goal and an assist, and the host Pittsburgh Penguins fired a barrage of shots at Carolina Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters before finally breaking him in a 4-2 victory on Tuesday night that stretched the Penguins' winning streak to four games. Neal scored his 21st goal, one behind the NHL leaders. He has scored in every game of the Penguins' winning streak and has 14 goals in 16 home games. Pittsburgh outshot Carolina, 52-18, giving Peters a difficult test in his season debut.
December 28, 2011 |
JAMES NEAL had a goal and an assist, and Pittsburgh fired a barrage of shots at visiting Carolina goalie Justin Peters before finally breaking him in a 4-2 victory over the Hurricanes last night, stretching the Penguins' winning streak to four games. Neal scored his 21st goal, one off the NHL lead. He has scored in every game of the Penguins' winning streak and has 14 goals in 16 home games. Pittsburgh outshot Carolina 52-18, giving Peters a difficult test in his season debut.
December 19, 2011
Kris Versteeg scored 3 minutes, 8 seconds into overtime, giving the host Florida Panthers a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. Stephen Weiss' shot from in front was blocked, but Versteeg found the loose puck and swept it in for his team-leading 16th goal of the season. Elsewhere: Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist, and Joel Quenneville became the 10th coach to earn 600 NHL victories as the host Chicago Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames for their fifth straight win. . . . Jason Arnott triggered a four-goal, third-period rally with the tiebreaking tally to lead the host St. Louis Blues over Columbus Blue Jackets , 6-4. - Associated Press
November 24, 2011
Alex Pietrangelo beat Marc-Andre Fleury with less than a minute to go in overtime to lift the visiting St. Louis Blues over the Pittsburgh Penguins , 3-2, on Wednesday night. Sidney Crosby went scoreless in his second game back from concussion-related symptoms as the Blues won despite blowing a pair of one-goal leads. Elsewhere: Martin Brodeur stopped 35 shots and made two saves in the shootout to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Newark, N.J. The Devils' Dainius Zubrus, a former Flyer, was honored before the game for becoming the 267th player to appear in 1,000 NHL games.
November 12, 2011 |
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Flyers stumbled to the regular-season finish line after they acquired winger Kris Versteeg from Toronto last February for first- and third-round 2011 draft picks. The deal was completed on Valentine's Day, but it was not a sweetheart of a trade for the Flyers. Maybe it was a coincidence, or maybe it altered the team's chemistry, but the Flyers went just 10-9-7 the rest of the way. They had been 36-14-5 before the trade. Now Versteeg is playing a leading role on the rejuvenated Florida Panthers.
November 7, 2011 |
Back in July, with the ice long melted and training camp still more than 2 months away, the prognosticators needed a way to calculate - what else? - where a team that had yet to take the ice would need help. The general consensus was that the Flyers, without Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, would be carried by their intact defense and struggle to score goals. The quick and dirty formula was this: Take the Flyers' 259 goals scored, subtract the departed goals from Carter (36)
October 18, 2011 |
DAVID JONES scored 1:11 into overtime to give the visiting Colorado Avalanche a 3-2 victory over Toronto last night. Jones buried the rebound of Kyle Quincey's shot past goalie James Reimer. Daniel Winnik and Milan Hejduk also scored for Colorado (5-1). Phil Kessel and Nikolai Kulemin had goals for the Maple Leafs (3-0-1). The Avalanche went 5-0 on their longest road trip of the season. It was Colorado's first perfect mark in a trip that long. Jean-Sebastien Giguere started in goal for Colorado against his former team.