October 26, 2010
Flyers Notes COLUMBUS, Ohio - When they have faced the Flyers, opponents haven't had many problems playing their second game in back-to-back nights. Three teams have been in that predicament against the Flyers - Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Anaheim. All three shrugged off the fatigue factor and recorded wins. Now, after a disappointing 2-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, it's the Flyers' turn to test their early-season conditioning. On Tuesday, they will play their second game in as many nights when they host well-rested Buffalo (3-5-1)
June 10, 2010 |
Touch 'em all, Patrick Kane, you'll never score a bigger goal in your life. The Blackhawks winger beat Michael Leighton at 4:06 of the first overtime to give Chicago a 4-3 victory and its first Stanley Cup in 49 years. Leighton was hugging the post, but Kane's shot found its way past Leighton's long side from the left wing. There was some question whether it went in, for everybody except Kane. "I knew it was in right away," Kane said, "I can't believe this just happened.
May 28, 2010 |
CHICAGO - Two kids and a cast-off are the keystones of the Chicago Blackhawks. At age 22, Jonathan Toews is the youngest captain in the NHL and in the history of the Hawks. His close friend and first-line mate, Patrick Kane, is a mullet-wearing 21-year-old who looks as if he's 16. And one of the team's elder statesmen, Patrick Sharp, 28, once was a seldom-used Flyer. As the NHL and goalies around the league have found out, Toews and Kane are defined by superior ability - not age. And Blackhawks fans will tell you the overshadowed Sharp has developed into one of the more versatile forwards in the Western Conference.
December 27, 2008 |
The Flyers, looking listless after a two-day holiday break, missed a chance to move into a first-place tie in the Atlantic Division last night. In their first stop on a six-game, 12-day trip, the Flyers dropped a 5-1 decision to the streaking Chicago Blackhawks in front of a record sellout crowd at the United Center. Chicago scored two five-on-three power-play goals early in the third period to pull away from a 2-1 lead before the crowd of 22,712, the largest in franchise history to watch a regular-season game.
March 25, 2007 |
Matt Hendricks scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, to lead the Hershey Bears to a 3-2 win over the Phantoms in an AHL game last night at the Giant Center. Matt Ellison and Mark Cullen scored for the Phantoms. Cullen tied the game, 2-2, 39 seconds into the third period with a shorthanded goal. But Hershey regained the advantage before that power play ended. Hendricks was chipping at the puck at the top of the Phantoms' crease, and it ended up bouncing off a Philadelphia defenseman and past goalie Scott Munroe 1 minute, 50 seconds into the period.
March 4, 2007 |
Brandon Dubinsky scored twice in regulation and had the winning shoot-out goal to lead the Hartford Wolf Pack past the Phantoms, 3-2, last night in the AHL. Mark Cullen and Boyd Kane scored for the Phantoms, while Scott Munroe made 39 saves in front of 9,664 at the Wachovia Spectrum. The Phantoms earned a standings point and pulled within seven points of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the East Division's final playoff spot. Matt Ellison was the only one of four Phantoms to score in the shoot-out.
March 3, 2007 |
Rookie Denis Tolpeko scored twice to lead the Phantoms to a 4-2 win over the Binghamton Senators in the AHL last night. Matt Ellison and Mark Cullen also scored for the Phantoms, who beat Binghamtom for the sixth consecutive time this season and pulled to within eight points of the final playoff spot in the East. Ellison scored on a backhander just 27 seconds into the game at the Wachovia Spectrum. Tolpeko made it 2-0 with a one-timer past Binghamton goaltender Kelly Guard at 13 minutes, 30 seconds.
January 28, 2007 |
Goalie Michael Leighton won his second consecutive start and earned first-star honors with 33 saves last night as the Phantoms beat the Springfield Falcons, 2-1, in an AHL game at the MassMutual Center. Pete Zingoni and Matt Ellison scored for the Phantoms, with Ellison's eventual game-winner coming with four minutes remaining in the second period. Zingoni had scored on a power play four minutes into the game. Former Flyer Andy Delmore ended Leighton's shutout at 14 minutes, 10 seconds of the third.
December 16, 2006 |
This is the second time around for Matt Ellison - at least as a Flyer. If the name isn't familiar, you might recall he came here from Chicago last December in the Patrick Sharp deal. Ellison played five games for the Flyers, had one assist, but couldn't crack the lineup, and ended up with the Phantoms. These days, there is little difference between being a Phantom and being a Flyer, as most of the Phantoms are now wearing orange and black, not purple. Ellison, because of injuries to the Flyers' forwards, is getting a second chance to show the organization something.
August 3, 2006 |
Negotiations between the Flyers and winger Simon Gagne are continuing, with the team responding to Gagne's latest contract proposal yesterday. Gagne, the Flyers' leading scorer last season with 47 goals and 79 points, is thought to be seeking a long-term deal that would pay about $5 million a year. "We're still apart in how much we should pay Simon," general manager Bob Clarke said. "We'll continue to work at it and try and get it done, but right now there is a gap in salary demands.