November 18, 2011 |
Earlier in the day, two of Ilya Bryzgalov's former Phoenix teammates - defensemen Derek Morris and Adrian Aucoin - criticized him mercilessly in radio interviews, saying the goalie created animosity in the locker room. In the other locker room Thursday night, the Flyers praised Bryzgalov for keying the team's latest victory, a last-minute 2-1 triumph over the Coyotes at the Wells Fargo Center. Matt Read scored on a rebound with 18.6 seconds left to snap a 1-1 tie and enable the Flyers to run their points streak to eight games (6-0-2)
November 17, 2011 |
On a night when one of their top scorers, Jaromir Jagr, was injured, the Flyers relied on goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to stand tall against his ex-teammates. And, like in his previous five games, Bryzgalov did just that. So did Matt Read. Read scored on a rebound with 18.6 seconds left, lifting the Flyers to a thrilling 2-1 win over Phoenix at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night. Read, a rookie winger, knocked in his sixth goal after Max Talbot had thrown a shot at goalie Mike Smith.
November 15, 2011 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - Despite allowing two shorthanded goals - one on a penalty shot - the Flyers continued their winning ways on Monday night. Claude Giroux scored two goals, and Chris Pronger had three assists as the Flyers outlasted the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-3, at the RBC Center. The Flyers have points in seven consecutive games (5-0-2), and they moved into a tie for first place with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Atlantic Division. Jaromir Jagr set up each of Giroux's goals.
October 27, 2011 |
MONTREAL - Sitting in his stall inside the Bell Centre, Jaromir Jagr was reminded yesterday that - theoretically - rookie Sean Couturier, who is nearly 21 years his junior, could be his son. Jagr, 39, could do little more than shake his head. "Nah, he couldn't," Jagr replied, sighing. "Because he really plays good defense, and I don't. " It was Couturier's back-to-back 96-point seasons in junior hockey that likely landed him as the No. 8 overall pick in June's draft.
September 19, 2011 |
Hotshot prospects Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier have received most of the media attention, but they aren't the only forwards trying to earn spots on the Flyers' roster. Others in the mix include promising Matt Read and veterans Adam Mair and Michael Nylander, among others. Nylander is trying to write one of the NHL's most inspiring stories, attempting to return to the NHL 11 months after spinal-fusion surgery. The 38-year-old center played just seven AHL games with Rochester last year before suffering a season-ending injury that required major surgery in October.
July 5, 2011
The Flyers will apparently have to restructure the five-year, $9 million contract they gave to free-agent forward Max Talbot on Friday. According to TSN, the Flyers violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement by reducing Talbot's salary by more than 50 percent between the third and fourth years - from $2.25 million to $1 million. Barry Hanrahan, the Flyers' assistant general manager, downplayed the matter and said no fine was forthcoming. "We haven't heard from the league," he said in a text message on Monday.
February 14, 2011
SIX MINUTES, 23 seconds remaining. One snapshot in a long season. The Flyers' Chris Pronger, trying to control the puck along the boards, his back to the middle of the ice. The Kings' Jarret Stoll, bearing down, hitting Pronger from behind and crashing him into the boards. Pronger getting up and offering an indignant, retaliatory shove. The only penalty going to Pronger. Nobody was hurt. Life went on. Sometime between the moment it happened and the next morning, someone at the NHL office in Toronto, at some level, will have taken a look at the video.
May 3, 2010 |
Pens miss Staal No one player can replace Jordan Staal, so the Penguins will try to fill in by committee. Those were the Penguins' marching orders Saturday after it was learned that Staal will be out indefinitely following foot surgery to repair a sliced tendon. "Matchup-wise it is a little bit different than what [I'd want]," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. "Jordan was a guy that we'd put, on most occasions, against their best line or best centerman. " With Staal out, Bylsma said the Penguins will have to lean on Matt Cooke, Max Talbot, Craig Adams, and Pascal Dupuis.
June 9, 2009 |
The Detroit Red Wings skated into Pittsburgh for this very game last year, outplayed the Penguins in their building and, in the final indignity, paraded with the Stanley Cup on the same ice where Mario Lemieux once played. Think Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury don't remember the emptiness and frustration they felt after that Stanley Cup finals Game 6? After more than 100 games played over more than 8 grueling months, the season ends and the other team celebrates in front of your friends, family and fans?
June 5, 2009 |
The Pittsburgh Penguins' fresh legs and fast feet changed the Stanley Cup finals in a flash, and now a series that looked to be over is only getting started. Jordan Staal's shorthanded goal during back-to-back Detroit power plays started Pittsburgh's comeback, and the Penguins scored three goals in less than 6 minutes of the second period last night to win, 4-2, and tie the series at 2. Evgeni Malkin, enjoying the best postseason scoring run since Wayne Gretzky's in 1993, and Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist each to help rally the Penguins from a 2-1 deficit a year to the day Detroit raised the Stanley Cup in Pittsburgh by winning Game 6. Tyler Kennedy also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury, with his second successive excellent game, made 37 saves.