June 26, 2013 |
First of three parts One year. That's how long it took Flyers prospect Anthony Stolarz to go from stopping pucks in relative obscurity in the barren, second-tier hockey outpost of Corpus Christi, Texas, to starting Game 1 of the Memorial Cup on Canada's biggest junior stage this spring. Oh, and there was a brief, 3-month stay wedged in between there at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. "It's nice to take a look back for a minute and reflect," Stolarz said. "It's been quite a ride.
May 10, 2013 |
KEY STATS .897: Flyers' total save percentage as a team, regardless of which goaltender was in net (141 goals allowed on 1,371 shots). 78 percent: Shots faced for Ilya Bryzgalov this season (1,066 out of 1,371). .900: Bryzgalov's save percentage, ranking him 48th out of 57 goaltenders who played a minimum of 10 games during the shortened season. 4: Number of goaltenders to start a game with the Flyers this season -including Bryzgalov (40), Steve Mason (6), Brian Boucher (1)
June 18, 2009 |
Although some mock drafts have the Flyers selecting a goalie with their first-round pick next week, general manager Paul Holmgren said yesterday that the club probably would not choose a goaltender with its top choice. The Flyers will have the 21st overall pick in the draft, which will be held in Montreal. The first round will on June 26; the rest of the selections will be made the next day. The Flyers need goaltending in their system, but this year's draft is not loaded with top-notch goalie prospects.
September 25, 2008 |
Chris Neil scored two goals last night and the Senators beat the Flyers, 3-1, in a preseason contest. Darroll Powe scored the Flyers' goal when he beat Martin Gerber 7 minutes into the first period. It was the Flyers' only shot of the opening period as they were outshot 15-1, and 34-11 overall. Jean-Sebastien Aubin stopped 21 shots over the first two periods for the Flyers. Maxime Ouellet stopped 10 shots in the third.
September 16, 2008 |
The Flyers probably will need a new backup goalie when the regular season starts Oct. 11. Antero Niittymaki, who had a 12-9-2 record and a 2.91 goals-against average as Marty Biron's backup last season, had minor surgery on his left hip Friday and was walking around on crutches yesterday at the Flyers' practice facility in Voorhees. Niittymaki is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks, trainer Jim McCrossin said. That means he will miss training camp, which starts Saturday, along with the exhibition season.
February 25, 2007 |
Most seasons, the Flyers are buyers at the NHL trade deadline. But other than the acquisition of Vladimir Malakhov in 2004, most trade deadline deals under former general manager Bob Clarke didn't result in a long playoff run. Tuesday marks this year's deadline, the earliest it's been since before 1980. This year, the Flyers figure to be sellers - not buyers - given they're going nowhere fast. They already have more than $22 million in salary cap space for next season, and if they were to lose a player, such as Geoff Sanderson, whose contract carries over, they'd have even more cap room for 2007-08.
January 29, 2004 |
Bob Clarke said yesterday that he likely will back off on getting another goaltender right now. The Flyers' general manager said he received encouraging news about Jeff Hackett's vertigo, and that has lessened his need to make a deal. "I spoke with Jeff this morning, and he's way better than he was," Clarke said from his office in South Jersey. "He says his symptoms are a lot less. " Hackett was to see a physician yesterday about getting medication to control the condition.
November 24, 2003 |
The second of Dennis Seidenberg's two goals, which came in the second period with assists from Mark Murphy and Ben Stafford, was the game-winner as the Phantoms beat the Portland Pirates, 3-1, last night in an American Hockey League game at the Wachovia Spectrum. Kirby Law's power-play score at 10 minutes, 13 seconds of the third period, off assists from Kirk Furey and Boyd Kane, provided some insurance. The Phantoms entered the contest having scored five goals on seven power-play opportunities over the previous two games.
November 20, 2003 |
Antero Niittymaki, the Flyers' young goalie prospect from Finland, got his first shutout for the Phantoms when he stopped 24 shots against the Providence Bruins on Sunday. Two days earlier, Niittymaki made 33 saves, a season high for the team, including 15 in the third period and overtime, as the Phantoms skated to a 1-1 tie with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. And on Nov. 12, he faced four shots and made four saves in a relief appearance against the Mighty Ducks. In those three games, Niittymaki turned aside more than 98 percent of the shots that came his way. The American Hockey League recognized the achievement by making Niittymaki the AHL player of the week.
February 20, 2003 |
The Phantoms' two-game winning streak was stopped by former teammate Maxime Ouellet last night. The goalie made 36 saves for the Portland Pirates in a 5-2 victory over the Phantoms in an AHL game at the First Union Spectrum. Trent Whitfield scored two goals for Portland. Ben Stafford and Patrick Sharp each scored and Antero Niittymaki finished with 21 saves for the Phantoms.