November 9, 2013 |
The Flyers and New Jersey Devils entered Thursday as the NHL's lowest-scoring teams, so it wasn't surprising that their matchup produced a game that only insomniacs would enjoy. Devils 3, Flyers 0. The Flyers, booed throughout the night at the Wells Fargo Center, fell to 4-10-1. They have scored a total of two goals in their last four games. Two. They have scored two goals or fewer in 14 of their 15 games. "We're just not penetrating; we're not getting quality shots," said winger Wayne Simmonds, who led the Flyers with four shots.
November 8, 2013 |
By the time Jakub Voracek was born, his father already had dared to defy an evil regime's reach for the sake of his family's freedom. In 1988, Miloslav Voracek sneaked out of his home in Kladno, Czechoslovakia, and embarked on a treacherous journey, riding a train to the border and hiking for two days through the forests of Austria until he reached a friend and fellow defector in West Germany. He remained there for six weeks, plotting a way for his wife and daughter to join him, until he returned home after coming to a prescient realization - that things would change for the better soon enough, that the Soviet Union's empire and influence were doomed to crumble.
September 28, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Even with several regulars given the night off, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette couldn't have envisioned such a sluggish effort less than a week before Wednesday's regular-season opener against Toronto. After a competitive and scoreless first period, the Flyers allowed three second-period goals in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. "We are in a training camp and evaluation period, and it is a process for guys to put their cards on the table, and I was disappointed in that tonight," Laviolette said.
September 26, 2013 |
Ray Emery, locked in a goalie duel with Steve Mason for the Flyers' starting job, tried to make an impression on coach Peter Laviolette on Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils. Emery made 17 saves and, except for getting caught out of position on the Devils' first goal, played well in the Flyers' 2-1 loss. Emery was sharp early, making six saves while the Devils were on overlapping power plays. Before the game, Laviolette said the final three exhibitions would play a huge role in determining the starter for the Oct. 2 season opener against Toronto.
August 19, 2013 |
Concerned 76ers fans really need to relax. Although some NBA fans would love for the Sixers to move to Newark, N.J., that's just not going to happen. Having a franchise in Philadelphia means too much to the Sixers ownership group and the NBA. So much so that moving to New Jersey, especially North Jersey, would be a disaster for both parties. But some fans are panicking because Sixers majority owner Josh Harris and another member of the ownership group, David Blitzer, bought the NHL's New Jersey Devils and the team's lease to the Prudential Center in Newark.
August 15, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan dominated their U.S. Senate primary contests Tuesday, each winning by a large margin, setting up a clash of headline-grabbing candidates with sharply different views. Booker, a liberal on social issues and an advocate for poor cities, defeated three established lawmakers, moving him one step closer to formally taking his national profile into national politics. He vowed to use innovation and creativity to bridge Washington's partisan divides.
July 22, 2013
NHL stars will again play in the Olympics next year in Sochi. The league and the players' association announced Friday that they had reached a deal with the International Ice Hockey Federation for the NHL players to take part in the 2014 Winter Games in Russia. It marks the fifth straight Olympics dating to Nagano in 1998 that the NHL will allow its players to participate. Notable Mike Foligno joined the New Jersey Devils as an assistant coach. He replaces Matt Shaw, who left to become head coach of Dubuque in the USHL.
July 13, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Superstar forward Ilya Kovalchuk stunned the New Jersey Devils and the sports world Thursday, retiring from the NHL to return to his native Russia. In leaving, the 30-year-old Kovalchuk walked from $77 million left on the 15-year contract that he signed with New Jersey in 2010, including guaranteed annual salaries of at least $11 million over the next four seasons. The Devils announced the stunning news Thursday afternoon, saying that the 30-year-old Kovalchuk had alerted general manager and president Lou Lamoriello earlier this year that he wanted to return home with his family after 11 seasons in the NHL. "Gentlemen, this wasn't a decision made by the New Jersey Devils," a testy Lamoriello said at the end of a conference call held less than an hour after the retirement was announced.
July 12, 2013 |
NEW JERSEY Devils superstar forward Ilya Kovalchuk is retiring from the NHL and returning to Russia. The Devils announced the stunning news yesterday in a statement, saying the 30-year-old Kovalchuk had alerted general manager and president Lou Lamoriello earlier this year that he wanted to return home with his family after 11 seasons in the NHL. "This decision was something I have thought about for a long time," said Kovalchuk, the...