April 30, 2008 |
It's anybody's guess what goes on inside the head of a struggling goalie, but according to Carey Price, whatever is going on in his head is not the result of anything the Flyers are doing. Yes, the 20-year-old Montreal rookie said, the Flyers are doing a lot of yapping in an attempt to throw him off his game. And they really gave him an earful after they put three shots behind him in the second period of the 3-2 Canadiens' loss Monday night, which gave the Flyers a two-games-to-one lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
April 29, 2008
THE RESULTS from our primary convinced me that the Flyers should've dropped out of the playoffs. After all, they were ahead three games to one and lost twice in a row. They should have known enough to throw in the towel right then. They won the final game, but come on - it was on a power play. That doesn't count. The Caps won more games in the regular season anyway. For the sake of unity, the Flyers should've withdrawn and let the Capitals move on. Sharon Ward Philadelphia VIRTUALLY unnoticed by the media was Bill Clinton's cryptic early campaign remark that a Clinton-McCain matchup would be quite civil, the most civil in the history of electoral politics.
April 24, 2008 |
Ed Barkowitz EASTERN CONFERENCE: EASTERN CONFERENCE: Montreal Canadiens vs. Flyers - Flyers in 7. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers - Penguins in 6. WESTERN CONFERENCE: Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings - Red Wings in 7. Dallas Stars vs. San Jose Sharks - Sharks in 5. Sam Donnellon EASTERN CONFERENCE: EASTERN CONFERENCE: Montreal Canadiens vs. Flyers - Flyers in 7. ...
April 21, 2006 |
EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 Ottawa (52-21-9) vs. No. 8 Tampa Bay (43-33-6) Strengths: Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley lead a swift, highly skilled group of forwards, but the real strength of the Senators is along the blue line with towering Zdeno Chara and the seasoned Wade Redden. The defending champion Lightning will rely on their deep and talented group of forwards. Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis head a well-balanced crop. Weaknesses: Ottawa has few, but the uncertain status of injured goalie Dominik Hasek could become a distraction.
February 5, 2003 |
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Ossi Vaananen will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a knee injury after being hit by a car. Vaananen, 22, was struck Saturday night outside Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Fla., the Coyotes said yesterday. He had played in the YoungStars game at the NHL All-Star weekend and was waiting at a taxi stand when a driver lost control of his car and hit him, the team said. An MRI Monday disclosed a strained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The Arizona Republic said two reporters from Vaananen's native Finland also were injured.
April 27, 2002 |
Because of a roster error, the Toronto Maple Leafs played an NHL playoff game one man short of the allowable limit. Forward Mikael Renberg's name apparently was included on the lineup Toronto submitted last night before Game 5 of its first-round series against the New York Islanders. But Renberg is sidelined with an injured left hamstring and was not in uniform. Robert Reichel was on the Leafs' bench when the game began, but his name was not on the lineup submitted by the team.
April 12, 2000 |
Jim Diamond knows that good hockey players need good ice. But there is only so much he can do. All over the NHL, guys such as Diamond, who is paid to deliver smooth ice at the First Union Center, are always hearing the same complaints from players and broadcasters and fans. The ice is chippy. Soft. Rough. Bumpy. In short, "The Coolest Game On Ice" is getting plenty of heat about its surfaces, particularly with the evolution of the bigger, multipurpose venues. "There has always been lots of bad ice surfaces around," said Craig Ramsay, the Flyers' interim head coach.
April 23, 1999 |
He is still a long way from skating in an NHL playoff game, but Flyers captain Eric Lindros has improved significantly over the past few days. Lindros, sidelined since April 1 while recovering from a collapsed lung, said Sunday he could ride an exercise bike for only 1 minute, 40 seconds before his heart rate would climb to 150, and he had to stop. Yesterday, though, Lindros rode a bike for about 20 minutes, then did some leisurely skating with the Flyers' scratches for last night's playoff opener at the Air Canada Centre.
April 20, 1999 |
Loosen up those vocal cords, hockey fans. For the first time since the NHL was established in 1917, there will be not one but two referees available for your booing pleasure in the Stanley Cup playoffs. With the two linesmen, there will be four officials on the ice. An extra guy anxiously fingering his whistle might be a disconcerting thought for the patron who plunks down $100 for a seat. It can prompt fears of long nights of stilted action as an endless procession of players files into the penaltyboxes, griping all the way. In fact, there is evidence to the contrary.
May 6, 1998 |
On the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs, George McPhee, the Washington Capitals general manager, pondered the tortured relationship between the Caps and their fans, whose hearts have been broken more often than captain Dale Hunter's nose. Although a rookie GM, McPhee knew why fans were reluctant to fill the spanking new MCI Center in downtown Washington, and why the Capitals were overshadowed in popularity by the Redskins and the bumbling Wizards. "You have to win in this business, and this team hasn't won anything," said McPhee, 39. The Caps still haven't won anything, but the stunning series of first-round upsets in the Eastern Conference have left them with a clearer path to the Cup finals than at any other time in the 24-year history of the franchise.