December 20, 2015 |
The Flyers have recently discovered a way to win close games. "I think it is just trusting each other out there and being more confident," center Sean Couturier said. "We are getting more comfortable in those games. We aren't getting as frustrated as maybe we used to. When we're composed and in control of ourselves, we play better. " Excluding empty-netters that made the final margin a two-goal difference, the Flyers are 6-2 in one-goal games since Nov. 27. Overall, they will take a 7-2-1 run into Saturday night's game in Columbus, a team that handed them a 4-1 loss Dec. 5. "Lately, we are trusting each other, playing the system the right way and we're getting good results," said Couturier, whose surging team (14-12-6)
December 18, 2015 |
MARK STREIT has played for eight coaches in 10 NHL seasons. He knows when the head man is close to blowing his top. There have been plenty of times when Streit expected an eruption from first-year Flyers coach Dave Hakstol. "There are times when, as a player, you think, 'Geez, we played like (bleep).' At times like those, you expect the coach to go crazy and lose patience," Streit said. "He came in and had a calmness, a clear way to communicate. " This season already could have been a disaster for the Flyers.
November 28, 2015 |
George Banas was not happy. The Quakertown coach had watched his team fall behind Pennridge by three touchdowns at halftime. It was the biggest halftime deficit Quakertown has faced all season. "I threw a little hissy fit, I guess," Banas said of what happened in the locker room during the break. "I think that woke some kids up. . . . I almost killed one of my assistant coaches with a trash can. Water bottles went flying. " After the projectiles fell to the ground, Banas told the players they had two choices.
October 14, 2015 |
IT WAS a game that general manager Ron Hextall called "critical" seven hours before the puck dropped, a strong statement given the infancy of the 82-game season. But coming off Saturday's embarrassing loss in South Florida, the Flyers needed to treat game No. 3 of the year - a rematch against the Florida Panthers - almost like a must-win. For a team that has started slow the last two seasons, a loss in last night's home opener - and with the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks coming to town tomorrow - would have been a downer.
September 17, 2015 |
After Cody Parkey missed a field goal and an extra point in the preseason opener, Chip Kelly said it was not time to hit the "panic button" on his kicker. After Parkey missed a potential game-winning, 44-yard field goal Monday in a 26-24 loss to the Falcons, Kelly still did not think it was time to panic. "Not now," Kelly said. "I have total confidence in Cody Parkey. He was a Pro Bowl kicker last year. I think he's an outstanding kicker. He's got total confidence from everybody in this organization.
September 11, 2014 |
Margaret Grover pleaded with the Delaware County judge to give her former companion - an emergency-room pediatrician - the maximum sentence for shooting her in the presence of their children during a child-custody exchange. "She's not done," Grover said, dissolving into tears. "She won't be done until I'm dead. " Judge Michael F.X. Coll assented, and on Tuesday sentenced Lauren Patricia Daly to up to 52 years in prison for wounding Grover and endangering the life of their son, now 12. Daly, 43, of Middletown Township, was convicted in July after a two-week trial on charges of attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and related crimes.
April 4, 2014 |
BY THE TIME Steve Mason shuffled to the bench for an extra attacker, thousands of empty burgundy seats checkered the backdrop of the Flyers' third loss in a row. Last night, the Wells Fargo Center might as well have been Columbus, or Florida, or any other struggling hockey market - fans streaming for the exits with minutes to play and no hope of another brilliant comeback. When the final horn blasted, signaling the merciful end of the Flyers' 2-0 loss to the Blue Jackets, boos rained down from the few brave souls remaining.
June 22, 2013 |
Delaware County schools will be getting "panic buttons" in the coming school year, the county announced Thursday. The silent alarm will be installed in all K-12 public, parochial and private schools. he alarm would be instantaneous and should increase speed of emergency response to any school threat. The devices will be paid for with a state grant, county officials said. The installations are in response to the December shooting at the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed 20 students and six adults.
February 28, 2013
Zack Wheeler left the New York Mets and their fans hovering around the panic button Wednesday morning. The franchise's best pitching prospect hurt himself hitting. A routine session in the batting cage led to tightness in Wheeler's right side, forcing the Mets to pull the plug on his starting assignment less than 90 minutes before a 12-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets were calling the injury a mild right oblique strain. General manager Sandy Alderson told reporters there was no timetable yet but said the decision to sit Wheeler was "mostly precautionary at this point.
November 6, 2012 |
WHEN OFFSEASON trades were made and free agents were signed, the attention of many people was focused on the 76ers and Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers, of course, landed Andrew Bynum, dealt Andre Iguodala and picked up a slew of potent shooters, while the Nets landed perennial All-Star Joe Johnson from Atlanta and a group of role players. Though they added aging - and future Hall of Famer - Jason Kidd and a few other pieces, the New York Knicks let the offseason focus settle elsewhere, while they held on to superstars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, along with Olympian Tyson Chandler.