October 18, 2013 |
FOR THE FIRST 39 minutes and 58 seconds, it was less rivalry and more little brother Flyers swatting at big brother Penguins. Then, with the Flyers being outshot by a 29-13 margin, Wayne Simmonds redirected a power-play goal with 2 seconds remaining in the second period to flip the game on its head. Only Steve Mason kept the Flyers in a game they had no business being in. "It was pretty much as bad a second period as you could possibly have," Brayden Schenn said. "We got out-worked, out-muscled, out-battled.
August 14, 2002 |
Alexander Daigle, a former No. 1 draft pick who walked away from hockey two years ago at age 25, signed a tryout contract yesterday with Pittsburgh. Under the deal, the Penguins will pay Daigle a per-diem allowance and cover his living expenses at training camp. If Daigle makes the team, the Penguins will negotiate a contract with him. A few weeks ago, Daigle appeared ready to go to camp with the San Jose Sharks, but he apparently changed his mind when given the chance to play alongside Mario Lemieux.
April 18, 2012
Players to watch FLYERS: Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov With all the scoring the Flyers have been doing, Bryzgalov's mediocre play has fallen under the radar. He has a 3.95 goals-against average and .868 save percentage, and it looks like sitting out four of the last six regular-season games - three because of an injury - has caused him to lose his rhythm. PENGUINS: Center Evgeni Malkin The NHL's leading scorer with109 points in the regular season, Malkin has failed to score a goal in the series as he has been hounded by Flyers rookie Sean Couturier.
April 13, 2012
Players to watch FLYERS: Center Danny Briere He is to the playoffs what Reggie Jackson was to baseball's postseason. Briere has 98 points in 98 career playoff games, and he has 31 goals - including two in Wednesday's opener - in 58 playoff games with the Flyers. PENGUINS: Center Jordan Staal He gets lost in all the talk about Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, but he is one of the Penguins' most important players. Staal's defensive work was eye-opening in the opener as he blanked high-scoring center Claude Giroux, who managed just one shot.
August 21, 2010 |
Arron Asham has left the Flyers and crossed the state to sign a $700,000, 1-year contract with the Penguins. Asham, 32, a physical player who is considered an underrated shooter, had 10 goals, 14 assists and 126 penalty minutes for the Flyers last season, playing mostly on the fourth line. He added four goals and three points in 23 playoff games. Asham signed with the Flyers as a free agent in 2008. In his two seasons with the Flyers, he scored 18 goals with 26 assists and 281 penalty minutes.
May 6, 2008 |
The Phantoms could not overcome a three-goal first period by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last night and fell to the Penguins, 3-2, in an AHL playoff game at the Wachovia Center. The Penguins lead the Calder Cup's East Division finals, two games to one. Game 4 is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. tomorrow at the Wachovia Center. The Penguins jumped ahead with two goals in 12 seconds midway through the first period on shots by Alain Nasreddine and Connor James. With 2 minutes, 54 seconds left in the period, Alex Goligoski took a wrist shot from the left circle that wriggled out of Scott Munroe's glove and over the goal line for a 3-0 Wilkes-Barre lead.
December 5, 1998 |
Ron Francis admitted facing his former teammates from Pittsburgh wasn't quite as dramatic as the first time he was traded from Hartford and faced the former Whalers just a week later. Still, the $21 million free-agent signee of the Carolina Hurricanes had to push aside some emotion during a 3-3 tie with the visiting Penguins last night. "When you win a Stanley Cup with certain guys like [Tom] Barrasso and [Jaromir] Jagr - that is such a special feeling," said Francis, who had one assist against his former team.
April 14, 2009 |
PITTSBURGH - The Penguins had 25 games to establish an identity under interim coach Dan Bylsma. The Flyers have seemingly been honing theirs since 1967. "They've always tried to bring a physical element," Bylsma said yesterday. Bylsma and the Pens can expect more of the same in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Penguins have long been recognized for their collection of skilled players, led this season by centers Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, who finished first and third, respectively, in the NHL scoring race.