November 25, 2015 |
THE LIGHTS dimmed inside Wells Fargo Center and players from the Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes walked out to their respective benches to watch the ceremony, the Flyers wearing No. 17 patches on their jerseys. A tribute started to play on the video board, showing the newest Flyers Hall of Famer - and current Hurricanes assistant coach - Rod Brind'Amour. Highlights from the eight-plus seasons Brind'Amour spent adorned in orange and black in Philadelphia played with Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man" as the background music.
March 5, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - When Paul Holmgren acquired hulking defensemen Pavel Kubina and Nicklas Grossman last month, the idea was for them to bolster an already-solid blue line. Not be the Flyers' saving grace. Now, since Holmgren announced yesterday that defensemen Kimmo Timonen and Andrej Meszaros will be "out indefinitely" with vague lower-body injuries, that's exactly what the Flyers will need Kubina and Grossman to be. Last night, coach Peter Laviolette limited third pairing Andreas Lilja and call-up Erik Gustafsson to a combined 30 minutes and 26 seconds.
February 19, 2011
Flyers Notes RALEIGH, N.C. - To thunderous chants of "Rod-dy, Rod-dy, Rod-dy," former Flyer Rod Brind'Amour 's No. 17 Carolina Hurricanes jersey was retired Friday night in a stirring ceremony before the teams met at the RBC Center. After praising many people associated with the Hurricanes, Brind'Amour, 40, thanked the Flyers "for bringing me to Philadelphia at a young age" and saluted Flyers fans for "instilling passion in me. " Flyers coach Peter Laviolette received a loud ovation when Brind'Amour thanked him for directing his 2006 team to the Stanley Cup, which, in a surprise move, was taken onto the ice late in the ceremony.
February 18, 2011 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - The date was Jan. 23, 2000, one that Rod Brind'Amour will never forget. More than 11 years after the day the fan favorite was traded by the Flyers with Jean-Marc Pelletier and a second-round pick to Carolina for Keith Primeau and a fifth-round pick, Brind'Amour still isn't exactly sure how he got through it. Brind'Amour, who had just returned from a broken foot when he was dealt, was so eager to fit in with his new team that...
June 2, 2010 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - A longtime Carolina Hurricanes season ticketholder, Bruce Dunn has no love for the Flyers. He hated them long before Keith Primeau ever went there after a holdout that still leaves a sour taste for many Hurricanes fans. Yet the bonds Peter Laviolette built with the Hurricanes, their fans and the Research Triangle community are so strong, Dunn will be rooting for the Flyers, not the Blackhawks, when Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals begins tonight. "I hate Philadelphia, hate them with a passion," Dunn said.
May 25, 2010 |
Victories by the Flyers that have gotten them into the Stanley Cup finals: May 5, 1974, vs. Rangers, 4-3. Gary Dornhoefer: two goals; Rick MacLeish: goal, two assists; trailed 1-0 May 13, 1975, vs. Islanders, 4-1. Dornhoefer scores at 0:19, MacLeish at 2:27 and 7:11 of first period May 6, 1976, vs. Bruins, 6-3. Reggie Leach scores five goals, three successive in the second period May 9, 1980, vs. North Stars, 7-3. Leach and Bill...
January 24, 2010 |
The Flyers needed a wake-up call. Ian Laperriere gave it to them. With his fists. For the second time in the last three games, Laperriere energized the Flyers with a fight as he helped them outlast the lowly Carolina Hurricanes, 4-2, at the Wachovia Center yesterday. Just 45 seconds after the toothless Laperriere won his second fight of the afternoon - he pounded Tom Kostopoulos - Chris Pronger scored a power-play goal to snap a 1-1 second-period tie and send the Flyers to their third consecutive win on the six-game homestand.
April 8, 2009 |
The goals came in bunches for the Carolina Hurricanes. So did the records. The Hurricanes matched a club mark with their ninth straight victory by giving the visiting New York Islanders the worst beating in franchise history, a 9-0 rout last night. Eric Staal had three goals and an assist, and finished with a club-record fourth hat trick of the season. Cam Ward made 12 saves in setting the team's single-season mark with victory No. 39, and he matched another club mark with his sixth shutout while helping Carolina extend its franchise-record home-ice winning streak to 12. "We're playing the right way. We're playing at a high, competitive level, and we're playing like a well-oiled machine," Staal said.
May 15, 2008 |
Eastern Conference finals FLYERS: W-L, PCT. Jim Dowd, 17-9, .653 Mike Richards, 29-17, .630 Jeff Carter, 30-30, .500 Danny Briere, 17-23, .425 Vaclav Prospal, 3-0, 1.000 R.J. Umberger, 1-0, 1.000 PENGUINS: W-L, PCT. Jordan Staal, 26-21, .553 Sidney Crosby, 29-32, .475 Adam Hall, 6-9, .400 Evgeni Malkin, 12-21, .375 Maxine Talbot, 4-10, .286 Ryan Malone, 2-0, 1.000 Marian Hossa, 0-1,...
December 16, 2007 |
The Flyers began their second shoot-out of the season happy just to have gotten that far, with a chance to steal an extra point. They ended it last night with a bad taste in their mouths after the final shot of the shoot-out - by Carolina's Rod Brind'Amour, a former Flyer - went off the glove of Flyers goalie Martin Biron, flew into the air, bounced off Biron's back, and went into the net to give the Hurricanes a 6-5 victory. The Hurricanes, who lead the Southeast Division, received goals on each of their three rounds in the shoot-out, from Matt Cullen, Jeff Hamilton and Brind'Amour, who played parts of nine seasons wearing the Flyers' black and orange.