January 25, 1999 |
Phantoms goalie Jean-Marc Pelletier already has spent a few nights at the First Union Center listening to the crowd cheer. But that was different. Those cheers were for Flyers goalie John Vanbiesbrouck. When Ron Hextall was injured earlier this season, Pelletier was called up and took a seat on the bench, where he couldn't possibly make a mistake. So last night, when he skated onto the ice in the big building across the street from the First Union Spectrum, where he usually plays, and the cheers were for him, the rookie goalie could think of only one thing.
February 1, 2016 |
NASHVILLE - Like the Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere, Detroit's Dylan Larkin has taken the NHL by storm - quicker than most people expected. The Red Wings' speedy center has played in 48 games and is third in goals (15), assists (18), and points (33) among NHL rookies, and he leads first-year players with a plus-24 rating. He also is an all-star. At 19. "It's pretty cool just to be able to introduce myself and for them to recognize me, almost have a relationship with them," he said of his fellow all-stars.
January 31, 2016 |
NASHVILLE - Florida Panthers right winger Jaromir Jagr pleaded with fans not to vote for him as captain of the Atlantic Division all-star team, saying the new three-on-three format would be too taxing for someone 43 years old. They didn't listen. So there Jagr was, cracking self-deprecating one-liners to a swarm of reporters Friday, and talking about getting ready for Sunday's All-Star Game in Nashville. Jagr, who will turn 44 on Feb. 15, says his Florida teammates have kept him young.
November 23, 2010 |
After making the trek from Norfolk, Va., to Philadelphia on Sunday, Eric Wellwood texted a few of his Flyers teammates to find out the latest injury scoop. Wellwood, who was reassigned to the Phantoms on Nov. 8, knew the Flyers were skating with just 12 forwards, the bare minimum, after Dan Carcillo went down last week with an MCL sprain in his left knee. Still, he said he wasn't expecting to be called up yesterday. "I was surprised," Wellwood said before the Flyers beat the visiting Montreal Canadiens, 3-2, last night at the Wells Fargo Center.
February 13, 2015 |
NEW YORK - One player's loss is a teammate's gain. Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams had to pull out of tonight's Rising Stars Challenge game in Brooklyn as part of All-Star Weekend due to a strained right big toe. Taking his place will be teammate Robert Covington. Carter-Williams was also scheduled to participate in the Skills Competition on Saturday, but his hurt toe will also keep him out of that. He has missed the past three games due to the injury. "This is great," Covington said last night.
January 28, 2012 |
OTTAWA - It may not match last year's wild 11-10 contest for goals scored, but don't expect Sunday's NHL All-Star Game at Scotiabank Place to feature defense. "You know you're going to be scored on," said Boston goalie Tim Thomas, who will play for Team Chara, "but you just don't want to be embarrassed. " Team Chara will include Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen, while Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell will play for Team Alfredsson. Timonen will be paired with former Nashville teammate Ryan Suter, who has drawn interest from the Flyers.
January 29, 2012 |
OTTAWA - It may not match last year's wild 11-10 contest for goals scored, but don't expect Sunday's NHL All-Star Game at Scotiabank Place to feature defense. "You know you're going to be scored on," said Boston goalie Tim Thomas, who will play for Team Chara, "but you just don't want to be embarrassed. " Team Chara will include Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen, while Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell will play for Team Alfredsson. Timonen will be paired with his former Nashville teammate Ryan Suter, who has drawn interest from the Flyers.
January 28, 2012 |
OTTAWA - All-star defenseman Ryan Suter, a potential unrestricted free agent on July 1 who has drawn trade inquiries from the Flyers, said that if everything were equal, he would like to remain with Nashville. Suter, who has a $3.5 million cap hit this season, hinted that he would not sign during the season - opening the possibility of a trade before the Feb. 27 deadline - but added that he did not want to be traded. "Nashville is a great place to live and raise a family," he said Friday during an all-star media day interview.
February 26, 2012
Utah's Jeremy Evans won the slam dunk contest at the NBA's All-Star Saturday night festivities in Orlando. Evans, who got into the competition as a replacement for injured New York guard Iman Shumpert, earned 29 percent of three million text message votes cast by fans. This was the first year that fans had total control of voting. Evans earned the win over Houston's Chase Budinger, Indiana's Paul George, and Minnesota's Derrick Williams. Evans dunked with a camera on his head, dunked two basketballs while jumping over a seated assistant, and then donned a Karl Malone jersey while dunking over mailman-dressed comedian Kevin Hart.
February 19, 2014 |
With a respite provided by the all-star break and now five consecutive home games, the 76ers look to reverse what has been their most difficult point of the season. At 15-39, the Sixers have the second-worst record in the NBA, behind only the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 9-43. The Sixers have lost eight games in a row, their longest losing streak of the season. They have dropped 18 of their last 21, and even though they didn't generate high expectations, coach Brett Brown hopes to see some fight in the final 28 games of the season.