October 15, 2015 |
The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, in their only Wells Fargo appearance of the season, will provide a major challenge for the Flyers on Wednesday. "They have great skills, great players and a very good power play," goalie Michal Neuvirth said after taking part in an optional practice Tuesday in Voorhees. "We have to make sure we don't spend too much time in the penalty box. " Starting goalie Steve Mason, who missed Monday's 1-0 win over Florida because of a family matter, will take part in Wednesday's morning skate, but the Flyers wouldn't say if we would play in the game.
October 9, 2015 |
WAYNE SIMMONDS said he tried not to watch much hockey when the Flyers' season ended nearly six months ago. But sometimes you can't help it. So he watched, like many others, as the Chicago Blackhawks topped the Tampa Bay Lightning and hoisted the Stanley Cup in June. "It feels like it's been an eternity," Simmonds said after yesterday's practice. "Going home early, not making the playoffs, you sit on your couch and try not to watch the other teams play. You end up watching them play.
September 30, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Flyers goalie Steve Mason looks ready for the regular season to begin, and he used Monday's exhibition at Madison Square Garden to fine-tune different aspects of his game. "I'm continuing to build on my reads out there, continuing to work on rebounds and puck placement and where you want the puck to go," he said before making his second start of the preseason, facing the New York Rangers. "Overall, I'm working on reading the game. Things happen so quickly, and when you haven't played games for a long time, you forget how quickly things can happen out there.
May 19, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Jon Cooper is the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Jon Marchessault is a 24-year-old center who has appeared in two regular-season games and two postseason games for the Lightning. Jonathan Drouin is a 20-year-old left winger who was Tampa Bay's first-round draft pick in 2013 and scored four goals in 70 games as a rookie this season. Braydon Coburn is around these three men every day, and maybe it speaks to how fully he has assimilated himself into the Lightning's culture and environment since the Flyers traded him 21/2 months ago that, when he was asked Sunday to reflect on that trade, he misidentified the man who made it. "There's a new GM there in Jon Hextall," Coburn said after the Lightning, down one game to none to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals, practiced at Madison Square Garden.
December 18, 2014 |
CLAUDE GIROUX roared through the neutral zone and dished off to Jake Voracek inside the Tampa Bay Lightning zone. Time was running out - under 2 minutes to play - and the Flyers needed just one goal to remain undefeated in regulation in six straight games. Craig Berube had five forwards and Mark Streit on the ice, with goalie Steve Mason pulled for the extra attacker. Two of those five forwards are in the top five in the NHL in points. Another is in the top 10 in goals. Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri and Mark Messier could have been on the ice. Without execution, without crisp passing, there is no last-minute magic.
June 29, 2014 |
Defenseman Anthony DeAngelo said he came to the Wells Fargo Center countless times while he was living in Sewell as a Flyers fan. He moved to Iowa four years ago, and his goal of playing in the NHL only intensified. So it was fitting that he found out about his professional destination while in the Wells Fargo Center for Friday's first round of the NHL draft. DeAngelo was selected in the first round, 19th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He had 15 goals and 56 assists in 51 games for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League this season.
April 19, 2014 |
NEW YORK - On the day before Vinny Lecavalier began his first playoff series with the Flyers, someone reminded him of an anniversary. It had been 10 years, Lecavalier was told, since he, Brad Richards, and Martin St. Louis won the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Those three were a sight to see back then. Lecavalier scored nine goals in those playoffs. Richards piled up 26 points in winning the Conn Smythe Trophy. St. Louis won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer and the Hart Trophy as its MVP and added 24 points in 23 postseason games.
February 7, 2014 |
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos will not make the trip to the Sochi Olympics to represent Canada, potentially opening a spot for Flyers captain Claude Giroux. Stamkos has not been cleared to return from a broken leg. He was one of 14 forwards selected for the Canadian team ahead of Giroux last month by executive director Steve Yzerman, who is also Tampa Bay's general manager. Giroux reiterated on Wednesday that he was "disappointed" by the decision but that he had moved past the snub.
January 13, 2014 |
The Tampa Bay Lightning continued their dominance over the Flyers on Saturday afternoon and ended their 10-game home winning streak. Ryan Malone scored two goals, and ex-Flyer Matt Carle (two assists) was plus-6 in the Lightning's 6-3 win at the Wells Fargo Center. Tampa Bay has won six of its last seven games against the Flyers, who are 3-9-1 against the Lightning in the last three-plus seasons. The Flyers had a significant territorial advantage and outshot the Lightning, 38-25, but they suffered their first home loss since Nov. 7, a 3-0 defeat to New Jersey.
November 30, 2013 |
TAMPA, Fla. - When their mini-road trip started, the Flyers were on a seven-game points streak, on the verge of climbing above .500, and within reach of third place in the Metropolitan Division. But Florida was not sunny for them. On Wednesday, the Flyers were listless in the first two periods against the Tampa Bay Lightning - just like they were two nights earlier aginst the Florida Panthers - and it led to another loss. They dropped a 4-2 decision to the depleted Lightning, which was missing five injured regulars, including superstar center Steven Stamkos.