May 3, 2011 |
Score: Bruins 3, Flyers 2 How it happened: David Krejci, of the Bruins, scored with 5:59 left in overtime after a turnover that occurred when Kimmo Timonen failed to handle a wraparound pass from Braydon Coburn. What it means: The Flyers have the Bruins right where they want 'em. Sort of. The Orange and Black lost two games to start last year's epic series with Boston. Heroes: Krejci is the obvious choice . . . James van Riemsdyk continued his terrific postseason by scoring twice and dominating throughout . . . Boston goalie Tim Thomas gave up two early goals (on the first eight shots he faced)
May 10, 2011 |
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Daniel Sedin and Mason Raymond scored first-period goals, and Roberto Luongo made 23 saves as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators, 2-1, to advance to the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night. Raymond gave Vancouver the lead 7 minutes, 45 seconds into the game and Sedin made it 2-0 just 1:43 later. Luongo did the rest for the Canucks, who were outshot, 24-19. Vancouver recorded only nine total shots in the first two periods. David Legwand's goal 3:31 into the second cut Vancouver's lead to 2-1, but the Predators couldn't avoid elimination again and force a Game 7. Red Wings plan on Game 7. The Detroit Red Wings arrived home Monday after avoiding elimination in San Jose, and Detroit coach Mike Babcock said he expects to get back on the team plane one more time for Game 7 against the Sharks.
January 31, 2012 |
The Flyers returned to the ice on Monday for the first time since last Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win at Florida, well rested after the all-star break, but not totally healthy. Jaromir Jagr (groin), Danny Briere (concussion), James van Riemsdyk (concussion) and Zac Rinaldo (upper-body injury) returned to practice. Jagr and Rinaldo are listed as day to day. Brière and van Riemsdyk remain out indefinitely. "It's good to get them back for the first day," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said after the practice in Voorhees.
May 3, 2011 |
A stirring rendition of "God Bless America" - Lauren Hart sang a duet with a video recording of Kate Smith - had special meaning to the sellout crowd Monday night before the Flyers-Boston Bruins playoff game at the Wells Fargo Center. The fans stood and sang and got teary-eyed before breaking into "U-S-A" chants. It may have meant more to Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk than any player on either team. Van Riemsdyk was 12 years old and living in central New Jersey when thousands were killed in terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept.
April 28, 2011 |
IT ALL SOUNDS crazy - from the goaltenders, to the off-ice yapping, to the late-game heroics and series-defining moments. But leave it to Game 7 for the Flyers to string together their most complete and dominant game since the middle of February. As the Flyers move to the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston with a clean slate, there are plenty of positives. Here are just a few: 1. No power nap: Chris Pronger said the Flyers' power play was due. It may or may not have anything to do with Pronger being back on the power play starting in Game 6, but that's when the team's play with the man advantage turned from lethargic to lethal.
September 26, 2011 |
SCOTT HARTNELL felt a strange twitching motion in his right arm on Friday night in Detroit. Then he noticed that his heart seemed to be racing a little more than it should have been, considering he was sitting on the bench in Joe Louis Arena. Those two symptoms, which led to the discovery of an alarmingly elevated heart rate, may keep Hartnell off the ice indefinitely, as doctors try to figure the root of the problem. "It wouldn't go down, even after rest, during the intermission," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said of Hartnell's heart rate.
April 22, 2011
Looking ahead to Game 5 on Friday between the second-seeded Flyers and seventh-seeded Buffalo Sabres . . . and back to some eye-opening developments in the series. The Sabres did not muster much of an attack while on a five-minute power play after Mike Richards' major elbowing penalty in Game 4. The penalty, which was served mostly at the start of the third period, occurred while Buffalo was ahead, 1-0. The Sabres fans responded to the fruitless power-play opportunity with the sound that made Philadelphia famous: Boooooooooooooooo!
January 24, 2011
Flyers Notes CHICAGO - Sergei Bobrovsky is back. After a six-week stretch in which he won just four of 11 starts, the 22-year-old rookie goalie notched his fifth straight win Sunday as the Flyers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-1, at the United Center. "He played very well - and not only the point-blank shots," defenseman Chris Pronger said. "He was getting back there pretty quick, and I think he's starting to pick up that part of the game and setting it up there for us defensemen.
April 29, 2012 |
After a sluggish first period in which they looked rusty from a long layoff, the Flyers regrouped and defeated the New Jersey Devils in overtime, 4-3, at the reverberating Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. Danny Briere scored on a long drive 4:36 into overtime as James van Riemsdyk set up a screen in front, ending the dramatic opener of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Chants of "Dan-ny, Dan-ny" echoed around the arena after Briere's 26th goal in his last 41 playoff games and fourth career playoff goal in OT. The Flyers almost won it 2:13 into overtime, but it was ruled that Briere kicked the puck into the net on a power play.
February 10, 2012 |
MICHAEL LEIGHTON was one collective-bargaining-agreement loophole away from rejoining the Flyers on their bench last night, almost as unlikely as the way he fell into their lap in December 2009 before leading them all the way to the Stanley Cup finals that spring. Ilya Bryzgalov, who reported to the Wells Fargo Center yesterday morning with flulike symptoms, was sent home and Phantoms backup Jason Bacashihua was recalled on an emergency basis to backstop Sergei Bobrovsky last night against Toronto.