June 27, 2016 |
The Union's defensive miscues are becoming a trend. For the third straight Major League Soccer game, the Union allowed three goals Saturday night. Unlike in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Chicago Fire, this time the Union couldn't survive. After taking a 1-0 lead, the Union allowed the next three in a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps before 17,225 fans at Talen Energy Stadium. The Union (7-5-5, 26 points) remained in first place in the Eastern Conference, while Vancouver improved to 7-7-3 (24 points)
June 26, 2016 |
Vancouver Whitecaps at Union7 p.m. Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium. Records: Whitecaps, 6-7-3, 21 points; Union, 7-4-5, 26 points. TV: Comcast Sports Net. Whitecaps on the road: 2-5-0. Union at home: 6-0-2. Goals for: Whitecaps, 24; Union, 27. Goals against: Whitecaps, 27; Union, 22. Last MLS game: The Whitecaps lost to visiting New England, 2-1, on Saturday. The Union defeated the visiting Chicago Fire, 4-3, on Wednesday. Coaches: Whitecaps, Carl Robinson, 34-28-22; Union, Jim Curtin, 24-26-18.
April 3, 2016
EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTICGP W L OL Pts. GF GA Home Away Division Florida77 43 25 9 95 221 191 23-11- 5 20-14- 4 17- 8- 1 Tampa Bay77 44 28 5 93 214 185 24-13- 3 20-15- 2 15-11- 3 Boston78 41 29 8 90 229 214 16-17- 5 25-12- 3 17- 9- 2 Detroit78 39 28 11 89 201 214 21-13- 6 18-15- 5 16- 9- 3 Ottawa78 36 33 9 81 222 237 20-13- 6 16-20- 3 14-12- 2 Montreal78 36 36 6 78 208 224 21-15- 3 15-21- 3 17- 9- 1 Buffalo78 32 35 11...
February 19, 2014 |
THE KNOCKOUT games of the Olympic hockey competition are about to begin. Be prepared, as these are ritually accompanied by the knocking of the NHL in comparison to this great and glorious tournament. Flyers owner Ed Snider really is right - the NHL gets nothing out of the Olympics, unless you count the condescending grief. You know how it goes - tons of talent concentrated on a few teams; big ice surface encouraging a more beautiful, less brutal game; how can you possibly watch a Flyers-Islanders game after this?
February 15, 2014 |
SOCHI - At some point during the Olympic men's hockey tournament, which continued Thursday with a pair of games, a Flyers executive in Philadelphia might receive a mysterious text from a "clean phone" here. Before that team official could decipher the message - which might read something like, "3 . . . MCL . . . Grade I . . . 7-day hold" - he would need to crack the code. There are 149 NHL players here. Each of their teams has a list of numbers that, like the "3" in this example, correspond to their players.
February 14, 2014
NBC Sports officials, in a briefing on Sochi Olympics viewership, said on Wednesday that digital traffic on its non-TV platforms was 54 percent higher than the Vancouver Olympics four years ago and that Comcast Corp.-owned NBCUniversal expected to earn more than $800 million in advertising revenue on these games. NBC Sports Group chairman Mark Lazarus said he was "hopeful" that ailing host Bob Costas "will be back in the chair soon. " - Bob Fernandez
February 11, 2014 |
THE FLYERS' five Olympians arrived in Russia this morning with their heads held high. They traded in their Flyers equipment bags for ones adorning the familiar Swiss crest or Finnish flag and didn't hear any snickers or jokes. Once the laughingstock of the NHL, firing their coach three games into this season, the Flyers have been impressive. How impressive? If you were to look at their 30-23-6 record and third seed in the Metropolitan Division, you'd say, 'Eh, not that great.
February 10, 2014 |
PITTSBURGH - While the NHL has been criticized in some quarters for shutting down its season while the Olympic hockey tournament takes place in Sochi, Russia, the enthusiasm of the participants can't be emphasized enough. Take Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, for example. There is no bigger name in the sport. The NHL superstar certainly boosted his international profile by scoring the game-winning goal during Canada's 3-2 overtime win against the United States during the 2010 Olympic gold-medal game in Vancouver.
January 31, 2014 |
The Flyers close out their January schedule in Anaheim on Thursday with their 14th game in 29 days. It has been a slog through the icy wastelands of North America that included two sets of back-to-back games and a standard of play that ranged from solid to sluggish to something approaching narcolepsy. Hockey is hard enough under the best conditions, particularly for a starless team that needs everyone playing well in order to compete, but it is almost ridiculously difficult given the schedule mandated by the NHL this season.
November 21, 2013 |
BOBBY RYAN'S journey to NHL stardom had its share of well-documented potholes. But when times were toughest, he often recalled that special night in South Philadelphia in 1996. Ryan, an Ottawa Senator who is on his way to another 30-goal season, was 9 years old and among the raucous crowd for Team USA's opening game against Team Canada in the best-of-three inaugural World Cup championship series at what is now the Wells Fargo Center. NHL players were not yet participating in the Olympics, so there was a wonderful novelty to the competition.