August 17, 2012 |
Right winger Wayne Simmonds has agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Flyers, the team announced on Thursday morning. The deal is believed to be worth $4 million per season, according to a TSN.ca report. Simmonds, 23, scored a career-high 28 goals and added 21 assists while playing all 82 games in his first season with the Flyers. He came from the Los Angeles Kings with Brayden Schenn in June 2011 as part of the Mike Richards trade. The Scarborough, Ontario, native has 67 goals and 75 assists in 322 NHL games with the Flyers and Kings.
August 20, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Monday to Ukee Washington, who'll wake up with the city (or, as he says, his "morning family") by celebrating his 54th on "Eyewitness News This Morning. " The West Philly-born news vet's been at Channel 3 since 1986, first as a sports anchor, now as the anchorman for both "This Morning" and "Talk Philly. " (You can also catch him on the CW.) Recently recovered from a left-hip replacement, Washington has a big year ahead of him, starting with a few more squats and lots more fabulous Fridays.
January 19, 2016 |
DETROIT - For most of the last three decades, the Joe Louis Arena has been the Flyers' house of horrors. On Sunday night, however, they overcame an early five-minute penalty, a controversial Detroit goal, and a third-period deficit as they grittily recorded a rare win in the noisy old building. In a shootout, no less. Jake Voracek's shootout goal gave the Flyers a hard-earned 2-1 win over the Red Wings. Including the postseason, it was just the Flyers' third win at The Joe in 24 games (3-19-2)
January 20, 2016 |
The Flyers are surging and no longer considered an afterthought on their opponents' schedules. When they need a clutch goal, they get one. When they struggle to score, like they did Sunday at Joe Louis Arena, their goalie bails them out. Detroit was dominant at times, but goalie Michal Neuvirth had the answers in a 2-1 shootout victory. The Flyers won a shootout! The Flyers won a shootout! The Flyers won a shootout! It was a strange weekend for the Flyers. They outplayed the Rangers and lost, 3-2, in the dreaded shootout and then were outplayed by the Red Wings for two periods before gutting out just their third win in 28 years at the Joe. Neuvirth was superb despite sitting out the previous four games while Steve Mason went on a 3-0-1 run. Remember when the Flyers always seemed to be searching for a No. 1 goalie?
November 30, 2015 |
NEW YORK - The turning point of the Flyers' 3-0 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon may have been Luke Schenn's going after Dylan McIlrath after the Rangers' defenseman had leveled Nick Schultz. "It was huge," said winger Wayne Simmonds, who had a pair of goals, including a game-icing empty-netter. "We've been working on that a lot. I think in the beginning of the year, we weren't really sticking up for each other. " In the last week, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Claude Giroux got into fights after a teammate absorbed what they deemed an unnecessary hit. Schultz may have suffered a concussion on Saturday's hit midway through the first period.
January 16, 2016 |
The Flyers have climbed back into the playoff hunt because there is no panic in their game. Unlike in recent seasons, they are playing with poise, not rattled when they fall behind, and winning most close games. The latest example came Wednesday when they scored two goals in the final 9 minutes, 50 seconds to rally past Boston, 3-2, in a game goalie Steve Mason said was a must-win. "Our confidence," said winger Wayne Simmonds, who started Wednesday's comeback with his 11th goal of the season, "is at an all-time high now. " It should be. The Flyers, 19-15-7, are four games over the .500 points-percentage mark for the first time all season.
September 25, 2012 |
WHILE THE NHL lockout rolls on, players are rolling elsewhere. Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds has signed to play in a German hockey league, according to a report in truehockey.com. Simmonds signed a 6-year, $23.8 million contract extension in August with the Flyers. After being acquired in a trade with Los Angeles that involved Mike Richards, Simmonds had a career year last season with 28 goals and 21 assists. He played all 82 regular-season games and had 114 penalty minutes. In other Flyers news, the team announced that their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, will open training camp on Saturday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. Camp will open with 21 forwards, 15 defensemen and three goaltenders.
October 4, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Right winger Wayne Simmonds missed the Flyers' last preseason game Thursday night because of a lower-body injury. Simmonds led the Flyers with 29 goals last season. Coach Craig Berube said Simmonds' status for the season opener Wednesday in Boston was unknown, but it seems a good sign that he will travel with the team Friday to Cape Cod, where the Flyers will have two practices and some bonding activities. Blair Jones, a free-agent signee who has been one of the most pleasant surprises in training camp, replaced Simmonds on a line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read on Thursday.
May 6, 2012
Players to watch FLYERS: Center Claude Giroux The shifty center has been stifled by rookie Adam Henrique, among others, and the Flyers need him to get untracked if they are going to even the series. Giroux has just one point in three games. DEVILS: Goaltender Martin Brodeur The Devils' future Hall of Famer can give his team a stranglehold on the series if he celebrates his 40th birthday with a win. He has a 2.39 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in the three games.
December 8, 2014 |
LOS ANGELES - Flyers chairman Ed Snider, who has a mansion in Montecito, Calif., is almost always at the Staples Center when his team is playing here against the Kings. Make that beating the Kings. The Flyers defeated the defending Stanley Cup champions on Saturday, 2-1, and improved to 8-1-1 at the Staples Center since it opened in 1999. "Maybe I am," said Snider when asked if he was the Flyers' good-luck charm. Snider paused. "Although why aren't I at home?" he asked, smiling.