March 24, 2012
Travis Turnbull scored his first NHL goal, with some help from the Rangers, and the Buffalo Sabres earned another big win in their playoff quest by beating New York, 4-1, on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Drew Stafford had goals in the second and third periods, Tyler Ennis added one in the third, and Ryan Miller made 26 saves for Buffalo, which is 12-2-4 in its last 18 games. The Sabres began the night in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, one point below the postseason cutoff.
February 22, 2012 |
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov hurt his glove hand while making a save during the morning skate, but X-rays found no problems and he was able to start Tuesday night's game in Winnipeg. Bryzgalov left the ice when the puck struck his hand, which became red. Later, he was back in the net and serenaded with mocking Illllllyaaaaaa chants by Winnipeg fans. They are still upset about the negative comments Bryzgalov made about their city when it appeared that his former team, Phoenix, might move to Winnipeg.
February 6, 2012 |
NEW YORK - With wins Saturday and Sunday, the Flyers could have climbed to the top of the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division. Instead, it turned into the Lost Weekend. Left winger Artem Anisimov, who had been pointless in 17 consecutive games, had a goal and two assists as the first-place New York Rangers outlasted the Flyers, 5-2, in a physical, fight-filled game at Madison Square Garden. Rangers all-star goalie Henrik Lundqvist made the big saves. The Flyers' Ilya Bryzgalov did not. Coming off Saturday's 6-4 loss to New Jersey, the Flyers are as close to seventh-place Ottawa in the East as they are to first place.
January 17, 2012 |
Though Sergei Bobrovsky has played like the Flyers' top goalie, coach Peter Laviolette made it clear that Ilya Bryzgalov is still his No. 1. "I don't use numbers - you know that," Laviolette said when asked who his No. 1 was after Monday's practice in Voorhees. "Now Bryz has gotten a majority of the starts. I don't know if that answers your question or not. . . . Bryz was brought here to be a horse, and he's received a majority of the games. I don't see that changing. " That means Bryzgalov figures to start Tuesday against visiting Minnesota.
January 1, 2012 |
Most of the Flyers have embraced the idea of playing the New York Rangers outdoors on Monday afternoon in the fifth annual Winter Classic, this one at Citizens Bank Park. Jaromir Jagr isn't one of them. Oh, the veteran right winger thinks it'll be wonderful for the fans in the ballpark and the four million or five million TV viewers, and he understands why the market-savvy NHL puts together the overhyped spectacle each January. But . . . "You know what, it's so funny to me that everybody is so happy here to play outside, but when I was a kid I played outside all the time and I was so happy to play inside ," he said the other day, laughing.
December 28, 2011
James Neal had a goal and an assist, and the host Pittsburgh Penguins fired a barrage of shots at Carolina Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters before finally breaking him in a 4-2 victory on Tuesday night that stretched the Penguins' winning streak to four games. Neal scored his 21st goal, one behind the NHL leaders. He has scored in every game of the Penguins' winning streak and has 14 goals in 16 home games. Pittsburgh outshot Carolina, 52-18, giving Peters a difficult test in his season debut.
December 23, 2011 |
The Flyers have not gone more than two consecutive games this season without having their victory song - Mac Miller's "Knock, Knock" - blaring through their locker room. Consistency has been their trademark, especially on the road, where they own a league-best 13-3-2 record. Led by Claude Giroux's four-point return from a concussion, they snapped a two-game skid with a methodical, 4-1 win in Dallas on Wednesday. Cue the music. The Flyers (21-8-4) next take their vaunted road show to Madison Square Garden, where they will face the New York Rangers (20-8-4 after Thursday's victory against the Islanders)
November 23, 2011 |
Veteran winger Jaromir Jagr, who has missed the Flyers' last two games because of a groin injury, said he will try to play Wednesday against the lowly New York Islanders in Uniondale, N.Y. But defenseman Chris Pronger will not make the trip. Pronger will miss his second consecutive game because of a virus, said general manager Paul Holmgren, adding that tests showed there were "no concerns. " On a day of roster moves, Team Infirmary went through a practice Tuesday in Voorhees.
October 6, 2011
Listed in order of 2010-11 division finish EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Flyers Coach: Peter Laviolette, 3d season with the Flyers. Last season: 47-23-12, 106 points. Playoffs: Beat the Sabres in the conference quarterfinals and lost to the Bruins in the semifinals. Skinny: Gone are high-profile forwards Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, and new are star goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and 39-year-old right winger Jaromir Jagr.
September 23, 2011 |
LONDON, Ontario - Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's new discipline czar, sent a loud message Thursday night as he suspended Flyers left winger Jody Shelley for 10 games - the last five in the preseason and the first five in the regular season. Shelley, the Flyers enforcer, was suspended for a nasty boarding hit on Toronto's Darryl Boyce during Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the visiting Maple Leafs The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Shelley, 35, had been suspended five previous times in his career, including twice last season.