November 11, 2015 |
The more Michal Neuvirth plays, the more the Flyers goalie says his confidence grows. And that confidence could continue to blossom as Neuvirth stakes his claim for more playing time. Neuvirth, 27, leads the NHL with three shutouts. His latest was a 28-save effort Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets. He is fourth in the league in goals against average (1.81) and is tied for first in save percentage (.945). Coach Dave Hakstol said after practice Monday that Steve Mason remains the team's No. 1 goalie.
December 24, 2014 |
ST. PAUL, Minn. - After it was over, after he became the oldest goalie since 1926 to win his NHL debut, Rob Zepp was overjoyed by the moment. A moment that left him prideful that he had continued to chase his dream through countless bus rides during 14 professional seasons. Zepp, 33, finally played in the NHL Sunday night and performed well as the Flyers overcame a two-goal, third-period deficit and stunned the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3, in overtime at the MTS Centre. "The way the guys battled there in the third period was unbelievable," said Zepp after the Flyers tied the score at 3-3 on two third-period goals by Vinny Lecavalier.
December 23, 2014 |
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Flyers goalie Rob Zepp, who at 33 years old made his NHL debut Sunday night, is a survivor. So are the Flyers. They overcame a two-goal deficit for the second straight night, but this time in far more dramatic fashion, stunning the Winnipeg Jets in overtime, 4-3, at the MTS Centre. NHL scoring leader Jake Voracek won it 10 seconds into overtime, scoring his second goal of the night. Vinny Lecavalier had tied it with 3:14 left in regulation with HIS second goal of the game.
December 1, 2013 |
The Flyers, who played as if they were sleepwalking during two losses earlier this week in Florida, returned home briefly, and were spry from the beginning before hanging on at the end during a rare morning start. Scott Hartnell scored 48 seconds into the game and Sean Couturier added a second-period shorthanded goal as the Flyers defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1, in a game that had an 11:38 a.m. start time Friday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers (11-12-2) now begin the first of six consecutive road games on Saturday in Nashville.
April 24, 2013 |
CONSIDERING how they started, it's quite the achievement that the Washington Capitals got to the playoffs with time to spare. The Capitals clinched the Southeast Division title Tuesday night, completing a stark turnaround in a lockout-shortened season with a 5-3 win over the visiting Winnipeg Jets. The Capitals blew a two-goal lead, survived a pair of replay reviews and exhaled deeply when defensemen John Erskine cleared two shots off the goal line. They also had to kill off a power play with a one-goal lead late in the game, but they held to win for the 10th time in 11 games and secure a postseason berth with two games remaining.
April 23, 2013
Antti Miettinen scored with 7 minutes, 36 seconds left to keep the surging Winnipeg Jets in the playoff race with a 2-1 win over the host Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Winnipeg moved within a point of the idle New York Rangers, who hold the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot in the final week of the season. The Jets also crept to within a point of Southeast Division-leading Washington. That sets up a critical showdown on Tuesday, when Winnipeg travels to play the Capitals.
April 23, 2013 |
ANTTI MIETTINEN scored with 7:36 left to keep the surging Winnipeg Jets in the playoff race with a 2-1 win over the host Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 24 shots, including a huge glove save on Thomas Vanek with 5:45 left to preserve the victory. Winnipeg (24-19-3) improved 6-0-1 in its past seven and moved within a point of the idle New York Rangers, who hold the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot in the final week of the season. Just as important, the Jets also crept to within a point of Southeast Division-leading Washington.
February 22, 2013 |
JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK scored two goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the visiting Buffalo Sabres, 3-1, on Thursday, spoiling the NHL head coaching debut of Ron Rolston. Rolston, who until Wednesday was the head coach of the AHL's Rochester Americans, was hired as the Sabres' interim coach following the club's decision to fire Lindy Ruff. Van Riemsdyk's power-play goal at 14:28 of the third - his team-leading 11th - gave Toronto breathing room. In other games * At Raleigh, N.C., Blake Wheeler scored his second goal of the game with 4:54 remaining to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
March 29, 2012
Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto each had a goal and an assist, and the visiting New York Rangers rebounded from a 2-0 deficit and moved to the top of the NHL standings with a 4-2 victory over the fading Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. Brian Boyle and Derek Stepan also scored, and Marian Gaborik added a pair of assists for the Rangers (49-21-7), who lead Pittsburgh by five points in the Eastern Conference. New York is tied with Western Conference-leading St. Louis with 105 points, but the Rangers have the edge because of one more non-shootout victory.
February 22, 2012 |
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Sixteen years after scoring the winning goal the last time he played in Winnipeg, Jaromir Jagr accomplished the same feat Tuesday night. He happened to set an NHL record in the process. Jagr converted a Danny Briere pass and scored from the doorstep with 43.1 seconds remaining in overtime, lifting the Flyers to a dramatic 5-4 comeback win over the Winnipeg Jets in front of a stunned sellout crowd at the MTS Centre. "I decided I want to be a goal-scorer for now on," said a smiling Jagr, who until Tuesday had insisted he has been more of a passer in his legendary career.