December 3, 2015 |
OTTAWA - Tuesday night was the story of Evgeny Medvedev's season wrapped up into a few quick, successful hours in Canada's capital. There was the good: his first NHL goal on a perfectly placed wrist shot just over three minutes into the second period and some really good play on the power play and in some other areas throughout the night. And there was also the bad: an ill-advised clearing attempt from his defensive zone that led to an easy Senators goal toward the end of the first period.
November 6, 2015 |
CALGARY - At least they got a point. It's been that type of road trip. After tying the game at one apiece late in the second period, the Flyers fell to the Calgary Flames, 2-1, in overtime at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday night. South Jersey native Johnny Gaudreau came roaring down the right wing in transition and patiently waited for traffic to go toward the net. On a two-on-one chance, Gaudreau sent a wrist shot toward Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth, who started in place of Steve Mason (illness)
March 14, 2014 |
Jason Grande looked up to the top of the bleachers, to a narrow, two-row section of black benches that stood above the entrance to the largest rink at IceLine in West Chester. That's where he was two years ago when he watched his brother, Michael, win the Flyers Cup championship as a freshman. Wednesday, Jason watched his brother score the game-winning goal to help Rustin capture another Flyers Cup, but this time, he helped him from between the pipes. The freshman goalie stopped 24 shots as West Chester Rustin won its fourth Flyers Cup Class A championship in six years with a 4-1 win against Springfield (Delco)
March 24, 2012 |
The Flyers are once again in the postseason and they hope that Danny Briere is officially back as a goal-scoring threat. Briere broke a long offensive drought with two second period power-play goals as the Flyers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1, on Saturday in a playoff-clinching win at the Wells Fargo Center. So with seven games left, the Flyers, who have 96 points, will attempt to earn the highest possible seed while Briere, notorious for his postseason success, looks to round into form.
March 14, 2012 |
Even as La Salle misfired on shot after shot at the Holy Ghost Prep net Wednesday night, coach Wally Muehlbronner and his players could feel themselves inching toward a goal. And when that goal finally occurred 16 minutes and 40 seconds into the Flyers Cup Class AAA championship game at Hatfield Ice Arena in Colmar, they knew it would not be the last. "A lot of the game is mental," said junior forward Timothy Feoli, whose long slap shot found the back of the net to open the scoring in La Salle's 6-3 victory.
February 29, 2012 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Pedestrians in downtown San Jose are greeted by a welcoming recording of a bird's tweet, signifying it's safe to cross the street. San Jose goalie Antti Niemi wasn't as welcoming on Tuesday night. The Flyers, the NHL's highest-scoring team, were shut out for the second time in three games as they fell to the Sharks, 1-0, in front of a sellout crowd at HP Pavilion. In a tight-checking, playoff-type game, Niemi made 26 saves and notched his fifth shutout of the season; it was his first game against the Flyers since he defeated them in the Stanley Cup Finals for Chicago in 2010.
January 31, 2012 |
After two high-scoring games against each other, the Flyers and Winnipeg Jets found themselves in a rare defensive struggle Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Bryan Little was the lone scorer in the shootout to give the Jets a 2-1 win, snapping their three-game losing streak. The Flyers' Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux, and Jaromir Jagr were stopped by Ondrej Pavelec in the shootout. The Flyers are 1-4 in shootouts this season and 20-38 in their history. It was the Flyers' third straight shootout; they split the first two, losing to Boston and beating Florida.
January 12, 2012 |
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Sergei Bobrovsky continues to state his case for more playing time. Earning his second consecutive start, Bobrovsky made several spectacular saves as the Flyers defeated the New York Islanders, 3-2, on Thursday at the Nassau Coliseum. The Flyers have won two in a row and conclude their four-game road trip on Saturday in Nashville. Leading by 2-1, Bobrovsky stopped Islanders center John Tavares on a one-timer from close range with 8 minutes, 23 seconds left in the third period.
March 23, 1995 |
Lower Merion's hockey team waited 29 days to play in the Flyers Cup tournament. And when the Aces finally took the ice last night, in a Tier II semifinal against Malvern Prep, the rust that had been building for those four weeks didn't take long to show. The Aces, lackluster from the start and unable to gain much momentum, fell to the Friars, 5-3, at Ice Line. "Our intensity wasn't there," said coach Kerry Lipkin, whose team had last played a game on Feb. 21, in the Inter-County League playoffs.
December 13, 1993 |
The bad news for Bishop Shanahan on Thursday night was that it lost, 3-2, to Conestoga in an inter-division game that could have gone either way. The good news came in realizing that success in their own division of the Inter-County League may not be just a pipe dream if they play up to their ability for three full periods. "If we keep hustling and working hard, the goals will come and we'll win games," Eagles winger Chris Griest said. "We realized with Conestoga that we can't play half a game, but that we have to work hard for all 45 minutes.