Found February 10, 2013 on
NHLTags: Adirondack PhantomsBrian BoucherMichael LeightonWinnipeg JetsThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this afternoon that back-up goaltender Michael Leighton has been placed on injured reserve (IR) with an “upper body injury.” Brian Boucher has been recalled to take his place in the interim.
The trade for Boucher just prior to the 2013 NHL season was rationalized as a safety measure in case of injury. [...](Read more...)
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Brian Boucher during his time in Philadelphia in ’10. (Courtesy of NHL.com)
The injury bug has not been kind to the Philadelphia Flyers in this lockout shortened season, and goalies have been no exception. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has announced to the media that backup goaltender Michael Leighton will be out 7-10 days with what the team has described as an “upper body injury”...
After a dreadful 0-3 start, the Philadelphia Flyers might be showing some life at the quarter mark of the shortened NHL season. With seven points in a four-game home stand, could the team gradually be getting it together? If so, the timing could not be better. The top teams in the East are starting to pull away, all the teams are getting into the swing of things after the quick start following...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
The Philadelphia Flyers begin a season-long, six-game road trip Monday night, a moment in their season that will answer questions about a club that has sent mixed messages about its status in the Eastern Conference.
Are they indeed still the contenders some people believe they are? Or a team in transition that needs a bit more growth of its...
In the early stages of this lockout-shortened season, the Philadelphia Flyers' offensive woes have been a main cause of a 5-6-1 start. In just three of the twelve games played, the Flyers scorers have found the back of the net more than three times.
With Scott Hartnell, who scored a team-leading 37 goals last season, sidelined by a foot injury, Claude Giroux struggling to find...
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
During the month of January, Brayden Schenn lost his spot on the Philadelphia Flyers’ top line, served a one-game suspension, and failed to score a single goal.
February has proven far more positive for the young forward.
Rebounding from his disappointing start, Schenn has quickly become Philadelphia’s...
Following a slow start, the Philadelphia Flyers got a much-needed boost from a successful homestand. Their next challenge is keeping that momentum going on their longest road trip of the season.
In the opener of a six-game trek, the Flyers will try to add to the streaking Toronto Maple Leafs' home woes and continue their dominance in the series Monday night.
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
Time for: Patience
Why: The Flyers were getting perilously close to panic mode, but they staved it off by going 3-0-1 in their last four games, including a 4-3 overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, when they blew a third-period lead but got a goal from Danny Briere in overtime.
"I would use...
PREVIEW 7:00 AM EST
Looking to get a grueling six-game road trip off to a positive start, the Philadelphia Flyers (5-6-1) head to Canada for three of their four games. It all starts tonight, as they clash with the Toronto Maple Leafs (7-5-0). The game starts at 7 p.m. EST and will be televised locally on Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia.
This is the first of three meetings between...
PREVIEW 7:15 AM EST
Hoping to close out a four-game homestand with seven of a possible eight points, the Philadelphia Flyers (4-6-1) take to Wells Fargo Center ice for Saturday matinee with the Carolina Hurricanes (5-4-0). The game starts at 1 p.m. EST and will be televised locally on Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia.
This is the second of three meetings between the teams this...
Let's face it, the Hurricanes do not have a history of playing well against the Flyers, and this goes back to when the franchise was relocated to Raleigh. Since 1997, the Hurricanes have won only 30 of their 115 games against the Flyers and have earned points in a little over 36% of those games. Given that bit of information, some might be thankful that the Canes were able to...
The single greatest aspect of the Philadelphia Flyers is the “win now” attitude that Ed Snider has bred into the franchise.We, as fans, have always felt the Flyers would do everything in their power to ice the best team possible […]