Found March 05, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Over the course of the Flyers' recent westerly road trip and home victory over the Islanders, Ilya Bryzgalov's game started to come together. There were still some letdowns and potentially stoppable early-game goals against, but the goaltender increasingly stepped up in crunch time. Last night, it all came together in a 1-0 road win in Washington. By the early stages of the third period, there...

Flyers Beat Washington 1-0 Behind Outstanding Effort By Bryzgalov

Game notes: Ilya Bryzgalov recorded his third shutout of the season.  He is just the third Flyers goaltender to record three shutouts in a season since the lockout (Biron 5, 07-08; Emery 3, 09-10).  The game was the Flyers’ first 1-0 win since Dec. 30, 2007 at Florida (Niittymaki). Claude Giroux took 10 faceoffs tonight, the fewest he’s taken in a game this season.  The Flyers’...

Flyers Ds Timonen, Meszaros out indefinitely

Philadelphia Flyers defensemen Kimmo Timonen and Andrej Meszaros are out indefinitely with lower-body injuries. Sitting out Sunday night against the Washington Capitals ended Timonen's streak of consecutive games at 248, the Flyers' longest active run. He has two goals and 34 assists in 63 games this season. Meszaros has seven goals and 18 assists in 62 games this season...

Tim Panaccio: Flyers Embracing the New Bryz

You never know what you're going to get on a particular day when you walk into a dressing room. After watching Ilya Bryzgalov over the last several weeks, I feel he has gotten his act together since coming back from the flu. Yeah, he had a couple gaffes in giving up the first goal on the first shot, but his game seems to be getting better. He exudes confidence. There...

Flyers are Down on D… Again

Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros has been listed as out indefinitely, leaving the Flyers short defenseman, once again. The Philadelphia Flyers made moves near the NHL trade deadline to bolster a defense that was sorely missing Chris Pronger. It’s a good thing that Paul Holmgren targeted defense, because two more of the Flyers’ top defensemen, All Star Kimmo Timonen and Andrej...

Flyers Hope Their ‘Sweater Streak’ Continues

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers at the Philadelphia Daily News, On Monday at practice, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette was asked whether an important on-ice ceremony – like watching Mark Howe’s No. 2 being raised to the rafters tonight at the Wells Fargo Center – can help motivate his players. Initially, I dismissed the notion. How could a player who most of these current...

Bryzgalov’s Game Is Coming Around

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer via the Sacramento Bee, Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov looks as if he is finally starting to get his mojo back. Or as the Five-Man Electrical Band put it, long before Bryzgalov was born: “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ... Sign: Bryzgalov stopped four of five shots as the Flyers actually won a shootout (Stop the presses!) in Calgary...

Flyers retire Mark Howe's No. 2

The Philadelphia Flyers have retired former defenseman Mark Howe's No. 2 and raised the number to the rafters. Howe was honored before Tuesday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Howe is a pro scout for the Red Wings and players for both teams stayed on the bench to watch the ceremony. Howe is Philadelphia's career leader in goals, assists and points for a defenseman...

Flyers 1, Capitals 0

Eric Wellwood scored less than a minute after Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette called a timeout to give his players an earful, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 34 saves, leading the Flyers to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. Bryzgalov earned his third shutout of the season, and the 26th of his career, even though the Flyers were missing two defensemen who sat...

Kimmo Timonen, Andrej Meszaros Out Indefinitely

Paul Holmgren: "Kimmo Timonen and Andrej Meszaros will be out indefinitely with lower body injuries." [Via Flyers]

Flyers Agree To Contract With Goalie

Paul Holmgren announced that the Flyers have agreed to a two-year contract beginning in 2012-2013 with Ohio State goalie Cal Heeter. 

GDT - Game #67:  Red Wings at Flyers (7:00)

After going 2-3-1 in their past six games, DET (43-20-3) are now second in the Central Division.  Although even with STL at 89 points, the Blues own the tie-breaker, having one more regulation/overtime win.  The to-be-avoided-at-all-costs 4-5 matchup, today, would see DET opening the playoffs against NSH (2-7 match-up would be against PHX).  Things won’t be easy for the Wings...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 3/6/12 vs Red Wings (Mark Howe Night)

PREVIEW 4 AM EST Looking for their third consecutive victory and fourth in the last five games, the Philadelphia Flyers (36-21-7) return to home ice tonight to take on the always-dangerous Detroit Red Wings (43-20-3) at the Wells Fargo Center on Mark Howe Jersey Retirement Night. The ceremony will take place prior to the start of tonight's game at 7 p.m. EST. Both the Howe...

Bryz Gets The Start Against Washington

The Flyers announced that Ilya Bryzgalov will start tonight against the Washington Capitals. A preview of tonight's matchup is here.

Morning Skate: March 5

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Rangers 4, Bruins 3Islanders 1, Devils 0Blackhawks 2, Red Wings 1Panthers 4, Senators 2Stars 3, Flames 2 (SO)Flyers 1, Capitals 0Avalanche 2, Wild 0RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Ilya Bryzgalov, PHI (34 saves, shutout)2. Semyon Varlamov, COL (30 saves, shutout)3. Anders Nilsson, NYI (24 saves, shutout)---Tonight’s slate:Coyotes @ Penguins, 7...
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