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The Hockey Guys:
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
As the final seconds ticked away in overtime, a collective groan echoed throughout the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The fans knew what was on the horizon. The dreaded shootout.
Hockey purists take issue with the shootout due to its gimmicky, skills-competition nature. But in Philadelphia, the antipathy from the fanbase is mostly due to the struggles of the beloved Flyers in the breakaway contest.
Entering tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals, the Flyers were a miserable 22-40 in games decided by shootout since its implementation after the lockout, and 3-6 on the season.
Two goals by Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds, however, and their season record in the shootout moved to a more respectable 4-6.
The turnaround actually began in late January.
After dropping their third straight shootout of the season on January 22nd against the Boston Bruins, the Flyers faced yet another scoreless overtime two days later...
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Next up in our opponent’s scouting report series is everyone’s favorite Flyer, Ilya Bryzgalov. Since I’m all about full disclosure, I will admit up front that I have a huge (humungous big) soft spot for Bryz. On one hand, he does everything in his power to reinforce the stereotype that goalies are completely out of their minds (which isn’t completely true), but on the...
Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds scored shootout goals to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
Claude Giroux scored his 27th goal for the Flyers, and Alex Ovechkin had his 33rd for the Capitals.
Read scored on the first shot of the shootout against Braden Holtby, and Matt Hendricks beat Ilya Bryzgalov on Washington's first attempt...
Pretty good stuff tonight from Jaromir Jagr, who addressed the issue of how the Flyers always give up the game's first goal.
Tonight it happened for at least the sixth time this season during a 2-1 shootout win against Washington.
Jagr has been suggesting that the team allow Sergei Bobrovsky to start the game, take the first shot, then put Ilya Bryzgalov in.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds scored shootout goals to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
Claude Giroux scored his 27th goal for the Flyers, and Alex Ovechkin had his 33rd for the Capitals. Read scored on the first shot of the shootout against Braden Holtby, and Matt Hendricks beat Ilya Bryzgalov on Washington’s...
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Today we have a monster star battle.
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PREVIEW 4:45 AM EDT
With just nine games left in the regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers (42-23-8) are looking to simultaneously get their offensive and defensive games clicking in time for the playoffs. Tonight, they take on the enigmatic Washington Capitals (37-30-6) at the Wells Fargo Center. The game starts at 7 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast locally on CSN Philly.
PREVIEW 11:45 PM EDT (3/23/12)
Looking to cement a spot in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Philadelphia Flyers (43-23-8) continue their five-game homestand at the Wells Fargo Center with a game against the Montreal Canadiens (29-33-13). The game starts at 7 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast locally on CSN Philly.
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens each have been picking up points of late, but only one team is headed to the postseason.
Philadelphia can make it official with a victory Saturday night.
The Flyers can clinch a playoff berth by earning their sixth win in the last seven meetings against the visiting Canadiens, who are still fighting despite sitting in last place in...
Earlier this month in the nation's capital, Washington's Alex Ovechkin repeatedly shot the puck at Philadelphia goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, but his Russian compatriot stopped every one of them. The two-time league MVP was slumping at that time, but has regained his scoring touch.
Bryzgalov, meanwhile, has been stellar between the pipes all month.
Coming off his second two...
from Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer, With two weeks left in the long prelude to the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Flyers find themselves among a handful of teams that fit the new championship profile. They beat one, the Pittsburgh Penguins, with a fraction of a second left in overtime the other day. They beat another, the Washington Capitals, in a shootout Thursday night...
Danny Briere scored twice and rookie Matt Read added a goal and an
assist as Philadelphia topped Montreal 4-1 on Saturday to become the third Eastern
Conference team to clinch a playoff spot.
Kimmo Timonen also tallied, fellow defenseman Matt Carle recorded two
assists and Ilya Bryzgalov made 23 saves for the Flyers, who improved
to 3-1-0 on their five-game homestand.