Found March 21, 2012 on
The Hockey Guys:
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
Entering the 2011-12 preseason, Philadelphia Flyers forward Eric Wellwood had a legitimate chance to earn a roster spot out of camp.
Instead, the 22-year old found himself back in Adirondack for a second straight season. But following an injury to James van Riemsdyk in early March, Wellwood was given his first extended look with the big club.
He hasn’t disappointed.
Starting with a game winning goal against the Capitals on March 4th, Wellwood has scored three goals in ten games since his return to the Flyers. During tonight’s 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers, Wellwood beat goaltender Scott Clemmensen for Philadelphia’s only goal of the night, banking a tough angle shot off defenseman Ed Jovanovski and into the net.
Peter Laviolette was very impressed with Wellwood following the game.
“The carom goal was a nice break, but he had a tremendous game,” Laviolette noted. “Lots of energy, lots of opportunities at the net. Their line ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros will undergo surgery Wednesday to remove a small disk fracture in his lower back and will miss six to eight weeks.The procedure will be done by Dr. Alex Vaccaro at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.Meszaros has missed the Flyers' last nine contests and has seven goals and 18 assists in 62 games this season.
Tonight’s power play goal for Florida was the first PPG scored against Ilya Bryzgalov since February 25 at Calgary. It was just the third PPG allowed by the Flyers in the last 13 games.
Claude Giroux played a team-high 24:10 tonight, including more than 10 minutes in the first period. He was 17-for-20 (85 percent) on faceoffs.
The Flyers’ 62-percent faceoff...
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...
This happened at the end of the second period. Michalek high sticked Claude Giroux...in the shoulder:
Extremely embarrassing, IMO.
The Philadelphia Flyers have a solid 43-27 all-time regular season record (with 7 ties) against the Florida Panthers. After dropping a 2-1 decision last night, Philly finished the regular season series this year with a 3-1-0 mark against Kevin Dineen's club.
Last night's game was typical of the ones the Flyers have lost to Florida since the mid-1990s: a low-scoring affair...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Stephen Weiss and Sean Bergenheim both scored, and Scott Clemmensen stopped 35 shots to lead the Florida Panthers to their fifth straight win, 2-1 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
Eric Wellwood scored for the Flyers.
Clemmensen was outstanding for the Southeast Division leaders and he outplayed counterpart Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov is one of the...
According to Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pavel Kubina will be in the lineup for the Flyers tonight when they take on the Florida Panthers.
PREVIEW 7:45 AM EDT
With 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers (42-22-8) can only try to take their own business and let the chips fall where they may when it comes to playoff matchups. Tonight, the Flyers continue their five-game homestand when Kevin Dineen's Florida Panthers (35-23-13) come to the Wells Fargo Center. The game starts at 7:00 p...
Flying high after a come-from-behind victory over the surging rival Penguins that ended their league-high winning streak, the Flyers will be facing a relatively hot Panthers team this evening with hopes of playing the role of streak-busters again. Florida has won four-straight, it’s longest such streak in almost four years of hockey, and is also riding hot goaltending as they cruise...
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.
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...