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There is no better test to start the season than facing the defending Stanley Cup Champions who swept you on the way to glory.
The new-look Flyers passed that test.
The orange and black defeated the black and gold Boston Bruins 2-1 to start their season on the right foot. Claude Giroux and new comer Jakub Voracek netted the goals for the Flyers, both in the first period.
The team was outplayed and outmatched early by the team that raised its Stanley Cup banner tonight, and it seemed like they may need some time to work on their chemistry. However, 39-year-old active points leader Jaromir Jagr and young phenom Claude Giroux helped change that quickly.
Jagr set up Giroux on a highlight reel power play goal in the first period to get the Flyers’ scoring underway. When Giroux received the pass, he kicked it from his skate to his stick (which he was holding with one hand), and scored on Tim Thomas as he was crashing forward into the net. It’s obvious that Jagr and Giroux are on the sa...
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Offseason acquisition Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 22 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers scored twice in a 47-second span late in the first period to secure a 2-1 road triumph over the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins on Thursday in the season opener for both clubs.
Veteran Jaromir Jagr collected his 1,600th career point while playing in his first NHL game in three years...
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the Canadiens nabbed Blair Betts off the waiver wire. And for the first time in a long time, I can say without any hesitation that this is a great move.
That’s right: the acquisition of a fourth line centre for the Habs was a great move. Why?
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When Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren revamped the roster, games like Thursday night's opener were exactly what he had in mind.
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When the Flyers went on a big overhaul of their roster during the offseason, many questions were raised about the teams new acquisitions and whether they would have good chemistry. If Thursday is any indication, it looks like their chemistry is just fine.
The Flyers won 2-1 over the 2011 Staleny Cup Champions Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. Goals were scored by Claude Giroux and...
By David Strehle
NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor
There were so many changes to the team for the upcoming season, you just knew the Philadelphia Flyers were chomping at the bit to get things started in their season-opener in Boston tonight. But they would have to wait for over half an hour as the reigning champion Bruins held a banner-raising ceremony prior to the opening faceoff...
Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced today the club’s opening night roster for tomorrow’s game on the road against the Boston Bruins (7:00 PM, VERSUS, 94 WIP).
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The Montreal Canadiens claimed forward Blair Betts off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.
Jaromir Jagr returned after three years in Russia and scored his 1,600th career NHL point on Thursday night, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over Boston and spoiling the Bruins' Stanley Cup banner-raising celebration. Ilya Bryzgalov made 22 saves in his first game for the Flyers since signing a nine-year, $51 million contract.
via TSN, The Montreal Canadiens added some depth to their bottom two lines on Wednesday, claiming forward Blair Betts off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.
Betts, who was waived by the Flyers on Tuesday, is expected to join the Canadiens in Toronto when the club takes on the Maple Leafs in their season opener.