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NHLTags: Adirondack PhantomsErik GustafssonMatt FordThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this afternoon that they have made two minor moves in the organization.
Defenseman Erik Gustafsson has been loaned to the Adirondack Phantoms while forward Matt Ford has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for “future considerations.”
Now that Andrej Meszaros has returned from injury, the Flyers have eight healthy defensemen on the [...](Read more...)
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
With only twenty games remaining in the lockout-shortened season for the Philadelphia Flyers, reality is staring the team in the face: a playoff appearance becomes more and more unlikely by the day.
After tonight’s 5-2 drubbing at the hands of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia finds themselves in 11th place...
from Sam Carchidi of Broad Steet Bull,
When general manager Paul Holmgren sent backup goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to Columbus for three draft picks last June, not many eyebrows were raised. Bobrovsky had seen little time behind Ilya Bryzgalov.
But with the strike-shortened season more than halfway over, Bobrovsky has emerged as the NHL’s hottest goaltender.
Following practice on Tuesday afternoon, Ilya Bryzgalov spoke to the media. Bryz spoke about his playing time and how crucial these two games versus the Devils really are. He was very truthful to say if the Flyers have a chance after this home and home series with the Devils.
Chris Pronger's sad descent from All-Star defenseman to bedridden days in dark rooms to ease throbbing headaches and occasional bouts of depression can be traced to one wayward stick to his right eye.
Pronger lost his peripheral vision. He can't run, or even skate hard. The former Philadelphia Flyers' star who keyed the team's run to the 2010 Stanley Cup finals has...
from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,
The Flyers hit rock bottom with a listless 5-1 defeat in New Jersey on Wednesday night, losing ground on one of the teams they are chasing in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.
It was s stunningly poor effort, considering the importance of the game.
They are 11th in the East with a 12-15-1 record — the most losses in the NHL...
The hit that Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds delivered to Tyler Ennis wasn’t a dirty or malicious one, even though it was from behind. The Buffalo Sabres forward was merely trying to turn and protect the puck, and he turned as Simmonds was hitting him. It was a bang-bang play and Simmonds didn’t have time to react. The referees were not going to call a penalty...
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,
But the language doesn’t matter, does it?
That’s what Simon Gagne was wondering on Wednesday, as reporters pestered him about the nickname of his new line - with fellow Francophones Sean Couturier and Danny Briere - as the “French Connection II.” It did not matter that most in the Flyers’ locker room couldn’t...
With 27 games played to date, the Philadelphia Flyers have played more games this season than any other team in the NHL. That is bad news when the team is already mired in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and is three points behind the eighth-ranked New York Rangers (who have played 24 games).
When a team that entered the season expecting to be playoff contenders has already...
PREVIEW 11:45 AM EST
Starting a crucial home-and-home set with a team that tormented them since last year's playoffs, the Philadelphia Flyers (12-14-1) are in Newark tonight to take on the New Jersey Devils. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN.
This is the third meeting between the teams this season, and the third and final one at...
Match-up - Philadelphia Flyers (12-14-1) New Jersey Devils (12-9-5)
Road/Home records - 4-10-0 -------------- 8-3-2
TV - NBCSN, TSN2
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 2-0
Last 10: Flyers 5-5-0 / Devils 3-6-1
Projected starting goalies - Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI) vs Johan Hedberg (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Philadelphia - 2.78...
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By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
Four points ahead of the 11th place Philadelphia Flyers, the New Jersey Devils will look to gain more ground on their Atlantic Division rival when they host the Flyers for the third and final time this year and begin their fourth home-and-home series of the season.
Winning two out of their last three games, the Devils...