Found March 18, 2012 on
Tonight's Healthy Scratches:
Man, the Flyers and Penguins really hate each other, don't they?
With two huge points at stake on a Sunday afternoon affair in Philadelphia that was played with the fervor of a Stanley Cup playoffs matchup, the two teams traded blows on the scoreboard and after the whistle for 65 minutes. Well, alright. Not quite 65 minutes.
With four minutes to go in regulation, the teams engaged in some extracurricular activities that resulted in Scott Hartnell and Chris Kunitz wrestling around the neutral zone. While the referees tried to restrain the pair, Kunitz pressed his forearm into the side of Hartnell's head, wedging the hairy Flyer's head between his elbow pad and the ice surface.
But it was Hartnell, still sporting quite a raspberry on his face, who was all smiles in the end after he rifled a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury with .9 seconds remaining in overtime, giving the Flyers a dramatic 3-2 win over their hated in-state rivals.
The goal was Hartnell...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
If the last two Flyer games didn't whet your appetite for playoff hockey, you're need to convert to the NBA.
Today's 3-2 Flyers overtime win against Pittsburgh was one of those "Can't wait till April" games if these two clubs meet in the playoffs.
Just a fabulous game. Scott Hartnell's offense and physical play coupled with Kris Letang's outstanding...
Wow. What a huge win! We were all worried it would go to a shootout, and luckily it didn’t, but who cares! All that matters is the Flyers won. They beat the NHL’s hottest team, gaining 3 points in the standings in the process.I don’t know who I hate more, the Penguins or the Rangers.Although he gave up 2 goals, Ilya Bryzgalov once again looked sharp, making several key saves...
Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros will have surgery to clean up a herniated disk. He will be out of action for 6-8 weeks.
Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren gave brief updates on two of the team’s injured defensemen this afternoon.
Holmgren announced that recently acquired defenseman Pavel Kubina is now listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury. That comes...
All-Star Scott Hartnell tallied twice - with the latter coming 4:59 into overtime - as the Philadelphia Flyers overcame a two-goal deficit to snap visiting Pittsburgh's season-high 11-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory. Defenseman Kimmo Timonen netted a power-play goal and fellow All-Star Claude Giroux notched a pair of assists for the Flyers, who improved to 8-1-1 in their...
00.9 seconds. That’s all the Pens had to kill to take yesterday’s game into a shootout, where they’re 9-3. But the Flyers had to ruin everything – a share of first place, the 12-game win streak, the game…the Pens got none of that.
Instead, they had to settle for one point because the world’s biggest douche since Osama and Saddam beat the buzzer. The Pens left Scott Hartnell...
This happened at the end of the second period. Michalek high sticked Claude Giroux...in the shoulder:
Extremely embarrassing, IMO.
Max Talbot and Andreas Lilja are OUT Sunday vs. Penguins.
The FLyers are listing both as day-to-day.
Lilja was struck in the throat Saturday at BOSTON with a deflected puck; Talbot fell on his right shoulder during a fight with Johnny Boychuk.
The good news? Talbot doesn't have a separated or dislocated right shoulder which was feared. Flyers are calling it "upper body."
A little over a month ago, if I would have told you that the Flyers would be heading into this past weekend’s brutal gauntlet of games riding a massive wave of emotional momentum caused by a record setting shutout streak by Ilya Bryzgalov, you probably would have laughed me into internet hibernation until my thirties. Furthermore, the idea of emerging from the weekend with 3 of...
One thing about the 2011-12 Flyers: They never quit and never stop competing, even when they get outplayed by top opponents for long stretches of games. Now that the club is also getting top-notch goaltending from Ilya Bryzgalov, their ability to come back if they do trail in the game bodes very well for the rest of the stretch run and playoffs.
If you look at the Flyers'...
BOSTON - The Flyers didn't win a shootout in the afternoon - they can't win in the afternoon period _ but they picked up a valuable point in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Bruins.
And they had to do it without Max Talbot and Andreas Lilja, both of whom were injured.
Talbot has a right shoulder injury and we believe Lilja was struck in the throat off a deflected shot...
PREVIEW 12:30 AM EDT
In the final installment of their three-game-in-four-day gauntlet and the start of a five-game homestand, the Philadelphia Flyers (41-22-8) return to the Wells Fargo Center to take on the hottest team in the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins (44-21-5). The game starts at 12:30 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast nationally on NBC.
This is the fourth of six meetings...