Found March 09, 2013 on
For the first time this season the Bruins are going up against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins and Flyers have had bad blood in the playoffs more than the regular season. In 2010 the Flyers came back from a 0-3 series defecit to beat the Bruins. The next year during the 2011 cup run the Bruins swept the Flyers in 4.
So far this season the Flyers are 11-13-1 and tied for last in the Atlantic Division. The Flyers had problems at the beginning of the season and havn't yet recovered. The team also still has shaky goal tending even after trading for goalie Iyla Bryzgalov.
One player who has lived up to expectations though is Claude Giroux who has 7 goals and 17 assists. But one player has surpassed expectations. Someone the Blue Jackets really wish they hadn't traded. Jakub Voracek has 12 goals and 17 assists surpassing a point a game.
1) Voracek and Giroux. Because the root of the Flyers scoring is so obvious, it also makes it obvious who the Bruins need to focus ...
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After just three full seasons with the Broad Street Bullies, center Claude Giroux was named captain, replacing grizzled veteran Chris Pronger.
Giroux joins a long list of Flyers great to covet the C. There’s even a former Bruin among those to once hold the title of Flyers captain. Can you name the former Bruins forward who also served as Flyers captain from 1984-89?
As late as Tuesday evening, the diagnosis on Matt Read was that he was healing, but would likely need three more weeks to heal after sustaining torn rib cage muscles February 20th vs. Pittsburgh.
Read, though, was eager to return to the Flyers, who could use the young Forward's skills as they try to fight their way into playoff contention. Read lead the team with 13 points...
Claude Giroux scored his eighth goal of the season just 17 seconds into the second period of the Flyers' 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
It was the easiest of opponents the Flyers would face this week, but they still didn't make it look easy.
Despite dominating much of the early play, the Flyers had to constantly fight off the Sabres. Buffalo proved to be a tough test...
from Randy Miller of the Courier-Post,
Afterward, Claude Giroux called it the worst loss in what’s been a disappointing season.
“Yeah, when you’re up 4-1, you gotta find a way to close the game up,” the Flyers captain said.
The Flyers built their big lead in a first period in which they outshot Pittsburgh 18-4, and in the process Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury...
It was a week that had Flyers fans pumped up and ready to go. The boys had finally gotten back to .500, and were set to have a week full of rivalries, matching up against the Rangers, Penguins, and Bruins all in one week. Unfortunately, this week that Philly looked so forward to became a disaster, and quick. After a 4-2 loss to New York at MSG, the Flyers took a commanding 4-1 lead...
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette threw a knuckle ball by announcing Ilya Bryzgalov as his starter against the Sabres.
The popular thought heading into tonight's game was the recently recalled Michael Leighton would get the net for the struggling Flyers
Some of you may have planned on watching the Walking Dead after the Flyers brutal 3-0 loss on Saturday. The Flyers were losers of three straight games, registering a loss against the Rangers, Penguins and Bruins. On Sunday night, the orange and black faced off against the Buffalo Sabres.
Buffalo with a 9-13-3 record, is a mere 3-5-2 in their last ten games. The Flyers are coming...
(photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) One of the most important weeks of the season for the Philadelphia Flyers has not gone too well. After losing in New York to the Rangers on Tuesday and blowing a lead at home against the Penguins on Thursday, the Flyers headed to Boston to take on the Bruins. Both [...]
NHLTags: Peter LavioletteThe term “statement week” was thrown around after the Philadelphia Flyers won their second game in a row against the Ottawa Senators.
Facing top Eastern Conference opponents in the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins, the Flyers could build off their recent success and gain some much needed...
The Flyers held on for a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres as Simon Gagne, Max Talbot, and Claude Giroux netted goals for Philadelphia. Tonight was a game the Flyers needed to win after falling flat in their three most important games of the season. Losses to the Rangers, Penguins, and Bruins had Philly reeling [...]
The Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres are both in last place in their respective divisions and on three-game losing streaks.
One of these teams will end its slide Sunday night when they meet in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia (11-14-1) never recovered from a bad start in Saturday's 3-0 loss at Boston. The game was scoreless midway through the first period before the Flyers...
UGH IT'S AN AFTERNOON GAME! I ******* hate afternoon games man, they're the worst. I mainly hate them because the Bruins absolutely blow donkey balls in afternoon games. I'm not sure what it is, but they seem to never show up for these games. Hopefully, though, the fact that they're playing the Flyers changes everything.
You have to think that the Flyers...
The Flyers' prolific collapse in last night's 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins did not teach us anything new about the rivalry between the clubs nor did it (unfortunately) reveal something we didn't already know about the 2013 Flyers.
We already knew that no lead is safe in games between the two clubs. In fact, it often seems to be the club that trails (frequently...