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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 yielded all three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 18 seconds.
"You look down the bench and everyone's heads were down and it just seemed like we were real deflated right from that bad, and that's not what good teams do," winger Scott Hartnell said. "It's on us to pick each other up and to support each other and just be positive and it just seemed like it was down 1-0 and it seemed like we just packed it in."
Philadelphia held a team meeting after the loss as it tries to avoid its first four-game slide in two seasons.
"It's always good when you have a meeting," c...
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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...
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?
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...
I'm drinking way to much coffee on days like these #coffeeaddicted
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Large coffee please.
— Jhonas Enroth (@JEnroth125) September 20, 2012
Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth raised a few eyebrows last night when he told the media, following a Buffalo 3-2 shootout loss to New Jersey in which cramps caused him to leave...
Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino could be ready to make his season debut as early as next week after missing the first 25 games with an injury to his right hip.
In ruling out Leino from playing at Philadelphia on Sunday, interim coach Ron Rolston called it a ''strong possibility'' he could play Tuesday, when Buffalo hosts the New York Rangers.
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...
(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...
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...
Coming off of three straight losses and, in my opinion, five straight dismal periods of play, there is a lot of work to be done by the struggling Flyers (11-14-1). Entering into tonight’s contest with Buffalo, who recently lost long-time head coach Lindy Ruff (9-13-3), the Flyers sit in the 11th Eastern Conference placeholder on [...]
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...