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Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers win their first game of the season, 2-1 over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
The Flyers not only avoided their first 0-4 start in team history, they beat the Rangers for the first time in two seasons. The Rangers defeated the Flyers all six games last season, including a win in the Winter Classic.
Both teams are last in the Atlantic Division at 1-3.
The Flyers needed the good news after they learned All-Star forward Scott Hartnell is expected to miss four to eight weeks because of a broken left foot.
Forward Brayden Schenn also served a one-game suspension for charging New Jersey defenseman Anton Volchenkov. Philadelphia also played without forward Danny Briere (broken left wrist).
But the Flyers had enough to beat Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers. Taylor Pyatt scored his third of the season for New York.
The Flyers were already facing a crucial contest only four games into a 48-game season and a w...
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Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell is expected to miss four to eight weeks because of a broken left foot.
Hartnell, an All-Star last season, was injured by a shot taken by teammate Kimmo Timonen in Tuesday's game against New Jersey. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren made the announcement before Thursday night's game against the New York Rangers.
Scott Hartnell, the Philadelphia Flyers' leading scorer last season, is out indefinitely with an injured left foot, general manager Paul Holmgren said Wednesday. "We will know more on this within a day or two as we await results of tests," Holmgren said in a statement. Hartnell was hit by a shot from teammate Kimmo Timonen in the third period of a 3-0 loss to the...
One of the National Hockey League’s most imposing players will miss up to two months of this abbreviated season.The Philadelphia Flyers got that bad news about power forward Scott Hartnell, who pumped in 37 goals last season playing with Claude Giroux on his team’s top line. Hartnell suffered a broken foot when defenseman Kimmo Timonen accidentally fired a slap shot off his skate...
Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn will have the first meeting of the NHL season with Brendan Shanahan for this monstrous hit on Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov:
No penalty was called on the play. I don’t think he’ll receive a suspension for this hit, but he may be the first player fined under the rule of the new CBA which states:
“Permissible fines for on-ice infractions...
Brendan Shanahan explains...
PHILADELPHIA -- Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek scored goals, Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 18 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 2-1 to prevent the first 0-4 start in franchise history and snap an eight-game losing streak against their rivals. Bryzgalov made two crucial saves when the Rangers were on a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:55 in the third period. He stoned...
Game time: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: Sun Sports
With their first win in the books and a familiar face possibly ready to add some reinforcement, the Philadelphia Flyers can focus on trying to continue their success at Florida and avoid equaling a 44-year-old regulation road slide to open a season.
Veteran forward Mike Knuble could begin his second stint in Philadelphia on Saturday...
Well that didn't take lone. Just three days into the lockout shortened 2013 season, Philadelphia Flyers forward Luke Schemm is the first player suspended by Brendan Shannahan. Actually, I have no problem with the suspension and this suspension should set the tone going forward.
After 247 days, the @nhlshanahan account is back in use. The lockout is officially over!
The Flyers officially signed right wing Mike Knuble to a one-year contract Friday, and the veteran will be available for Saturday's game at the Florida Panthers.
Knuble , 40, returns to the Flyers after spending the past three seasons with the Washington Capitals. He played for the Flyers for four seasons (2005-2009) after signing as a free agent July 3, 2004. Knuble appeared...
I can't say that I agree with this suspension at all.
Earlier today, Flyers' forward Brayden Schenn met with Brendan Shanahan about his hit on Anton Volchenkov in the second period of last night's contest. The video, shown below, is Shanahan's description of why it is deserving of a one-game suspension.
Volchenkov spoke with Schenn after the game as well, and told...
Brayden Schenn will sit one game for his hit on Anton Volchenkov. Schenn came off the bench and skated right to Volchenkov, let his feet and targeted the head and upper body. No penatly was called on the play.
Photo via flyers.nhl.com
WELLS FARGO CENTER- The Flyers played the New York Rangers six times last season, and lost all six times.
Not this season.
The Flyers defeated the Rangers 2-1 in an exciting contest that they were in control of for most of the game, until late in the third period. After Taylor Pyatt scored his third goal of the season to make it a one goal game, the Rangers...