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from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Laviolette has become a hot-button topic because the Flyers have underachieved in this lockout-shortened season. The fact they have played the most murderous schedule in the NHL - 29 games in 56 days, seven sets of back-to-back contests - hasn't helped.
Here's the thing: The schedule now loosens considerably. Counting Saturday's off day, the Flyers will play just once in the next eight days. They have 19 games in the final 43 days of the season, and they have only three more sets of back-to-back games.
In other words, they cannot use fatigue as an excuse for failing to make the playoffs.
Another positive: Winger Matt Read and defenseman Andrej Meszaros started to show their old form in Friday's escape against New Jersey. Both recently returned from injuries, but both have struggled to look like their old selves.
If Read and Meszaros get back to their form, it will be like adding two difference-maker...
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NHLTags: Adirondack PhantomsBen HolmstromRenaud Lavoie of RDS reported this afternoon that the Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Ben Holmstrom to a one-year contract extension.
The contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $285,000 at the AHL level.
Holmstrom was first signed by the Flyers as a collegiate free agent in 2010...
Tomorrow night's game in Tampa Bay will be a special one in the career of Flyers' defenseman Kimmo Timonen. On the same day he celebrates his 38th birthday, Timonen will suit up in the 1,000th regular season game of his NHL career.
In so doing, Timonen will become the 281st player in NHL history to reach that coveted milestone of longevity. Among Finnish NHL players,...
Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has already been suspended once this year for a charging penalty and he might be getting another suspension after this play. Late in the third period of a 1-1 game between the Flyers and the New Jersey Devils, Devils defenseman Peter Harrold went back to play the puck when Brayden Schenn left his feet and utterly plastered him.
Schenn went to the box with a 2 minute penalty for charging.
The Devils broadcast vdeo can be watched below... Continue reading "Video-Brayden Schenn Hit On Peter Harrold Last Night"
NHLTags: Brayden SchennDavid ClarksonIlya BryzgalovLuke SchennMax TalbotNew Jersey DevilsScott HartnellSimon GagneIf the Philadelphia Flyers’ 5-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday was “rock bottom,” their 2-1 shootout victory on home ice was a positive step in the right direction.
Not “perfect,” but it will do.
The Philadelphia Flyers kept themselves alive, albiet barely, in the 2013 playoff race with a 2-1 shootout victory over the rival New Jersey Devils Friday night.
Earlier in the week, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov wagered that the Flyers would be "done" if they were to drop their upcoming games with the Devils, one in New Jersey and one at home. After an ugly loss Wednesday, it...
…for the Flyers to get this big win The Flyers came into the 2nd half of this home and home with the Devils desperately needing a win to save their season. With their abysmal performance Wednesday night, coupled by Bryzgalov’s statement “we are done if we lose both” the Flyers could not walk away with [...]
(Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images) Friday night in Philadelphia, an incident occurred during a game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils. At 1:42 in the third period, Philadelphia forward Brayden Schenn delivered an illegal hit to New Jersey defenseman Peter Harrold. The dreaded words that Brayden Schenn may hear from [...]
Given the precarious state of the Philadelphia Flyers' playoff hopes, the team will take two points any way it can get them. That's especially true when the opponent is a team such as the New Jersey Devils, which brought a seven-game winning streak against the Flyers (dating back to the 2012 playoffs) into last night's game.
Every point matters -- and the Flyers were...
In a completion of the home and home series, the Philadelphia Flyers were able to come away with a much needed home win keeping their slim but possible playoff hopes alive. Thanks to superb play from the goalie Ilya Bryzgalov who stopped 27 of 28 shots, the Flyers came away with a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Johan Hedberg stopped 21 of 22 of his shots, but was unable...
In yet another “must win” situation the Flyers will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in hopes of going into a six day break in the schedule on a high note. The Flyers are coming off of a rare shootout win over the Devils on Friday, 0-7 all-time against New Jersey in shootout before Friday’s [...]
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With 19 games remaining in the 2013 regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers (13-15-1) are about to head into a season-high six-day break after tonight's road game against the Tampa Bay Lightning (12-15-1). Tonight's game starts at 7:30 p.m. EST. It will be televised nationally on NBCSN.
This is the third and final meeting this season between the...
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (13-9-5) @ Philadelphia Flyers (12-15-1)
Road/Home records - 4-6-3 -------------- 8-4-1
TV - NHLN-US, CSN-PH, MSG Plus, RDS
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 3-0
Last 10: Devils 3-6-1 / Flyers 4-6-0
Projected starting goalies - Johan Hedberg (NJ) vs Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI)
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