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from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News, He arrived at the Wells Fargo Center at his normal time last night, fully expecting to play in last night’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Devils. He kept to his normal pregame ritual. He took part in the Flyers’ pregame warmups, skating on his line with Danny Briere and newcomer Sean Couturier.
Then, van Riemsdyk was scratched from the lineup without explanation.
According to a team source, speaking to the Daily News last night on a condition of anonymity, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette was “especially critical” of van Riemsdyk’s performance on Wednesday night - despite the fact that he scored a highlight-reel goal against the Sabres - and called him out during a team meeting.
Officially, the Flyers said van Riemsdyk is “day-to-day” with a nondescript “lower-body injury.”
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When the Flyers coaching staff decided to keep 18-year-old Sean Couturier on the NHL roster right out of his first professional training camp, it came as a surprise to many.
Although he was the 8th overall pick in this year’s draft, most scouts around the league thought that Couturier needed another year or two at the junior level before he was NHL-ready. However, Couturier has...
Philadelphia Flyers forward Daniel Briere is set to return to the lineup Thursday night against the visiting New Jersey Devils.Briere had missed the club's previous two games with an upper-body injury. The Flyers cleared room for the 34-year-old on the roster earlier Thursday by sending forward Ben Holmstrom back to the American Hockey League.Briere has four goals, six assists...
The Flyers were forced to test their forward depth tonight while injuries continue to keep Danny Briere, Matt Read and Brayden Schenn out of the line-up. Defenseman Matt Walker was sent down to the AHL earlier this week to clear the cap space necessary to recall Ben Holmstrom and Harry Zolnierczyk, though Harry Z did [...]
Before we begin, let us note that the Devils beat the Flyers in a shootout last night, so luckily a controversial goal didn’t affect the outcome of the game. That being said, the NHL definitely got one wrong. With Philadelphia and New Jersey tied 3-3 and headed for a shootout on Thursday night, Daniel Briere [...]
Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr scored during a five-goal first period, helping the Philadelphia Flyers rout the Columbus Blue Jackets 9-2 on Saturday night. Sean Couturier scored twice for the Flyers and five other players had goals. James van Riemsdyk, Max Talbot and Jakub Voracek also scored in the first, giving Philadelphia three fewer goals (five) than total shots for Columbus (eight).
The Flyers have a quick turnaround as they face off against the Devils. While the Flyers were busy notching a win within the first 7 minutes of the game, the Devils were off giving up a natural hat trick to Joffrey Lupul. It could have been worse for the Devils thanks to an amazing save by the ageless relic known as Marty Brodeur. Keys for tonight’s game and the sick save...
Home sweet home isn’t a phrase that really applies to the Flyers this season.
The Broad Street Bullies are just 3-3-2 at the Wells Fargo Center this season after tonight’s 4-3 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils.
The Flyers scored the first goal of the game once again, this time with Zac Rinaldo putting the first one home 2:28 into the second period. They scored the second...
Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr scored during a five-goal first period, helping the Philadelphia Flyers rout the Columbus Blue Jackets 9-2 on Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers are doing rather well without Danny Briere, and another meeting with the sputtering New Jersey Devils may keep them rolling.
With Briere's status unknown, the Flyers look for their second three-game winning streak of the young season when they host the Devils on Thursday night.
Philadelphia (7-4-1) followed Saturday's 5-1 win over Carolina with a...
Danny Briere was the second shooter in the Philadelphia Flyers' shootout order against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night, and pulled off quite the move: Skating into the zone; stopping short to give Johan Hedberg a snow shower as the goalie lunged for the puck; then skating around Hedberg to tuck the puck into an empty net.
Quite the move … but was it legal?
Tonight was supposed to mark Jeff Carter's first game back in Philadelphia, but instead the winger will miss a ninth straight tilt as his Columbus Blue Jackets visit the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers scored three times in the first period to chase All-Star goalie Ryan Miller in a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
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The Philadelphia Flyers will try to post a three-game winning streak for the first time since the opening week of the season, as they host the rival New Jersey Devils tonight at Wells Fargo Center.