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Three Stars of the Week
1. Jakub Voracek (Philadelphia Flyers)
Photo Credit: US Presswire
Just wow. What a week for Voracek and the Flyers. In four games Voracek netted four goals and seven assists for a total of eleven points. Four of the seven assists were power play points and one of his four goals was a power play goal. Just phenomenal numbers from the kid who had a hat trick against the Pittsburgh Penguins. If Voracek can keep these numbers up, expect the Flyers to turn their season around.
2. Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings)
Photo Credit: PAUL J. BERESWILL/AP
The juggernaut from the Stanley Cup playoffs last season has finally shown signs of coming back to life. Starting two of the Kings’ three games in the past week, Quick posted impressive numbers against the up-and-coming Edmonton Oilers and the Colorado Avalanche. He gave up only one goal on 24 shots in both games. Coupled with a .958 Save Percentage, Quick is showing the world how the Kings won the Cup last season, and that they should be feared as midseason approaches.
3. Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Photo Credit: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods
Stammer returns to the three stars of the week with his impressive performances over the Lightning’s four games last week. Stamkos scored four goals, scoring one in each of the team’s four games against the Bruins and Maple Leafs in Tampa Bay, and against Pittsburgh and Carolina on the road. Stamkos now has thirteen goals and sixteen assists through just eighteen games in the young season. Multi-point games are becoming the status quo for the superstar.
Eastern Conference Team of the Week
The Montreal Canadiens are opening eyes around the league with their play and their current standing in the Northeast Division. A week ago, the Canadiens were 9-4-1 and sat in second place in their division with 19 points. Seven days and four games later, the Canadiens are now 12-4-2, sit atop their division and are tied for the conference lead with 26 points. Montreal had impressive wins against the New York Rangers twice, one at home and one on the road, the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators. They are being led by their goaltending tandem of Carey Price and Peter Budaj, who held their opponents to just six goals over the past week. The week ahead becomes tough when Montreal has to face off against Pittsburgh, and division foes Toronto and Boston.
Western Conference Team of the Week
When the Chicago Blackhawks are breaking NHL records and wandering into uncharted territory, it is impossible to not choose them to be the team of the week. The Blackhawks became the first team to earn a point in each of their first 18 games, an NHL first. The Blackhawks are blowing away the Western Conference with a total of 33 points. The next closest team is the Pacific-division leading Anaheim Ducks, who have 27 points and two games in hand. The Blackhawks had an easy week, winning all three of their games against the Vancouver Canucks, the San Jose Sharks, and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Patrick Kane is playing out of his mind right now, with 9 goals and 14 assists totaling 23 points. The Blackhawks will need him to keep it up this week, as they have to meet the Blues, Blue Jackets, and Red Wings in this upcoming week.
Three Games to Watch this Week (Eastern Times)
Nashville Predators @ Anaheim Ducks – Wednesday February 27, 10:00 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks @ St. Louis Blues – Thursday February 28, 8:00 p.m.
Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins – Sunday February 3, 7:30 p.m.
BEST OF MAXIM
Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is out there — like way out there — and the hilariously bizarre netminder continues to make just as much news for the things he does off the ice as he does on it.
Bryzgalov continues to show a fascination with outer space as well. In addition to sounding like he’s from outer space at times, Bryzgalov stole the 24/7 show last season...
#Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that (F) Tye McGinn will be out at least 2 weeks with a broken orbital bone
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 26, 2013
Probably happened in this fight with Mike Brown last night.
The NHL trade market picked up on Tuesday afternoon with a pair of trades, and it sounds like teams are far from done wheeling and dealing.
One of the teams expected to be most active leading up to the trade deadline are the Philadelphia Flyers, who made a deal Tuesday. The Flyers brought Simon Gagne back from Los Angeles in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
They aren’t done...
Philadelphia, PA - Simon Gagne returned to the Philadelphia Flyers in story-book fashion, scoring a key second period goal, as the Flyers clipped the Caps 4-0. Gagne rejoined the Flyers in the early AM hours today after being traded from the LA Kings yesterday (Tuesday Feb 26). Philadelphia used the spark from Gagne and the crowd to jump
Scott Hartnell scored his first goal of the season in the Flyers' 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.
It was hardly the same game as two weeks ago, when the Flyers and Leafs last met, but the result was the same nonetheless.
A feverish rally by the Flyers fell short as a goal mid-way through the third for the Leafs proved to be the game-winner in a 4-2 Flyers' loss.
Both the Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings are struggling this season and this prompted the two NHL clubs to pull off a trade on Feb 26. The reigning Stanley Cup Champions Los Angeles sent forward Simon Gagne to the Flyers for a conditional fourth-round draft pick. Gagne is quite familiar with the City of Brotherly Love and the Flyers organization since he spent more than...
NHLTags: Jake VoracekJames van RiemsdykKimmo TimonenNikolai KuleminPeter LaviolettePhil KesselScott Hartnelltoronto maple leafsZac RinaldoThe Philadelphia Flyers had another chance of breaking even in the standings if they could grind out a win against the Toronto Maple Leafs this evening, but a handful of mistakes in a tightly contested...
Siri is at it again. If you recall, Siri previously called Daniel Alfredsson "god" and referred to the Carolina Hurricanes when asked about Hurricane Sandy.
Now Siri has some pretty fun answers when you ask about the universe. Specifically, when asked "How old is the universe?" or something along those lines, Siri responds with, "According to my sources...
It isn't going to happen immediately, but I have it from three sources now that the Flyers have interest in acquiring Dustin Byfuglien from Winnipeg. They like his size, his ability to play defense or forward and his scoring touch. The Flyers spent this last summer trying to get a replacement for Chris Pronger with an offer out to Ryan Suter and by signing an offer sheet for...
The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to send a fourth-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Simon Gagne.
That's right. The same Gagne that was drafted by the Flyers with the twenty-second-overall pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft will be returning to play in Philadelphia.
In his thirteen-year-NHL career, Gagne had recorded 586 points (283 goal; 303 assists...
The Flyers entered Monday night’s game against Toronto coming off a big come-from-behind win over the Winnipeg Jets. In their 21st game of the regular season, the Flyers had an opportunity to get to .500 for the first time in […]
The Flyers, coming off of a deflating 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, look to inch their way closer to the .500 mark as they host the Washington Capitals, winners of two straight, onWednesday night.
Philadelphia (9-11-1) played strong hockey in narrowing the deficit to two goals late in the third period of Monday’s contest but were held-off by Toronto goalie Ben Scrivens...
PREVIEW 7 AM EST
Hoping to salvage a second win from a four-game homestand, the Philadelphia Flyers (9-11-1) host the Washington Capitals (11-8-0) at the Wells Fargo Center. The game starts at 7 p.m. EST and will be televised on CSN Philly.
This is the second of three meetings between the teams this season. On Feb. 1 in Washington, the Flyers fell in regulation, 3-2.