Found May 04, 2012 on
Tonight's Healthy Scratches:
New Jersey Devils
Tampa Bay Lightning
Los Angeles Kings
13 days ago, Claude Giroux sent a statement to the hockey world in Game 6 of the Flyers' opening round series with their hated in-state rivals from Pittsburgh.
Giroux, who asked head coach Peter Laviolette to start the game and then told Danny Briere to "watch this" seconds before faceoff, laid out Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby and fired a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury just 27 seconds into the contest. The game was over before it really started. Because Giroux said it was.
After the game, he was praised. Flyers fans rejoiced, for their savior had arrived.
Everyone was convinced he had dethroned Sid the Kid as "the best player in the world," whatever that means. You know, because Peter Laviolette said so.
Fast forward two weeks later. The Flyers are in a 2-1 hole to their other proximity-based rivals, the New Jersey Devils, thanks to an all-world performance by Ilya Kovalchuk in Game 3, where he returned from an injury by scoring a point on eve...
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Hoo boy. Way to class it up there, guy. Yeesh. A fitting punishment for this dolt’s terribly insensitive and inappropriate customized jersey would be to allow Wayne Simmonds do what the Philadelphia Flyers forward did to Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer earlier this season, although I imagine Simmonds would likely do what I’m doing [...]
It was to be their final line change of the game. With Erik Gustaffson and Brayden Schenn caught, Ilya Kovalchuk launched a nifty long pass down the ice and found Alexei Ponikarovsky streaking toward the net 1-on-1 against Andreas Lilja. He took one shot that Bryzgalov stopped, but the puck bounced back to him and he slid it into the net for an overtime winner.
Just like that the...
The Philadelphia Flyers have lost two straight games against the New Jersey Devils and now trail in their playoff series 2-1. The teams will have an extra day off before Game 4 on Sunday, May 6.
As a Flyers fan, I feel like the extra day off couldn’t have come at a better time for this team. As ugly as things have been lately, the Flyers are still only a few seconds away...
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News via the Sacramento Bee, Inside Jaromir Jagr’s locker stall, in the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center and any arena where the Flyers play, a small memento is wrapped in blue felt.
It is a trifold, no more than six inches in length. It sits next to Jagr’s hockey tape, stick wax, and various weights and braces and training contraptions...
The Philadelphia Flyers were out hustled in their 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. They were out shot, out shone and out hustled. Aside from the first 10-15 minutes of the game, the Flyers were a disaster.
Some fans have turned to Ilya Bryzgalov as the scapegoat for the loss. My first question is what game were these people watching?
If not for Ilya Bryzgalov, the...
The game sheet from the Flyers 4-3 overtime loss in New Jersey on Thursday has the Flyers with 27 hits.
That's about two dozen more in Game 3 than I saw.
Where's the 'jam' as Peter Laviolette likes to say? The Flyers are being pushed around in all three zones. They're light on the puck. Their forecheck isn't very good. The Devils get the puck and cycle...
As it has been previously noted, I'm not the biggest fan of these fan-made playoff anthems but people continue to make them anyway.
Check out this Philadelphia Flyers rap anthem done by Lil Louie C called, "Knock Knock":
(Courtesy of Philly Sports Live)
The Rangers and Capitals played an exciting game last night at the Verizon Center. Both teams played three overtimes in what was wide-open hockey that featured many shots to the goaltender. This is what one expects in a playoff hockey game.
The only bad part about this game is the Rangers came out as winners in their 2-1 victory over the Capitals in three overtimes. This...
Where was the timeout tonight Pete?
I don’t know about you but I’m tired of people saying, “we’re still the better team”, or “we’ll still win the series”. People are saying this even after this overtime loss the the Devils tonight. This is the exact same attitude that has the Flyers in this position to begin with. I do agree, that overall, the Flyers are the better...
If the Flyers’ pursuit of the Stanley Cup ends this round at the hands of the Devils, at least they beat the Penguins. For many fans in the Philadelphia area, that will likely be the mindset. The Flyers knocked off the Penguins with relative ease in the opening round of the playoffs and they have certainly had their fair share of fun with it. First there was this insulting Philly...
For the NHL Playoffs I’m being a homer but I have to be. If I can get the Philadelphia Flyers as an underdog which they are now I’m going to take them all day. As an underdog the Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 games and in playoff games where they’re the underdog. Related posts:
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*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Flyers (47 wins, 103 points) @ Devils (48 wins, 102 points)
Road/Home records - 25-13-3 -------------- 24-13-4
TV - NBC (HD), CBC (HD), RDS (HD)
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Series score - Tied at 1
Projected starting goalies - Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI) @ Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game *
By David StrehleIt's kind of been like old times in the Eastern Conference Semifinals with the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils renewing their postseason acquaintances. After Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory, the club from the Garden State leads the set by a 2-1 game count.Though the Flyers have taken the past two more-recent playoff encounters, this series...
The Flyers are now down 2-1 in the series, and tonight is a must win situation for the Flyers. Going into this series, Flyers fans were very positive about the Devils, stating that if we play our game, we have a striaght route to the cup. Wells Flyers fans, they aren't playing their game...yet.
With the overtime loss on Tuesday, I think the Flyers received the Devils message...
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, Talk to an NHL general manager about what it takes to win the Stanley Cup and the mantra is depth, depth, depth.
The Stanley Cup playoffs are a war of attrition. The teams that can best replace their fallen or ineffective players will thrive. Look how the Philadelphia Flyers are struggling because their big star, centre Claude Giroux, appears...