Center Blair Jones had a pretty solid debut for the Leigh Valley Phantoms, AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, on Wednesday as he netted the game winning goal as they beat rivals the Hershey Bears, AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals, in a 3-2 overtime shootout win. The win brings the Phantoms record to 4-1-1 at their new residence the PPL Center in Allentown, PA.
Fans on their feet for the shootout win & we get another team salute to the crowd @PPLCenter! #thereisnoplacelikehome pic.twitter.com/9vRvGgqZYP
— LehighValleyPhantoms (@LVPhantoms) November 20, 2014
In the midst of the Claude Giroux injury saga, the Flyers sent Blair Jones back to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in favor of top prospect Scott Laughton.
The 2012 1st round...
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The NHL's free agent frenzy began Tuesday, and as usual, didn't disappoint. For the Flyers, their biggest storyline was what GM Ron Hextall would do in his first free agency as a general manager.
Hextall couldn't play with a full deck, as the Flyers were backed up against the $69 million salary cap. They started the period at $230...
This was the start of the game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. This brings new meaning to I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out. Eight players were ejected from the game. Westgarth, Smid, Butler, Blair Jones, Lane, Bieksa, Weise and Garrison all ejected.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 19, 2014
It only took two seconds for the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames to drop the gloves in Saturday night’s game at Rogers Arena.
The two teams engaged in an epic line brawl that featured several fights, nine players being sent to the penalty boxes, and as Elliotte Friedman of CBC Sports notes, nine ejections were made.
Westgarth, Smid, Butler, Blair Jones, Lane, Bieksa, Weise...