This Week in Flyers History: Week Ending November 8

November 4, 2000 When Flyers goalie Brian Boucher lost the starting job to Roman Cechmanek in the 2000-01 season, the 28 year old "rookie" from the Czech Republic was not about to give it back anytime soon. The Flyers sixth-round pick of the 2000 NHL draft was here to stay. On this Saturday night, Cechmanek recorded his first NHL win and first NHL Shutout, a 3-0 blanking of the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Boucher joining NBC Sports, Mason, Jagr

Welcome once again to another edition of Between the Pipes, a look at Philadelphia Flyers hockey and the NHL through linkage.  The hockey season begins in just one day and the Flyers will hit the ice in two days. So this is the final stretch without meaningful hockey for the next few months. Here are a few stories around the NHL. Brian Boucher joining NBC Sports as full-time...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Names: Jason Whitlock, Brian Boucher, Sam Ryan

ESPN is parting ways with Jason Whitlock. In other news, former NHL goaltender Brian Boucher has joined NBC Sports, and MLB Network’s Sam Ryan will work the sidelines for the MLB playoffs on TBS. Whitlock Leaving ESPN ESPN has parted ways with pundit Jason Whitlock, Sports Illustrated reported Sunday. Whitlock, who worked for ESPN from [...]
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Network announces their talent roster for 2015-16

The 2015-16 NHL season is right around the corner and NHL Network is gearing up for the new year by announcing their talent lineup. Hockey fans should recognize plenty of names on this list as NHL Network aims to provide opinions from former players, front office staff and analysts. The following individuals will appear on NHL Network’s three studio shows: NHL Live, On The Fly...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Do NHL Save Percentages Keep Rising?

  It was not all that long ago when an National Hockey League goaltender with a save percentage above 90 percent was considered to have an above-average season. In more recent years, that has crept up beyond 91 percent and 92 percent is now increasingly used as a benchmark by NHL teams. The evolution has been extraordinary. If you go back to the time period of the mid-1980s...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers, goalie coach Jeff Reese part ways

  View image | The Flyers announced on Friday that they have "parted ways" with goaltending coach Jeff Reese. Ron Hextall called the move a "mutual decision," suggesting that Reese was not fired by the team. Reese was the Flyers goaltending coach for six seasons, through trying times with Ilya Bryzgalov, the Flyers Stanley Cup run in 2010 with Brian Boucher...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending December 21

December 18, 1999 The Flyers 4-0 blanking on home ice of the Tampa Bay Lightning may not conjure up any vivid memories to many Flyers fans. However, for goaltender Brian Boucher, it was a memorable night. This would be his first shutout of his young NHL career. In the game, defenseman Ulf Samuelsson scored in the first period, followed by John LeClair scoring twice, once in the...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Remember When #4: Boucher's 5 Straight Stutouts

Remember When #4: Boucher’s 5 Straight Shutouts In this edition of Remember When, we are going to look back to the record setting accomplishment of Phoenix (Arizona) Coyotes goaltender Brian Boucher who recorded 5 straight shutouts. Even as I write this, I’m shaking my head because it is unbelievable. This craziness started on December 31, 2003 when Brian Boucher received a...
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The most memorable moments in Phoenix Coyotes history

When the Phoenix Coyotes become the Arizona Coyotes on Friday at the NHL Draft, the switch won't really be made to entice folks from around the state to join the fan base.  The Coyotes would love to have more people at Arena as they look to build on last season's league-high attendance increase, but residents of Tucson, Flagstaff and Yuma won't be lining up to buy season...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending May 4th

One game, seven hours, and a goal that Flyers’ fans will never forget. How many cups of coffee were required to see it through til the end? That’s another story. Keith Primeau ended the longest Flyers’ playoff overtime game, a 5OT thriller, with a blistering wrist shot to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 and tie the series at two games apiece. Both teams showed fatigue from...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending April 27th

The Flyers were in Buffalo for Game Six in the 2000-2001 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals facing Dominick Hasek and the Sabres. Down three games to two, the Flyers had to beat Buffalo to force a Game 7 back in Philadelphia. Coach Bill Barber would need to have his squad get on the board early and put pressure on the Sabres to try and tie the series up. None of that happened... Not...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Recent playoff runs

The Flyers celebrate after completing their 3-0 series comeback against Boston in the 2010 second round -- their most memorable playoff run in recent history. (Photo Courtesy of The playoffs are set, and the Flyers will look to embark on the arduous journey for Lord Stanley's Cup after a year's hiatus. Their upcoming series with the Rangers promises be an interesting...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending April 13th

Photo courtesy of Jim McIsaac (Getty Images) It started with a save by Brian Boucher on the NY Rangers’ Olli Jokinen in a shootout to end the 82nd and last game of the season. That save sealed a 2-1 OT victory, knocked the Rangers out of the playoffs and propelled the Flyers INTO the playoffs… And then we all went for a ride…One helluva ride… The Flyers started out the...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyerdelphia's Week in Review (Week Ending 2/22)

After a devastating 1-0 loss to Team Canada that cost them a chance at a gold medal, Team USA is set to take on Finland for bronze. This past week on Flyerdelphia, we brought you Olympic coverage of men’s & women’s hockey, a look at the strong week some Flyers prospects are having, and a podcast interview with a former longtime Flyers goaltender. Read on to see all of...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast Ep 90: Brian Boucher and Olympic Talk

On this episode of the Flyers Faithful Podcast on, Steve Jacot and Hal Greenblatt discuss Olympic hockey in Sochi thus far and look at the semi-final matchups between USA and Canada as well as Sweden and Finland. Steve also talks to former Flyer Brian Boucher about his career, Steve Mason, Team USA, and more! Be sure to check out Brian Boucher on the Adirondack...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oilers: Post-Olympic Strategy

Shaun Maddex Edmonton Oilers Writer During the Olympic break players tend to take some time and go home, go on vacations, basically just relax from the daily grind that is being an NHL player. But what do the coaches and general managers do? They likely take a one day break, and then start planning for the post-olympic break and how they are gonna attack the final stretch of the...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Overpay Mason by   Curtis Morrison

The Philadelphia Flyers have had a lot of goaltenders over the past couple years, and that’s a terrific understatement. Ray Emery, Brian Boucher, Ilya Bryzgalov, Michael Leighton, Martin Biron, Antero Niittymaki, and Sergei Bobrovsky are just some of the names that have lended themselves behind the pipes for the Flyers since the 2008-09 season. Overall, looking at that list of [...]
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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