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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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...
Via Flyerdelphia
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...
Via Flyerdelphia
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...
Via Flyerdelphia
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...
Via Flyerdelphia
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...
Via Flyerdelphia
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...
Via Flyerdelphia
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...
Via TopSportsReport
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 [...]
Via The Hockey House
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Lost A Goalie They Could Have Used

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer, Long before they lost both Cam Ward and Anton Khudobin to injuries in the space of 10 days, the Hurricanes lost Frederik Andersen to a contract squabble. They had taken the Dane with the 187th pick of the 2010 draft, and he looked like one of those rare late-round picks who might actually pan out. But Andersen refused to sign...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

What’s The Deal with Philadelphia’s Goaltending?

Goaltending in Philadelphia is not an enviable job by any stretch of the imagination, and anyone who attempts to do so must be a brick wall with a heart of stone, veins of ice, and many other hard/cold sports analogies. It wasn’t always like that though; remember when Philadelphia cranked out stellar goaltenders? Yeah, me either, cause I wasn’t born yet, but with the magic of...
Via Around The Rink
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Good Old Days

With the Flyers currently at the bottom of the standings and a big home game with the rival New York Rangers coming up tonight at the Wells Fargo Center, let’s take this opportunity to remember the good times.  Luckily we don’t have to go back that far. The date was April 11, 2010.  The Flyers were hosting the Rangers with a playoff spot on the line.  Philadelphia had just...
Via Fightin For Philly
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Boucher Released By Swiss Club Zug After Five Games by   Steven Ellis

After posting a .925 SP in five games with Zug this season, Brian Boucher has been released in favour of 28 year old Finnish stopper Eero Kilpeläinen. For Boucher, his NHL journeyman career ended on a disappointing note, posting a .891 save percentage and 2.50 GAA in four games playing for the Philadelphia Flyers in 2013. Boucher was sent down in March [...]
Via The Hockey House
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Frequent Flyer Miles: Boucher cut, Prospal possibly going to Europe, AHL training camps

In what’s been the busiest week in terms of movement since the beginning of the Frequent Flyer Miles column, a laundry list of former Philadelphia Flyers and draft picks, Adirondack Phantoms, and Trenton Titans changed clubs, signed extensions, or were involved in rumors. A handful of former Flyers were involved in transactions, as Brian Boucher, Vinny Prospal, David Laliberte...
Via Flyers Faithful
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Leighton Off To Donbass, Chris Holt Out? by   Steven Ellis

According to Sport-Express’s Igor Larin, Michael Leighton will play for Donbass Donetsk of the KHL. During the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, Leighton shared the goaltending position with Brian Boucher.. In 14 games played, he went 8-3 with a .916 save percentage, and while it was good enough to take them to the Stanley Cup Finals, the two combined were not good enough [...]
Via The Hockey House
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Boucher Bests Rick Dipietro, Signs With Zug In NLA by   Steven Ellis

According to Swiss reporter Nicola Berger, EVZ Zug has signed goaltender Brian Boucher and defenseman Andrew Hutchinson.   In todays paper: #EVZ signs two imports. G Brian Boucher, #Flyers and D Andrew Hutchinson, #BarysAstana. #KHL — Nicola Berger (@BergerNeueLZ) July 13, 2013   For the goalie spot, Boucher and Rick Di Pietro were the final candidates. — Nicola Berger (@BergerNeueLZ) [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The Ilya Bryzgalov Era: Why it started, why it ended, and what we learned

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) Our story begins with an overreaction. Not the overreaction that would occur on June 23, 2011, when the Philadelphia Flyers would sign goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine year, $51 million contract to be their new starting goaltender. No, this overreaction would occur over two months earlier on April...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Sign Minnesota Gophers Defenseman Mark Alt To ELC by   Steven Ellis

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed University of Minnesota defenseman Mark Alt to an Entry Level Contract will report to the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL on an ATO for the remainder of the season. Acquired prior to the NHL season this year in a package that also brought Brian Boucher to Philly from Carolina, the 21-year-old [...]
Via The Hockey House
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Goaltending Story

The Philadelphia Flyers are not having a strong season.  With 13 wins and 17 losses (one of which earned a regulation tie point), they are tied for the second last position in the East Conference.  A big reason for their poor showing has been goaltending.  The Philadelphia Flyers chose Ilya Bryzgalov to be their starter when they signed Bryzgalov and traded Jeff Carter and Mike...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers surrender three-goal lead, fall to Penguins

The frustration was apparent after the final horn as the Flyers blew a 4-1 lead against the Penguins, falling 5-4. On Feb. 15, the Flyers led the New Jersey Devils, 3-1, after one period of play before squandering it away. That may have been the worse loss of the season until tonight when the Flyers found a way to top it. They controlled the play in the first 20 minutes against...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Boucher Recalled as Leighton Placed on IR

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Flyers News NHLTags: Adirondack PhantomsBrian BoucherMichael LeightonWinnipeg JetsThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this afternoon that back-up goaltender Michael Leighton has been placed on injured reserve (IR) with an “upper body injury.” Brian Boucher has been recalled to take his place in the interim. The trade for Boucher just prior to the...
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Leighton Out 7-10 Days, Brian Boucher Called Up

Brian Boucher during his time in Philadelphia in ’10. (Courtesy of The injury bug has not been kind to the Philadelphia Flyers in this lockout shortened season, and goalies have been no exception. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has announced to the media that backup goaltender Michael Leighton will be out 7-10 days with what the team has described as an “upper body injury”...
Via The Hockey Guys
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte Checkers Weekly Update

Despite having a roster that lost most of their top players to injury and NHL graduation, the Charlotte Checkers managed to win two out of their three games this week and maintain a record that puts them tied for first in the AHL's Western Conference. None of these wins came easy, though as the Checkers had to make do with few players who were only recently called up from the...
Via Shutdown Line
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers place Boucher, Lilja on waivers

The Flyers acquired goaltender Brian Boucher in a trade with Carolina on Sunday, but on Monday the Flyers waived Boucher along with defenseman Andrea Lilja. According to the move gives the Flyers the option to send either player to the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL. The players need to pass through waivers in order to be assigned to Adirondack. Boucher's expected...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

'Canes begin training camp with trades, signing

The Carolina Hurricanes opened training camp Sunday by making two trades and signing their new backup goalie. Carolina acquired forward Kevin Westgarth from Los Angeles for forward Anthony Stewart and two draft picks. That came after the Hurricanes sent goalie Brian Boucher and minor league defenseman Mark Alt to Philadelphia for minor league center Luke Pither. They also signed...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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