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LaBarbera's new mask features 'The Rock'

Jason LaBarbera doesn't just smell what "The Rock" is cookin' - he wants the most electrifying man in sports entertainment to be by his side.For those of you who need a little more information, well, LaBarbera wears his love for the WWE on his goaltender's masks. So, after having wrestling legends "The Undertaker", "The Hearbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels and others helping him defend...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason LaBarbera’s goalie mask is a tribute to The Rock

Goalie masks in hockey allow a rare opportunity for an athlete to express themselves as a part of their official uniform. In the case of Jason LaBarbera, the masks allow him to pay tribute to some of his favorite wrestlers from the WWE. Skating in the AHL within Philadelphia’s organization, LaBarbera needed a new helmet and he wanted to highlight one of the most popular (and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason LaBarbera’s goalie mask is a tribute to The Rock

Goalie masks in hockey allow a rare opportunity for an athlete to express themselves as a part of their official uniform. In the case of Jason LaBarbera, the masks allow him to pay tribute to some of his favorite wrestlers from the WWE. Skating in the AHL within Philadelphia’s organization, LaBarbera needed a new helmet and he wanted to highlight one of the most popular (and...
Via Bloguin Best
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Streak Over: Lehigh Valley Upends Bridgeport, 4-1

Photo: Steve Kuzma/Flyerdelphia A win. The one thing the Lehigh Valley Phantoms had been fighting for finally came. Four different goal scorers talied, and Jason LaBarbera made 42 saves as the Phantoms downed the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena. It was a rough start for Lehigh Valley, as they had managed just one shot in the first...
Via Flyerdelphia
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phantoms hold off late Portland Pirates charge, win 2-1

Photo Courtesy of Nina Weiss A steady performance in goal from Jason LaBarbera on Sunday helped the Phantoms hang on to a 2-1 win against the Portland Pirates. LaBarbera turned away a season-high 37 shots -- a staggering 17 of which came in the third period as the Phantoms' lead shifted from 2-0 to 2-1 --  for his fourth win of the season. The Phantoms (17-16-2-1) have been...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason LaBarbera earns first shutout in 3-0 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Photo Courtesy of Nina Weiss Jason LaBarbera has struggled mightily in a backup role for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for much of this season, but he was flawless on Sunday in a 3-0 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. LaBarbera's shutout did not come easy, as he turned away 35 shots from an active Penguins (21-7-0-1) offense. He was rewarded with his second win of the season...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Phantoms fall late to Binghamton Senators, 2-1

Nick Paul's first-ever AHL goal came at quite the convenient time for the Binghamton Senators on Saturday, as it lifted them to a tight-checking 2-1 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Paul's goal came with 4:20 to play, and the Phantoms (14-15-1) were not able to force a tie. The goal came just 4:17 after Colin McDonald scored the Phantoms' first and only goal of the night --...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lifeless Phantoms Shutout by Penguins

Photo: Nina Weiss Last week, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms were shutout by Matt Murray and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. This week? Different goaltender, same result. Tristan Jarry (pictured) had a 17 save shutout, and Clark Seymour, Jean-Sebastien Dea, and Bryan Rust added goals as the Penguins downed the Phantoms before a standing-room only crowd of 8,468 Wednesday...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Starting season with surprises in net

The Philadelphia Flyers aren’t exactly off to a great start to the 2015-2016. While they weren’t projected to be legitimate contenders, the team has fallen short in a number of areas. Perhaps the most surprising story for the Flyers so far is Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek have combined for just 14 points through 14 games, and Voracek has yet to even score a goal. But perhaps...
Via isportsweb.com
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Phantoms lose 3-goal lead, rally to win 10-round shootout

Photo: Nina Weiss/Flyerdelphia The Phantoms already depleted roster took another hit on Sunday, but in a different way. It wasn't an injury that left them without another regular. The Flyers recalled Chris Conner from the team on Sunday afternoon. And so Conner was on his way to Vancouver and into his place stepped Kevin Sundher. Sundher was brought to the Phantoms from Reading...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 7 Preview: Flyers look to snap struggles vs. Rangers

Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese Reeling from their spirited come-from-behind win on Wednesday in Boston, the Flyers return to Wells Fargo Center ice on Saturday to take on a team that's caused a myriad of frustration over the past few seasons. The Flyers (3-2-1) play host to the New York Rangers -- their first divisional matchup of the season, and the first of a five-game season series...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Furious Rally not Enough As Phantoms Fall in Opener

Chris Conner Photo Credit: JustSports Photography/Lehigh Valley Phantoms   Allentown-Head Coach Scott Gordon has preached attention to detail for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. If They had played the first two periods the way they played the final one, perhaps it would have been a different result Saturday. Johnathan Marchessault had two goals, and Kristers Gudlevskis made...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers roster down to 29

The Flyers roster continues to creep closer to its final state. Six more players will be dropped from the potential Opening Night roster on Friday as the NHL’s waiver period opens. Davis Drewiske, Aaron Palushaj, Tim Brent, Chris Connor and Jason LaBarbera will all go on waivers. If they clear, they will be assigned to Lehigh Valley. Christian Marti is also out until November...
Via Flyerdelphia
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders “A” Squad Take First Game at Barclays

TONIGHT’S RECAP The New York Islanders began their inaugural season at the Barclays with a heavy-handed first period, outshooting the Philadelphia Flyers 14-6, scoring their first notch of the preseason on only their second power play of the game. At 19:04, John Tavares would find a loose puck in front of Flyers netminder Jason LaBarbera and finish off a concerted effort with...
Via Islanders Insight
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers, Islanders split preseason opener

The preseason opened with many of the Flyers stars taking the ice at PPL Center in Allentown, while others made the trip to Brooklyn in a split-squad matchup with the New York Islanders. With Dave Hakstol behind the bench in Allentown, the Flyers claimed a 5-3 win in Allentown. A full recap of that game is coming later. In Brooklyn, the Flyers nearly mounted a rally after falling...
Via Flyerdelphia
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Arbour passes, goalie depth

It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes. Here are a few stories in Flyers hockey and around the NHL that are trending right now. Al Arbour passes away at 82 - [New York Islanders] [Tim Panaccio - CSN Philly] The legendary Islanders head coach who helped lead the team to four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983, one of those against the Flyers, passed away on Friday...
Via Flyerdelphia
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New jersey numbers coming for several Flyers

The Flyers tweeted a photo on Tuesday afternoon, announcing new jersey numbers for the new acquisitions this offseason and two players already with the team from last season. Keep an eye out for these new sweater numbers during the 2015-16 season... pic.twitter.com/mTsJ5u2bRc — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) August 4, 2015 R.J. Umberger will return to his former No....
Via Flyerdelphia
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Flyers Free Agent Signings

View image | gettyimages.com Now that the free agency has somewhat cooled down, it’s time to grade and review the Flyers free agency signings. Of course, there are still some big(kind of) names left in the market, ready to be picked up, but they might stay available for a longer period of time. Most, actually all, were depth signings. Flyers signed three players to two-way...
Via TopSportsReport
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agency Day 2: Flyers add goalie; development schedule, roster released

  View image | gettyimages.com Day 2 of free agency came and went with little fanfare. The Flyers added one player who will spend most of the season in the AHL as a depth signing. What headlined today's news was the team's announcement of the development camp roster and schedule. Here are the details. The Flyers signed goalie Jason LaBarbera to a two-way deal. The 35...
Via Flyerdelphia
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks send LaBarbera back to minors with Andersen returning

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned backup goalie Jason LaBarbera to their AHL affiliate in Norfolk. The Ducks announced the move Friday before hosting the Los Angeles Kings. LaBarbera's return to the minors means starting goalie Frederik Andersen is ready to return from a head injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Feb. 8. John Gibson has played in...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

With Bryzgalov's future uncertain, Ducks turn to veteran LaBarbera as third goalie

As expected, Ducks' backup goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has cleared waivers and a decision on his future will come is likely to come on Tuesday. The Ducks have decided to move forward throughout the rest of the season with Frederik Andersen as the No. 1 goalie and John Gibson as the backup. With Andersen still nursing a neck injury, Jason LaBarbera was called up from the AHL and flown...
Via Fox Sports West
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks activate goalie LaBarbera, send forward Heatley to minors

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks have activated goalie Jason LaBarbera and assigned forward Dany Heatley to the AHL on a long-term injury conditioning loan. The NHL-leading Ducks made a flurry of moves Thursday before embarking on a five-game Canadian road trip. Anaheim also assigned defenseman Josh Manson to their AHL affiliate in Norfolk and sent goalie Igor Bobkov to Utah...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks activate LaBarbera, send Heatley to minors

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks have activated goalie Jason LaBarbera and assigned forward Dany Heatley to the AHL on a long-term injury conditioning loan. The NHL-leading Ducks made a flurry of moves Thursday before embarking on a five-game Canadian road trip. Anaheim also assigned defenseman Josh Manson to their AHL affiliate in Norfolk and sent goalie Igor Bobkov to Utah...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury-riddled Ducks get job done in shootout win over Flyers

It's beginning to feel a little calamitous in Anaheim.  The mumps, groin strains, broken bones -- the Anaheim Ducks are stuck on a merry-go-round of injuries and illnesses. Every day, it seems as though there are new faces in the dressing room, from either their own minor league team or other from another NHL team.  Relatively speaking, you could probably say that Wednesday morning...
Via Fox Sports West
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks rally past Kings, 6-5 in shootout

Thankfully and joyfully, the Kings and Ducks picked up right where they left off from that tantalizing postseason matchup last season. This game had a little bit of everything, only this time the Ducks rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third-period to win 6-5 in a shootout at the Honda Center. The Kings won Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals here, and the Ducks, in...
Via Fox Sports West
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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