Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Wed, 2013-02-06 08:58
Philadelphia -- The Flyers got their jam back and they beat the best offensive team in the NHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1.
It’s not very often when a fight can change the course of the game but when Zac Rinaldo 5-11, 169 took out a heavyweight, B.J. Crombeen 6-2, 209 the crowd was electric. Before that the game was tight but the crowd was a bit sleepy. The score was 0-0 after one.
Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Tue, 2013-01-29 10:20
Cherry Hill -- I had the chance to see what this was all about and it was nice to see so many Philadelphia sports icons in one gathering. The Flyers were represented by GM Paul Holmgren, Chairman of Comcast Spectacor, Ed Snider and Bernie Parent. Todd Herremans was there from the Eagles and there were other luminaries.
Right away Bernie stood out when he let a television reporter try on his Stanley Cup ring. I didn’t get a picture of it but it was pretty funny to see. Bernie was his usual charming self that’s for sure.
Submitted by Anthony_Mingioni on Mon, 2013-01-28 14:24
In the back of their minds, the Philadelphia Flyers likely knew that the start of this compacted 48-game schedule wasn’t going to be easy and that they were going to need to adapt to that strange new world quickly.
But add in injuries, lack of discipline, and, at times questionable effort and they find themselves tied with the Rangers at the bottom of the Atlantic Division.
The Flyers, like many NHL teams, are still getting used to the pace of the schedule. But it is an excuse that will begin to ring hollow sooner rather than later.
Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Fri, 2013-01-25 10:13
Philadelphia -- The Philadelphia Flyers killed off a key 5-on-3 in the third period and got a very timely 2-1 win. Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov (stopped 18 of 19) had his best game of the new season and he preserved the lead.
“I answered this question already I say it was game decision for the PK. We kill it and it gives you confidence and boost. Two minutes and four minutes with two man advantage, it’s tough to kill,” said the Flyers goaltender.
Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Mon, 2013-01-21 09:58
Philadelphia -- Scott Laughton did make his NHL debut for the Flyers against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He now has two games in the books. In his first game he made a nice hit and played as a defensive safety valve at times. He skated well but he just didn’t have a real impact.
His face-off percentage is 46% which is ok but it’s probably not going to keep him up with the big club either.
He’s performed well, not great. but probably not good enough to hold a spot when Danny Briere comes back.