Nov 21, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT
The NHL’s poster boy and arguably its best player returned to the ice on Monday night after a 10-month layoff due to the effects of concussions. On his third shift, Crosby scored. And it was pretty sick, a backhander to the near top corner.
Nov 21, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT
Add two more names to the Flyers’ list of skating wounded. Defensemen Chris Pronger and Braydon Coburn won’t face the Carolina Hurricanes tonight, each sitting with as-yet undisclosed injuries (ie, it hasn’t been specified whether they are upper or lower body injuries). Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin Marshall will dress in their places
Nov 21, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT
After months of speculation and fake jersey after fake jersey, the Flyers finally ended the hype machine by unveiling the official jerseys they’ll wear against the Rangers for the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2nd.
Nov 20, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT
For the second straight time against the Winnipeg Jets, the Flyers started the game in embarrassing fashion, conceding the first three goals of the night to the Jets. Scott Hartnell scored before they went to the dressing room, but the Jets came out flying in the second, notching two more before Hartnell again tallied on the power play. That’s when Flyers rookie Matt Read got hot.
Nov 20, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT
A look Ilya Bryzgalov’s efforts to make amends to the fans in Winnipeg, who had as good a showing as their team on Saturday.
Nov 19, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT
CSN’s Tim Panaccio and Sarah Baicker are hearing that the Flyers will retire Mark Howe’s number before a Flyers-Red Wings game on Tuesday, March 6th. Howe, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last week, finished his career with the Red Wings and currently works as their Director of Pro Scouting.
The Hall of Fame induction news brought with it a resurgence in the calls to see Howe’s 2 raised to the rafters in Philadelphia, and the Flyers appear ready to oblige.
Nov 18, 2011, 10:57 AM EDT
When the facial hair reminds you in any way of San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, well, we don’t know if we’re a fan. That’s the vibe we got last night when we saw Claude Giroux’s dyed ‘stache. G gets incredibly high marks for effort, but it doesn’t appear to be a look he can pull off real well.
Nov 18, 2011, 10:06 AM EDT
How about that big old bear hug Ilya Bryzgalov gave Matt Read moments after the Flyers rookie slammed in the game winner with seconds left in the third period? He probably picked that move up in the woods somewhere.
Nov 17, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT
The big storyline Thursday night is Ilya Bryzgalov taking on his former team, the Phoenix Coyotes, at the Wells Fargo Center.
Nov 15, 2011, 9:38 AM EDT
With nods to his former teammates, the men who drafted him, the victims of the plane crash in Russia—including his former blue line partner Brad McCrimmon, and loving and thankful words to his mother and father, Howe represented everyone on his hockey career path well.
Nov 14, 2011, 11:29 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Claude Giroux led the way, scoring two goals, as the Flyers picked up back-to-back wins
Nov 14, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT
The Flyers are back at it tonight in Carolina after getting a win on Sunday against the Panthers down in Florida. The Orange and Black have had the Hurricanes’ number over the past few seasons, with a 15-1-2 record over their last 18 meetings. They’ll look to continue that dominance tonight with Sergei Bobrovsky in net.
Nov 13, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT
Recap and highlights from the Flyers’ 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers
Nov 13, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT
Having wrapped up the “annual bonding trip” portion of their road set in Florida, the Flyers are back in action Sunday afternoon at 5, when we’ll either be celebrating the Eagles stay of execution or possibly setting things on fire. The Flyers are in Sunrise to face the Panthers, who are off to a good start, with a record exactly on par with that of the Orange & Black (8-4-3).
Nov 10, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT
This fish will eat your face CLEAN OFF YOUR HEAD BONES.
Nov 9, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT
Most of the news in the sporting world this week has had very little to do with the actual playing of games. Unfortunately, what little we had from the field of play was a crushing Eagles defeat on Monday Night Football, wherein the only thing keeping the door from slamming shut on our hopes for meaningful football in the coming months were our now bloody fingers.
That finally changes tonight when, after a seemingly long layoff, the Flyers are back in action as they begin a road trip in Tampa. As opposed to some of the shitful teams they’ve played lately, the Lightning are actually pretty good despite currently sitting in the middle of the Southeast Division standings. After a terrible start to the season saw them winning just one of their first six contests, Tampa have put together a fairly impressive run of late.
Fortunately, the Flyers appear to have weathered the storm of being without their top defenseman, as Chris Pronger is expected back in the lineup tonight.
Nov 9, 2011, 12:32 PM EDT
On the morning all the local precincts counted their ballots and announced who would come, go, and stay in office, the Flyers cast their vote to keep defenseman Braydon Coburn stationed on the Philadelphia blue line for another four years.
Despite being just 26, Coburn is the longest tenured Flyer currently on the roster. Tim Panaccio reports that he’ll be paid $18 million over the next four seasons, with his annual cap hit increasing from $3.2 million to $4.5 million.
Flyer Fights: Why You Still Shouldn’t Mess with Simmonds, but Might Be Okay with Rinaldo and Harry Z
Nov 7, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT
A 9-2 hockey game broke out in the middle of a three fight card featuring Wayne Simmonds vs. Derek Dorsett, Zac Rinaldo vs. Cody Bass and (believe it or not) Harry Zolniercyzk vs. James Wisniewski (*nervously tugs collar*).
Nov 5, 2011, 11:14 PM EDT
The talk heading into Saturday night’s matchup between the Flyers and the Columbus Blue Jackets naturally focused on the big off-season trade that sent Jeff Carter to Ohio in exchange for winger Jakub Voracek and a pair of draft picks, one of which was the eighth overall. Sean Couturier was selected with that high pick, and he made the club out of training camp. Voracek was off to a quiet start heading into the game, which Jeff Carter would watch from a suite, still recovering from a broken foot.
Trades aren’t won and lost based solely on what each set of players does for their new team, and they especially aren’t won based on a single head-to-head matchup. But damn if this didn’t at least feel like a statement game as to which side is currently holding the better cards. Voracek, who was criticized by his former coach upon his exit from Columbus, took advantage of the opportunity to not only prove his former coach wrong, but also put a few nails in his coffin. With the Blue Jackets now 2-11-1 after being throttled 9-2 by the Flyers, Scott Arniel might not make it out of the Wells Fargo Center with a job.
Nov 5, 2011, 6:06 PM EDT
After dropping a disappointing shootout loss to the Devils on Thursday, the Flyers get a rebound game with what has to date been one of the worst teams in the NHL. Maybe the worst. The Columbus Blue Jackets opened the season with eight straight losses and have won just twice to date. After trading the eighth overall pick and Jakub Voracek to the Flyers for Jeff Carter and signing free agent defenseman Jeff Wisniewski in the off-season, the team was expected to improve on its 81-point offering from last season. Instead, they’re bailing water over the side to keep some glimmer of hope alive.
Nov 5, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT
The Columbus Blue Jackets are in town to face the Flyers tonight, and although Jeff Carter will unfortunately not suit up, he did have some kind words upon his return to the Wells Fargo Center. Per Adam Kimelman of NHL.com, Carter had this to say:
Nov 4, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT
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Nov 4, 2011, 1:45 AM EDT
Video hightlights and analysis of Claude Giroux’s eighth goal of the season and Danny Briere’s interesting shootout goal from Thursday night’s 5-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Nov 3, 2011, 11:01 PM EDT
The Flyers fell to the New Jersey Devils 4-3 in a shootout on Thursday Night.
Nov 3, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT
The Flyers are back at it tonight in the friendly confines of the Wells Fargo Center to take on the rival Devils. The Orange and Black will try to recapture the red hot start they got off too last night in Buffalo while the W.F. Center will try to brush the dirt off its shoulders after hosting Hov and ‘Ye on Wednesday — plenty of ice in the building last night as well.
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