Is Bob the guy?
That’s been the question all year in Philadelphia. After last night’s amazing/crushing/thrilling/frustrating (you name it) game against the Capitals, I have some serious questions about the Flyers goaltending situation.
Bob has played very well this year. For a rookie goaltender, Bob has gone far and above any kind of expectations this fan base could have had for him. In Bob’s first 14 starts, he amassed an amazing record of 11-2-1 with a .934 save % and a goals against average of 2 (GAA). In that time, Bob faced 426 shots and only allowed 28 goals. He moved like a cat and had impeccable form. Bob was capable of locating the puck at all times and looked yo...
Tuesday night's game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals was a game watched closely by all hockey fans. It was a battle between two of the league's elite, the first and the second seed in the east. The outcome of the game could not bump the Flyers down to second, but with a playoff-like atmosphere surrounding the game, it was obvious why the Flyers wanted to win it.
Unfortunately for the Flyers, the story of the first period was a hot Neuvirth and a very cold Bobrovsky.
Just about halfway into the first period Nicklas Backstrom beat Sergei Bobrovsky five-hole. It was an absolutely terrible goal to give up. It was just flat out ugly. It started with a bad clear...
Teams and fans across the NHL are getting themselves prepared for the playoffs. Tuesday night’s match-up between the Capitals and Flyers should provide some playoff-like fireworks. Washington has won 10 of their last 11 games, with their lone loss coming at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings. Meanwhile, the Flyers have gone 4-4-2 in their last ten contests. Philadelphia leads the second place Capitals by two games in the Eastern Conference standings, with two games in hand.
Scouting the Opponent
In the aforementioned 11 game stretch for the Capitals, they’ve scored three goals per game while allowing just over 1.5 goals per game. They are one of, if not the hottest teams in ...
The Philadelphia Flyers ended the week of March 13th on a strong note by defeating the Dallas Stars 3-2 in a shoot out. The win was the Flyers 44th of the season and gave them enough points to qualify for the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Last week’s Recap:
The Flyers went 2-0-1 in the week of March 13th and are 4-0-2 in their last 6 games. Each game was decided by a single goal and 2 of the 3 games went to a shoot out.
The Flyers power play dropped drastically in the week of March 13th. The Flyers went 0-for-7 on the man advantage after going 4-for-9 in the week of March 7th.
The penalty kill unit was unbeatable. The Flyers did not allow a single power play goal against this ...
Welcome to this week’s edition of Flyers: In Case You Missed It. In this column, we’ll briefly recap the Flyers games from the past week, as well as report on any current team news.
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Tuesday, March 15th – Flyers 3, Panthers 2
After a gut-wrenching loss to the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday, the Flyers were looking to bounce back in their game against Florida, and did so with a win over the Panthers. Scott Hartnell got the all-important first goal of the game for the Flyers, scoring just about five minutes into the first period. Jeff Carter scored the additional two goals in the second period. Brian Boucher was solid in net, making 20 out of 22 saves and ke...
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Last season, it took 82 games for the Flyers to clinch a playoff spot. This season, it only took them 71, as they beat the Dallas Stars in a shootout on Saturday night. Ville Leino scored the game-winning goal in the 6th round of the shootout, with the other Flyers goals coming from Jeff Carter (33) and Mike Richards (20).
Kari Lehtonen, who entered tonight’s game with a 0-10-1 record against the Flyers, was pretty strong between the pipes. Unfortunately for the Stars, Sergei Bobrovsky was even stronger. Both goalies saved 28 of 30 shots, but Bobrovsky stood tall all the way through until the end, robbing Brandon Segal in the 6th round of the shootout after L...
With just 12 games remaining in the regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers are facing an ideal situation; Win, and they’re in.
On Saturday night, the Flyers will take their first shot at wrapping up a playoff berth in Dallas against the Stars. After falling to the Thrashers in a shootout on Thursday night, the team will look to end their three-game road stretch on a high note before coming home to host some of the Eastern Conference’s best teams. Next week, the Flyers will take the ice at Wells Fargo Center against the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Scouting the Opponent
Dallas is coming off one of their most impressive wins of the season on Thursday night...
The Philadelphia Flyers entered the game in Atlanta tonight looking for the same start they had against the Thrashers five days ago when they held a three to nothing lead heading into the third.
Tonight they did not get quite the start they were looking for as it was the Thrasher who would strike first just under seven minutes into the game when Tim Stapleton snapped a wrist shot past Brian Boucher.
This would be a goal that Boucher would like to have back, he did not challenge he stayed with the post and went to his famous one knee genuflect and the puck beat him under his right pad to give the Thrashers the 1-0 lead.
The Thrashers lead would not last long, just 2:21 after the...
The Philadelphia Flyers head to Atlanta to take on the Thrashers for the second time in five days tonight at Philips Arena at 7:00 pm EST.
The Flyers will look to put forth a full sixty minute tonight and not try to repeat last weeks performance.
Since these two teams met last, Atlanta has suffered a loss to the NJ Devils in a game where the Thrashers jumped out to a two nothing lead and saw the Devils score four unanswered goals for the 4-2 win.
The Flyers took the first game of their current road trip, a 3-2 win against the Florida Panthers.
This is the third of four meetings between these two teams this season. They split the first two matchups with the Thrashers ...
Jeff Carter’s stay in Philadelphia has been rather tumultuous.
Prior to signing an 11-year, $58-million contract extension in November, Carter was the focus of every trade rumor surrounding the Flyers. Heated debates frequently occurred last season amongst fans over a rumor that Carter could potentially be dealt to Florida for Panther net minder Tomas Vokoun. When Simon Gagne was dealt this past summer to the Tampa Bay Lightning, a portion of Flyers fans were out-raged that Gagne was dealt instead of Carter.
In addition to trade bait, Carter has always been rumored to enjoy an adult beverage every once in a while. This assumed affinity for partying has caused some individuals to ...