Link Checks 1/11/2012
After an upsetting 6-4 loss in Ottawa on Sunday (TCL Flyers), the Flyers looked to bounce back in Carolina last night. Doing exactly what they wanted to, the Flyers took down the Carolina Hurricanes, and gave Laviolette his 100th win behind the Flyers' bench (TCL Flyers).
A huge plus for the game was how well the Flyers' rookies played once again (Fanadelphia). The one who's really starting to get his game together and living up to his title of one of the most anticipated rookies is Brayden Schenn (TCL Flyers).
They will definitely want to carry the momentum from that hard-fought game into Thursday's game, when they will be on Long Island to take on the New York Islanders. Judging from his outstanding performance in net last night (TCL Flyers), he must get the start on Thursday.
They did practice in New York today at the Islanders' stadium, in preparation for the game (Wayne Fish tweet).
Heading over to Paul Holmgren's department, the Flyers swapped Matt Walker to Adirondack today in exchange for Erik Gustafsson (TCL Flyers tweet).
It was a busy night around the rest of the Atlantic Division, as the other 4 teams were also in action.
The division leading Rangers continued their winning ways, this time outlasting the Coyotes in the shootout (NHL.com). They maintained their 4-point lead ahead of Philadelphia in the standings.
Going into last night, the Penguins hoped to tie the Devils in points, but were unable to. They lost by a huge margin versus Ottawa, with a final score of 5-1 (NHL.com).
The Devils also lost by a big deficit. They were in Calgary, where the Flames made their home-town happy, winning 6-3 (NHL.com).
Perhaps the most surprising win of the entire night in the NHL came from the Islanders, as they took down sixth place Detroit, winning by a dominating score of 5-1 (TCL Islanders).
FLYERS NEXT THREE OPPONENTS
@ NYI Thursday 1/12
@ NSH Saturday 1/14
vs MIN Tuesday 1/17