Archive: April, 2011
Chris Pronger will make the trip with the Flyers to Buffalo this afternoon in advance of tomorrow's Games 3.
Pronger, who has not yet played in the series, did not take part in the optional skate this morning at the Skate Zone.
Also, Andreas Nodl is listed as day to day with an upper body injury.
The official scoresheet nearly spilled onto a second page.
The numbers were flat out ridiculous: 6 goals, 6 penalties, 1 goaltender, 1 fight ... all before Game 2 was less than 14 minutes old.
Few numbers, though, were more mind-numbing that the Flyers’ power play. Buffalo took 8 different minor penalties through the first period and a half - and the Flyers seemed so disinterested in the man-advantage that at one point, they were better off declining and taking their chances at even strength.
Video: Sam Donnellon and Frank Seravalli of the Daily News recap the Flyers' Game 1 loss to the Sabres on Thursday night.
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The day has finally arrived.
To get you set for tonight’s puck drop against Buffalo at the Wells Fargo Center in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, we’ve put all of the relevant links in our playoff preview here:
(click to read each story)
-Position by position scouting report of both teams
-Chris Pronger will miss Game 1
-Claude Giroux’s skills make him a target
-Sam Donnellon: No excuses for Flyers this year
-Rich Hofmann: Flyers’ edge in playoffs should be balance
-Rich Hofmann: Flyers can beat Buffalo without Pronger
-Rich Hofmann: Flyers blueprint: wearing out Sabres defense
-Putting Lindy Ruff’s longevity as Buffalo coach in perspective
-A look at Ville Leino both on and off the ice
-The Flyers’ goaltending situation may not be all that different than Buffalo
-Traveler Meszaros focused on Flyers’ road to Stanley Cup
-Daily News’ Flyers vs. Buffalo series picks
-Daily News’ first round playoff predictions
THIS MORNING, Flyers forward Ian Laperriere and alumni Bob Kelly, Bernie Parent, Derian Hatcher and Joe Watson rung the opening bell at NASDAQ in New York City. They also dropped a ceremonial puck to signify the opening of the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight. Video of their visit was broadcast live outside in Times Square, a mere 8 blocks from Madison Square Garden.
Stop the presses.
Join Daily News assistant sports editor Chuck Bausman for a live chat about the Flyers' Stanley Cup playoff series against the Buffalo Sabres as part of the Hot Button, today at 1 p.m.
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UPDATE 2: Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger says he is "very" confident that he will play in the first-round playoff series against Buffalo.
Asked whether he would be ready for Game 1, he said, "I guess you will have to wait and see."
He wouldn't go into much detail, but he skated today with Ian Laperriere with a stick in his hand. He did not shoot a puck and has not shot a puck in two weeks.
In the NHL, there is no salary cap in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Teams are free to re-call and use any player they may have stashed in the minor leagues during the regular season, possibly due to salary cap restraints, if they can successfully drag him through re-entry waivers.
And that’s what the Flyers are attempting to do on Tuesday.
Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has a new look coming for the playoffs.
The team provided photos of his new mask, with Rocky Balboa on one side to represent the fighting spirit of Philadelphia and Sideshow Bob on the other for the Russian rookie's nickname.
The mask has two Flyers logos and the word "Bobs" across the front.