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Archive: February, 2011

O'Donnell out 10-14 days

Monday, February 21, 2011, 1:58 PM
The Flyers' Sean O'Donnell will be out 10-14 days with a knee injury. He suffered the injury in Sunday's victory over the Rangers. Blair Betts (finger) will also not play tomorrow against Phoenix, but is possible for Thursday's game against the New York Islanders. Also, Mike Richards (sick), and... Read more

Flyers refuse to lose two straight

Monday, February 21, 2011, 9:30 AM
If there is one single thing that can be pointed out as most impressive about this year’s Flyers team – aside from their depth, passion, and consistency – it would be their hatred for losing. The Flyers take after their coach, Peter Laviolette, in that way. Thanks to Sunday’s... Read more

Flyers continue New York dominance

Sunday, February 20, 2011, 3:03 PM
NEW YORK -- It’s amazing the direction the Flyers and Rangers have gone in since last April 11. Since Brian Boucher stopped Olli Jokinen in a shootout on that magical day in game No. 82, the Flyers went to the Stanley Cup Finals and the Rangers went to the country club. And it’s continued... Read more

Richards recovering; Betts 'highly unlikely'

Saturday, February 19, 2011, 3:14 PM
NEW YORK – Even though the Flyers lost on Friday night for just the fifth time since the calendar turned to 2011, they were fortunate that most of the damage was limited to the scoreboard. They’re likely going to be without their best penalty killer, Blair Betts, for Sunday’s matinee... Read more

Leino set to return tonight

Friday, February 18, 2011, 1:01 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ville Leino will return to the Flyers' lineup tonight after missing Wednesday night's win in Florida. Leino has been suffering from a lower-body injury believed to be a groin strain, causing him to rest it for two days. Leino skated with his teammates at the morning skate at the... Read more

Video: Two sides to the Flyers

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 5:55 PM
Video: The Daily News' Frank Seravalli and Sporting News' Craig Custance chat about the Flyers' Cup chances and which goalie should be the one to lead the way. Get exclusive videos and analysis in our new app for iPhone and Android. Download it here. Read more

Flyers officially deepest team in NHL

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 9:53 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. -- One thousand, seven hundred. It’s a big number. Last night, the Flyers picked up the 1,700th win in franchise history, giving them an overall record of 1700-1167-457-75 since they began playing at an empty Spectrum in October, 1967. That’s a win percentage of .578, which... Read more

Leino scratched with lower-body injury

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 7:23 PM
SUNRISE, Fla. -- At first glance, everything seemed to be normal with Ville Leino on Tuesday night in Tampa Bay. Leino did not pick up any points but skated 15:53 in the Flyers’ shootout win over the Lightning. His movements, though, in timeouts and in between stoppages, painted an entirely... Read more

Versteeg settles in; Boucher hot

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 2:02 PM
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Kris Versteeg was nervous. He said his heart was beating fast and his mind was racing during his first few shifts as a Philadelphia Flyer last night in Tampa Bay. But as the game wore on, Versteeg settled down and seemed to fit in more with his teammates and Peter Laviolette’s... Read more

Neutral zone key tonight in Tampa

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 10:30 AM
For our analysis of the trade for Kris Versteeg, click here. TAMPA, Fla. -- Peter Laviolette is not a big believer in the term “statement game” or even the term “measuring stick,” though it has been thrown around his locker room quite a bit. With a 13-4-0 record since Jan... Read more
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