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Archive: December, 2009

Found: A heart

Thursday, December 17, 2009, 11:52 PM
Maybe the Flyers went to the Wizard and located a heart since Tuesday night. Or maybe they were just more refreshed because they weren't playing on consecutive nights, like they did on Tuesday. Or perhaps they're just getting used to new coach Peter Laviolette's system. Whatever the reason, the... Read more

Richards: Flyers lacking heart; Hartnell Pitt. fans' target

Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 11:14 PM
One night after they scored an impressive win in Boston, the Flyers were listless in Tuesday's 6-1 loss in Pittsburgh. "It's big-time frustrating," captain Mike Richards said. "We come in here and say all the right words, and then we go out and don’t execute and kind of have... Read more

Flyers hope win is turning point; Leighton claimed

Monday, December 14, 2009, 11:12 PM
BOSTON _ Maybe it was just a fluke. Maybe the Flyers will return to their bad habits Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Or maybe, just maybe, they will look back at Monday night's 3-1 win in Boston as a turning point to their topsy-turvy season. The Flyers put together their best all-around effort in Peter... Read more

Free advice for Flyers

Saturday, December 12, 2009, 6:28 PM
First things first: The Flyers looked pathetic in the first period Saturday en route to a 4-1 loss in New Jersey. Afterward, new coach Peter Laviolette ripped the team's lack of desire on the boards and their curious absence of energy _ after he had given them off on Friday "just so we'd have... Read more

Trade winds following Flyers

Friday, December 11, 2009, 1:12 AM
Sixteen scouts were at the Wachovia Center to watch Ottawa outlast the fading Flyers, 2-0, on Thursday night. That's a stunningly high number of scouts, and, with Flyers starting goalie Ray Emery sidelined for at least six weeks, speculation is running rampant that the club is interested in a goaltender... Read more

Lavvy gets tough; Emery surgery a success

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 2:56 PM
Partly as punishment for the nine penalties they committed Tuesday, new Flyers coach Peter Laviolette put his players through a tough practice Wednesday that included extra skating drills. Laviolette said he wants the players to be accountable for their actions. The Flyers, coming off a 6-2 win over... Read more

'Baby steps,' says Pronger of win

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 11:35 PM
Defenseman Chris Pronger called the Flyers' 6-2 win over the visiting New York Islanders Tuesday "baby steps" and said the team needs to build on the victory. In other words, the next six games in an 11-day stretch will show us the true identity of the Flyers. During that stretch, they... Read more

Ray Emery will undergo abdominal surgery and miss six weeks.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 5:10 PM
Goalie Ray Emery will undergo abdominal surgery and miss six weeks. Johan Backlund has been recalled from the Phantoms. Emery has a 5.31 goals-against average in his last five starts. Read more

Ray Emery will undergo abdominal surgery and miss six weeks.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 5:10 PM
Goalie Ray Emery will undergo abdominal surgery and miss six weeks. Johan Backlund has been recalled from the Phantoms. Emery has a 5.31 goals-against average in his last five starts. Read more

Boucher starting; Emery's act growing thin

Monday, December 7, 2009, 12:54 PM
MONTREAL _ Backup goalie Brian Boucher will get the start Monday night in Montreal, coach Peter Laviolette said after the morning skate. Boucher said the team was anxious to get untracked in Laviolette's second game as the Flyers' coach. "We want to get a solid game under our belts and get the... Read more
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