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Archive: February, 2011

Bob to face Carolina; Leino ready

Friday, February 18, 2011, 1:18 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. _ Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky will make his second straight start when the Flyers face Carolina Friday night at the RBC Center. After the morning skate here, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette was asked if he thought Bobrovsky deserved to be in the rookie-of-the-year hunt. "He should be in the... Read more

Minus Richards, Flyers fall

Friday, February 18, 2011, 11:34 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. _ Flyers coach Peter Laviolette conceded that his team seemed out of sync early in the game because captain Mike Richards was unable to play. “That was tough. We had to go back and get the lineup sheet; it happened that quickly,” Laviolette said after the Flyers’ 3-2... Read more

Classy Flyers (17, 17, 17, 17, 17) to salute Brind'Amour

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 6:53 PM
RALEIGH, N.C _ In a gesture that oozes with class, the Flyers will ALL wear No. 17 in honor of Rod Brind'Amour during pregame warmups Friday night. Brind'Amour, a former Flyer, will have his No. 17 Carolina jersey retired in a 7 p.m. pregame ceremony. The Flyers and Hurricanes will meet at 8 p.m... Read more

Flyers survive for 1,700th win

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 11:28 PM
SUNRISE, Fla. _ The Flyers were dominated in the third period, but escaped with a 4-2 win over host Florida on Wednesday, notching the franchise's 1,700th victory. The franchise is now 1,700-1167-457-75 in 3,399 games for a points percentage of .578. That's the second-highest percentage in NHL history... Read more

Versteeg likely on Richards' line; Boosh getting call

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 12:37 PM
TAMPA _ The Flyers did not do any line rushes during Tuesday’s morning skate in Tampa, but head coach Peter Laviolette hinted that newly acquired right winger Kris Versteeg would be on a unit with Mike Richards. Said Versteeg about the Flyers, “I look at their depth, and it’s like... Read more

Flyers go back to regular lines, eye Tampa

Monday, February 14, 2011, 1:58 PM
The Flyers, preparing for Tuesday's showdown against host Tampa Bay, went back to their more traditional lines during Monday's practice in Voorhees. After a one-game experiment, the lines were back to normal: * Mike Richards centering Andreas Nodl and Dan Carcillo. * Claude Giroux centering Jeff... Read more

Price for Versteeg was steep, but worth it

Monday, February 14, 2011, 9:56 PM
The price for Toronto right winger Kris Versteeg was steep _ first- and third-round picks in the 2011 draft _ but it isn't every year that one move can win you a Stanley Cup. So Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren aggressively pulled the trigger Monday and added Versteeg to an already-dynamic lineup... Read more

Video: Sam Carchidi on the Flyers' loss to the Kings

Sunday, February 13, 2011, 10:48 PM
The Inquirer's Sam Carchidi looks back on the Flyers' 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, February 13, 2011. embedGet exclusive videos and analysis in our new app for iPhone and Android. Download it here. Read more

Flyers eye revenge vs. Tampa

Sunday, February 13, 2011, 10:41 PM
The Flyers have lost all three meetings with Tampa Bay this season, making Tuesday's showdown more than just a run-of-the-mill game for the Orange and Black. It is their last chance to beat the Steven Stamkos-led Lightning in the regular season _ and send a message in case the teams meet in the Eastern... Read more

Laviolette: Stanley Cup or bust

Friday, February 11, 2011, 9:41 PM
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette let his guard down for a few minutes on Friday afternoon, uttering what most area hockey fans probably have been thinking during the team's remarkably consistent season. In an interview on 97.5 FM, Laviolette was refreshingly candid when answering co-host Tony Bruno. Bruno... Read more
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