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Archive: March, 2009

For Flyers, a disturbing trend

Sunday, March 15, 2009, 6:26 PM
Sean Avery scored two goals today to trigger the New York Rangers' 4-1 win over the Flyers at electric Madison Square Garden. It was his first two-goal game in nearly a year, and both scores were on the power play. The Rangers were 3 for 9 on the power play, while the Flyers were 1 for 6. The Flyers... Read more

Oh!-vechkin too much for Flyers

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 11:20 PM
For the Flyers, the difference between a win and a loss tonight came down to special teams. And a costly turnover. And Alex Ovechkin. Make that Oh!-vechkin. The reigning MVP had a goal, an assist and 12 shots _ eight on goal _ as the Washington Capitals defeated the Flyers, 2-1, in a game that... Read more

Briere returning as Stevens aims for milestone

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 4:11 PM
It looks as if forward Danny Briere will be in the lineup Thursday as John Stevens tries to reach a coaching milestone. Stevens will be trying to win his 100th career game wen the Flyers host Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. About 450 tickets remain. After today's practice in Voorhees,... Read more

Goalie battle: Biron's turn at the controls; Lupul hot, Carter struggling

Sunday, March 8, 2009, 12:59 PM
For several weeks, Marty Biron and Antero Niittymaki have been in a friendly battle for the Flyers' No. 1 goalie spot. And every time it looks like Niittymaki is about to emerge as the team's go-to guy, he comes out flat. (See Thursday's four-goal first period against Calgary.) That's opened things... Read more

Briere OK; may play Tues.

Friday, March 6, 2009, 4:36 PM
Danny Briere’s latest groin injury, suffered in Thursday’s 5-1 loss to Calgary, is not as severe as first feared. The Flyers’ center was examined by Dr. William Meyers today and, according to Briere, could play as early as Tuesday against visiting Buffalo. When he met with reporters... Read more

Briere injured again; season in jeopardy?

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 11:33 PM
Poor Danny Briere. The Flyers' center had a dynamic playoff last year and hoped to carry the momentum into this season. But his season has had more missed games than goals, more aggravation than exaltation. Tonight, in the Flyers' ugly 5-1 loss to impressive Calgary, Briere left the game late in... Read more

Flyers making push for Morris

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 2:42 PM
I'm att he Skate Zone in Voorhees, trade headquarters, where Flyers general manager will meet with the media shortly. With a little less than a half hour until the trade dealine ends, the Flyers are still pursuing Phoenix defenseman Derek Morris. Morris, 30, makes $3.95 million and can be an unrestricted... Read more

Flyers' deal: Return of Broad Street Bullies?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 10:35 PM
While many of the Eastern Conference contenders got better today, the Flyers took a step backward. All because they were backed into a corner by their lack of cap space. So they traded energetic winger Scottie Upshall to Phoenix for tough-guy winger Dan Carcillo, the NHL’s leader with 174... Read more

Upshall dealt; defenseman acquired

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 3:29 PM
The Flyers today dealt winger Scottie Upshall and No. 2 draft pick to Phoenix for hard-nosed winger Dan Carcillo. The Flyers traded speed for toughness. Carcillo, a 5-11, 202-pounder, has league-high 174 penalty minutes and is known for his tenacity. A short time later, the Flyers acquired defenseman... Read more

Flyers trading Biron?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 2:43 PM
With about 24 hours left in the NHL's trading deadline, there are a lot of rumors floating around. One of them has the Flyers sending goalie Marty Biron to Phoenix to free some cap space for John Stevens' team to make other moves. Phoenix would then send Biron to another team _ perhaps Buffalo, Biron's... Read more
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