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Archive: March, 2009

Flyers sign JVR, their No. 1 pick in 2007

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 9:47 PM
The Flyers finally signed James van Riemsdyk today, and the left winger could play for their AHL affiiliate, the Phantoms, tonight. Van Riemsdyck, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 draft, played two seasons at the University of New Hampshire. More details to come. * * * * * * TORONTO _ Realistically... Read more

Carcillo demoted to 4th line

Monday, March 30, 2009, 1:19 AM
The early returns on the Daniel Carcillo-Scottie Upshall trade are not good. Far from it. Carcillo's acquisition freed cap space so the Flyers wouldn't have to yo-yo rookie sensation Claude Giroux to the minors. That's been the best part about the deal. Carcillo has three assists and no goals in... Read more

Flyers survive, maintain lead in race for No. 4 seed

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 11:02 PM
UNIONDALE, N.Y. _ Outplayed for two periods, the Flyers rallied and avoided what could have been a disastrous loss Saturday night. They outlasted the New York Islanders in a shoot-out, 4-3, and maintained their slim lead in the race for the No. 4 seed in the East. A loss would have put the Flyers... Read more

Flyers' magic number still at 8

Thursday, March 26, 2009, 11:06 PM
The Flyers played well enough to win Thursday, but ran into a hot goalie and dropped a 4-2 decision to Florida at the Wachovia Center. For all intents and purposes, the loss almost assures that the Flyers won't catch Atlantic Division-leading New Jersey, which has a seven-point lead over Philadelphia... Read more

Flyers need Mets-like collapse from Devils; Biron to face Florida; prospect signed

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 8:48 PM
The Flyers' chances of overtaking the Atlantic-Division leading New Jersey Devils? Very slim _ unless the Devils resemble the New York Mets and fold down the stretch. The Flyers trail the Devils by seven points, but John Stevens' team has a game in hand. If the Flyers go 8-2 the rest of the way... Read more

Flyers' win may be season's best

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 9:27 PM
The Flyers' 3-1 win in Pittsburgh today was arguably their most impressive victory of the season. For several reasons: ** It was registered in a hostile environment against a team that was 10-0-2 in its previous 12 games. ** It moved the fourth-seeded Flyers two points ahead of the Penguins _ and... Read more

Flyers-Penguins: Rivalry intensifying

Saturday, March 21, 2009, 5:49 PM
PITTSBURGH _ Sunday afternoon, at the Igloo in Pittsburgh, the Flyers and Penguins will meet in a nationally televised showdown for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. It’s good to see a percolating Philadelphia-Pittsburgh rivalry. It reminds me of when the Phillies’ biggest rival was... Read more

Flyers switching all 4 lines

Thursday, March 19, 2009, 6:02 PM
Flyers coach John Stevens made changes on all four lines during practice Thursday in Voorhees, a move he hopes will pay dividends Friday in Buffalo, where they will face the desperate Sabres . The changes were made to get Danny Briere more involved in the offense and to create more balance among the... Read more

Red Wings' shooting gallery too much for Flyers

Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 1:09 AM
DETROIT _ Captain Mike Richards said he thought the Flyers played a good game last night. Actually, goalie Marty Biron played a GREAT game, but most of his teammates allowed the Red Wings to skate around them as Detroit scored a 3-2 comeback win at the reverberating Joe Louis Arena. The final score... Read more

Coburn in, Jones out; Flyers try to end Detroit streak

Monday, March 16, 2009, 5:29 PM
Braydon Coburn is in, Randy Jones is out. That’s the good news/bad news scenario for the Flyers’ defensemen. After reviewing the video today, the NHL did not suspend Coburn, who had claimed his high-sticking violation of the Rangers’ Nik Antroprov Sunday was in self-defense. But Jones... Read more
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