Sunday, August 2, 2015

'Bob' may get SuperSkills nod

BUFFALO _ Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky could be one of 12 rookies selected Tuesday to play in the NHL’s SuperSkills all-star competition on Jan. 29. Bobrovsky is 15-6-3 with a 2.57 GAA and .915 save percentage. Chicago’s Corey Crawford (14-8-1, 2.23, .917) and Nashville’s Anders Lindback (10-3-2, 2.36, .922) are also having outstanding rookie seasons. Entering Monday, San Jose’s Logan Couture (19 goals) and Carolina’s Jeff Skinner (32 points) were the top two rookie forwards. In addition to the rookie stars, 36 all-stars will be chosen by NHL executives on Tuesday. They will join the six players already selected by fans: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury of Pittsburgh, and Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith of Chicago. Once the selection of the 42 All-Star players is completed, the players themselves will decide which two All-Stars will become team captains and the four alternate captains. On Monday, Flyers center Danny Briere, who is expected to be named to the all-star team, said Crosby and Toews should be named captains. The captains will select the two teams by choosing players one at a time, alternating picks. The game will be played Jan. 30 in Raleigh, N.C. * * * * Thanks to Boston’s stunning late rally in Pittsburgh on Monday night, the Flyers are still one point ahead of the Penguins in the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division. The Flyers have three games in hand on the Pens. Trailing 2-0, Boston scored four goals in the final 3:23 to jolt the Penguins, 4-2. Pittsburgh is 0-2-1 since Crosby was sidelined with a concussion. * * * *

'Bob' may get SuperSkills nod

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      BUFFALO _ Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky could be one of 12 rookies selected Tuesday to play in the NHL’s SuperSkills all-star competition on Jan. 29.
     Bobrovsky is 15-6-3 with a 2.57 GAA and .915 save percentage.
     Chicago’s Corey Crawford (14-8-1, 2.23, .917) and Nashville’s Anders Lindback (10-3-2, 2.36, .922) are also having outstanding rookie seasons.
     Entering Monday, San Jose’s Logan Couture (19 goals) and Carolina’s Jeff Skinner (32 points) were the top two rookie forwards.
     In addition to the rookie stars, 36 all-stars will be chosen by NHL executives on Tuesday. They will join the six players already selected by fans: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury of Pittsburgh, and Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith of Chicago.
     Once the selection of the 42 All-Star players is completed, the players themselves will decide which two All-Stars will become team captains and the four alternate captains.
     On Monday, Flyers center Danny Briere, who is expected to be named to the all-star team, said Crosby and Toews should be named captains.
     The captains will select the two teams by choosing players one at a time, alternating picks.
    The game will be played Jan. 30 in Raleigh, N.C.
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     Thanks to Boston’s stunning late rally in Pittsburgh on Monday night, the Flyers are still one point ahead of the Penguins in the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division.
    The Flyers have three games in hand on the Pens.
    Trailing 2-0, Boston scored four goals in the final 3:23 to jolt the Penguins, 4-2.
Pittsburgh is 0-2-1 since Crosby was sidelined with a concussion.

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