Thursday, July 2, 2015

Flyers survive for 1,700th win

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.

Flyers survive for 1,700th win

0 comments

  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, behind only Montreal.

    James van Riemsdyk scored for the second straight night and added six hits as the Flyers opened a seven-point lead over Tampa Bay in the East. That's their biggest conference lead this season.

Who has a better chance of winning a championship this year?
The Flyers
 
  183 (32.1%)
The Phillies
 
  387 (67.9%)
Total votes = 570

   Coach Peter Laviolette was just happy the Flyers survived a late Panthers rally, securing the win on Danny Briere's empty-net goal.

    "We came off a game where emotions were high," he said, referring to Tuesday's 4-3 shoot-out win in Tampa. "....We got the win tonight and we'll take the points and get ready for the next game" Friday in Carolina, where Rod Brind'Amour will have his jersey retired.

    Breakaways. The Flyers are an impressive 8-2-2 in the second night of back-to-back games....Nodl scored his 10th goal _ and first in 19 games. The Flyers now have 10 double-figure goal scorers, including Kris Versteeg......Briere had three points....The Flyers (38-14-5) now have 81 points, the thid-highest 57-game total in franchise history.

* * *

    For constant Flyers updates, follow Sam Carchidi on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BroadStBull.    


  * * *

    Get exclusive videos and analysis in our new app for iPhone and Android. Download it here.

 


Inquirer Staff Writer
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Broad Street Bull is your place for the latest updates, trade rumors, and everything connected to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Sam Carchidi Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter