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Archive: December, 2008

Timonen, Hartnell hurt in Flyers' ugly start of trip

Saturday, December 27, 2008, 1:32 AM
CHICAGO _ This is NOT how the Flyers' envisioned starting their 12-day, six-city road trip last night. They dropped a 5-1 decision to the streaking Chicago Blackhawks and, in the process, suffered injuries to two key players _ defenseman Kimmo Timonen and winger Scoitt Hartnell. Timonen, the Flyers'... Read more

Carter line sizzling; Flyers get a B-plus

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 11:54 PM
Jeff Carter's line is the hottest in the NHL. Carter and wingers Scott Hartnell and Joffrey Lupul have scored eight of the Flyers' nine goals in the club's last two games. During that span, the trio has accounted for 17 points. In today's 3-2 shoot-out loss in New Jersey, Carter scored his 25th goal... Read more

Niittymaki "stood on his head"

Saturday, December 20, 2008, 6:03 PM
In isn't every day that a goalie can be declared the difference in a 7-1 win. Today, however, was one of those games. The Flyers were badly outplayed for two periods, but Antero Niittymaki was Parent-like as he made 39 saves and carried the club to the win. After two periods, the Flyers held a 3-0... Read more

Flyers in rare romp; Richards another Clarke?

Saturday, December 13, 2008, 5:38 PM
It took 16 homes games, but the Flyers finally found a way to allow their fans to relax in the third period. They scored four power-play goals _ equaling their most since last March against the Islanders _ and coasted past the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3, before a sellout crowd today at the Wachovia... Read more

Is Flyers' historic win a sign something special is unfolding?

Thursday, December 11, 2008, 11:41 PM
Less than two weeks ago, Scott Hartnell was known as the player who foolishly threw his glove at Tampa Bay's Ryan Malone as he skated in on a breakaway in the closing seconds. Tonight, he was known as the player who sparked the greatest late-game comeback in the Flyers' 41-year history. Hartnell's... Read more

For Flyers, the trend continues

Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 11:13 PM
By the time the playoffs roll around, the Flyers should be pretty adept at playing in pressure-filled games. The reason? They seem to play a one-goal games every time they skate onto the Wachovia Center ice. If any game looked like it might be a breather on the schedule for the Flyers, it was tonight's... Read more

Gagne, Timonen updates

Saturday, December 6, 2008, 1:42 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. _ Simon Gagne went through the morning skate, said his condition was improving and planned to play in Saturday night’s game against the host Carolina Hurricanes. The Flyers’ left winger missed the last half of Thursday’s 3-2 loss to New Jersey because of dehydration... Read more

Flyers rushing injured players back too soon?

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 5:30 AM
The Flyers said yesterday that high-scoing center Danny Briere will miss four or five weeks because of a "significant" groin strain. They also said the injury had nothing to do with rushing him back to action. Maybe. But something sure looks fishy. Earlier this season, Briere had abdominal... Read more

Briere 'probable;' Cote vs. Downie?

Monday, December 1, 2008, 5:12 PM
When they play host to Rick Tocchet-coached Tampa Bay Tuesday, the Flyers could have their top 12 forwards together for the first time since early November. Danny Briere, who has missed the last nine games with a groin injury, says he is "probable" to return to the lineup, and left... Read more
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