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Archive: February, 2010

Flyers show heart; Leighton (not Turco) in nets

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 3:59 PM
NEWARK, N.J _ Goalie Michael Leighton called it a "character" win. Defenseman Chris Pronger said the Flyers "showed a lot of moxie." No argument here. For the second time in as many games, the Flyers overcame a 2-0 deficit and stunned the Atlantic Division-leading New Jersey... Read more

For Flyers, a rare comeback; club wants All-Star Game, draft

Monday, February 8, 2010, 10:22 PM
For one of the few times this season, the Flyers didn’t disappear after falling behind. Trailing 2-0, the Flyers scored two goals late in the second period, then won it on Mike Richards’ power-play goal with 7:58 left as they outlasted the visiting New Jersey Devils, 3-2, at the Wachovia... Read more

Problems in Flyersville

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 2:22 PM
The news coming from Flyersville is not good: Goalie Ray Emery is hurt again. Oh, and the Flyers, trying to make up for their glaring lack of offensive depth, acquired a player who had managed just four goals and was minus-10 this season. First, Emery. Earlier this season, Emery missed about six... Read more

Flyers fire blanks (again)

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 11:47 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Flyers goalie Michael Leighton, subbing for the injured Ray Emery, deserves better. Yes, he gift-wrapped two goals Saturday that, as it turned out, gave Minnesota a 2-1 win. But Leighton is the guy who seemingly rescued the Flyers season as he went 8-0-1 with one no-decision in his... Read more

Kovy trade: Devils had depth to deal, Flyers didn't

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 7:34 PM
An NHL source tells us the Flyers were never a serious player in the sweepstakes for Atlanta superstar winger Ilya Kovalchuk, a potential unrestricted free agent after the season who was dealt to New Jersey Wednesday night. Kovalchuk, who has 31 goals, turned down two mega offers from the Thrashers... Read more

For Flyers, an offensive loss

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 12:53 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta _ The Flyers outplayed the lowly Edmonton Oilers, but suffered a crushing 1-0 defeat on a goal by Ryan Potulny with 16.1 seconds left Wednesday night. As if losing to the team with the NHL’s worst record wasn’t bad enough, the winning goal was scored by a former Flyer... Read more

Leighton gets call; Emery fine, GM says

Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 5:11 PM
Goalie Michael Leighton (remember him?) will get the start for the Flyers Wednesday night in Edmonton. Coach Peter Laviolette wrestled with the decision for most of the day before finally deciding to give Leighton his first start since Jan. 14. Ray Emery, coming off a 3-0 win in Calgary Monday, had... Read more

Emery starting vs. Calgary

Monday, February 1, 2010, 2:39 PM
Ray Emery will make his eighth straight start in goal, and newcomer Lukas Krajicek will be paired with defenseman Oskars Bartulis for Monday's game in Calgary, coach Peter Laviolette said after the morning skate. Overall, Emery has a 2.73 goals-against average, but it was 2.04 _ with a .929 save percentage... Read more

Richards reaches milestone in shutout; Krajicek impresses

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 12:37 AM
CALGARY, Alberta _ Mike Richards scored two goals _ including the 100th of his career _ and Ray Emery notched his third shutout of the season as the Flyers blanked host Calgary, 3-0, on Monday night. Emery, who made his eighth staright start, was forced to make only 18 saves because of a stellar backchecking... Read more
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