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Archive: May, 2012

Can lost Flyers find desperation level?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 12:28 AM
While walking through the Deptford Mall on Monday, a strange announcement was heard over the public-address system: Attention, shoppers. We have a lost group of 20 bearded young men and they say they don’t know how they got here. The boys call themselves “Flyers,” and they seem... Read more

Minus Giroux, will others step up?

Monday, May 7, 2012, 5:29 PM
For the last three games, the Flyers have had no sustained forecheck, no emotion, no answers in their Eastern Conference semifinals against the surging New Jersey Devils. And, now, as they try to stave off elimination in Game 5 on Tuesday, they have no Claude Giroux, the star center who leads the... Read more

Flyers playing 'almost scared'

Monday, May 7, 2012, 2:13 AM
NEWARK, N.J. — The biggest indictment on the Flyers' embarrassing 4-2 loss in New Jersey Sunday night wasn't that they blew a 2-0 lead, wasn't that they had 15 more giveaways than the Devils, wasn't that they were outscored, 2-0, in even-strength situations. It was this: the Flyers went 16 minutes... Read more

Couturier likely to play Game 4

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 10:51 AM
Update: Sean Couturier has made a quick recovery from a leg injury and is expected to play in New Jersey on Sunday night. The rookie center took part in the morning skate. Officially, the Flyers say he will be a game-time decision. Defenseman Andrej Meszaros has been ruled out for tonight. Rinaldo... Read more

Mez looks ready; Couturier misses practice

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 12:24 PM
Based on Saturday's practice in Voorhees, it appears defenseman Andrej Meszaros will return to the lineup Sunday night in New Jersey, and that center Sean Couturier will sit out the game. Meszaros was paired with Andreas Lilja for most of Saturday's practice; he sometimes was with Erik Gustafsson... Read more

Kovy: 'Ready to go' vs. Flyers

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 11:06 AM
NEWARK, N.J. _ New Jersey star right winger Ilya Kovalchuk took part in his team's morning skate on Thursday and it appears he will play tonight against the Flyers. The 29-year-old Russian missed Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers with a lower-back injury. Kovalchuk, who scored 37 goals in the regular... Read more

Hartnell takes blame for 1st-line struggles; Bryz the....astronaut?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 2:30 PM
The Flyers need their top line to get untracked if they are going to win their second-round series against the dangerous New Jersey Devils. On Tuesday, as the Devils tied the series at one win apiece with a 4-1 victory, the unit of Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Jaromir Jagr was stifled by a line... Read more

Video: Sam Carchidi on the Flyers' Game 2 loss to the New Jersey Devils

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 1:42 AM
The Flyers fell to the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, in Game 2 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal series at the Wells Fargo Center. The series is now even at one game apiece. Flyers players address the media, and The Inquirer's Sam Carchidi offers his take on what he saw Tuesday night... Read more

Flyers react to Kovy injury

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 11:19 AM
The Flyers seemed unfazed by the news that New Jersey winger Ilya Kovalchuk would miss Tuesday's game, saying it would not affect the way they play in Game 2 at the Wells Fargo Center. Kovalchuk, who scored 37 regular-season goals, is out with what has been reported as a back or groin injury. "For... Read more
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