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Archive: February, 2013

Give Flyers' D an 'A'

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 9:33 AM
Simon Gagne made a triumphant return, Scott Hartnell set up the first two goals, and Claude Giroux had a pair of points in the Flyers’ convincing 4-1 win over Washington on Wednesday night. But this was also a night for the defense. Ilya Bryzgalov (23 saves) had his strongest game in nearly... Read more

Flyers' Ilya Bryzgalov looks to rebound vs. Capitals

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9:28 AM
After a superb start, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has faded, and the Flyers need him to rebound Wednesday against Washington at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers are 1-2 on the five-game homestand. “If you check the standings, it could be bad pretty soon if we don’t put (together) some streaks... Read more

Flyers bring back Gagne

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4:25 PM
The Flyers on Tuesday acquired LW Simon Gagne from Los Angeles for a conditional fourth-round draft pick, previously owned by Phoenix. It will turn into a third-round pick if the Flyers make the playoffs. Gagne, who will turn 33 in three days and has a $3.5 million cap hit (pro-rated), will be in... Read more

Voracek honored by NHL; Mez update

Monday, February 25, 2013, 12:47 PM
Flyers winger Jake Voracek was named the NHL's first star of the week, the league announced on Monday. In four games, the 23-year-old Voracek had 11 points, including his first career hat trick in a 6-5 win over Pittsburgh. Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos was the second star, and Ottawa goalie Ben... Read more

Timonen: 'Dark moments' for Flyers

Monday, February 25, 2013, 11:15 PM
Scott Hartnell sounded perplexed. “When we play like we did in the last 10 minutes I don’t think there is a team in the league that can play with us,” the Flyers’ left winger said after his team’s 4-2 loss to visiting Toronto on Monday night. “We were skating. We... Read more

Flyers aim for .500 vs. JVR, Leafs

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 3:19 PM
For the Flyers, there were two surprises Saturday. For one, left winger Scott Hartnell returned ahead of schedule. For another, the Flyers won even though they trailed heading into the final period. They rallied past Winnipeg, 5-3, at the Wells Fargo Center. (See story.) They had been 0-10 when... Read more

Hartnell returning today vs. Jets

Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11:41 AM
So much for the validity of GM Paul Holmgren's injury updates. The Flyers announced that LW Scott Hartnell would return to the lineup Saturday afternoon against Winnipeg. On Thursday, Holmgren said Hartnell was five to seven days away from returning. Then the Flyers were embarrassed by lowly Florida... Read more

Flyers' curse of top-line LW

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 11:17 PM
The Flyers can’t seem to keep their top-line left winger healthy. All-star Scott Hartnell has played just three games this season because of a broken foot. Earlier this season, Wayne Simmonds suffered a concussion while playing on the first unit. And now, just as Matt Read had started to assert... Read more

Flyers' Read sidelined for 6 weeks

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:41 PM
The Flyers continue to be stung by injuries to key players. Top-line winger Matt Read, who entering Thursday led the Flyers with seven goals, will miss six weeks with a muscle tear in his ribs, the club announced before Thursday’s game against Florida. Read suffered the injury late in the first... Read more

Voracek blossoming for Flyers

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 2:06 AM
PITTSBURGH – Jake Voracek is coming of age. The speedy 23-year-old winger has seven points in the two games since he has moved to the Flyers’ top line with Claude Giroux as his center. Voracek had his first career hat trick, including the game-winning goal with 1:31 left, in the Flyers’... Read more
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