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Archive: January, 2013

Briere joins Giroux's line

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
In his latest effort to generate offense from his sputtering team, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette on Thursday stuck Danny Briere on the left wing of his buddy Claude Giroux’s line. Wayne Simmonds remains on the right wing. Laviolette used the combination late in the 2-1 loss at the Rangers on... Read more

Laviolette moves Briere to Flyers' top line

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Hoping to awaken his team's sleepy offense, Flyers coach Peter Laviolette juggled his lines during practice Thursday in Voorhees, moving Danny Briere to the top unit to replace Matt Read. Briere played left wing on a line with center Claude Giroux and right wing Wayne Simmonds. Giroux and Briere... Read more

Giroux, Flyers try to snap out of funk

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
The new captain, Claude Giroux, is in a rut. The smooth-skating center has no goals and just two points over his last five games, and he has seemed out of sync recently. Not too coincidentally, the Flyers are off to a 2-5 start. Someone asked coached Peter Laviolette Thursday if the Flyers’... Read more

NHL Week 3 Power Rankings: Flyers fall to No. 17

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
As another week of hockey goes by, it’s clear that this season is shaping up to be a weird one. There are some teams that are notorious for being bad -- the Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders come to mind -- who are winning games and are at the top of their respective divisions. There are... Read more

Lineup changes as Flyers face Rangers

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
NEW YORK _ The Flyers, coming off a 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay, will be making a few lineup changes Tuesday night against the New York Rangers. Defenseman Andreas Lilja will make his season debut, Ilya Bryzglaov will be back in the nets, and it appears that winger Zac Rinaldo _ who has missed the last... Read more

Bryzgalov hot, Flyers not

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
NEW YORK - Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is playing like an all-star, like the Vezina runnerup who carried the Phoenix Coyotes a few years ago. Yet, the Flyers have wasted his strong start. They are 2-5 because their offense is, well, offensive. The Flyers have scored a total of five goals in their... Read more

Rinaldo back; McGinn likely out

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
NEW YORK -- It appears that rookie Tye McGinn’s impressive run in the Flyers’ lineup may be coming to an end on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. McGinn, who netted his first NHL goal and assist on Saturday in Florida, could be swapped out for Zac Rinaldo against the Rangers. McGinn... Read more

Snider touched by award, furious with special teams

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Sitting on the dais with other award winners Monday at the 109th annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s banquet in Cherry Hill, Flyers founder Ed Snider dabbed at his eyes as he listened Virlen Reyes’ heartfelt words. Reyes, now a West Chester University ice hockey player, talked... Read more

Flyers: From best to worst

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
TAMPA, Fla. _ From their best game of the season to their worst _ in less than 24 hours. That describes the Flyers' strange weekend in Florida, where they dominated the Panthers on Saturday, 7-1, and then were embarrassed by Tampa Bay on Sunday, 5-1. The Flyers’ power play was 2 for 7 Saturday... Read more

Flyers' penalty breakdown

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
TAMPA, Fla. -- As we pointed out in Monday's Daily News, the Flyers have finished either 29th or 30th in minor penalties in four of the seven seasons played since the 2004-05 NHL lockout. The Flyers lead the league already again this year, by a wide margin. They also lead the league in penalties in... Read more
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