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Archive: February, 2013

Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov dubbed 'Mr. Universe' by Apple's Siri

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov's musings about the universe are well-documented after HBO's 24/7 aired leading up to the 2012 Winter Classic. He stole the show with his thoughts on the "Humongous Big" world in which we live. But did Bryzgalov display enough expertise to be dubbed, "Mr. Universe"? According... Read more

The day they chanted JVR... JVR...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
I don’t know what kind of greeting James van Riemsdyk is going to receive tonight at the Wells Fargo Center when he arrives wearing the uniform of the Toronto Maple Leafs. My guess is that it will be respectful, at least at the start. But if you were in the same building on May 2, 2011, it... Read more

Voracek honored by NHL; Mez update

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
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

Video: Is Bryzgalov the MVP of struggling Flyers?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Who is to blame for the Flyers inconsistencies this season? CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Daily News' Frank Seravalli discuss this, Matt Read's rib injury and Ilya Bryzgalov's season. Read more

Flying Shy of .500

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Thursday night — for the fifth time this short season — the Flyers had a chance to reach the .500 mark, and once again (0-5) failed miserably trying to do so. But at least they have been consistent, allowing exactly five goals in each of those games. They are being outscored 25-10 in those... Read more

Flyers' curse of top-line LW

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 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
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