93 games came and went last year in the Philadelphia Flyers season.
And the Flyers were incapable of shutting out their opponent in all 93.
Enter goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in Newark, NJ on Saturday night. The biggest signing in the Flyers offseason stopped all 20 shots he saw as the Flyers won 3-0. The win moved Philadelphia to 2-0-0 and continued to impress with their offseason changes.
The Philadelphia Flyers won their third consecutive preseason game on Thursday night by defeating the New Jersey Devils by a score of 2-1. The game was sloppier than Monday night’s battle with the Rangers but a third period goal by Jaromir Jagr allowed the Flyers to walk away with the victory.
On Monday, September 19th, the Toronto Maple Leafs will take to the ice for the first time in five months. The pre season opener will see the Leafs hosting the Ottawa Senators at the Air Canada Centre. Regardless of the result that night, Leaf fans will finally have that hockey itch scratched. With the summer of longing ending, it is being repeatedly said that if Reimer can continue his strong play, and if the second line plays as well as last season than the Leafs will reach the playoffs. As stated before, I believe the Leafs will end their playoff drought this season, and although the fans are right about Reimer and the second line, the key to the season is whether the special teams can...
Since the trade of Mike Richards, it has largely been assumed that Claude Giroux’s job next season is going to be to fill the void left by the former captain. In order to accurately assess this statement one needs to analyze both players and look deeper than just the normal statistical categories of goals, assists, and points. By analyzing the context of each players scoring last season it will become more clear as to whether or not it will be up to Giroux to replace Richards.
The Philadelphia Flyers forever changed the face of their franchise on June 23rd by trading away the two cornerstones of their post-lockout organization, captain Mike Richards and leading goal scorer Jeff Carter. In the process of trading away the two young veterans, the organization opened up a spot for a more prospective future to emerge. Headlined by Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk, the new group brings with it a refreshing sense of excitement about the possibilities of the future. Packaged with that excitement is an undeniable anxiety about the amount of points going out the door with Carter and Richards. Now that Ville Leino has also left the team, it has become ...