Tonight the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals meet at the Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m. Will tonight be the night one of these teams suffer their first regulation loss of the season ? You can see it happen on NHLN-US, CSN-DC, CSN-Philly.
For the first time in the franchise history, Mike Richards assisted on an overtime game-winning goal and the Philadelphia Flyers only gained a point.
Saturday night’s game was circled on every calendar in the greater Philadelphia area as soon as this year’s schedule was released. Despite the two teams’ high level of talent, the game was dominated by undisciplined penalties.
In a penalty-riddled game that felt more like a track meet, the Philadelphia Flyers improved to 3-0-0 with a 5-4 win over the defending Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks (1-1-1).
It was Claude Giroux who got the scoring started in the contest as he tallied power-play goal just 7:14 into the first period. Five minutes later, Chris Pronger added a power-play goal of his own to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead.
The Philadelphia Flyers are off to a fast start winning their first two games of the season. Look for the Flyers to come out revved up and ready to go tonight when they face the Vancouver Canucks in their home opener at 7:30 PM EST.
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 will start their 2011-2012 season in Boston against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Bruins on the night their Stanley Cup Banner is unveiled at 7:00 pm EST at TD Garden.
Ironically in the same place their 2010-2011 brief playoff run ended in a sweep, only managing two goals for, while surrendering ten in games three and four in Boston. This is not just any ordinary opening night.
The Flyers will have to watch the Bruins organization unveil their 2010-2011 Stanley Cup Banner right before their eyes. There may be a bright side to the Flyers team being witness to that, as it could add extra motivation and set the tone for the season.
A day after opening their preseason with a victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Philadelphia Flyers took the ice for their second contest of the exhibition season. Their opponent? The Maple Leafs, again. Although on Wednesday, the result (as well as the roster) was quite different than Tuesday’s. In the end, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov’s debut in orange ended with a 4-2 defeat at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
It wasn’t the crispest of performances by the Flyers, but that’s to be expected in the preseason. Toronto showed a bit of what the Flyers had displayed on Tuesday, steady skating and continued pressure that proved to be much of the difference in...