The Flyers’ top line looks like its old self again.
After a stagnant few games where Scott Hartnell, Claude Giroux, and Jaromir Jagr were barely noticeable on the ice, they’ve bounced back.
In their last five games, the three have combined for 16 points.
Unfortunately, the Flyers have only won two of their last five games, despite the production from their top line.
Splitting the decision in their last two games in over time shootouts, the Philadelphia Flyers (29-14-6) will look for a better outcome in tonight's matchup against theNashville Predators (31-16-4).
It is well known that the Flyers struggle when it comes to the shootout. It has been that way ever since the league decided to implement this circus act to avoid ties in the 2005-2006 season.
The majority of Tuesday night’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets was ugly.
After the two teams generated 27 combined goals in their first two meetings, the game had the promise of another offensive shootout.
Instead, it resulted in the other kind of shootout, one that came after 65-minutes of uninspired hockey.
With each team struggling to generate any kind of enthusiasm for the first game back from the All-Star break, fans were witnesses to a less than memorable matchup.
However, there was one player who looked more than ready to get back to action.
After re-aggravating a groin injury against the New Jersey Devils last week, Jaromir Jagr returned to the lineup for the first time in ten days.
In the first two meetings between the Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers, the two teams erupted for a combined total of 27 goals.
Both games were full of non-stop offense and up-tempo play.
The same couldn’t be said of their meeting on Tuesday night.
After 65 minutes of less than stellar hockey, the Jets managed a 2-1 win after Bryan Little scored the only goal of a three-round shootout.
The Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers met for the third time this season on Tuesday night and Bryan Little would be the deciding shooter in the shoot-out to give the Jets the extra point in a tight Eastern Conference match up.
Fresh off the All-Star break, the Philadelphia Flyers (29-14-5) are set to face the Winnipeg Jets (22-22-6) tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.
After surviving the months of December and January on the road (20 of 29), the Flyers are entering a stretch that will see them play eight of their next ten games at home.
The Flyers cannot afford a slow start to the second half of the season
Jakub Voracek is a big guy.
Standing at 6’2”, 214 lbs., he is one of the biggest players on the Philadelphia Flyers.
With the exception of Jaromir Jagr, Voracek probably has the most skill considering his size and much like Jagr, Voracek has proven that he is a difficult matchup.
In a general sense, Voracek has been a wonderful addition to the team.
However, it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have things he can work on.
The injury bug continues to plague the Philadelphia Flyers.
Following their 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, it was reported by several sources that Daniel Briere, Jaromir Jagr and Zac Rinaldo have all sustain injuries ranging in severity.
Matt Brigidi fills you in on the latest.
Ilya Bryzgalov may finally have found his confidence again.
Though it’s arguable that he never lost full confidence in the first place, it was definitely a step in the right direction for the Russian netminder, who still has his doubters.
It was a stellar game in net for Bryzgalov, combined with some timely scoring on the power play for the Flyers that led Philadelphia to a 4-1 win over the Devils Saturday afternoon in North Jersey.
Bryzgalov stopped all but one of the 31 shots he faced, a goal by Alexei Ponikarovsky in the second. He improved to 18-10-3 on the season.
It was a match made in heaven, that is, unless you were a life time Penguins fan.
As heavenly as Jaromir Jagr's presence in Philadelphia has been for his career, his team mates and his fans, it's been rather hellish for the cross-state rival fans.
And unfortunately for those in the Steel City, it could last longer than the duration of the 2011-12 season.
While talking to reporters today, Jagr discussed his future in the NHL. At 39 years of age (turning 40 next month), that seems a little bizarre.
Better yet, he feels his future is filled with a lot of orange and black.