Former Flyers Watch, Week 4 (Round 2): Sharp’s Streak Ends, Point-Per-Game Series for Richards & Carter

Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are having quite the series against San Jose, both recording five points in five games. Read on to see how the rest of their fellow former Flyers are faring in Round 2.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators – Penguins lead series 3-1

No former Flyers are participating in this series.

Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers* – Bruins lead series 3-1 (This series did not begin until Week 2)

Jaromir Jagr: Despite his team’s success thus far against the Rangers, Jagr has yet to do much for the Bruins. He has no points in four games and has only taken seven shots on goal in those games.

Dennis Seidenberg: Seidenberg has not played since leaving Game 7 of the Boston/Toronto series early on. He has been diagnosed with the ever-popular “lower-body injury” and missed the first four games of the series against the Rangers. However, he did skate with the team on Thursday morning and it looks like he’s close to returning to the lineup.

Arron Asham: Asham had a quiet first three games against the Bruins, with no points and just two shots on goal. He played less than five minutes in Game 3 and did not appear in Game 4.

Darroll Powe: After scoring no points in three games against the Capitals in the first round, Powe has yet to see any ice time against Boston.

Steve Eminger: Eminger played more in Game 3 – 18:09 – than he did in Games 1 & 2, but saw his ice time lessen in Game 4 and has failed to make much of a difference for New York. He served a minor penalty in Game 1 and has only taken two shots in three games.

Marty Biron: Even though Henrik Lundqvist has not been performing like he typically does, Biron has still yet to appear in a game. Perhaps the Rangers will rest Lundqvist if the team manages to beat Boston in this series, but as of right now, it doesn’t seem likely that they will.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings – Red Wings lead series 3-1

Patrick Sharp:

Week 2: Sharp’s 6-game point streak came to an end in the Hawks’ third matchup against Detroit on Monday night. He had an assist in Game 2 but failed to make a mark on the scoresheet in the two subsequent games.

Week 1: With a 3-point night in Game 1, Sharp was the breakout player for the Hawks. His empty-netter with less than a minute left in regulation put the team up 4-1, and he is now riding a 4-game postseason point streak. Oh, and the Hawks haven’t lost once in regulation this season/postseason when Sharp’s been in the lineup.

Dan Carcillo:

Week 2: A point-less Game 2 for Dan Carcillo may have led to his being scratched for Games 3 and 4, but it’s more likely that coach Joel Quenville wanted to give Viktor Stalberg a chance to get out there after missing several games. Carcillo’s assist in Game 1 is his lone point in this series.

Week 1: Carcillo appeared in just two games agaist Minnesota in Round 1, but he made his mark in Chicago’s opening game against Detroit with an assist on Marcus Kruger’s third-period goal.

Ray Emery:

Week 2: It will be interesting to see if Emery sees any time in net during the semifinals if the team decides to rest Corey Crawford after playing in eight straight postseason games. Crawford currently holds a 5-4-1 record in the playoffs but has lost his last three in a row.

Week 1: Despite being cleared to play in Round 2 after suffering from a lower-body injury in Round 1, Emery did not appear in the Hawks’ first game of the semifinals against Detroit.

Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks – Kings lead series 3-2

Mike Richards:

Week 2: The centerman has five points in as many games against San Jose, with a goal in Game 4 and an assist in Game 5. He leads the team in postseason points with ten.

Week 1: Richards continued his postseason dominance in his team’s first game against San Jose, scoring a goal and being credited with an assist on Slava Voynov’s. He currently has seven points in seven playoff games.

Jeff Carter:

Week 2: Following in his best friend’s footsteps, Carter also has five points in five games against the Sharks, with an assist on Richards’ Game 4 goal and a goal of his own in Game 5. He has been struggling a bit on faceoffs, winning just 25% of them in Game 5.

Week 1: Bouncing back from a lackluster final game against the Blues, Carter had an assist in Game 1. He was 50% in the faceoff circle and played just over 19 minutes.

Justin Williams:

Week 2: It took five games, but Williams finally saw his first point in the series against San Jose with an assist in Game 5. He’s been otherwise quiet in the semifinals, taking just eight shots on goal.

Week 1: Williams had a quiet Game 1 against the Sharks, playing about 18 minutes and registering only two shots on goal.

Colin Fraser:

Week 2: Fraser has yet to appear on the scoresheet in the semifinals. The center has attempted just two shot on goal (all the way back in Game 1) and his success on faceoffs was dwindling for a few games until he had a more successful night in the circle in Game 5.

Week 1: Like Williams, Fraser had a quiet night, attempting just one shot on goal. He was, however, successful in the faceoff circle, where he won all those attempted.