This Week in Flyers History 2/5-2/11

The fourth edition of a new weekly series here at Flyers Faithful, “This Week in Flyers History” aims to provide historical information on Flyers games of the past with some kind of significance, using pictures and videos where appropriate. February 5, 1976 Flyers 6, Canucks 1 — Ross Lonsberry scores a pair of goals, Bobby Clarke adds a goal and two assists in the Spectrum rout, which saw Philadelphia throw 55 shots on Vancouver goaltender Ken Lockett. February 5, 1984 Flyers 7, Maple Leafs 0 — Dave Poulin scores twice, Mark Howe adds a goal and two assists and Bob Froese …

Marshall heads to Caps organization

Today, we bid farewell to Phantoms defenseman Kevin Marshall. From the Washington Capitals’ release: The Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Kevin Marshall from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for right wing Matt Ford… Marshall, 22, has recorded five points (two goals, three assists) and 55 penalty minutes in 32 games this season with the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL. The Boucherville, Quebec, native made his NHL debut on Nov. 21 vs. Carolina and has appeared in 10 NHL games, collecting eight penalty minutes, with the Philadelphia Flyers. In 185 career AHL games, Marshall has registered 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) …

The AHL All-Star Game is decadent and depraved, Part I

Way back last year when it was announced that the 2012 American Hockey League All-Star Weekend festivities would take place in Boardwalk Hall at Atlantic City, I cringed. After all, why would any business want to bring that violent brand of sporting event — birthed in Canada of all places — to America’s family entertainment showcase? Why introduce that certain “element” in the name of restless travelers and ravenous fans of that infamous “sport” from all over North America, mind you, and let it loose amongst the fine restaurants, friendly outlet stores and sandy beaches the town provides? But the …

Defense…we don’ need no stinkin’ defense

We all know what happened the last time the “Winnipeg Jets” came to Philadelphia…and if you’ve burned out that part of your brain, here’s a reminder:   But while you’re complaining about lack of defense and goaltending, check out these highlights from games roughly 30 years ago between the Flyers and original Jets at the Spectrum.

Pair of Flyers make presence known in Ottawa

Despite coming out on the losing end of a 12-9 victory by Team Chara, Team Alfredsson teammates and Flyers linemates Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux made their mark on the 59th NHL All-Star Game on Sunday in Ottawa. Both videos courtesy of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. First, witness Hartnell’s slick passing prowess, setting up fellow Ginger Henrik Sedin in the first period:   And there was also a goal from one of the NHL’s co-leaders in overall points:   Hartnell, a last-minute injury replacement, introduced himself to North America with typical humility and humor. “It was really awesome. It was …