Atlantic Watch: 1/11-1/17

The Flyers won two of their three games this week, as they finished the week by handling the free-falling Minnesota Wild. After Sergei Bobrovsky earned the start on Thursday night on Long Island, Ilya Bryzgalov got the call for the last two games of the week making 46 saves on 50 shots against. Philly looks forward to a difficult week, as two of their four games are against division leaders in the Eastern Conference. The Orange and Black started off with a 3-2 in New York against the Islanders. Sean Couturier scored with 1:30 left in regulation to extend the …

JvR out with concussion

Everybody wondering “What’s wrong with James van Riemsdyk?” now has an answer, so they can stop gnashing their teeth and rending their garments over it. From the desk of Flyers GM Paul Holmgren late this morning: “James was hit in the head in each of our last two games. He reported yesterday, not feeling like himself. He will be out indefinitely with a concussion.” I agree with some sentiments over the internets today, that there’s a new way to mask injury issues: rampant trade rumors. Van Riemsdyk was limited to 15 shifts totaling 10:32 on ice in Thursday’s 3-2 win …

Couturier Scores Late, Flyers Win Eighth Straight Against Islanders

Sean Couturier’s goal late in the contest gave the Flyers a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders tonight in Long Island. The rookie’s eighth goal of the season gave him his third straight game with a tally, as the Flyers earned their fourth win in their last five games. Goals from Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds helped Sergei Bobrovsky earn his second straight win with a 33-save effort. John Tavares recorded his 15th goal of the season in the final minute of play and assisted on Kyle Okposo’s tally earlier in the period, while Andrew MacDonald notched a two-assist night to serve as the only …

Atlantic Watch: 1/4-1/10

The Flyers won three of their four games this week, as all three wins came in one-goal games. In the Flyers’ last three games, they have received no help from the line of Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell, and Jaromir Jagr as all three players are pointless since the Flyers’ win on Thursday. The line will look to find their groove again as the Flyers complete their four-game road trip this week before returning home for a game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.  In their first match-up in Philadelphia since Game six of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, the Flyers beat …

3 on 3 for the week of 1.8.2012

Welcome to 3-on-3, a weekly look back at the week that was for the Philadelphia Flyers, from a statical point of view. Last week the Orange and Black went 2-1 in their three games, capturing four out of a possible six points. Let’s get to this week’s 3 “hot” and 3 “not” players of the week.  3 “Hot”: Danny Briere: Briere had a hat trick and a fight on Saturday against Ottawa and for the week he was a plus-2. He is currently fourth on the team with 28 points in 36 games. The 34-year-old right wing seems to be …