The top ten Flyers storylines of 2011

Now that 2012 is nearly a week old, we will take one last look at some of the biggest events that occurred during the 2011 calendar year. Ahhh, nostalgia. 10. Flyers fail to show up for 2011 playoffs Injuries limited Chris Pronger to 50 regular season and three playoff games during the 2010-2011 season. Nikolay Zherdev was a riddle wrapped in an enigma and battered in an average 1.29 goals per 60 minutes. The team was plagued with alleged locker room issues, tales of hard-partying stars, and the lack of a clear-cut starting goalie (despite the fact that both Sergei …

RICE & MICE: Adductor strains

Jaromir Jagr is out for 7-10 days with what Paul Holmgren says is a left groin strain. My guess is that he felt a bit of a pull when splitting the defense in the 1st period of the Winter Classic on Monday.  He left the 3rd period early, maybe to see if taping it would give him some support, took a couple of shifts after that and decided to shut it down and remain on the bench for the remainder of the game. Jagr missed a few games in November with a right groin strain. I know I can only …

Atlantic Watch: 12/28-1/3

The Flyers went 1-1-0 in their two games this past week – losing the much anticipated Winter Classic on Monday afternoon to the New York Rangers. Due to Ilya Bryzgalov’s recent struggles in net, Sergei Bobrovsky earned both starts this week stopping 54 of the 59 shots he faced. Philly, which has dropped five of their last seven games, looks to turn things around this week against the Chicago Blackhawks and Ottawa Senators. The Orange and Black continued their dominance over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the CONSOL Energy Center with a 4-2 victory on Thursday night. Matt Read earned his third …

3 on 3 for the week of 1.1.2012

Welcome to this week’s 3-on-3, a look back at the week that was for the Orange and Black. The Flyers were 1-1 last week, getting two points out of a possible four. Let’s get to this weeks 3 “Hot” and 3 “Not” players of the week. 3 “Hot”: Jaromir Jagr: In his return to Pittsburgh, Jagr scored the go ahead goal in the second period and Philadelphia was on its way to its fourth straight victory at the CONSOL Energy Center. The future Hall of Famer made a sick move and scored a pretty backhand goal and then saluted the …

Rupp Scores Twice, Rangers Hand Flyers Classic Loss

In a lineup that boasts Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik, and Ryan Callahan, it was Mike Rupp who hurt the Flyers most, as he scored a pair of goals in the Rangers 3-2 at Citizens Bank Park in the 2012 Winter Classic on a blustery Monday afternoon. Richards potted the game-winner early in the third period, while Brayden Schenn and Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers, who dropped their third game of the season to New York. Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves on the night including all 10 of the Flyers’ shots in the third period — and saved the Rangers’ bacon in the final seconds by …