Atlantic Watch: 11/23-11/29

The Flyers won back-to-back games to start the week before dropping a Winter Classic preview on Saturday as they earned four out of a possible six points. Ilya Bryzgalov only saw 20 minutes of action this week stopping six out of a possible nine shots, while Sergei Bobrovsky provided a great relief appearance on Wednesday along with starting both of the weekend games. With several injuries and transactions adding the usual drama, the Flyers look to beat two Western Conference opponents in the upcoming week. To start the week off, the Flyers overcame a 3-1 deficit to hand the New …

3 on 3 for the week of 11.27.2011

Welcome to this week’s 3-on-3, where we look back on the week for the Orange and Black. This past week the Flyers went 2-2, getting 4 out of a possible 8 points. A rash of injuries have hit the Flyers recently, but they are still in second place in the Atlantic Division, 3 points behind Pittsburgh. Let’s get to this week’s “hot” and “cold” Flyers:  3 “hot”: Claude Giroux –”G” continues his Hart Trophy candidacy with another strong week, potting 2 goals and an assist in 4 games. He continues to trail Phil Kessel for the overall scoring lead in …

Atlantic Watch: 11/16-11/22

Matt Read provided an excellent game-winning goal for the Flyers on Thursday, but that was the only good news Philly received all week as they are currently enduring a two-game losing streak with several key players missing the lineup in the process. Chris Pronger, Braydon Coburn, and Jaromir Jagr are important players on the Flyers’ roster. Jagr plays an important role in Philly’s most productive offensive trio, while the defense must rely on AHL call-ups when both Pronger and Coburn are absent from the lineup. Negative results were witnessed when all these players were not available at the same time …

3 on 3 for the week of 11.20.2011

Welcome once again to 3-on-3, where we take a statistical look at the Philadelphia Flyers and their performance for the past week. The Fly Guys won 3 out of 4 games last week , getting 6 out of a possible 8 points, good enough to gain a share of first place in the Eastern Conference with Pittsburgh. Let’s see who were this week’s “hot” and “not” Flyers: 3 “Hot”: Matt Read – The young rookie from Bemidji State University continues to position himself as a rookie of the year candidate. He scored 5 goals and added an assist in 4 …

Flight Plan Week of 11.20.2011

The Philadelphia Flyers were on a pretty good run, collecting points in eight straight games. That streak dated all the way back to October 27 when they played the Winnipeg Jets in a wild game where 17 goals were scored and the Flyers ended up losing 9-8. As fate would have it, their most recent loss in regulation would also come at the hands of the Jets, by a score of 6-4 on Saturday. For some reason, Peter Laviolette cannot win games against either the Jets or the Atlanta Thrashers, doing so only once in his tenure as the head …