3 on 3 for the week of 1.15.2012

Welcome to this week’s 3-on-3, where we look back on the week that was for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Orange and Black had a busy week with four games, losing the bookends but still managing two wins in regulation to capture four points, bringing their season total to 56 points, good enough for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Let’s get to this week’s 3″ Hot” and 3 “Not”: 3″Hot”: Sean Couturier: The 19-year-old first-round draft pick is having a very good rookie season and last week was the best of his young career. Showing no ill effects from the …

Flyers Lose 4-2 To Predators In Nashville

The Flyers suffered their first ever loss in regulation in Nashville tonight, dropping a  4-2 decision to the Predators. Nick Spaling grabbed his third-game winner of the season 4:30 into the final period, as Martin Erat and Sergei Kostitsyn each had a goal and an assist in the win. Pekka Rinne made 36 saves for his fourth straight victory. Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds each had a goal and an assist, as Ilya Bryzgalov dropped his second straight decision with a 21-save effort for Philly. Minutes into the game, the Flyers nearly found themselves trailing 1-0 on what looked to be a garbage …

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 …

RICE & MICE: Black and blue nails

Have you ever slammed your finger in a car door? Ever hit your finger while hammering? Ever dropped something on your toe? You know the excruciating pain that that causes; the feeling that your entire heart is crammed into the tip of your finger (or toe) and it might just burst from the pressure, but it doesn’t, so there is no relief. In Wayne Simmonds case, a puck shot by Claude Giroux made a beeline for the tip of his finger. Yeah, he knows the feeling.  The medical term for these black and blue nails is subungual hematoma. This is …

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 …