3 on 3 for the week of 12.04.2011

Welcome to this week’s 3-on-3, where we look back at the week that was for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Orange and Black had a mini road trip to the West Coast, winning both games and gathering 4 more points, keeping them in the hunt in the Eastern Conference for a top playoff seed. A few key players made their return to the lineup, but would they return “hot” or “not”? Let’s get to this week’s 3 “hot” Flyers: The Giroux-Jagr-Harnell line — I could have just made them one through three, but I thought they deserved to be together at …

Flight Plan 12.04.2011

The Philadelphia Flyers won both ends of a back-to-back situation for the second time this season, beating both the Anaheim Ducks and the Phoenix Coyotes, and now sit just three points away from tying the Pittsburgh Penguins, whom they will face later this week, for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. With all the injuries the Flyers have taken recently, especially to their blue line, it’s great to see them able to soldier on and pick up valuable points on the road. Claude Giroux scored a goal last night, adding his 15th goal and 32nd point on the year, …

Giroux Nets Winner In Overtime As Flyers Complete Huge Comeback

Trailing 3-0 midway through the second period, the Flyers stormed back to beat the Ducks 4-3 in overtime out in Anaheim tonight. Claude Giroux scored the game-winner and had an assist in the second period, while Jaromir Jagr had two goals and an assist in his return to the lineup after missing more than a week. Kimmo Timonen assisted on three scores and Danny Briere added two helpers as the Flyers enjoyed their first road win against a Western Conference team on the season. Andrew Cogliano and Teemu Selanne picked up early goals for the Ducks. Jonas Hiller held down …

Pronger talks post surgery

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers Q: When did you have your surgery and how are you feeling? A: I had the surgery on Tuesday afternoon. I’m feeling okay just ice and elevation, trying to get the swelling out and I start my rehab tomorrow Q: Holmgren said the other day that you would be out for 4 weeks. Are you optimistic that it will be four weeks? Do you think you could be back sooner than that? A: I have no idea. Again, I had surgery two days ago, so  once I start getting my rehab going, as I progress …

Are the Rangers posturing?

Picture it: Anaheim, December of 2011. The Philadelphia Flyers are in town, preparing to face the Ducks on Friday night. The talented Ducks team quickly sunk like a stone to the bottom of the NHL standings, managing only 7 wins in 24 games so far this season. The situation is dire. Head coach Randy Carlyle was let go and replaced by former Washington Capitals head coach, Bruce Boudreau, last night. Over a quarter of the way into the season, the prospects of making the playoffs already seem grim for Anaheim and more moves seem imminent. Atop the list of potential …