Flyers Win Low Scoring Game, Beat Canes 2-1

Goals by Jeff Carter and Danny Briere led the Flyers to their third straight win. After forty scoreless minutes, both of the Flyers goals along with Tuomo Ruutu’s goal for the Hurricanes came in the final period of regulation. The win pushes the Flyers to 36-13-5 on the season. The game started out just like the Flyers had planned. With Brett Carson going to the box for high-sticking Mike Richards 1:16 into the game, the Flyers powerplay had a chance to score on the league’s 23rd ranked penalty kill. The opportunity went to waste as a lone Kimmo Timonen shot …

NESN names Chris Pronger third dirtiest player in NHL

The New England Sports Network released their list of the top 10 dirtiest players in the NHL. Matt Cooke, the Penguins forward who is reviled in New England for his blindside hit on Marc Savard that resulted in a concussion, topped the list. The reputation of Chris Pronger was enough to solidify his high-ranking status of third dirtiest player. NESN had this to say about the defenseman: 3. Chris Pronger, Philadelphia: Pronger is a former Norris Trophy winner, Stanley Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. He’s also one nasty SOB that’s long been on the league’s radar for his dirty …

Flight Plan week of 02.06.2011

Consistent. If you’re a Philadelphia Flyers fan, over the past four years, you have never seen that word associated with the team you love. “Up and down” or “streaky” or “just plain bad” at times “unbelievably good” at times, but never were any of the teams over the past four years “consistent”. This team is the definition of consistent. They don’t win too many games in a row, they don’t lose too many games in a row, but they consistently show up and consistently get their points and that’s why they have the most wins of any team in the …

Five Questions: Will the Flyers finish the 2011 regular season atop the NHL standings?

Flyers Faithful asked Stephen Whyno from Philly Sports Daily, Dustin Leed from The Fourth Period and The Hockey Guys, David Strehle from NHL Hot Stove, and our very own Nick D five questions about the ’11 Flyers’ season. We are very grateful that they took the time to share their opinions and predictions with us. Each day of this week, we will run the answers to one of those questions. Today’s question is: WIll the Flyers finish the 2011 regular season atop the NHL standings? Dustin Leed: They’re definitely in a good spot to do it – but I don’t think they will. It’s …

Leino Helps Philly Edge Out Win Against Nashville

Hosting the Nashville Predators for their only meeting this season, the Philadelphia Flyers were on the right side of an explosive third period as they won 3-2 tonight. The third period saw a total of three goals in over a span of ten minutes. Ville Leino had his first career two-goal game scoring both of Philadelphia’s third period tallies. Jeff Carter recorded a game-high three points with a goal and two assists while Claude Giroux had a pair of helpers as well. Leino’s late game goal allowed the Flyers to avoid back-to-back losses after dropping a 4-0 road decision to Tampa Bay on …