Atlantic Watch: 12/14-12/20

The last two games for the Flyers haven’t been pretty, but there is good news related to the team’s point-leader. Claude Giroux is expected to make a return in the near future, the earliest being tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars, from his concussion. This is good news considering the status of Chris Pronger, who will not take part in another game at any point this season or for the playoffs. With his team going 2-2-0 in his absence, Giroux’s return will hopefully turn things around for the Orange and Black. As for Philly’s games this week, the Flyers extended their winning …

The Flyers Win, WITH A SHUTOUT

The Flyers won their second straight game to open this 2011-12 season, with a 3-0 shutout of the New Jersey Devils at the Rock. Ilya Bryzgalov provided the magic so many had hoped he would,  saving all 20 of the Devils’ shots and providing the Flyers first shutout since the 2010 playoffs. Claude Giroux opened the scoring with a goal in the first while both Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds scored in the third period to extend the Flyers’ lead. Both teams power-play units failed to score a goal despite having a combined 13 man advantage opportunities. The Flyers had the first several chances of …

Flyers @ Thrashers Preview

Game 70: Philadelphia Flyers @ Atlanta Thrashers, 7:00 pm, CSN Flyers’ Records Overall Record: 43-19-7 Away Record: 22-9-3 Record vs. Thrashers: 1-0-1 Away Record vs. Thrashers: 1-0-0 Thrashers’ Records Overall Record: 29-29-12 Home Record: 15-14-7 Record vs. Flyers: 1-1-0 Home Record vs. Flyers: 1-0-0 The Numbers Flyers’ Winning % vs. Thrashers: .500, 1/2 games (19th) Flyers’ Point % vs. Thrashers: .750, 3/4 pts (16th) Flyers’ Losing % vs. Thrashers: .500, 1/2 games (10th) Flyers’ Goals/Game vs. Thrashers: 4.50, 9 goals/ 2 games (3rd) Thrashers’ Goals/Game vs. Flyers: 3.50, 7 goals/ 2 games (6th) Flyers’ Shots/Game vs. Thrashers: 30 shots, 60 …

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