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 …

Read Scores In Last Minute To Give Flyers Win Over Phoenix

Matt Read scored with just 18.6 seconds left in regulation to help Ilya Bryzgalov beat his former team as the Flyers edged the Coyotes 2-1. Bryzgalov limited his former team to a single goal on 31 shots, while Read registered his second game-winning score within the last three games. Claude Giroux provided his 12th assist of the season with the primary helper on James van Riemsdyk’s tally which opened the scoring in the second period, which gives him the team lead in that category. Mikkel Boedker lit the lamp early in the third, and Mike Smith stopped 40 Flyers shots, but it was not enough …

Jágr’s TV spot for Sazka

Jaromír Jágr has been famous in North America. But you can’t imagine how big of a deal is he in the Czech Republic. When Jágr bought his first team in his hometown of Kladno, he wanted to secure them from bankruptcy. HC Kladno had financial issues and there was a chance that they would be forced to sell their Extraliga license to another team from the minor league. (Note: Czech Extraliga isn’t “closed”. Teams can go down and up after each season. It depends on the rank and there’s a best-of-seven series between the lowest team from Extraliga and the highest …

Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Matthew Brigidi

Matthew Brigidi is a dedicated fan of the Flyers and a season ticket holder in section 223. He writes for The Checking Line and you can follow him on Twitter. Below, he gives us the top reasons he loves the Flyers. 5. The Legion of Doom I was born in 1988, so by the time I was old enough to comprehend the names of players, John LeClair, Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg had come together as the Legion of Doom. As an eight-year-old in 1996 I didn’t understand that this was a new thing; I had thought that the three …

3 on 3 for the week of 11.06.11

Welcome to 3-on-3, where we take a look back at the best and worst Flyers of the last week, statistically speaking. The Flyers had a good week, going 2-0-1 and gaining 5 out of a 6 possible points with a tough road victory against the Sabres,  a disappointing shootout loss to the rival Devils, and a complete manhandling of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Here are this week’s 3 “hot” and 3 “duds:” “Hot” players: Sean Couturier — The 18-year-old from the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL continues his strong two way play in his rookie season. “Couts” as he is …