Flyers Lose On Boyce’s Late Goal

Facing a team hungry for a playoff spot, the Flyers lacked urgency late in the third period leading to their 3-2 defeat against the Toronto Maple Leafs this evening. In a play resulting from hard work in the corner, Darryl Boyce scored the game-winning goal for Toronto with under five minutes to play in regulation. Kris Versteeg netted a pair of goals in a losing effort for the Flyers, while Mike Richards assisted on both tallies. The loss drops Philly to 40-17-6. The Flyers were able to strike first after dominating the early play. Chris Pronger — who returned from …

Flight Plan 02.27.2011 (Delayed)

There are just 20, count ‘em, 20 games left in the regular season schedule for the Philadelphia Flyers. It looks like they’ve hit somewhat of a slump as they are just 6-3-1 in their last 10, including a Saturday night loss to the Eastern Conference worst Ottawa Senators by a score of 4-1, and struggling to beat the second-worst club, the New York Islanders. None of this spells success, but since the Flyers still hold a pretty good lead over the next best teams in the East (five points and one game in hand over both the Boston Bruins and …

Atlantic Watch: 2/9-2/16

The Flyers found a way to extend their lead in the division to five points this week by going 2-1-0. A 2-1 win over the Hurricanes on Thursday, being shutout 1-0 by Jonathan Quick and the Kings on Sunday, and beating the Lightning 4-3 via shootout last night kept the Flyers atop the Eastern Conference standings. James van Riemsdyk had the most note worthy performance of the week recording a Gordie Howe hat trick last night in Tampa Bay. After fighting Randy Jones, JVR scored the first goal of the game and assisted on Hartnell’s goal in the second. The …

Flight Plan week of 02.13.2011 One Day Removed

The Philadelphia Flyers finally get a win after a long layoff, beating the Carolina Hurricanes after four days off and how do they follow it up after another little layoff? A second shutout loss in just 12 days at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings. Granted, this team has shown it plays better when they have a bunch of games packed into the schedule, but they should probably realize that teams looking up at the standings, and there are a lot of them, are going to be coming every game from about two weeks ago on out.  The Flyers …

Flyers acquire Versteeg

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired forward Kris Versteeg from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday evening in exchange for two draft picks. Heading to the top club in the Eastern Conference is the 24-year-old winger who tallied 14 goals and 35 points in 53 games for the struggling Maple Leafs this season. Going to Toronto are first-and-third round picks in the 2011 draft. “Kris is an exciting young forward. He’s 24 years old and he’ll fit in with our group of players here,” said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. “He’s a quality forward that can play in a lot of different …