‘Monster’ game from Briere lifts Flyers over Senators in OT

When it was all over, all you could hear was the roar of the crowd giving way to a torrent of voices all chanting one name in unison. It drowned out the normal post-game interview the star of the game does with Coatesy. It drowned out the inner thoughts of the sellout crowd on Saturday afternoon. The cheer was so loud, for so long that it managed to push all thoughts of the Winter Classic loss and the defensive breakdowns on Thursday against Chicago out of mind. At the center of it all was Daniel Briere, who picked up his …

JVR Scores In Final Minute, Flyers Beat Hawks 5-4

James van Riemsdyk needed to find his way to the net in a crucial non-conference game on Thursday — and he did just that, scoring in the final minute of regulation to complete a two-goal night as the Flyers handed the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 loss in the Hawks’ first appearance in Philly since the infamous Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals. Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist, while Claude Giroux recorded a pair of assists. Jacob Voracek and Harry Zolnierczyk also added tallies as Ilya Bryzgalov survived a late-game meltdown to post his first win since December …

NHL All-Star ballot stuffing has Giroux seventh

Congratulations to the hearty hockey fans of the Capital Region, who have done their part to make a mockery of the selection process for the upcoming NHL All-Star Game. Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek went 1-2-3 in the final ballot count released Thursday morning and will all get the starting nod come Saturday, January 28 at Scotiabank Place. Fourth and fifth? Why, that would be rival Maple Leafs Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul. Sixth? How about a decidedly-unavailable Sidney Crosby. Seventh…ah, yes, the NHL’s leading scorer and total afterthought Claude Giroux — who happens to also be a …

Atlantic Watch: 12/28-1/3

The Flyers went 1-1-0 in their two games this past week – losing the much anticipated Winter Classic on Monday afternoon to the New York Rangers. Due to Ilya Bryzgalov’s recent struggles in net, Sergei Bobrovsky earned both starts this week stopping 54 of the 59 shots he faced. Philly, which has dropped five of their last seven games, looks to turn things around this week against the Chicago Blackhawks and Ottawa Senators. The Orange and Black continued their dominance over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the CONSOL Energy Center with a 4-2 victory on Thursday night. Matt Read earned his third …

3 on 3 for the week of 1.1.2012

Welcome to this week’s 3-on-3, a look back at the week that was for the Orange and Black. The Flyers were 1-1 last week, getting two points out of a possible four. Let’s get to this weeks 3 “Hot” and 3 “Not” players of the week. 3 “Hot”: Jaromir Jagr: In his return to Pittsburgh, Jagr scored the go ahead goal in the second period and Philadelphia was on its way to its fourth straight victory at the CONSOL Energy Center. The future Hall of Famer made a sick move and scored a pretty backhand goal and then saluted the …