RICE & MICE: Yo! It’s Movember!

Ah, Movember, how I missed you! As promised, I am featuring this amazing mustache movement that raises money and awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and other cancers that affect men. Goalies Jonas Hiller and Tim Thomas are not only sporting their own ‘staches for the month, but also Movember Masks which I believe will be auctioned off at the end of the month. Hiller’s mask is awesome, by the way, and I love that it includes all of his teammates in the design. Movember has had the support of NHL players for the past …

Flight Plan Week of 10.23.2011

The Philadelphia Flyers started out of the gate as one of the hottest teams in the National Hockey League, winning four of their first five games and getting points in all five of them. Since then, they have suffered two embarrassing (though in different ways) back-to-back losses on home ice at the hands of the Washington Capitals and the St. Louis Blues. To lose to the Capitals by a score of 5-2 when they’re one of the hotter teams in the NHL at the beginning of the season, and just about every bounce goes the way of the opposition, well …

Bruins Hang a Banner, Flyers Win a Hockey Game

On Thursday night, the Flyers returned to the site where their Stanley Cup dreams ended last season. This time, the Flyers had a new goalie, several new players, and a desire for revenge. The result was a 2-1 victory on a night the Boston Bruins raised their 2011 Stanley Cup banner to the rafters. After Brad Marchand scored the first goal of the NHL season, Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek each scored for Philly within a 42-second span late in the first period. Ilya Bryzgalov, fresh from his $51 million, nine-year deal, made quite the impression in his first regular-season …

RICE & MICE: Labrum tears…It’s all in the hips

Ok, so there’s a labrum in the shoulder, but I’m talking about hips so, for right now, it’s all in the hips. It seems that hip injuries are all the rage these days and not just in the NHL. Hip labrum injuries can also occur in golf, baseball, soccer and basketball as well as hockey. However, hip labrum tears are almost an epidemic in hockey over the past several years. Goaltenders are especially prone to labrum tears. This can be attributed in part to the butterfly style that most goalies use, however it’s not an injury that’s excusive to butterfly …

Chara Scores Twice, Flyers Lose 5-1

Hopefully the Flyers can reenact the second portion of their 2010 playoffs after dropping Game 3 tonight by a 5-1 count. They are now one game from elimination. Zdeno Chara had two goals and David Krejci added three points while Tim Thomas made 37 saves as Boston has now out scored Philly 15-6 in the series. Andrej Meszaros had the only Flyers’ goal on the night, but it meant very little as the Bruins already enjoyed a 4-0 lead. Last game it was James van Riemsdyk, this game it was Chara. Just over 30 seconds into the game, Chara walked into a …