Apr 272011
Flyers Chase Miller in Game 7 Rout

By Jon Smith: The most common theme throughout the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs series between the Flyers and Sabres was that a goalie would start, play poorly, and be replaced. That theme repeated itself again Game 7, only this time is was Sabres superstar goalie, American hero, and all around super human [More…]

Resilient Flyers force a Game 7

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Apr 252011
Resilient Flyers force a Game 7

April 25 Camden Courier-Post: “Goalie Brian Boucher got his second chance. Chris Pronger’s presence provided an inspirational boost. And thanks to Ville Leino, the Philadelphia Flyers made this comeback stick against the Buffalo Sabres. On the brink of elimination, and with the Flyers enduring the latest in a string of goalie shuffles, Boucher stopped 24 [More…]

Apr 232011
Flyers' rally not enough, as Sabres win Game 5 in OT

April 23 Philly.com: “CLAUDE GIROUX shrugged. “Since when did we start doing things normal here?” Giroux asked. Easy is not a word in the Flyers’ version of Merriam-Webster. Last night, the Flyers‘ first 15 minutes of Game 5 went like this: three goals-against, two different goaltenders in net, and play so ugly that three times [More…]

Apr 212011
Miller Shines for Sabres in Game 4 Win

By Jon Smith: Tell me if you’ve heard this one before – the Flyers played a good-to-dominant game, pounding the opposing goalie with 30+ shots. And lost. Yes, Flyers fans have seen this movie before. This sequel, however, had many more twists and turns along the way, including a controversial (read: terrible) call on Mike [More…]

Apr 192011
Flyers defeat Sabres 4-2 to take Game 3

By Jon Smith: In just about every playoff game, there is a singular moment you can look to as the deciding point in the game, and Game 3 was no different.  At 6:59 in the 3rd period, as Darroll Powe joined Nikolay Zherdev in the penalty box, the Flyers were faced with 1:45 of a [More…]

Apr 182011
Boucher starting, Leighton backing up, Pronger & Nodl out, Zherdev in

By Justin Adkins: Per Twitter et al, Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette has decided to start Brian Boucher tonight in goal for Game 3.  Even more intriguing than that is he has also decided to put Michael Leighton on the bench in reserve, with Sergei Bobrovsky apparently encouraged to take some time to think about [More…]

Apr 182011
Flyers Runaround 04.18.11: Playoffs, Goalie decision, Pronger, more...

April 18: Philadelphia Flyers news and stories from around the web.  Click title for complete article… Will Flyers go with Boucher or Bobrovsky in goal for Game 3? April 18 Philly.com columnist Frank Seravalli: “Being a goaltender in the NHL is a lot like being an amateur psychologist – constantly trying to examine and understand personalities [More…]

Apr 172011
'Boosh' saves Flyers, who square series up with Sabers 1-1

April 17 Camden Courier-Post: “Playoff hockey returned to South Philadelphia on Saturday night in all its raucous, gory glory. There was 5-foot-10 Flyers center Danny Briere getting pile-driven to the ice by 6-foot-5 Sabres behemoth Paul Gaustad, and Scott Hartnell immediately defending his teammate by dropping the gloves. There was Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk [More…]