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Videos From Last Night: Giroux Hip-Checks Frans Nielsen, Meszaros Wins it In OT

Posted in Game Summaries with tags , , , on February 25, 2011 by Josh Getzoff

Both videos courtesy of the great MrFlyerGuy

…I’m beginning to dislike Frans Nielsen more and more.

…Meszaros’ goal celebrations are, by far, amongst the best on the team.

Watch: The Flyers Outlast the Isles in OT

Posted in Game Summaries with tags , on February 25, 2011 by Josh Getzoff

Video Courtesy of MrFlyerGuy The Atlantic is the NHL’s 3rd Best Division

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2011 by Josh Getzoff


…The two divisions ranked ahead of the Atlantic – the Central and Pacific (both in the West) – are very deserving of their placement.  The Central is ranked first, and is flat-out loaded, boasting the defending Cup Champs in Chicago, as well as perennial  Cup contenders Detroit.  The division also has St. Louis and the always impressive Nashville Predators, two teams that seem to look destined for playoff action for the foreseeable future.

The Atlantic is definitely brought down this season, because the Islanders and Devils have been downright awful.  In past seasons, the Flyers, Rangers, Pens, and Devils seem to always each have a chance in their own right.  This season, the Flyers and Pens look to be at the class of the East, with the Rangers literally inches behind them.  The strength of these three teams is going to make for some exciting inter-divisional matchups in the near future.  Let’s just hope the Flyers come out on top.

Quote: Bob Speaks

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , on November 1, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

“It’s hard to stay focused in such a long game and maintain concentration when the game continues for so long.  In the end, you just play.”

-Sergei Bobrovksy, after the Flyers’ 6-1 win over the New York Islanders Saturday night. (Courtesy of


Updates: Briere Hearing with NHL Monday at 10AM (with video)

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , on October 31, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

According to this tweet from the Philadelphia Flyers’ Official Twitter, Danny Briere has a hearing with the National Hockey League tomorrow at 10 AM EST.

Briere may be facing a suspension for his late cheap-shot last night

Presumably, this has to do with his vicious stick-to-the-head attack of Frans Nielsen with 1:03 remaining in last night’s victory over the New York Islanders.  I wouldn’t be shocked to see Briere get suspended, but I think it’s a case of a 2-3 game maximum suspension.

Make sure you watch the video below of Briere’s cheap shot on Nielsen that will surely make him a marked man if he is in the line-up the next time the Flyers and Islanders get together (Nov. 6, if you’re wondering).

Feel free to post any comments you may have on the situation below.

Game Recap: Flyers vs. New York Islanders

Posted in Game Summaries with tags , on October 31, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

The Philadelphia Flyers continued their unbelievable dominance of the New York Islanders last night, crushing the visitors by a final of 6-1.  The win marked the third straight victory for the Flyers, their first 3-game win streak of the season.  Now, onto some quick hits from the contest:

–  So much for the defenseman not being able to score on this club: Kimmo Timonen scored the opening goal for the Flyers, and Chris Pronger scored his first two goals of the season.

–  Sergei Bobrovsky has started every game in the three game winning streak, and made 30 saves for his fifth win of the season.

–  Jeff Carter also had two goals on the night.

Braydon Coburn, Kimmo Timonen, and Ville Leino celebrate Timonen's goal, the first by a Flyers d-man this season


–  Danny Briere may be facing a suspension from the league for his cheapshot on Frans Nielsen with a minute left in last night’s contest.  More on that later

–  The Flyers were outshot for the second consecutive game, 31-29.

–  Braydon Coburn led all Flyers in ice time with 23:42 played.

–  Dan Carcillo took a total of 22 penalty minutes in the game, Danny Briere took 17.

Chris Pronger collected his first two goals of the season last night


–  Andreas Nodl scored his second goal of the season, and second in as many games.

–  Both Nodl and Andrej Meszaros sustained “upper body injuries” in the contest and will likely be out for some time.

–  The Flyers converted twice on the powerplay (Carter, Pronger)

–  The Flyers’ Dad’s Trip was a successful 2-0-0 with wins over New York and Pittsburgh.  Always a good thing when the dads bring good luck.

–  The Orange and Black are next in action Monday at home against Joni Pitkanen and the Carolina Hurricanes.

Game Recap: Flyers vs. New York Islanders

Posted in Game Summaries with tags , on April 2, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

Listless.  Uninspired.  Ridiculous.  Whatever type of adjective you want to use to describe the Flyers’ performance in Long Island last night better be met with the most important word of all: unacceptable.

Okposo, Comeau, and the Isles simply wanted it more than the Flyers

In a game that would have put the Flyers in the driver’s seat for the East’s sixth seed, the Flyers instead disregarded the game itself and played out of their system and into a loss.  It’s something that had head coach Peter Laviolette so angry in the first period that during his timeout (Flyers were trailing 3-0 at the time) he was yelling at the team so much he lost his piece of gum he had been chewing on.  He found a replacement piece.  The Flyers, however, did not find a replacement game.

The game started out oddly enough: an innocent Blake Comeau wrister re-directed off Danny Briere’s stick and over the shoulder of Brian Boucher to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead early.  Just 5:06 later, Comeau tried a wrap-around, which redirected off Lukas Krajicek’s skate in the crease and into the back of the net to give the Isles to garbage goals, but nonetheless a 2-0 lead.  The situation did not look promising early for the Flyers, but it got worse.  Fast.  Just 28 seconds after Comeau picked up his second of the evening, the Islanders streaked in on a 2 on 2 rush with Jon Sim and Frans Nielsen baring down on Chris Pronger and Matt Carle.  Advantage Flyers, right?  Not so fast: Sim threaded the puck through Pronger’s legs and right onto the tape of Nielsen who had blown by Carle and buried the one timer for the 3-0 lead.  Not even a full twenty minutes into the game, and the Islanders led the contest by three.

To the Flyers credit, they came out in the second period like gangbusters and nearly got an early goal back, but James van Riemsdyk’s stuff attempt in front was stoned by former Flyer Marty Biron to keep the shutout in tact.  A few minutes later, the Islanders scored – again – off a weak wraparound that hit one of Boosh’s skates and trickled in.  The goal was credited to Sean Bergenheim and it gave New York a 4-0 lead.  The Orange and Black finally got on the board at 12:26 of the second when Scott Hartnell fed a beautiful pass to Arron Asham, who buried the one-timer past Biron and into the net to cut the deficit to 4-1.

Scott Hartnell and Arron Asham celebrate Ash's second period goal

However, it was too little, too late for the Flyers.  Boucher let in an awful goal in the early stages of the third and was pulled for the NHL debut of youngster Jeremy Duchesne.  The Flyers did tally three goals in the third to make the game close as Powe, JVR, and Briere all found the back of the net, but Duchesne let up a goal in his brief frame of work to give the Islanders the two goal cushion and the victory at the final buzzer by a score of 6-4.

So there it is, and that’s that.  The Flyers, who had won fifteen straight games against the Islanders, picked probably the worst possible time to drop a contest to their Atlantic Division rivals, because they had a chance to move up in the standings.  Nonetheless, the Boston Bruins and Atlanta Thrashers both lost last night, so the Flyers maintain their status as the East’s sixth seed due to having more wins.  Look for a preview for tonight’s big game in Philly against the Montreal Canadiens shortly.