Coming off an impressive 7-2 win that snapped a losing streak in Ottawa that spanned several presidential elections, the Philadelphia Flyers return home tonight to face the Washington Capitals.
And Alex Ovechkin.
Not necessarily in that order.
The series between these two teams has been tight in recent seasons. Since the 2007-08 season (the first season following the Flyers' fall from gr... Read More »
Four games in and seven points to show for their effort. Not a bad start at all for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Now comes a week in which expectations for similar results are high, and rightfully so.
Thanks to Pittsburgh's hot start and loaded schedule, the Pens lead the Atlantic Division with eight points (3-2-2). While they've cooled of late, and have a goal differential of just plus 1, ther... Read More »
Welcome to a new feature on the blog, "Wind Sprints." Much like the endurance-building exercise of a hockey team, we'll do four notes - blue line, red line, far blue line and goal line.
At the end, instead of being exhausted, you'll be better informed. Or both.
[/b]It's going to be an odd site watching Mike Richards skate on Wells Fargo ice Saturday.
Wearing those gaudy pur... Read More »
Yes, we're only three games in and, yes, the Flyers have taken six of a possible six points. We're all happy in Flyerville.
Yes, in Philly sports, there is always a but. Right now, it's defensive zone communication. It's a problem I noted in the Flyers' win over Boston, one they seemed to do much better with against New Jersey, but Wednesday night against Vancouver it was back in a larg... Read More »
Flyers in the sweet spot
Posted October 11, 2011
It's a familiar refrain at hockey games. Fans get restless. They want action. For a lot of them, action equals shots, therefore, that familiar refrain.
A simple - and logical - school of thought would be that the more you shoot, the more chances you have to score, the better chances you have to win the game. Interestingly, with the Philadelphia Flyers, at least as far as last year g... Read More »