Flyers’ Boucher holds key to early success

Brian Boucher once again comes into another predicament he didn’t expect to happen, this quickly anyway. Boucher will open the Flyers season as the club’s number one netminder due to a back injury to initial starter, Michael Leighton. For Boucher, 33, it’s another chance to prove he’s still a number one option for a team who might need him more … Continue reading

New Season, same story as goaltending issues continue to haunt Flyers

There are some things you can guarantee in Philadelphia sports; Eagles fans will continue to hate Donovan McNabb, the Phillies will catch fire every September, and most of all, the Flyers will always have goaltender issues. After the news  yesterday that Michael Leighton will miss a month with a bulging disc in his back, the Flyers are … Continue reading

Boucher steller as Flyers oust Devils in 5 games

The Philadelphia Flyers were a team in the regular season that lacked consistency, urgency, and in some cases life. However, after last night’s game 5 series clinching win against the New Jersey Devils, the Flyers are a new team. A team with urgency, consistency and life. The Flyers ousted the New Jersey Devils in five … Continue reading

Flyers take command of series with 4-1 beatdown of Devils, Carter and Gagne hurt

  Win, but at what cost?   Both Simon Gagne and Carter were injured during the course of the Flyers 4-1 win. Gagne suffered a fractured toe after being struck with the puck twice in the second period. GM Paul Holmgren stated Wednesday morning that both Carter and Gagne will not be available for Thurs game 5 in New … Continue reading

Richards, Carcillo sink Devils in OT to take 2-1 lead

It was flat-out physically and emotionally draining. Every-shift and every period have proved to be crucial. One would think after just two games, these players have nothing left. Don’t tell captain Mike Richards and Dan Carcillo that. Carcillo netted the overtime game winner in last night’s Flyers 3-2 defeat of the New Jersey Devils to take a 2-1 … Continue reading

Boucher outduels Brodeur and Devils in game 1

Even Brian Boucher couldn’t have realistically imagined out performing Martin Brodeur in game one of their series. Well, realistically and literally, he did. Boucher put up a 23 save performance last night in the Flyers 2-1 defeat over the New Jersey Devils in game one of their quarterfinal series at the Prudential Center. Boucher halted hall of … Continue reading

For Flyers, consistency becomes priority to succeed against Devils

For 82 games the Philadelphia Flyers have been the model of inconsistency. Just ask any player in that locker room after every loss this season and they’ll reiterate the exact same thing. For the Flyers to eliminate the New Jersey Devils in this first round they have to be more desperate than they have been … Continue reading

Flyers look for playoff magic as they begin quest for their third Stanley Cup

Coming into the 2009-2010 season The Philadelphia Flyers were widely known across the NHL as a team to be reckoned with to contend and even win the Stanley Cup. Now with the regular season coming to end last Sunday The Flyers look to begin what will hopefully be a 2 month journey to play for the … Continue reading

Twist of fate: Flyers stomp Marty and the Devils, 5-1

It’s pretty amazing when you think about, actually. For years there was one team the Philadelphia Flyers couldn’t beat and, they were the New Jersey Devils. Now, it’s the Pittsburgh Penguins who Philly cannot defeat and its the Devils who the Flyers now own. The Flyers beat down the Devils last night 5-1 from the Wachovia Center, … Continue reading

Flyers hold on to beat Dallas, Boucher comes up big

They haven’t won in Dallas since 1996. Their goaltender was making his first start since Dec. 21 of the last calendar year. Yet, for the Philadelphia Flyers they found a way to beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 last night in Dallas for the first time since ’96. As for Brian Boucher, who has found himself … Continue reading