Leighton to undergo back surgery, expected to miss 6-8 weeks

If you’ve read my previous posts or listened to our Flyers Pre-Game Live show last night, you knew I had a bad feeling that the Michael Leighton bulging disc injury would be more than the “one month” that they initially said. It turns out I was right, as today the Flyers announced that Leighton will … 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

Flyers 2010 Season Preview: Is the Cup next for Philly?

The 2010 Philadelphia Flyers will enter October 7th in Pittsburgh as a team with a lot of expectations. After losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games last June, the Flyers decided to make minimal changes to try to keep this winning attitude in tact. With the arrivals of Nikolai Zherdev, Andrej Meszaros, Matt Walker, Sean … Continue reading

Flyers should be Leighton’s to protect

It has always amazed me how quickly someone can be the toast of the Philadelphia sports scene, to the guy who hits the back-burner in a matter of seconds. That basically sums up the summer for Flyers starting goaltender Michael Leighton. The Flyers signed Leighton a tw0-year contract extension back on June 30th. Many believed … Continue reading

Leighton stays perfect as Flyers take 2-0 lead to Montreal

The story of the 2010 NHL playoffs has been focused around a team and a goaltender. The team being the Philadelphia Flyers, which we all know the story. The player, well, that belongs to Flyers netminder Michael Leighton. FACT: Last night’s game 2 3-0 shutout win for the Flyers was Leighton’s second consecutive playoff shutout. Becoming the first … Continue reading

Flyers, Leighton demolish Halak and Habs in series opener

If anyone went around the internet or television to preview this Eastern Conference matchup between the Flyers and Habs, all the ‘experts’ came around to the same key for the Flyers to win: Get to Jaroslav Halak. Oh, did the Flyers ever take that advice to the bank. The Flyers had talked about getting in front of Halak, developing quality … Continue reading

Flyers: History can be made with one more step

60 minutes. That’s all that remains for the Philadelphia Flyers to make sports history. Tomorrow night will be game 7 from Boston where the Flyers attempt to make the impossible become a realization. Or, the Flyers will be the next team sent home packing for the summer. Pretty tough scene, eh? With last night’s 2-1 … Continue reading

Flyers ready to come home and continue run at history

VOORHEES, N.J.- When the Flyers went down 0-3 to the Boston Bruins, it never felt like this club was just one loss away from packing for summer vacation. Now, with history still against them, the Flyers are within one win of pushing this series to an epic game 7 finale. However, there’s a new spin to … Continue reading

Last-second goal gives Flyers electric win over Hawks

Simply put, the best Flyers hockey game all season. It had all the intangibles; chance after chance, 75 combined shots, amazing goaltending, and last-second heroics. The Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 this afternoon after Chris Pronger scored with 2.1 seconds to go in the game. The Flyers scored two goals in under three minutes to … Continue reading

Flyers look to continue winning ways over Islanders

Tonight the Philadelphia Flyers will look to build on their win against the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday when they host the New York Islanders from the Wachovia Center. The Flyers come into the game 6-3-1 in their last 10 where the Islanders are a lowly 3-7-1. This will be the fifth of six meetings between the … Continue reading