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Back to Normal, Flyers Hope to Start a Late Season Surge

It seems like years since the Flyers last played, at least for me. They went into the break with back-to-back home-and-home series sweeps against the Devils and Canadiens. They ended at 6th seed in the Eastern Conference, with 8 points behind Buffalo. The rest of the East is behind us in a tight race that is sure to heat up over the next month. Most of our remaining games are against these teams, so the Flyers will have to be ready.

The Olympics ended yesterday in stunning fashion with an overtime game between the USA and Canada for the gold. I was pulling for USA the whole tournament obviously, yet I stood there defeated to see none other than Crosby score the game-winning goal. It wasn’t that spectacular of a play; I was more impressed with Iginla’s pass. However, it is the one that they’re going to remember and of course during the medal ceremony he was the last one to receive his and the cameras never left him. It had to be him, of course. They couldn’t have wrote the fairy tale any better. Flyers leaders Chris Pronger and Mike Richards come back with gold as well, and Kimmo Timonen comes home with bronze. Not a bad Olympics for our guys, and they come back healthy (not to mention Oskars Bartulis from Latvia who was in the tourney as well).
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Flyers Sweep Devils; Emery Out for 3 Weeks; Carter to the Olympics?

Flyers came back from another 2 goal deficit to beat the Devils in a thrilling overtime victory. The Flyers were a team coming into this series who were having trouble finding the back of the net and without starting goaltender Ray Emery (again). They were facing arguably one of the greatest goalies the sport has to offer and some good forward talent (Kovalchuk, Parise, Elias, Langenbrunner to name a few), and came out with 4 points from the two games in very tight Eastern Conference. Last night’s goals by Asham in the first and Carter in the second beat the star goaltender to tie it up at two going into the 3rd, where the Flyers only had one shot the whole period. In overtime, Gagne had a great shift and got 3 scoring chances, the third being the one to go in. He was with Mike Richards and they certainly got the job done by cycling the puck with Timonen down low before Gagne ripped a shot from the top of the slot.
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Leighton Starting at the Garden Tonight; Olympian Flyers

Michael Leighton will be starting tonight in Madison Square Garden in what will be the Flyers last game of 2009 before the Winter Classic at Fenway on Friday. Laviolette still has not decided on who will start in Boston according to Flyers OnTheFly. Flyers look to go for four-straight tonight to carry momentum in what will be an exciting outdoor match-up on Friday. Wish I could have gotten tickets.

They also reported that Oscars Bartulis has been selected to the Latvian Olympic hockey team as well as Ole-Kristian Tollefsen for Norway. Pronger and Richie have both made Team Canada with Prongs getting the ‘A’ along with Crosby as Niedermayer will be wearing the ‘C’. Carter is apparently an alternate and will play if anyone goes down.

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2009 in Flyers News

 

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Olympic Camp Starts, Gagne a Casualty

The Canadian Olympic team is holding a camp in Calgary this week to prepare the players to make the roster for the Olympic team whom will see action in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Simon Gagne, and Chris Pronger are all in attendance representing the Flyers. However, Simon Gage was injured during this morning’s practice and is expected to miss the rest of the camp. Paul Holmgren gave an update on Gags’ injury a short time ago, and he attributed to a “mild groin strain”. Hopefully it is not going to be as recurring as Briere’s was last season, and hopefully Simon takes the time to rest and get ready for a very important upcoming Flyers season.

He is going to get checked out by the Flyers orthopedic physician tomorrow, so we’ll have more as it develops.

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2009 in Flyers News

 

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