Flyers, Hurricanes battle in Raleigh

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Despite carrying a 10-game losing streak into the game, the Devils were able to snap the slide and move one point ahead of Philadelphia for 11th place in the East standings.. Martin Brodeur turned aside 23 shots for the 121st shutout of his career and 11th lifetime blanking of the Flyers.. It was New Jersey’s first win since March 23rd.. Ilya Bryzgalov gave up two goals on 30 shots for the Flyers, who have been shut out four times this season and twice over their last four games.. “Well you know what, it’s a disappointing season,” said Flyers captain Claude Giroux.. “There’s still a couple games left but it’s frustrating the way we played this game.. They won more battles than us, that’s the thing.” Saturday’s test is Philadelphia’s second-to-last road game of the season.. The Flyers, who are 6-15-1 as the guest, will host their next two games against Boston and the New York Islanders before capping their schedule next Saturday in Ottawa.. Carolina enters today having lost two straight, nine of 10 and 16 of its last 18 games.. The Hurricanes were handed an overtime loss in Thursday’s game in Winnipeg, as Dustin Byfuglien scored 1:23 into the extra session to lift the Jets to the 4-3 home decision at MTS Centre.. Byfuglien initially trailed a 2-on-1 opportunity with Andrew Ladd and it paid off, as Ladd’s shot deflected off Carolina netminder Justin Peters left pad and Byfuglien easily put the disc home for the win.. Tuomo Ruutu scored twice, Alexander Semin added another goal and Jordan Staal had two assists for the Hurricanes, who were officially eliminated from playoff contention with the loss. source: http://www.wgrz.com/sports/pro_hockey/NHL/article/211469/343/Flyers-Hurricanes-battle-in-Raleigh

Todd Cordell: NHL Gameday Preview: New Jersey Devils @ Philadelphia Flyers – Game 43

It was number 666 for Brodeur, the winningest goaltender of all time.. His older brother jokingly told him that he should retire […] Via The Orange Update  |  3 days ago Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Flyers took to twitter to announce that two-year contract extensions had been signed by both Zac Rinaldo and Jay Rosehill.. Rinaldo, 22, would have been a restricted free agent at the end of the season.. Due to his play this season, he is very deserving of this contract extension.. Although he is […] Via HockeyBuzz  |  3 days ago The Philadelphia Flyers’ wins in the last two games are of little consequence to this lost season.. Ranked 22nd of the NHL’s 30 teams and 11th in the Eastern Conference with five games remaining on their schedule, the playoffs are not a realistic scenario even though Philly is not yet mathematically eliminated.. However, Philadelphia’s 7-3 win in Montreal on Monday…. Via Kukla’s Korner  |  3 days ago When looking at the NHL as a whole, it is easy to see that several NHL netminders thrive when given a second chance to prove their worth.. As an example, one can point out the likes of Ray Emery (Chicago Blackhawks), Carey Price (2010-11 with the Montreal Canadiens), Craig Anderson (Ottawa Senators) and so on and so forth.. One can probably name several players in this particular…. Devils 3, Flyers 0 Via AP on Fox  |  1 day ago Martin Brodeur stopped 23 shots for his 121st career shutout to keep New Jersey’s slim playoff hopes alive with a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.. Ryan Carter, Matt D’Agostini and Adam Henrique scored goals to help the Devils snap their 10 game winless streak (0-6-4). source: http://www.yardbarker.com/nhl/articles/todd_cordell_nhl_gameday_preview_new_jersey_devils_philadelphia_flyers_game_43/13429813

Flyers-Hurricanes Preview

“We lost pretty much every battle.” Now the Flyers face one of only three other East teams to have been eliminated from the playoff chase.. Philadelphia has won 11 of 13 in Raleigh and owns a 19-2-2 record in the last 23 meetings with Carolina, including victories in both meetings this season.. While the Hurricanes (17-23-3) showed some life Tuesday by rallying from a two-goal deficit midway through the final period, they fell 4-3 in overtime at Winnipeg for their 16th loss in 18 games.. “We haven’t got the breaks or the results that we, to be honest, we really deserve in our performance in the last three, four weeks,” coach Kirk Muller said.. “So it’s unfortunate because I’m really proud of the guys the way they’ve been battling, playing hard and playing well.” After missing Thursday’s loss because of a head injury, Jeff Skinner is expected to be a game-time decision against the Flyers.. Justin Peters has started the past six games for the Hurricanes, going 1-3-1 with a 3.33 GAA.. He’s 0-1-0 with a 4.53 in two career appearances against the Flyers but hasn’t faced them since 2010.. It’s uncertain whether Dan Ellis will be available due to soreness in his knee.. He’s 0-6-1 with a 3.74 GAA in his last eight games but hasn’t played since April 8.. Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who took the loss Thursday, allowed six goals but stopped 69 shots in winning both meetings with Carolina this season.. Steve Mason, though, could get the start after finishing with 38 saves in a 4-2 win over the Rangers on Tuesday. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/flyers-hurricanes-preview-202148292–nhl.html

NHL preview: Penguins, Bruins to play rescheduled game

The NHL is playing a compact 48-game, 99-day schedule and we

Ludwig, USA TODAY Sports April 14: Chicago’s Marian Hossa played a physical game against the St.. Louis Blues, and even scored a goal in the 2-0 win.  Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports April 14: Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard had 30 saves in a 3-0 shutout over Nashville.. Detroit’s win places the squad back in the 8th spot for the playoffs.  Mark Humphrey, AP April 13: Carolina’s Jiri Tlusty had two goals, as the Hurricanes not only defeated the Boston Bruins 4-2, but also ended a seven-game losing skid in the process.  Gerry Broome, AP April 13: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist collected 29 saves in a 1-0 shutout win against the Rangers’ neighborhood-rival Islanders.  Debby Wong, USA TODAY Sports April 13: Pittsburgh’s Brenden Morrow had two goals in the Penguins’ 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.  Lynne Sladky, AP April 12: Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad had the game-winning goal in a shootout against the Detroit Red Wings.. Chicago’s win clinched the Central division for the first time since 2010, when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.  Rob Grabowski, USA TODAY Sports April 12: The Senators defeated the Devils 2-0, as Craig Anderson made 33 saves in his third shutout of the season.. New Jersey has lost nine straight games.  Ed Mulholland, USA TODAY Sports April 12: Dallas forward Alex Chiasson had two goals as the Stars won their fourth straight game, defeating the Predators 5-2.  Mark Humphrey, AP April 11: Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made 43 saves in a 3-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes.  Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports April 11: St.. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott had a 23-save shutout against the Minnesota Wild, his third consecutive shutout.  Brace Hemmelgarn, USA TODAY Sports April 11: New York Islanders center Josh Bailey scored twice to beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 and enhance his team’s playoff chances.  Bob DeChiara, USA TODAY Sports April 10: Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo wasn’t supposed to start, but Cory Schneider came down with the flu.. Luongo, making his first start since March 18, had 40 saves in a 4-1 win against the Calgary Flames.  Sergei Belski, USA TODAY Sports April 10: Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell, middle, moved up to the top line because of injuries, scored twice, one a short-handed goal, in a 5-4 win against the New Jersey Devils.  Julio Cortez, AP April 10: Colorado goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere’s contribution to the Avalanche’s 4-1 shocker against the Anaheim Ducks came days earlier when he ripped his teammates’ work ethic.. That sparked the last-place team and Giguere made 21 saves in the victory.  Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports April 9: Pittsburgh right wing Pascal Dupuis scored a goal and notched two assists in a 5-3 win over the Hurricanes.. Dupuis and the Penguins clinched the Atlantic Division title.  James Guillory, USA TODAY Sports April 9: Teammates congratulate St.. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen after he scored the game’s lone goal against Nashville in the second period. source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2013/04/20/nhl-preview-saturday/2098839/

Somber Philadelphia Flyers Face Off Against Carolina Hurricanes

That season may have been really bad, but this current season will go down in franchise history as the worst season for the Flyers.. So putting all of that aside, even though they won’t see the playoffs this year, the Flyers still have a few games left to play.. On Saturday they are back on the ice, this time visiting the equally struggling Carolina Hurricanes .. The Flyers (19-22-3) may have had a pretty horrendous season, but at least they are not the Hurricanes (17-23-3).. The ‘Canes are in worse position than the Flyers are and they have two Staal brothers on the team.. Since it has not been a good year for either of these teams, they are pretty much just going to be playing for pride.. The Flyers will want to win this game to show that they can defeat a bad team, while the ‘Canes will want to win to prove they can overcome a better team.. For these reasons the teams will be at each others throats.. As Flyers fans, it’s going to be hard to root for our team in this game, especially when we know the end result.. So we should probably take a lesson from all those Edmonton Oilers fans and still cheer on our team until the very last game. source: http://www.rantsports.com/nhl/2013/04/20/somber-philadelphia-flyers-face-off-against-carolina-hurricanes/

 

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