Local student finishes second in Flyers shootout contest

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But none of those goals were in front of as many people as those he scored in the “Youth Hockey Shootout” contest hosted by the Philadelphia Flyers between the second and third periods of their home games at the Wells Fargo Center this season. “It was really awesome,” Temoyan, 12, said of the experience. “I would get a little nervous, but it got a little easier as I went along.” RELATED ASSETS After winning the Colonials’ shootout contest in practice, Temoyan went on to compete at three different Flyers’ games. The contest was set up like a tournament and at the third game, the Flyers’ final home tilt April 25 against the Islanders, Temoyan competed in the finals with his goalie teammate Aidan McCabe. Each shooter was allowed three attempts. Temoyan, who plays right wing and center, said he usually doesn’t think too much about what he’s going to do. “I think, ‘Just try to score,’” he said. “I make it up, like, right there.” In the championship, Temoyan scored on his first attempt but hit the post on his second and had his third shot saved. Luckily, McCabe also only let in one goal. Before he’d gone on the ice, it was decided that if there was a tie, Temoyan would get one last shot. If he scored, he won. If he didn’t, he lost. source: http://www.tricountyrecord.com/article/20130513/SPORTS04/130519961/-1/SPORTS/local-student-finishes-second-in-flyers-shootout-contest

Flyers owner: Failed season ‘was the perfect storm’

We got knocked out by New Jersey in the second round, and New Jersey dominated, and I think the coach wanted to tweak the system. “And we ended up with the worst schedule in the league. At one point, we played 20 games, and Boston had played 15 [actually, 14]. You already have a compressed schedule, and ours was compressed more than anyone else’s. And when you have tweaking, no practices, and a bad start, we never recovered.” It didn’t help that the Philadelphia Flyers dealt with plenty of injuries along the way, especially when it came to their defense. Luke Schenn and Kimmo Timonen were the only blueliners to play in more than 37 games for the Flyers in 2013 “It was sort of like everything that could go wrong did go wrong,” Snider added. “It was the perfect storm.” That doesn’t mean that there weren’t a few positives for the Flyers this season. Forward Jakub Voracek enjoyed a breakout season and Snider liked what he saw from defenseman Erik Gustafsson . He also was happy with goaltender Steve Mason , who had a 1.90 GAA and .944 save percentage in seven games. Mason, 24, won the Calder Trophy in 2008–09, but struggled mightily after that until the Blue Jackets finally traded him. Still, Snider dismissed the notion that his seven-game stint with Philadelphia was too small a sample size to judge him on. source: http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/06/flyers-owner-failed-season-was-the-perfect-storm/

Flyers to select 11th overall in 2013 NHL Entry Draft

The first-round draft order was determined by the NHL in a lottery on Monday. 2012 DRAFT FLASHBACK LAUGHTON, STOLARZ HIGHLIGHT 2011 FLYERS DRAFT HISTORY AT #11 OR HIGHER 1967 – 5 (Serge Bernier) 1971 – 8 (Larry Wright); 9 (Pierre Plante) 1972 – 7 (Bill Barber) 1978 – 6 (Behn Wilson); 7 (Ken Linseman) 1982 – 4 (Ron Sutter) 2007 – 2 (James van Riemsdyk) 2011 – 8 (Sean Couturier) The Flyers finished 20th among all NHL teams this season – fourth-best among the 14 non-playoff teams – and as a result had a 1.5% chance of receiving the first overall pick in the draft through the weighted lottery. The Colorado Avalanche won the lottery and the first overall selection, jumping ahead of the Florida Panthers. The Flyers have only selected 11th once in their history, taking Jeff Carter with that pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Overall, the Flyers have only had 17 draft picks in their history that have been 11th or higher, and six of those 17 selections came prior to 1973 when there were between 12 and 16 teams in the entire league. The team’s draft history with picks of 11th or higher is as follows: The Flyers currently hold six selections in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, consisting of their own selections in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th rounds. The following is a list of players that have been selected at 11th overall over the past 15 NHL Entry Drafts: 2012 – Flilp Forsberg, RW, Washington 2011 – Duncan Siemens, D, Colorado 2010 – Jack Campbell, G, Dallas 2009 – Ryan Ellis, D, Nashville 2008 – Kyle Beach, C, Chicago 2007 – Brandon Sutter, C, Carolina 2006 – Jonathan Bernier, G, Los Angeles 2005 – Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles 2004 – Lauri Tukonen, RW, Los Angeles 2003 – Jeff Carter, C, Flyers 2002 – Keith Ballard, D, Buffalo 2001 – Fredrik Sjostrom, RW, Phoenix 2000 – Pavel Vorobiev, RW, Chicago 1999 – Oleg Saprykin, LW, Calgary 1998 – Jeff Heerema, RW, Carolina 2013-14 Flyers season ticket packages are on sale now. Reap the benefits and rewards of being a season ticket holder including ticket discounts, flexible payment plans and exclusive access! Call 215-218-PUCK or visit PhiladelphiaFlyers.com for more information. FEATURED STORIES source: http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=668516

 

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