Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia Flyers’

Weekend Clash Between New Jersey Devils And Philadelphia Flyers

January 21, 2011

This weekend, to battle against the Flyers the New Jersey Devils will head to Philadelphia Flyers. As these two teams have had nearly opposite seasons, this should be a very lopsided game.

For this matchup NHL Odds have not yet been posted.

With a record of 30-11-5 on the season, the Flyers sit atop the Atlantic Division. They are atop the entire conference, having 65 points. This year the Devils have had a lot of struggles for now. Having 29 points overall, they are just 13-29-3 on the season.

On both sides of the game, the Flyers have been very good. By averaging 3.4 goals per game, they have the best offense in the NHL. Their center Danny Briere is leading their offense attack. On the season, Briere has 24 goals and 17 assists. In the NHL in terms of goals allowed per game at 2.6, they are also the 10th best team.

This season the Devils have not had nearly the offensive success of the Flyers. In the league they are the 30th best offense. They do not have a player on their team that has scored more than 13 goals this season as they have averaged just 2 goals a game.

Even though if Patrik Elias can orchestrate the offensive attack they will have a chance at breaking through the defense of the Flyers, the Devils will have a hard time in this game. Everything indicates that Flyers will win this game, what being said. If the New Jersey Devils are going to keep up, they will need a big breakout performance from one of their players.

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NHL – New York Rangers – Season Preview

October 5, 2010

The New York Rangers, sports betting favorite lost in a shootout on the last day of the season to the Philadelphia Flyers, denying the Rangers a playoff bid in 2009-2010 season and they hope that their 2010-2011 season ends much better. The Rangers appear to be one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference, on paper.

Key Additions:

With the additions of Alexander Frolov and Todd White, the Rangers are looking to bolster their offensive lines. At the goaltender position, Martin Biron will provide quality depth, as he backs up one of the game’s best net minders in Henrik Lundqvist.

Key Losses:

Forward Olli Jokinen is decided not to re-sign by the Rangers after acquiring him at the trade deadline. Often struggling to get on the score sheet, Jokinen did not live up to the expectations of the Rangers front office.

This season, the Rangers are hoping to spread the offense around so that star forward Marion Gaborik does not have to shoulder the load of the scoring. Leaving Gaborik as their only scoring threat on many nights, many times last season other forwards did not contribute enough points.

If the Rangers hope to make the post season this year, another aspect where they need to improve is on defense. From the likes of Michael Del Zotto and Matt Gilroy, who now have a season of experience under their belts, head coach John Tortorella hopes to get more consistent play. The New York Rangers have a good shot at making the playoffs in 2010-2011, with more balanced scoring and consistent play from their defensemen.

Chicago Blackhawks win Stanley Cup

June 11, 2010

The Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks faced off in Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals on June 8th in Philadelphia. Coming into Game 6, Chicago was leading the series 3-2. Philadelphia was playing in front of their home crowd and was one win away from forcing a Game 7. That did not happen, as Chicago won 4-3 in overtime to capture the Stanley Cup.

Chicago’s goalie, Antti Niemi, was not overly impressive in Game 6, but got the job done. He made 21 saves in victory. Michael Leighton, Philadelphia’s goalie, had a more impressive game stat-wise, making 37 saves, but it was all in vain as he took the loss.

Four different players scored for Chicago, including Patrick Kane, who made the winning goal in overtime. Scott Hartnell was very impressive for Philadelphia, making 2 goals. It was a great game, full of back and forth action. No one could compare to Patrick Kane, though, who was definitely the hero of Game 6. Not only did he have an incredible goal in overtime, he also had two assists. He made what will be remembered as one of the most historic goals in Blackhawks’ history.

It was a long wait between Stanley Cup victories for the Chicago Blackhawks, but they finally got the job done. It had been 49 years since Chicago had last won a Stanley Cup. Regardless of what happens from here, the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks will forever have their place in history, thanks in large part to a great Game 6.