On Saturday, the Philadelphia Flyers officially said goodbye to the Wachovia Spectrum by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-2, in preseason action. But neither the win nor the game was important. What mattered was that the Flyers and fans from around the city got to pay their final respects to not just a dingy relic, but an old friend.
Monthly Archives: September 2008
At the John Labatt Center in London Ontario, the Philadelphia Flyers rebounded from a shaky outing against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, by systematically destroying the New York Islanders, 4-0, Thursday night in preseason action.
After a excellent opening performance on Monday, the Philadelphia Flyers’ second preseason act didn’t go so well.
The Flyers struggled putting together any offense and consistently overwhelmed on defense, as they lost to the host Ottawa Senators, 3-1, Wednesday night in more preseason action.
Steve Downie scored two goals and Marty Biron was rock solid, as an estimated 40,000 viewers watched the Philadelphia Flyers take down the visiting New Jersey Devils, 4-1, in a preseason game, Monday night at the Wachovia Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers are set begin preseason festivities Monday night against the visiting New Jersey Devils, and looking at the announced lineup there are bound to be some fireworks.
Dressed for conflict, the Flyers sat forwards Danny Briere, Simon Gagne, Glen Metropolit, Mike Knuble, Joffrey Lupul and Jim Dowd. But dressed known brawlers Riley Cote, Matt Clackson, Steve Downie and Arron Asham.
VOORHEES, N.J. – As Simon Gagne took the ice for the Philadelphia Flyers’ first intra-squad scrimmage of the 2008-09 season, all eyes were locked on the long-time Flyer to see how well he skated and more importantly, if he would take contact.
“I’m still looking for the first hit,” said Gagne, who made it clear he wasn’t hit in the scrimmage. “I’m very confident that everything’s going to be okay, but until I play in a game and get a hit, we’ll see how it goes. It’s going to happen at one point, but when it’s going to happen I don’t know. It might happen in a scrimmage, but (Steve) Downie is on my team, so I think I’ll be okay.”
Newly acquired defenseman Steve Eminger made his presence felt early on and Claude Giroux dazzled on a penalty shot, as Team Snider defeated Team Barber, 6-2, to open the much awaited training camp in front of a mass of fans and media at the Virtua Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced Thursday, that the team has signed goaltender J.S. Aubin to a one-year contract, to replace injured backup goaltender Antero Niittymaki.
The Flyers’ rookies were completely outmatched by the steady Washington group at the Kettler Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia, Thursday afternoon in a friendly rookie scrimmage. Washington’s Travis Morin netted two goals and starting goalie Simeon Varlamov was outstanding as the Flyers were embarrassed by Washington 7-0. The Flyers were unable to apply any sustained pressure on offense and impotent at stopping a consistent Capitals’ attack.