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Flyers defeat Habs, win 10th straight on home ice

Jan 8, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

It has now been more than two full months since the Philadelphia Flyers lost on home ice.

The Flyers won their 10th consecutive game at Wells Fargo Center, thanks to a decisive 3-1 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday evening.

Off to a dreadful start at the beginning of the season, the Flyers have surged their way into second in the Metropolitan Division, now four points ahead of the Washington Capitals. Philadelphia has also won eight of its last 10 games, although home ice has not been of a particular advantage lately, with the club having just wrapped up a six-game road trip.

They won five times on that recent road trip.

Flyers’ tough guy Zac Rinaldo had a goal and a fight, but fell one assist short of a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. He and Brandon Prust dropped the gloves in a spirited scrap in the second period, with the Canadiens trailing 3-0 and in need of a spark.

Habs’ defenseman P.K. Subban, named to Canada’s Olympic hockey team on Tuesday, was benched for about 10 minutes in the third period, according to Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette.

Subban was assessed a roughing minor at the end of the second period. The Habs managed to successfully kill it off at the beginning of the third period, however Subban was stapled to the bench until about eight minutes remaining in regulation and his team trailing by two goals.

  1. blackandorangeforlife - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Not a great effort but scoreboard shows 2 points……Ugly but Hot!

  2. blomfeld - Jan 8, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    CRIMINAL ACTIVITY NOTWITHSTANDING

    Good on the Flyers for keeping it real ! However a bigger applause goes out tonight to ‘kompis” Henrik & crew for teaching the Blackhawks a lesson about humility …. the ‘punk’ Kane and his lovers have now been left kicking stones and praise be for that !

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    • cofran2004 - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:52 AM

      I’m coming to appreciate the humor in your top goalie list the more i see you post it.

      • ibieiniid - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:55 AM

        YES. i said the same. I don’t know how the inclusion of Sigfried and Roy on his list garnered 15 dislikes.

      • cofran2004 - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:57 AM

        And the ever-present alex ovechkin. I’m surprised I haven’t seen “Snipers-Edge Shooter-Tutor” on there before.

    • cofran2004 - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      Although… just one time, woud you maybe post the whole list? 1 through 30? I know… just a silly request from a silly rangers fan…

  3. c9castine - Jan 8, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    oh good for them beating all the other average teams in the east

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:10 AM

      Especially the Penguins. Best of the average.

      • c9castine - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:25 AM

        yeah keep telling yourself that as they sit 15 points ahead of your flyers for the division lead. pens are also 9-2 against the west.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:05 PM

        Pittsburgh Penguins. Regular season champs since 2010.

      • c9castine - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM

        we’ve actually not won a presidents trophy in i think 20 year. so, not really huh

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:37 PM

        I didn’t say President’s Trophy winners. I said regular season champs. As in how every year they are crowned the SC favorites and darlings of the NHL. I guess thats what I get for engaging a guy who’s been watching hockey since 2005.

      • c9castine - Jan 9, 2014 at 4:25 PM

        1988. sometimes, with great expectations comes great disappointment. we have had our share of success. rather have it that way than not winning at all.

      • isithockeyseasonyet - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:53 AM

        What’s the last thing the penguins did that is above average, I think you just keep telling yourself you’re above average, regular season champ is good for a first round exit, anyone who gets into the post season has a shot

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:45 AM

      If I remember correctly the Flyers also have a winning record against the West and have beaten Pittsburgh just over a month ago… before they were rolling as one of the hottest teams in the NHL. The Flyers are now 8-2 in their last 10 and it’s been no cakewalk against the West. The goaltending has been stellar, the D has good, and the offense has has been downright dangerous. Your continuous regular season titles mean nothing, while the Flyers will go about their business of climbing the standings.

      G is back, Voracek as well;Raffl is a two- way presence, same with Read. Simmonds, Schenn, and Hartnell are scoring goals while Downie, Rinaldo, hall, and Couturier do the dirty work. So once again celebrate your Cup several months too early while we prepare for Pittsburgh’s demise in another form of excruciating fashion.

      • c9castine - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:23 PM

        i dunno what your getting so defensive about. trying to make a case to me that your team is worth a damn…they are an average NHL hockey team. its fine.

        yeah whatever another excruciating pittsburgh demise. nobody is celebrating a cup your the one thats celebrating just because your team got to a few games over .500 finally. welcome to the show.

      • blackandorangeforlife - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:47 PM

        C9…Pens are .503 PTs% …..
        Over all they are w1574 l1554 t383 ol87
        Pens are still 67 games below .500 all time
        Flyers are .578pts%
        w1802 l1241 t457 ol 98
        Or should i say the Flyers are 463 games above .500
        That is 5.6 years of wins the Pens would have to get to be even with the Flyers
        Head to head results are just as bad for your Pens…..How is that asterisk holding up?

    • thephillyfanclub - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:00 AM

      your an idiot man, constantly on here posting STUPID A** s***, grow up man they are good what is your problem, even though i hate the penguins i would rather have them be a good hockey team because watching the flyers pens rivalry is some of the most exhilarating hockey around, get a life man

      • thephillyfanclub - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:01 AM

        my comment was meant for c9castine

      • c9castine - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:27 PM

        oh yeah that was a smart comment calm down little billy.

    • cofran2004 - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      You can only beat who they put in front of you. It’s not like college where you pick who you play…

      • c9castine - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM

        only good response I’ve seen so far everybody else just got all butt hurt over it. still an average team but your right they are finally takin care of business and beating the teams they should beat. montreal is right there with them. average. flyers are always a step away from being a legit good team though so i expect that to happen at some point this season. maybe soon.

    • blackandorangeforlife - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:48 AM

      So the Pens have how many points against these same teams?…..So sorry your dream of the Flyers owning the basement didn’t last long!

      • c9castine - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:29 PM

        a lot more than the flyers. i don’t need to dream its been a reality for a while. looks like they made it halfway up the steps. good for them.

    • blackandorangeforlife - Jan 9, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      9-2 in the West…Yet only two of those games on the road….Tell me how it is that the Pens make the Conference Finals yet have such an easy schedule?
      I mean seriously their strength of schedule would compare to the KC Chiefs of the NFL this season!

      • hazlydose - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:17 PM

        Because the season is only halfway over and they have multiple long road trips during the second half?. Every team plays every other team at least once home and away now. The only thing bringing down the pens strength of schedule is that they play in the god awful Metro.

      • c9castine - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:32 PM

        yeah I’m not sure how you substantiate that comment. we are on a west coast road trip right now. started out 1-0 against the vancouver canucks, no joke of a team. we play the same schedule as everybody else that tends to happen over the course of 82 games don’t be such a moron.

      • blackandorangeforlife - Jan 9, 2014 at 4:09 PM

        CS they are in the midst of a 3 game West coast road trip
        Their longest road trip this season will be 5 games…..Most team have it way worse then that….Just as an example the Flyers had 2 game road trips….The 1st was the toughest teams in the West (at the time)
        Pens in this 3 game trip?….Nucks, Oiles and Flames….Sounds like a tough trip
        My point is your talking trash yet your team that made it to the Finals has an way easy strength of schedule…Just like my original post stated!

      • thephillyfanclub - Jan 10, 2014 at 2:41 AM

        Jesus you are a vindictive imbecile, you would rather discredit the flyers resurgence than appreciate your own teams accomplishments. I feel bad for you, do you even watch Penguins games or do you just stare at the standings hoping the Flyers don’t continue rise, it’s embarrassing, your making your entire teams fanbase look foolish. Oh yeah, and I’m happy that your at least proud that you beat the canucks just like we did to them last week, just another “average” team we beat en route to our 5-1 road trip “little billy” but keep bringing that razor sharp wit of your to PHT C9. Making the rest of us look “average.”

  4. pitpenguinsrulez - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    Flyer fans acting like as if they just won a cup by moving into second place. Remember Philly…Pittsburgh and Boston are still the class of the East.

    • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      I don’t know if you noticed but we’ve been second in the division for a few games now. No ones acting like we’re takin the cup this year like you pens fans are good for pretending. I know it must suck having nothing to say about the flyers considering the incredible turn around we’ve made in the course of a month and a half from last place to 2nd in the division and 6th in the east and they’re only gettin better.

      • President Charles Logan - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:42 AM

        I always get a kick out of the pimpled face couch potato fans that refer to themselves as “we” when describing their teams they root for….. good team spirit I reckon .

        Give the Fly-boys credit, right now they are on a roll , cant bash a thing they are doing …. till Spring that is ….

      • ibieiniid - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:08 AM

        and Penguins fans know ALL about a good spring bashing.

      • President Charles Logan - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:25 PM

        I’m not a Pens fan I’m not sure where that comes from but the Pens have won the cup 3 times in the past what? 25 years? you’re not really in a position to talk tough come Spring time

        Who was even President the last time the flyers were relevant ? Carter? Ford?

      • philafly - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:30 PM

        The last time they were relevant? They took the Hawks to OT of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup in 2010. I’d certainly call that relevant. So I guess the answer to your question is Barack Obama.

    • blackandorangeforlife - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      Nothing says class like cheap shot suspensions….Just how many do the Pens have this season?

      • ibieiniid - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:02 AM

        just for the record, how many do they have?

      • blackandorangeforlife - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:32 AM

        2 so far for a total of 10 man games…..Would be higher but the DoPS is lenient on it’s stars as usual thus Neal only received 5 games for his 3rd suspension…..All head shots!

  5. hockeyfan28 - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:22 AM

    At least Homer hasn’t jumped the gun like in the past and is making Mason earn that contract extension

    • kellyb9 - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:10 AM

      Homer is probably waiting for his great, big apology from Flyers fans prior to issuing Mason an extension. He sure deserves it. I always felt as though this was a good team on paper, but he’s been making the right moves this year to ensure that it’s a good team on the ice.

  6. toiletclown - Jan 9, 2014 at 6:22 AM

    the fly-girls won a game, 1975 will be over soon. HAHAHAHAHAHA

    • philafly - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:30 AM

      Another brilliant comment from toiletcleaner. “1975 will be over soon.” 1975 has been over for 39 years. I get that you are trying to make a joke about how the Flyers haven’t won since ’75, but as we established yesterday, you are terrible at making jokes. Please stop trying.

      • ibieiniid - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:44 AM

        can we keep the exchanges between you and toiletdrown going please? cracking me up. “1975 has been over for 39 years” is something that should never have to be explained to somebody that doesn’t have some sort of brain injury/disorder…. yet, toiletdrown exists.

      • philafly - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:49 AM

        I am happy to oblige. So long as he posts, I will be more than happy to point out his inability to form a coherent thought.

      • joey4id - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:22 AM

        Excuse me! Can someone please explain how 1975 has been over for 39 years? 😜

      • philafly - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:26 AM

        2014 – 1975 = 39

      • cofran2004 - Jan 9, 2014 at 11:33 AM

        First things first… This isn’t aimed at you Philafly. It’s aimed at Joey4id.

        How did you not do the math before you posted that?

  7. whlskey - Jan 9, 2014 at 6:39 AM

    Fly-girls, good one dude! You’re so clever, and 1975, I’ve never heard that one before. Did you think of that all by your lonesome self..? Kisses.

  8. toiletclown - Jan 9, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    must be hard cheering for loser teams in a loser city year after year after year after year after year after year after year. But you probably dont know any better.

    • cofran2004 - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      I bet I can guess where your lone thumbs up on that post came from…

    • laxman1944 - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      Good morning Toilet, G said to tell your Mom lastnight was mind numbingly wonderful and tell Dad to stop crying.

      • toiletclown - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:40 AM

        I wonder what girouxs going to do with those free 2 weeks in february

      • philafly - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:52 AM

        ^^ You used this exact same joke yesterday. You’re not recycling jokes already, are you? I had higher hopes for you.

      • ibieiniid - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:34 AM

        yeah, sex with your mother will surely be boring to G by that time. got any hot aunts?

      • laxman1944 - Jan 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

        Ironically G will be traveling to Italy for a nice break……..with your Mom and Dad of course…getting their freak on Italian style

  9. kastout11 - Jan 9, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Nice win, but I disagree with hockeyfan 28 on Mason getting a contract extension. I also thought the 7 games last year might have been a fluke, but I think he has earned the extension, he has had an excellent first half. I worry that if they wait too long, it might not get done. I think they should start talking with his agent now, and get something worked out. I am concerned that if they wait until the offseason, he might go elsewhere, even though it looks as though the change of scenery to Philly has revived his career.

    • hockeyfan28 - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      Hey yes he’s played well but his agent wants Carey Price money…I’d wait to see how does as the fame after the Olympic break get bigger for the stretch run besides what’s the harm? If he stands on his head great but if he slumps we can always go rent Ryan Miller for a year or two till Anthony Stolarz is ready..

  10. notmrknowitall - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Some of the Penqueen fans are a hoot. If they think they are going anywhere in the playoffs with Flower in net…..goooooood luck. As a Flyer fan, seen that show toooo many times.

  11. toiletclown - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    girouxs frozen tears wont even get him a bubble spot on the high standard team canada. Men only, not little boys that cry

    • laxman1944 - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:09 PM

      0

    • philafly - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:15 PM

      You’re losing steam pretty quickly, huh?

      • toiletclown - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:43 PM

        just like girouxs play after this depressing reality check that hes just not that good.

      • philafly - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:08 PM

        If I didn’t know better, I’d think you have some sort of weird crush on Giroux. He is literally all you talk about. That or you just don’t know any other players on the Flyers because you are a casual hockey fan at best.

        As I said, you are losing steam quickly. Almost boring at this point.

      • laxman1944 - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:37 PM

        It seems the “Toilet” has become quite full of poop…….

    • blackandorangeforlife - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:19 PM

      G was only bumped so Sid could take his boyfriend to the prom!

      • toiletclown - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:41 PM

        thats pretty great that everyone except flyer fan boys know that kunitz is better than claudia.

      • blackandorangeforlife - Jan 9, 2014 at 4:21 PM

        If Kuntiz is better why does he have a 0.86 ppg% while Giroux has a 0.87
        Kunitz without Sid and Malkin around?…..0.61 ppg%…….
        Kunitz has 1 season to average a point per game in his 14 NHL seasons
        Giroux has done that twice in 7 seasons and he has only played 3 full seasons so far including the lockout!

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 10, 2014 at 3:21 PM

        To even suggest that Kunitz is a better player than Giroux is absurdly laughable. Without Crosby he was a 3rd line winger, and not a great one at that.

    • cofran2004 - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:57 PM

      Thumb upping your own post is like giving yourself a high five.

  12. President Charles Logan - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    You dont give a guy a huge contract extension when he hasent even been on your roster for a full calender year……..
    make the playoffs first, win a round with him playing well and being a difference maker and game saver …..

    then if he does that then give him a modest extension

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