Skip to content
  1. Pavel Dastyuk cuts Flyers lead to 4-3

    Apr 4, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Comments Off

    This game is not exactly going into any goalie handbooks, that’s for sure. The Red Wings moved the puck around from Henrik Zetterberg to Jason Williams and finally to Pavel Datsyuk who scored a soft goal on Brian Boucher to continue the game’s trend of early period goals. The game is now a 4-3 lead…

  2. Beautiful puck movement makes it 4-2 Philly

    Apr 4, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT

    Comments Off

    Earlier today I raved about three goals that featured great puck movement, so it’s nice to see an example of that in the Game of the Week. Ville Leino sent the puck to Kimmo Timonen who immediately moved it to Aaron Asham, who scored his 10th goal of the season to make it 4-2 Philadelphia.…

  3. Osgood allows another early goal, Flyers up 3-2

    Apr 4, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    Comments Off

    I said that Chris Osgood doesn’t wake up until the playoffs, but now it seems like he doesn’t wake up in the beginning of a period either. He allowed a quick first period goal to Dan Carcillo and then gave up one in the first minute of the second period to boot. A puck was…

  4. Flyers being let down by Brian Boucher

    Apr 4, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

    Comments Off

    The Philadelphia Flyers had the right idea. They came out with a strong forecheck and lots of energy against a much more talented team that played yesterday, and it paid off. Carcillo opened the scoring 17 seconds into the game, and Kimmo Timmonen put the Flyers up 2-0 not long after. Chris Osgood did not…

  5. Red Wings score quick goals, Game tied 2-2

    Apr 4, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Comments Off

    The Philadelphia Flyers left Brian Boucher out to dry and Dan Cleary cashed in on a rebound to get the Red Wings back in the game. It’s now 2-1 Flyers thanks to what Joe called a “grimy” goal. Personally, I’d like to ask every team that plays an NBC Game of the Week to play…

  6. Kimmo Timonen puts the Flyers up 2-0

    Apr 4, 2010, 12:49 PM EDT

    Comments Off

    Eddie O pointed out that Todd Bertuzzi made an unwise risk that allowed the Flyers to have a big odd-man rush in which Ian Laperriere was able to feed the puck to Kimmo Timonen for an easy goal. The Flyers now have an early 2-0 lead in a game that they clearly need more than…

  7. Carcillo scores on first shot of game, Philly leads 1-0

    Apr 4, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

    Comments Off

    The Flyers already have a lead against Detroit at 1-0. Normally, I call Daniel Carcillo “CarcilLOL” because he’s kind of a goober. This time, the recently suspended ruffian elicited a laugh out loud by scoring on Chris Osgood seemingly in the blink of an eye. Could it have been a simple matter of rust for…

  8. What they're saying about DET-PHI

    Apr 4, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

    Comments Off

    The blogs and newspapers are buzzing with activity over the Flyers and Red Wings today. Let’s take a look at what each side is saying about a match that should have some serious playoff implications for both teams. What Detroit blogs and papers are saying Ansar Khan of the Detroit Free Press shares that the Red…

  9. Jeff Carter headlines DET-PHI injury report

    Apr 4, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT

    Comments Off

    We’ve spoken a ton about how goaltending is one of the main stories for the Red Wings and Flyers, but perhaps injuries are the real bullet point to look at. After all, Detroit is mysteriously on fire now that the team is mostly healthy while Philadelphia is in disarray because of some crucial missing pieces.…

  10. Chris Osgood, Brian Boucher expected to start

    Apr 4, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Comments Off

    Forgive some hockey fans if they feel a little nostalgic about this afternoon’s goalie matchup between Brian “Don’t call me Bobby” Boucher and Chris Osgood. Boucher’s first tenure with the Flyers came from 99-02 while Osgood is a longtime Red Wing himself (despite bouncing around to the Islanders and Blues as well). Both goalies are…

  11. Saves of the Night: The Moose stays loose

    Apr 4, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    Comments Off

    If you’re a Penguins fan like myself, you cannot help but have a rather large soft spot for Johan “The Moose” Hedberg. He came out of nowhere (OK, actually, from Manitoba) to play great in net for Pittsburgh during Mario Lemieux’s magical out-of-retirement run and will drink for free eternally in the bar that exists…

  12. Goals of the Night: Orchestral puck movement

    Apr 4, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    Comments Off

    Simply put, I’m a sucker for great puck movement. After all, I did name a blog Cycle like the Sedins for goodness sakes. Tonight’s games featured three fantastic examples of smart passing and – to be honest – I couldn’t decide between them. (Carlo Colaiacovo scored a splendid backhand goal too. You should check that one out as well.)…

  13. Flyers hanging on despite long odds

    Apr 4, 2010, 8:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings 12:30 p.m. EST – Sunday, April 4, 2010Live on NBC I have to admit that I’ve grown a soft spot for the Philadelphia Flyers this season. They could be on their way to heart breaking collapse down the stretch, falling out of the playoffs after working hard to get…

  14. Red Wings goaltending successful through the years

    Apr 4, 2010, 7:30 AM EDT

    Comments Off

    Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings 12:30 p.m. EST – Sunday, April 4, 2010Live on NBC There’s no doubt that the Detroit Red Wings are the most stable and successful franchise of the past 20 years. The New Jersey Devils are a close second, but four Stanley Cup championships put the Wings over the top.…

  15. Source of frustration master post

    Apr 3, 2010, 11:15 PM EDT

    We’re going to try to represent all 30 NHL teams with this “Source of Frustration” series, so it’s understandable if you miss a few here and there. There’s some fantastic writing in these posts, though, and we want to give you every opportunity to read them all. For that reason, this post will house links to…

  16. Pavol Demitra frustrates Canucks fans

    Apr 3, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    Every now and then, Pro Hockey Talk will ask for insight from some of the best team bloggers out there. For this feature, we asked a simple question: “Who is your team’s most frustrating player?” Just for fun, I also provided my guess as to whom that player may be. First, here is my guess…

  17. Red Wings, Flyers save money with goalies

    Apr 3, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT

    Comments Off

    One thing that dawned on me recently is that the going rate for a starting goalie seems to be around $5 million. It doesn’t even have to be a good one, either. For every Martin Brodeur ($5.2 million) there’s a hit-or-miss Tim Thomas ($5 million) or an even worse Cristobal Huet ($5.6 million). It’s often…

  18. Handicapping Avs, Flames race for 8th place

    Apr 3, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

    Comments Off

    It’s pretty obvious that barring another crazy occurrence, the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche are in a two-horse race for the Western Conference’s eighth seed. The two teams are going in completely different directions right now, with the Flames on a three game winning streak while the Avs are on a four game skid. On the bright…

  19. Seidenberg leaves game with nasty cut on wrist

    Apr 3, 2010, 8:04 PM EDT

    Comments Off

    Dennis Seidenberg left Boston’s game against Toronto after suffering a serious cut on his wrist. No word on his condition just yet, but we’ll keep an eye on the situation as it develops. Seidenberg earned my admiration (and the nickname “Pain Sponge” which now has some tragic irony) for leading the league in blocked shots as well as…

  20. Teemu Selanne breaks Finland's goal scoring record

    Apr 3, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

    Comments Off

    Teemu Selanne passed his idol Jari Kurri to become Finland’s all-time leading NHL goal scorer last night. The Finnish Flash potted career goals number 602 and 603 against the Canucks in a losing effort. Selanne and Kurri developed a friendship over the years, even playing together for a brief period of time with the Ducks in…

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. R. Johansen (2275)
  2. J. Harding (1882)
  3. D. Alfredsson (1547)
  4. S. Crosby (1356)
  5. J. Quick (1351)
  1. S. Bennett (1261)
  2. D. Kuemper (1249)
  3. A. Ovechkin (1097)
  4. B. Schenn (1082)
  5. J. Tootoo (1046)