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#24|Dec. 2, 2011|Flyers at Ducks |10:00 p.m. ET

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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (13-7-3, 7-3-1 away) vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS (7-13-4, 5-8-0 home)


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BROADCAST INFORMATION

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GAME PREVIEW, NOTES and STATISTICS

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TEAMS' WEBSITES

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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
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FLYERS' ROSTER
Forwards
No. Player Height WeightDate of Birth Age Place of Birth
42 Jason Akeson 5' 10" 190 Jun 3, 1990 22 Orleans, ON, CAN
48Danny Briere "A" 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 35 Gatineau, QC, CAN
14 Sean Couturier 6' 3" 197 Dec 7, 1992 20 Phoenix, AZ, USA
26 Ruslan Fedotenko 6' 1" 200 Jan 18, 1979 34 Kiev, UKR
12 Simon Gagne 6' 1" 195 Feb. 29, 1980 33 Ste. Foy, QC, CAN
28 Claude Giroux "C" 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 25 Hearst, ON, CAN
18 Adam Hall 6' 2" 212 Aug 14, 1980 32 Kalamazoo, MI, USA
19Scott Hartnell "A" 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 31 Regina, SK, CAN
9 Mike Knuble 6' 3" 229 Jul 4, 1972 40 Toronto, ON, CAN
21 Scott Laughton6' 1" 177 May 30, 1994 18 Oakville, ON, CAN
15 Tye McGinn 6' 2" 205 Jul 29, 1990 22 Fergus, ON, CAN
24 Matt Read 5' 10" 185 Jun 14, 1986 26 Ilderton, ON, CAN
36 Zac Rinaldo 5' 11" 169 Jun 15, 1990 22 Missisauga, ON, CAN
37 Jay Rosehill 6' 3" 215 Jul 16, 1985 27 Olds, AB, CAN
10 Brayden Schenn 6' 1" 190 Aug 22, 1991 21 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
45 Jody Shelley 6' 3" 230 Feb 7, 1976 37 Thompson, MB, CAN
17 Wayne Simmonds 6' 2" 183 Aug 26, 1988 24 Scarborough, ON, CAN
25 Maxime Talbot 5' 11" 190 Feb 11, 1984 29 Lemoyne, QC, CAN
93 Jakub Voracek 6' 2" 214 Aug 15, 1989 23 Kladno, CZE

Defensemen
No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 28 Shaunavon, SK, CAN
3 Kurtis Foster 6' 5" 225 Nov 24, 1981 31 Carp, ON, CAN
27 Bruno Gervais 6' 1" 200 Oct 3, 1984 28 Longueuil, QC, CAN
8 Nicklas Grossmann 6' 4" 230 Jan 22, 1985 28 Stockholm, SWE
29 Erik Gustafsson 5' 10" 180 Dec 15, 1988 24 Kvissleby, SWE
23 Kent Huskins 6' 4" 210 May 4, 1979 33 Almonte, ON, CAN
34 Matthew Konan 6' 4" 186 Sep 3, 1991 21 Orange, CA, USA
38 Oliver Lauridsen 6' 6" 220 Mar 24, 198924 Gentofte, DNK
6 Andreas Lilja 6' 3" 220 Jul 13, 1975 37 Helsingborg, SWE
32 Brandon Manning 6' 1" 195 Jun 4, 1990 22 Prince George, BC, CAN
41 Andrej Meszaros 6' 2" 223 Oct 13, 1985 27 Považská Bystrica, SVK
20 Chris Pronger 6' 6" 220 Oct 10, 1974 38 Dryden, ON, CAN
22 Luke Schenn 6' 2" 229 Nov 2, 1989 23 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
44 Kimmo Timonen "A" 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 38 Kuopio, FIN

Goalies
No. Player Height WeightDate of Birth AgePlace of Birth
33 Brian Boucher 6' 2" 198 Jan 2, 197736 Woonsocket, RI, USA
30 Ilya Bryzgalov 6' 3" 213 Jun 22, 1980 32 Togliatti, RUS
35 Steve Mason 6' 4" 217 May 29, 1988 24 Oakville, ON, CAN

FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP (lines not as posted but those forwards listed will play)
Lines
Left WingCenterRight Wing
42 - Jason Akeson 28 - Claude Giroux 93 - Jakub Voracek
24 - Matt Read10 - Brayden Schenn 17 - Wayne Simmonds
19- Scott Hartnell 48 - Danny Briere 12 - Simon Gagne
37- Jay Rosehill 14 - Sean Couturier 9 - Mike Knuble

Pairings
Name Name
6 - Andreas Lilja29 - Erik Gustafsson
38 - Oliver Lauridsen 22 - Luke Schenn
32 - Brandon Manning 34 - Matt Konan

Goalies
Name Name Name
30 - Ilya Bryzgalov 35 - Steve Mason (confirmed starter) 33 - Brian Boucher

FLYERS' INJURIES and SCRATCHES
Player Status Description
Jason Akeson will make his NHL debut recalled (Apr. 22) from AHL
Brian Boucher available healthy
Marc-Andre BourdonIR (Jan. 13); skated with Flyers (Apr. 26); outconcussion with AHL's Phantoms (Nov. 30)
Braydon CoburnIR (Mar. 29); out this seasonseparated left shoulder (Mar. 28)
Ruslan Fedotenko available healthy
Kurtis Foster available healthy
Bruno Gervais out this season surgery to repair a torn stomach muscle (Apr. 18)
Nick Grossmann IR (Apr. 4); out this season injured in practice (Mar. 22); reported as concussion (Apr. 8)
Adam Hall skated with extras today healthy
Kent Huskins questionable concussion (Apr. 15); resumed skating (Apr. 22)
Mike Knuble will play healthy
Scott Laughton available but will not play recalled (Apr. 22) from AHL
Andrej MeszarosIR (Mar. 27); out this seasontorn rotator cuff, left shoulder (Mar. 26)
Tye McGinn available recalled (Apr. 22) from AHL
Chris ProngerIR/LTIR (Jan. 13/reported); out this seasonpost-concussion syndrome
Zac Rinaldo out this season high ankle sprain, left leg (Apr. 3)
Jody Shelley IR/LTIR (Feb. 12/Feb. 26); out this season left hip surgery (Feb. 27)
Maxime Talbot out this season broken left leg (Mar. 31)
Kimmo Timonen out this season compression fracture in his right foot (Apr. 23)
Matt Walker IR/LTIR (Jan. 13/reported); out this seasonhip/chronic back

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ANAHEIM DUCKS
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DUCKS' POSSIBLE LINEUP
Lines
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Bobby RyanRyan Getzlaf Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano Saku Koivu Teemu Selanne
Niklas Hagman Ben Maxwell Devante Smith-Pelly
Matt Beleskey Brandon McMillan Andrew Gordon

Pairings
Name Name
Toni Lydman Cam Fowler
Francois BeaucheminLuca Sbisa
Sheldon BrookbankNate Guenin

Goalies (Jonas Hiller is the expected starter)
Name Name
Jeff Deslauriers Jonas Hiller

DUCKS' INJURIES and SCRATCHES
Player ReasonStatus
Jason Blake left wrist surgery injured reserve
Dan Ellis strained groin will not play
Kurtis Foster healthy could be scratched
Maxime Macenauer healthy could be scratched
George Parros left eye surgery injured reserve
Matt Smaby right thumb surgery injured reserve
Lubomir Visnovsky broken finger injured reserve

DUCKS' ROSTER
Forwards
No. Player HeightWeightDate of BirthPlace of Birth
39 Matt Beleskey 6' 0" 204 Jun 7, 1988 Windsor, ON, CAN
33 Jason Blake 5' 10" 190 Sep 2, 1973 Moorhead, MN, USA
7 Andrew Cogliano 5' 10" 188 Jun 14, 1987 Toronto, ON, CAN
15 Ryan Getzlaf "C" 6' 4" 221 May 10, 1985 Regina, SK, CAN
41 Andrew Gordon 6' 0" 194 Dec 13, 1985 Halifax, NS, CAN
12 Niklas Hagman 5' 10" 205 Dec 5, 1979 Espoo, FIN
11 Saku Koivu "A" 5' 10" 182 Nov 23, 1974 Turku, FIN
49 Maxime Macenauer 5' 11" 188 Jan 4, 1989 Laval, QC, CAN
14 Ben Maxwell 6' 1" 195 Mar 30, 1988 North Vancouver, BC, CAN
64 Brandon McMillan 5' 11" 188 Mar 22, 1990 Richmond, BC, CAN
16 George Parros 6' 5" 228 Dec 29, 1979 Washington, PA, USA
10 Corey Perry 6' 3" 212 May 16, 1985 Peterborough, ON, CAN
9 Bobby Ryan 6' 2" 209 Mar 17, 1987 Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
8 Teemu Selanne "A" 6' 0" 196 Jul 3, 1970 Helsinki, FIN
77 Devante Smith-Pelly 6' 0" 211 Jun 14, 1992 Scarborough, ON, CAN

Defensemen
No. Player HeightWeightDate of BirthPlace of Birth
23 Francois Beauchemin 6' 0" 207 Jun 4, 1980 Sorel, QC, CAN
21 Sheldon Brookbank 6' 1" 202 Oct 3, 1980 Lanigan, SK, CAN
6 Kurtis Foster 6' 5" 226 Nov 24, 1981 Carp, ON, CAN
4 Cam Fowler 6' 1" 196 Dec 5, 1991 Windsor, ON, CAN
34 Nate Guenin 6' 2" 210 Dec 10, 1982 Aliquippa, PA, USA
32 Toni Lydman 6' 1" 202 Sep 25, 1977 Lahti, FIN
5 Luca Sbisa 6' 2" 207 Jan 30, 1990 Ozieri, ITA
25 Matt Smaby 6' 6" 239 Oct 14, 1984 Minneapolis, MN, USA
17 Lubomir Visnovsky 5' 10" 197 Aug 11, 1976 Topolcany, SVK

Goalies
No. Player HeightWeightDate of BirthPlace of Birth
43 Jeff Deslauriers 6' 4" 201 May 15, 1984 St-Jean-Richelieu, QC, CAN
38 Dan Ellis 6' 1" 191 Jun 19, 1980 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
1 Jonas Hiller 6' 2" 194 Feb 12, 1982 Felben Wellhausen, CHE

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FLYERS vs. DUCKS SERIES HISTORY

Regular Season Record
Opponent W-L-T-OTL Home Away
Anaheim Ducks 10-7-5-2 4-3-3-1 6-4-2-1

Playoffs Record
Opponent Series W-L Home Away
Anaheim Ducks 0-00-00-00-0

Regular Season Streaks (unless noted)
Opponent W-L-OTL Home Away
Anaheim Ducks 6-2-2 in the last 10 0-1-1 in the last 2 4-1-1 in the last 6

1994-99:
  • 1994 -- February 16 -- Joe Sacco (2-2-4) scored two third period goals and Guy Hebert made 26 saves in Anaheim's 6-3 home win, the first matchup between these franchises. Shaun Van Allen (1-2-3) scored 1:05 into the game and the Ducks' led the rest of the contest. Pelle Eklund suffered a hernia and played in his final game with the Flyers; he was eventually traded to the Dallas Stars. There were two fights: Ryan McGill vs. Troy Loney and Claude Boivin vs. Randy Ladouceur.
  • 1994 -- March 27 -- Gary Valk scored his second goal of the contest 24 seconds into OT to lift Anaheim to a 3-2 win in the first matchup between these franchises in Philadelphia. Valk was in the box for holding when Mikael Renberg tied the score at 2-2 with 2:44 to play in the third. Frederic Chabot suffered the loss subbing for Dominic Roussel who was replaced when the Ducks pulled ahead 2-1. Flyers' head coach Terry Simpson said "Dom was OK, but it's the same old story. A couple of shots beat him late and it appeared as though he wasn't ready on any of the shots. The puck was in our zone and it's not like you shouldn't be expecting a shot." Guy Hebert made 29 saves for the win. The game was scoreless until Al Conroy gave Philly a 1-0 lead in the third period. Mark Recchi had two assists including his 100th point of the season. Mikael Renberg tied the game 2-2 and became the first Swedish rookie to record 75 points in an NHL season.
  • 1995 -- March 8 -- Anatoli Semenov was traded to Philadelphia by Anaheim for Milos Holan.
  • 1995 -- October 20 -- Eric Lindros had three points and John LeClair scored twice in the Flyers' 4-2 win in the Arrowhead Pond. LeClair's two goals came in the middle period and gave Philly a 4-0 lead. The Flyers also held a decisive 24-6 shot advantage after two periods. Anaheim scored twice in a 30-second span in the third period. Ron Hextall made 13 saves on 15 shots but was replaced by Dominic Roussel (three saves on three stops) with 3:34 left in the game when multiple players fell on top of him. The injury was diagnosed as a pulled right hamstring and Hextall returned November 9. Shjon Podein and Todd Ewen fought in the first period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LgXxP7juSU ).

  • 1996 -- January 9 -- John LeClair's PPG with 2:27 remaining in the third gave the Flyers a 2-2 tie in the Spectrum. Shawn Antoski and Todd Ewen got fighting majors just four seconds into the game. At the same time, the Ducks were penalized for submitting an illegal lineup (player substitution). The Ducks led 2-0 before seven minutes expired but the Flyers rallied with two PPGs. Guy Hebert made 31 saves for the Ducks and Garth Snow stopped 20 shots for the Flyers. The game was played just two days after a record-snowfall of 30 inches hit Philadelphia yet over 15,000 fans still showed.
  • 1996 -- February 6 -- Bob Corkum was traded to Philadelphia by Anaheim for Chris Herperger and Winnipeg's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Tony Mohagen) in the 1997 Entry Draft.
  • 1996 -- March 19 -- Anatoli Semenov and Mike Crowley were traded to Anaheim by Philadelphia for Brian Wesenberg.
  • 1996 -- October 16 -- Pat Falloon (1-1-2) scored with 7:53 remaining to cap a three-goal rally in the Flyers' 4-3 road win. Mikael Renberg (1-1-2) tied the game earlier in the third, a period dominated by the Flyers 14-4 in shots and 2-0 in goals. John LeClair (1-1-2) and John Druce (1-1-2) also had two points. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-3. It was the home opener for the Mighty Ducks and the debut of a muscular mascot named Wild Wing. As part of the opening festivities, villains dressed in Flyers' jerseys (and Chicago and Los Angeles) attempted to beat little kids in Ducks' jerseys until Wild Wing came to the rescue via a guy-wire. Guy Hebert made 36 saves for Anaheim. The Flyers outshot the Ducks 40-27.
  • 1996 -- October 22 -- Ron Hextall recorded a 12-save shutout in the Flyers' 3-0 win in Philadelphia. The Ducks were outshot 13-1 in the first period and 27-12 in the contest. Shjon Podein, elevated to the top line (with Rod Brind'Amour and Mikael Renberg) in place of injured Eric Lindros, netted the GWG in the first period. Rod Brind'Amour made it 2-0 with one minute to play in the second period. Eric Desjardins (1-1-2) finished the scoring in the third period. Guy Hebert made 23 saves for Anaheim before being replaced by Mikhail Shtalenkov with 4:22 left in the game.
  • 1997 -- October 15 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves and Mikhail Shtalenkov stopped 30 shots in a 2-02 tie at Anaheim. The Flyers had three minors called against them in a 1:59 stretch late in the third period and Tomas Sandstrom scored with one second left on a 5-on-3 and with 4:32 remaining. The Mighty Ducks led 1-0 after two periods. Daniel Lacroix and Brent Severyn (instigator, game misconduct, 27 PIMs) hooked up in a fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inBB2bZT4Ig ) which included a misconduct to the Flyers' Dan Kordic. Nineteen seconds later, John LeClair tied the game with a PPG. Eric Lindros (1-1-2) gave Philly a 2-1 lead. Paul Coffey assisted on both goals.
  • 1998 -- March 19 -- Frank Banham scored with 28 seconds left in the second period and Mikhail Shtalenkov made 33 saves in a 3-3 OT tie at Philly. Rod Brind'Amour, who scored his 200th goal as a Flyer, and Janne Niinimaa each had two points. Philly held a 36-20 shots advantage including 3-0 in OT. Travis Green was called for tripping as regulation time expired giving Philly a PP in OT.
  • 1998 -- October 11 -- John LeClair (1-3-4) had four points, Eric Lindros scored twice and John Vanbiesbrouck made 21 saves in his Flyers' home debut lifting Philly to a 4-1 win in the team's home opener. Dan McGillis had two assists. With 5:53 to play, Luke Richardson intervened in a possible Eric Lindros-Stu Grimson fight and both Richardson and Grimson earned fighting majors while Lindros picked up an unsportsmanlike minor.
  • 1999 -- February 10 -- Fredrik Olausson (2-2-4) and Teemu Selanne (2-1-3) led the offense and Guy Hebert made 28 saves in the Ducks' 5-4 home win. Eric Lindros had four points (2-2-4). John Vanbiesbrouck was pulled at 46:16 with the Flyers losing 5-2 and Ron Hextall played the remainder of the game. The Flyers' PP was 3-for-9 and Anhaim was 3-for-6. The Flyers entered the game with a W-L-T record of 16-1-7 in their last 24 outings.
  • 1999-- November 3 -- John LeClair scored twice (2-0-2) and Eric Lindros (0-3-3) assisted on each goal in a 3-3 draw at Anaheim. LeClair tied the game with five second sremaining in the second period. All six goals came in the second period. Anaheim scored three times on five shots off John Vanbiesbrouck in the period. The Flyers held a 33-21 shots advantage including 23-7 over the last 40 minutes of regulation (14-5 in the second period and 9-2 in the third period). Dominic Roussel made 30 saves for Anaheim.

2000-09:
  • 2000 -- February 3 -- The struggling Flyers, 1-4-3 in the last 8 games, fired 48 shots at Guy Hebert, including a team-record 10 in overtime, but settled for a 3-3 tie in Philadelphia. The OT shots total was 10-3. Eric Lindros' (1-2-3) PPG, the Flyers first in the last 17 tries, made it 3-3 and came about five minutes after Teemu Selanne gave Anaheim a 3-2 lead during a 5-on-3. Lindros factored in each goal including one by John LeClair (1-1-2) in the game's opening minute. John Vanbiesbrouck made 28 saves.
  • 2000 -- October 21 -- Teemu Selanne's PPG with 2:38 remaining sparked the Ducks to a 4-3 win in Philadelphia. Tony Hrkac tied the game with a third period goal for Anaheim. The Flyers outshot the Ducks 18-5 in the first period and led 2-0, but Anaheim outshot Philadelphia 18-14 the balance of the game. John LeClair underwent disk surgery at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles and did not return until November 26, 2000.
  • 2002 -- February 6 -- Paul Kariya (3-0-3) scored three goals and Oleg Tverdovsky (1-1-2) beat Brian Boucher with 12.6 seconds remaining in Anaheim's 5-4 home win. When asked about the late goal, Boucher said "I saw him shoot the puck. It was just a floater shot. There were two guys in front (and) after those two guys went by, I lost the puck. When I saw it again, it went over me." It was Anaheim's sixth straight win. Philly led 2-1 after the first period and 4-2 with under 14 minutes to play but Kariya, in his 500th game, completed his hat trick at the 8:20 mark to even the score 4-4. Andy McDonald (0-3-3) had three points. Anaheim won for the first time this season when trailing after two periods (1-19-1-0). The Flyers dropped a game when scoring 3+ goals for the first time (29-1-4). Afterwards, Jeremy Roenick said "We didn't play physical. We weren't prepared to hold the lead. We're a first-place team, they're near the bottom of the league. For us to lose a two-goal lead like that is embarrassing. We took their team too lightly."
  • 2002 -- March 21 -- John LeClair scored on the rebound off a shot by Adam Oates with under eight minutes to play in the third period and the Flyers recorded a 2-1 home win. Oates, the NHL's leader in assists, made his Flyers' debut after being acquired two days earlier in a trade from Washington to help the Flyers' slumping powerplay and fill a void with injuries earlier in the week to top centers Keith Primeau and Jeremy Roenick. Simon Gagne tied the score with under four minutes left in the second period. Philly outshot the Ducks 23-16. Brian Boucher made 15 saves.

  • 2003 -- January 3 -- Robert Esche made 28 saves and Keith Primeau scored a first period PPG in a 1-0 win at Anaheim. Esche recorded his fifth career shutout and excelled throughout the night including saves off two turnovers by Kim Johnsson. After the game, Esche said with a smile "I had to remind him (Johnsson) who his teammates were out there a couple of times.'' The Flyers had four minors to one for Anaheim (the PPG) in the opening 13 minutes. The Ducks' PP was 0-for-7 including a failed 5-on-3 advantage when the Flyers were whistled for two minors in the first 3:31 of the game. Martin Gerber made 24 saves.
  • 2003 -- October 22 -- Rob Niedermeyer scored in OT and J.S. Giguere made 32 saves in Anaheim's 4-3 home win. Tony Amonte sent the game into OT with 0.6 seconds left in the third period, the latest goal in Flyers' history (later tied by Freddy Meyer, vs. Carolina, March 8, 2006). The Flyers outshot the Ducks 15-7 in the third period and 35-29 in the game. The Ducks led 2-0 less than six minutes into the contest. Keith Primeau received 11 PIMs in the first period including fighting Lance Ward.
  • 2005 -- July 29 -- Todd Fedoruk was traded to the Ducks for Anaheim's 2nd round choice (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Pier-Olivier Pelletier) in the 2005 Entry Draft.
  • 2006 -- November 13 -- Todd Fedoruk was traded to Philadelphia for the Flyers' 4th round choice (Justin Vaive) in the 2007 Entry Draft.
  • 2006 -- November 15 -- Robert Esche made 37 saves and the Flyers led 5-2 after the opening period in a shocking 7-4 win at Anaheim. The Flyers entered the game with the worst record in the East (3-12-2) while the Ducks owned the best record in the West (13-1-4). Philly snapped a six game losing streak (one point out of a possible 12) which tied a franchise-record. The Flyers were out-shot 41-16 including an incredible 27-4 over the last 40 minutes. Sami Kapanen (2-0-2), who scored twice, gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 1:48 but Chris Kunitz tied it 22 seconds later. The Flyers scored four times in a span of 5:10 in the latter half of the opening period to take a 5-1 lead. J.S. Giguere (6 saves, 11 shots) was replaced after the first period by Ilya Bryzgalov (3 saves, 5 shots). Anaheim closed to within 5-3 early in the second period but Alexandre Picard and Kapanen scored early in the third period to boost the lead to four goals. Boyd Kane and Shane O'Brien had a brief scrap ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1yktN03j9g ). Philly was 3-for-6 on the PP. The disappointing Kyle Calder was a healthy scratch. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiPHCsE93uA


  • 2008 -- February 2 -- Mike Knuble recorded his first hat trick in 707 career games and Martin Biron made 27 saves for his 21st career shutout in the Flyers' 3-0 win in Philadelphia. Knuble also helped shut down Anaheim's top line (Todd Bertuzzi, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry) and afterwards said "They're three great players and we kept them off the board." Knuble's second goal was scored with 10 seconds remaining in the second period. Six different Flyers picked up assists. The sizzling Flyers improved to 13-3-1 since Christmas but would win just one of the next 11 games. Anaheim lost for the sixth straight time and the Ducks' extended their scoreless stretch to 155:20. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhgaViEwd6g . Full game ( http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=2019 ).



  • 2009 -- January 2 -- Martin Biron made 27 saves and improved his career record against the Ducks to 8-0-0 and Mike Richards (0-3-3) scored the only shootout goal in Philly's 5-4 shootout win at Anaheim. Richards, who also had three assists, scored in the second round then Getzlaf failed on Anaheim's final attempt. The standing-room-only crowd of 17,597 was a Ducks' record. Early in the second period, Anaheim scored twice including the first NHL goal by Andrew Ebbett, to make it 3-1, on his 26th birthday. Josh Gratton started the Flyers comeback 16 seconds later. With 2:19 to play in the second period, Braydon Coburn scored a PPG but 52 seconds later was penalized leading to an eventual Ducks' PPG with 1:14 to play. Mike Knuble responded 14 seconds later to make it 4-4 after two periods, the third goal in 79 seconds. Scott Niedermayer played over 32 minutes. Sami Pahlsson and Getzlaf combined to win 32 of 47 faceoffs among the Ducks' 41-28 advantage. Getzlaf and Corey Perry each had a goal and an assist but both failed on shootout attempts. Late in the first period, Riley Cote and George Parros fought, eight seconds before Gratton and Steve Montador dueled. In the third period, Perry was issued a double-minor and eventually suspended four games for elbowing Claude Giroux. Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1BSjFyenNE
  • 2009 -- June 26 -- Chris Pronger, with one year left on his contract (the Flyers signed him to a multi-year pact in early July), and Ryan Dingle were traded to Philadelphia for Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa, the Flyers' first round picks in 2009 (later traded to Columbus, selected John Moore) and 2010 (Emerson Etem) and a conditional pick. That pick would be either a 2010 or 2011 third-round selection which would have been sent to Montreal in exchange for the return of the Ducks' 2011 4th round pick (sent to the Canadiens in a deal involving Kyle Chipchura) but contingent on the Flyers winning the Stanley Cup in 2010.

  • 2009 -- October 10 -- Teemu Selanne scored twice in the third period and the only goal during the shootout leading Anaheim to a 3-2 win at Philly. Selanne snapped Ray Emery's (31 saves) shutout bid with with 6:44 remaining then sent the game to OT with 16 seconds to play. In the shootout, Danny Briere, Mike Richards and Simon Gagne failed while Selanne scored on the Ducks' second try. Jonas Hiller made 33 saves. Chris Pronger, who celebrated his 35th birthday, scored the second Flyers' PPG of the game to make it 2-0 and played 31:17 against his former team. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poXMpirS5W0

2010-14:
  • 2010 -- October 21 -- Ryan Getzlaf scored with 1:46 left in the third period and Curtis McElhinney made 40 saves in Anaheim's 3-2 win at Philadelphia. Lubomir Visnovsky gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead in the opening minute. The game was tied 2-2 entering the third period. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI1b06Nj7YU
  • 2010 -- November 21 -- The Flyers acquired Danny Syvret and Rob Bordson from Anaheim in exchange for Pat Maroon and David Laliberte.
  • 2010 -- December 31 -- Jason Blake (2-0-2) and Lubomir Visnovsky (2-0-2) each scored twice and Jonas Hiller made 35 saves in Anaheim's 5-2 home win. The Ducks led 3-0 at the game's midway point before goals by Andreas Nodl and Jeff Carter (1-1-2) closed the score to 3-2. However, Bobby Ryan scored an insurance goal less than two minutes after Carter's tally. Dan Carcillo fought Kyle Chipchura ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0PflIHTTG8 ).
  • 2011 -- December 2 -- Claude Giroux's PPG 3:29 into OT completed the Flyers' rally from a 3-0 deficit in a 4-3 win at Anaheim. Jaromir Jagr (2-1-3), who had the 116th two-goal game of his career, Scott Hartnell (1-1-2) and Giroux (1-1-2) scored and Kimmo Timonen (0-3-3) and Danny Briere (0-2-2) combined for five assists. Anaheim led 2-0 after the first period and extended the margin to three goals in the second period. Jagr, who missed four of the prior six games and was injured in the other two, scored consecutive PPGs, the first coming with 4:42 left in the second period and then 4:46 into the third period during a 5-on-3. Hartnell tied the score with 3:02 remaining in regulation. Jake Voracek was issued a minor penalty with 1:37 to play in the third period but Anaheim failed to score. Four seconds after exiting the penalty box, Voracek was tripped which led to an additional minor against the Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf for unsportsmanlike. The Flyers' PP was 3-for-9 while the Ducks finished 1-for-3. The Flyers held a 47-22 shots advantage including 21-5 covering the third period and OT. Jagr had 10 shots on goal and 17 of the Flyers' 18 skaters (exception being Max Talbot) registered at least one shot on goal. Jonas Hiller made 43 saves. The Flyers dressed seven rookies, Bruce Boudreau made his Ducks' coaching debut. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c_CepsOmBM .
  • 2013 -- April 1 -- Harry Zolniercyk was traded to Anaheim for Jay Rosehill.

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FLYERS vs. DUCKS 2013-14 SCHEDULE
Schedule ( http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebysea...etwork=&venue= )
DateGame Time (ET) Television
Sat Apr 27, 2013Philadelphia 2 at Ottawa 17:00 PM ETCBC,CSN-PH

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FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Schedule ( http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebysea...etwork=&venue= )
DateGame Time (ET) Television (subject to change)
Sat Apr 27, 2013Philadelphia at Ottawa 7:00 PM ETCBC, CSN-PH

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THIS DATE IN FLYERS' HISTORY: April 27, 1989 -- Pittsburgh 2 at Flyers 6

Derrick Smith (2-0-2), who provided his usual tenacious forecheck and was named the game's top star, and Tim Kerr (10-4-14 through six games), who picked up his 14th point in this series, both scored twice and the Flyers evened the best-of-seven series at 3 games apiece with a 6-2 home win. Mario Lemieux was held to two shots, zero points and was a minus-3 as he was continually frustrated by the Flyers' checking line of Smith-Dave Poulin-Scott Mellanby. Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren said "You know what you get from Derrick Smith. He's a tremendous forechecker and a hard worker and it's nice to see his work get rewarded."

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FLYERS' MEDIA COVERAGE
Name Link
Comcast Sports Philadelphia http://www.csnphilly.com/pages/flyers
Comcast Sports Philadelphia (Sarah Baicker's Twitter) http://twitter.com/sbaickerCSN
Comcast Sports Philadelphia (John Boruk's Twitter) http://twitter.com/JohnBorukCSN
Comcast Sports Philadelphia (Lisa Hillary's Twitter)http://twitter.com/lhillarycsn
Comcast Sports Philadelphia (Jim Jackson's Twitter)https://twitter.com/JimJPhilly
Comcast Sports Philadelphia (Tim Panaccio's Twitter) http://twitter.com/tpanotchCSN
Comcast Sports Philadelphia (Rick Tocchet's Twitter) http://twitter.com/realrocket22
Courier-Post of South Jersey http://www.courierpostonline.com/section/sports04
Courier-Post of South Jersey (Blog)http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/flyers/
Courier-Post of South Jersey (Dave Isaac's Twitter) http://twitter.com/davegisaac
Courier-Post of South Jersey (Randy Miller's Twitter) http://twitter.com/RandyJMiller
Delaware County Times (Blog) http://delcosports.blogspot.com/
Delaware County Times (Rob Parent's Twitter) http://twitter.com/reluctantSE
GCobb.com (Josh Janet's Twitter) http://twitter.com/JoshJanet
HockeyBuzz.com http://www.hockeybuzz.com/team/Philadelphia-Flyers
Meltzer, Bill (Twitter) http://twitter.com/billmeltzer
Mingioni, Anthony (Twitter) http://twitter.com/AnthonyMingioni
Morganti, Al (Twitter) https://twitter.com/nufced
Philadelphia Daily News (Frank Seravalli's Blog) http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/frequentflyers/
Philadelphia Daily News (Frank Seravalli's Twitter) http://twitter.com/DNFlyers
Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/
Philadelphia Inquirer (Sam Carchidi's Blog) http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inqflyersreport/
Philadelphia Inquirer (Sam Carchidi's Twitter) http://twitter.com/broadstbull
PhillyBurbs.com http://www.phillyburbs.com/sports/flyers/
PhillyBurbs.com (Wayne Fish's Twitter) https://twitter.com/waynefish1
SanFilippo, Anthony (Blog) http://flyers.nhl.com/club/blog.htm?id=804
SanFilippo, Anthony (Twitter) http://twitter.com/AnthonySan37
Sports Radio 94 WIP http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/cat...sports/flyers/
Sports Radio 97.5 The Fanatic http://www.975thefanatic.com/teams/flyers/home.aspx
Therien, Chris (Twitter) https://twitter.com/ctherien6
NBC Sports http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/3032803/ns/sports-nhl
ESPN Los Angeles http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/...y/_/name/ducks
Los Angeles Daily News http://www.dailynews.com/ducks
Orange County Register http://ducks.ocregister.com/
Orange County Register (Eric Stephens' Twitter) http://twitter.com/#!/icemancometh

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