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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (11-4-3, 6-1-1 away) vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS (7-9-3, 4-3-0 home)

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BROADCAST INFO:
TEAM WEBSITES:
GAME PREVIEW, NOTES and NHL STATS:
MEDIA LINKS:
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Comcast Sports Philadelphia http://www.csnphilly.com/pages/flyers
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Courier Post http://www.courierpostonline.com/section/sports04
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Courier Post (Randy Miller's Twitter) http://twitter.com/RandyJMiller
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Flyers' Official Website (Twitter) http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=NHLFlyers
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FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
11 Blair Betts 6' 3" 210 Feb 16, 1980 Edmonton, AB, CAN
48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 Gatineau, QC, CAN
13 Dan Carcillo 6' 0" 205 Jan 28, 1985 King City, ON, CAN
17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 London, ON, CAN
28 Claude Giroux 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 Hearst, ON, CAN
19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 Regina, SK, CAN
14 Ian Laperriere 6' 1" 200 Jan 19, 1974 Montreal, QC, CAN
22 Ville Leino 6' 1" 190 Oct 6, 1983 Savonlinna, FIN
15 Andreas Nodl 6' 1" 196 Feb 28, 1987 Vienna, AUT
36 Darroll Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22, 1985 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 Kenora, ON, CAN
45 Jody Shelley 6' 3" 230 Feb 7, 1976 Thompson, MB, CAN
21 James van Riemsdyk 6' 3" 200 May 4, 1989 Middletown, NJ, USA
93 Nikolay Zherdev 6' 2" 203 Nov 5, 1984 Kiev, UKR

Defense:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
3 Oskars Bartulis 6' 2" 184 Jan 21, 1987 Ogre, LVA
25 Matt Carle 6' 0" 205 Sep 25, 1984 Anchorage, AK, USA
5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 Shaunavon, SK, CAN
41 Andrej Meszaros 6' 2" 223 Oct 13, 1985 Povazska Bystrica, SVK
6 Sean O'Donnell 6' 2" 237 Oct 13, 1971 Ottawa, ON, CAN
20 Chris Pronger 6' 6" 220 Oct 10, 1974 Dryden, ON, CAN
44 Kimmo Timonen 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 Kuopio, FIN
8 Matt Walker 6' 4" 215 Apr 7, 1980 Beaverlodge, AB, CAN

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHT DOB PLACE OF BIRTH
35 Sergei Bobrovsky 6' 2" 190 Sep 20, 1988 Novokuznetsk, RUS
33 Brian Boucher 6' 2" 200 Jan 2, 1977 Woonsocket, RI, USA
49 Michael Leighton 6' 3" 186 May 19, 1981 Petrolia, ON, CAN

FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
15 - Andreas Nodl 18 - Mike Richards 21 - James van Riemsdyk
19 - Scott Hartnell48 - Danny Briere22 - Ville Leino
93 - Nikolay Zherdev 17 - Jeff Carter 28 - Claude Giroux
45 - Jody Shelley 11 - Blair Betts36 - Darroll Powe

Defense:
Pairing Pairing
20 - Chris Pronger25 - Matt Carle
44 - Kimmo Timonen 5 - Braydon Coburn
41 - Andrej Meszaros 6 - Sean O’Donnell

Goalies: (Bobrovsky has been confirmed as tonight's starting goalie)
Starter Backup
35 - Sergei Bobrovsky 33 - Brian Boucher

FLYERS' INJURIES/SCRATCHES/MISC.:
PlayerReason Status
Bartulis healthy expected to be scratched
Carcillo sprained MCL left knee not expected to play
Laperriere post-concussion syndrome out indefinitely
Leighton back surgery, Oct. 11 LTIR
Leinohad a virus, ill will play
Walker right hip surgery out for 8-to-10 weeks

FLYERS' STATS:

SHARKS' POSSIBLE LINEUP :
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
Dany Heatley Joe Thornton Torrey Mitchell
Ryane Clowe Logan Couture Benn Ferriero
Jamie McGinn Joe Pavelski Patrick Marleau
John McCarthy Scott Nichol Jamal Mayers

Defensemen:
Pairing Pairing
Douglas Murray Dan Boyle
Marc-Edouard Vlasic Niclas Wallin
Justin Braun Jason Demers

Goalies: (Niittymaki is tonight's starter)
StarterBackup
Antero Niittymaki Antti Niemi

SHARKS' INJURIES:
PlayerInjury Status
Kent Huskins upper body will be scratched
Derek Joslin healthy will be scratched
Devin Setoguchi upper body injured reserve

SHARKS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHT DOB PLACE OF BIRTH
29 Ryane Clowe "A" 6' 2" 225 Sep 30, 1982 Fermeuse, NL, CAN
39 Logan Couture 6' 1" 195 Mar 28, 1989 Guelph, ON, CAN
78 Benn Ferriero 5' 11" 195 Apr 29, 1987 Boston, MA, USA
15 Dany Heatley 6' 4" 220 Jan 21, 1981 Freiburg, DEU
12 Patrick Marleau "A" 6' 2" 220 Sep 15, 1979 Aneroid, SK, CAN
10 Jamal Mayers 6' 1" 215 Oct 24, 1974 Toronto, ON, CAN
43 John McCarthy 6' 1" 200 Aug 9, 1986 Boston, MA, USA
64 Jamie McGinn 6' 1" 205 Aug 5, 1988 Fergus, ON, CAN
17 Torrey Mitchell 5' 11" 190 Jan 30, 1985 Greenfield Park, QC, CAN
21 Scott Nichol 5' 9" 180 Dec 31, 1974 Edmonton, AB, CAN
8 Joe Pavelski 5' 11" 195 Jul 11, 1984 Stevens Point, WI, USA
16 Devin Setoguchi 6' 0" 200 Jan 1, 1987 Taber, AB, CAN
19 Joe Thornton "C" 6' 4" 230 Jul 2, 1979 London, ON, CAN

Defensemen:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHT DOB PLACE OF BIRTH
22 Dan Boyle "A" 5' 11" 190 Jul 12, 1976 Ottawa, ON, CAN
61 Justin Braun 6' 2" 205 Feb 10, 1987 Vadnais Heights, MN, USA
60 Jason Demers 6' 1" 195 Jun 9, 1988 Dorval, QC, CAN
40 Kent Huskins 6' 4" 210 May 4, 1979 Almonte, ON, CAN
65 Derek Joslin 6' 1" 210 Mar 17, 1987 Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
3 Douglas Murray 6' 3" 240 Mar 12, 1980 Bromma, SWE
44 Marc-Edouard Vlasic 6' 1" 200 Mar 30, 1987 Montreal, QC, CAN
7 Niclas Wallin 6' 3" 220 Feb 20, 1975 Boden, SWE

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHT DOB PLACE OF BIRTH
31 Antti Niemi 6' 2" 215 Aug 29, 1983 Vantaa, FIN
30 Antero Niittymaki 6' 1" 210 Jun 18, 1980 Turku, FIN

SHARKS' STATS: SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record in the regular season is 13-10-4-3.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record at home is 6-5-2-2, last winning Dec. 21, 2000.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record away is 7-5-2-1, last winning Nov. 5, 1999.
  • The Flyers currently have a winless skid of twelve games (0-7-2-3) in this series.


1991-1995:
  • 1991 -- October 31 --In the first meeting between the teams, Philadelphia handed the Sharks their 11th straight loss with a 5-2 home win. Ron Hextall, who returned to the lineup after serving a six-game suspension for slashing in a pre-season game, stopped 25 shots including 15-for-15 in the third period. Coach Paul Holmgren reunited the line of Mike Ricci (1-2-3), Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) and Pelle Eklund (0-1-1) which combined for six points. The Flyers' struggling powerplay was 3-for-51 but both of Tocchet's goals came with the man advantage. Tocchet picked up an extra minor in a fight with David Williams late in the game but Ricci's SHG finished the scoring. Tocchet had the first goal scored in this series while Link Gaetz had the first Sharks' goal against the Flyers. Jarmo Myllys made 26 saves for the Sharks. San Jose played its 14th NHL game and fell to 1-13-0.

  • 1992 -- January 3 -- Jeff Hackett made 27 saves and Dale Craigwell's first NHL goal snapped a 1-1 third period tie in the Sharks' 3-1 home victory played at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. The PPG came during a 5-minute major to Rod Brind'Amour who was ejected for high-sticking. The Flyers later lost the services of Brad Jones for a similar major but killed that penalty. San Jose outshot the Flyers 14-7 in the third period including 8-1 over the last 10 minutes. Kelly Kisio added a SH-ENG with teammate Pat Falloon in the box. Ron Hextall made 28 saves for the Flyers.
  • 1992 -- March 1 -- Mark Freer scored in the first period and Ron Hextall stopped 30 shots in a 1-0 Flyers' shutout victory in the sold-out (10,888) Cow Palace. Jeff Hackett made 32 saves for the Sharks. The Flyers had eleven shots in each period.
  • 1992 -- December 30 -- Mark Recchi (2-1-3), Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) and Tommy Soderstrom (33 saves) led the Flyers to a 6-2 road win. The game was played before a sellout crowd of 11,089 in the Cow Palace. Sharks' rookie Rob Gaudreau was held scoreless for the first time in his career, ending his 12-game point streak (14 goals, 5 assists). Sandis Ozolinsh suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and missed the rest of the season.
  • 1993 -- March 25 -- Mark Recchi (2-1-3), Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) and Eric Lindros (1-1-2) led the Flyers to a 5-2 home win. Dominic Roussel made 16 saves. The Flyers held a 22-6 shot advantage through two periods and 33-18 in the game. Lindros scored in his sixth straight game, had 22 PIMs and had a Gordie Howe hat trick with fights vs. Doug Zmolek ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqLiehjeoeQ ) and Rob Zettler ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsYkndwFCZI ) in the third period.

  • 1994 -- February 3 -- Sergei Makarov's goal, off a feed from Igor Larionov, gave San Jose a 3-2 OT win in Philly. Arturs Irbe made 32 saves for the Sharks. The Flyers dropped their fifth straight game. Former Flyer Vyatcheslav Butsayev committed a penalty on his first shift with San Jose leading to a Mark Recchi PPG. Andre Faust made it 2-0 later in the opening period. Pat Falloon and Rob Gaudreau evened the game in the middle of the second period scoring 47 seconds apart. Dominic Roussel made 27 saves in the loss.
  • 1994 -- February 15 -- Mikael Renberg (3-1-4) recorded a third period natural hat trick leading the Flyers to a 6-4 victory in their first visit to the San Jose Arena. It was the seventh time in Flyers' history a player scored three times in one regular season period. Eric Lindros had three (1-2-3) points and Bob Wilkie had two of his four Flyers' career points in this game. Dominic Roussel played 35:40 and was 19-for-19 in relief of Tommy Soderstrom who surrendered four goals on nine shots and was replaced early in the second period. Philly scored six times on 19 shots off Arturs Irbe. The Sharks led 2-0 2:40 into the game but Mark Recchi scored his 30th goal 1:17 later and the Flyers pulled ahead by the break, 3-2. Pat Falloon put the Sharks ahead 4-3 early in the second period. Then Renberg took charge in the third period, scoring at 2:43, 9:19 and 14:10. The teams combined to go 0-for-17 on the PP including San Jose going 0-for-10.
  • 1995 -- November 16 -- San Jose traded Pat Falloon to the Flyers for Martin Spanhel, Philadelphia's 1996 1st round choice (later traded to Buffalo - later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Daniel Briere) and Philadelphia's 1996 4th round choice (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Mike Martone).

1996-1999:
  • 1996 -- January 3 -- Ron Hextall stopped 30 shots and two-thirds of the Legion of Doom scored in a 3-1 win played in San Jose. Mikael Renberg (1-0-1) and John LeClair (1-1-2) increased the season total of goals by the Flyers' top line to 68 (of 144) and Eric Lindros added two assists. Yanick Dupre, in his fourth NHL game, scored the first of two goals in his 35-game NHL career; he passed away in 1997 with leukemia. Aris Brimanis, in his eighth NHL game, picked up his first point. San Jose outshot Philly 31-19. The lone Sharks' goal was a PPG by Marcus Ragnarsson.
  • 1996 -- March 17 -- The Flyers were a perfect 3-for-3 on the PP, including two goals from ex-Shark Pat Falloon, John LeClair had a hat trick and Eric Lindros added four assists in an 8-2 home win. LeClair recorded his third career hat trick and second with Philadelphia. The Flyers got key contributions from LeClair (3-1-4), Lindros (0-4-4), Falloon (2-0-2), Joel Otto (1-2-3) and Dale Hawerchuk (1-2-3). Hawerchuk's points were his first with the Flyers, in his second game. Goalie Geoff Sarjeant gave up eight goals on 24 shots. "You want to prove to the team, that traded you that you can still play," Falloon said. "Any player will tell you that and it's no different with me. I had chances to get that third goal and I hit the post a couple of times. It's something that will haunt me for a while, but it was 7-2 or 8-2 at the time, so I don't feel too bad about it."
  • 1996 -- November 16 -- Greg Hawgood's PPG with 2:37 to play gave San Jose a 2-2 tie in Philadelphia. The Flyers carried a 2-0 lead into the final period but Jeff Friesan scored at the 9:42 mark to cut the Flyers lead in half. The tying goal came with Daniel Lacroix in the box for high-sticking Owen Nolan. John LeClair scored twice in the first to give Philly a 2-0 lead. The Flyers held a 25-15 shots advantage over the first two periods but the Sharks held a 16-10 edge the rest of the game including 5-1 in OT. Scott Daniels and Marty McSorley fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V1jc3cD24Q .
  • 1997 -- January 2 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves and the Flyers beat nemesis (just seven wins in 30 meetings) Chris Terreri, 4-1 in San Jose. Daniel Lacroix and Eric Lindros gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead in the first period. The sizzling Flyers increased their unbeaten streak to 15 games (13-0-2) including a 9-0-1 run for Hextall. Lindros (11-12-23) and linemate John LeClair (12-10-22) continued their strong offense during the streak, too, with a point each.

  • 1997 -- October 13 -- Garth Snow made 43 saves and Eric Lindros (1-1-2) scored the GWG with the first shot in OT to lift Philly 3-2 in San Jose. Snow was at his best when he made 24 saves on 25 shots in the second period. Said Sharks' coach Darryl Sutter "I'm really disappointed that we lost, but not in the way we played. We had great opportunities but we couldn't put the puck past Snow." Said Flyers' head coach Wayne Cashman "Our goaltending is the reason we won. It was as good of display as I've ever seen." Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) tied the game with 2:55 to play. The Sharks held a 45-24 shots advantage. Shawn Burr scored both San Jose goals (he had six in 60 regular season games in his Sharks' career) but he suffered a torn ACL in right knee after colliding with John LeClair and the injury required reconstructive surgery (he did not return until January 21, 1998).
  • 1997 -- November 20 -- San Jose beat the Flyers 3-0 in Philadelphia as Mike Vernon had 28 saves and improved his record to 18-5-3 against the Flyers (regular season and POs combined). The Sharks had just 12 shots on goal and were outshot 10-1 in the third period. Eric Lindros, who earlier fought Todd Gill, scuffled with Marty McSorley in an altercation which led to an investigation by the NHL to determine if Lindros bit McSorley on the cheek and face. The NHL reviewed video and denied the claim. Said Lindros "I didn't bite Marty. What's been talked about is just inaccurate reporting. It's unfortunate. The bottom line is it didn't occur.'' McSorley said ``He didn't bite me -- whether he tried, I can't answer that. The only problem I have is he whacked me across the face with his stick. He's a tough kid. . . . he doesn't need to do that.'' Darryl Sutter, San Jose's head coach, said " Everyone was overreacting big-time. I didn't see anything. They're reacting to the cut, which was from the stick, not anything else. I didn't know anything about it until I went to bed and watched ESPN. On our team, it's not an issue.''
  • 1998 -- October 20 -- The Flyers dominated the third period (14-3 in shots, 2-0 in goals) en route to a 3-1 home victory. Colin Forbes scored the game-winner and Eric Lindros added an insurance tally in the final period. Lindros and Rod Brind'Amour each had a goal and an assist as Brind'Amour replaced Mike Maneluk on the reformed Legion of Doom Line. JVB made 17 saves for the Flyers. Mike Vernon stopped 34 shots for the Sharks.
  • 1998 -- December 28 -- Eric Lindros and Joe Murphy swapped second period goals in a 1-1 tie at San Jose. Lindros' PPG, with Igor Korolyuk penalized for four minutes, snapped a streak of 31 straight kills by the Sharks. JVB made 22 saves as did San Jose goalie Mike Vernon who excelled in OT when the Flyers had a 6-1 shots advantage. With Flyers' d-man Chris Therien in the box due to a misconduct penalty picked up after a questionable penalty late in the OT, the Sharks nearly won in OT when Bill Houlder's one-timer dinged the crossbar with three seconds remaining.
  • 1999 -- November 5 -- Eric Lindros (1-1-2), John LeClair (1-0-1) and Daymond Langkow (1-1-2) scored and Mark Recchi (0-2-2) added two assists in the Flyers' 3-1 road win. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-4. Philly doubled San Jose's shot total 32-16 including 10-3 in the opening period (2-0 lead). Alex Korolyuk spoiled a JVB shutout bid with 1:26 remaining. Steve Shields made 29 saves. Afterwards, San Jose coach Darryl Sutter questioned the effort of his best players. "I guess I'm disappointed that our best players didn't play very well tonight. We've seen it on three or four occasions against the top clubs, which tells us we have players who have some work to do against the team's top players" to which Jeff Friesen replied "I was ready to play. I felt good. I'll look at the tape and see what I could have done better. I was on the ice for two goals and I've just got to take the blame and move on. That's part of the game."
  • 1999 -- November 13 -- Mikael Renberg's PPG with 4:23 remaining in the second period gave the Flyers a 3-2 home win. Daymond Langkow and John LeClair also scored. LeClair's goal was his 291st as a Flyer which put him in eighth place on team's all-time goals list. The Flyers led 2-0 at the 10:42 mark but were tied by the Sharks when Jeff Friesen scored a SHG 4:35 in the second period. JVB made 18 saves. The Flyers extended a recent run to 10-2-1 in their last 13 games after stating the season 0-5-1.


2000s:
  • 2000 -- December 21 -- The Flyers went 3-for-4 on the PP, including two by Rick Tocchet, in a 4-3 home win. Daymond Langkow (1-2-3) had three points and Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves. Patrick Marleau scored twice for the Sharks, whose five-game winning streak was snapped. Evgeni Nabokov (7 saves, 10 shots) was replaced early in the second period, down 3-1, by Steve Shields (23 saves, 24 shots). Bill Barber began his coaching career with a 3-0-3 record, the best start for any Flyers' coach. Chris McAllister and Shawn Thornton had a spirited fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiK-3mEbe08

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  • 2002 -- January 2 --Miikka Kiprusoff made 22 saves and Owen Nolan (1-2-3) had three points in San Jose's 5-2 home win in the newly named Compaq Center. Gary Suter's PPG early in the third period snapped a 2-2 tie. The Sharks out-scored the Flyers 3-0 in the third period. San Jose held a 36-24 shots advantage, including 28-11 over the last 40 minutes and 12-4 in the final period. Bryan Marchment leveled Donald Brashear with an open ice hit ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byyk0kIYgNw ) and the two later fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vtDqODACPs ) . Marchment, who also lost a fight to Todd Fedoruk, was named the game's top star.
  • 2002 -- November 21 -- Jeremy Roenick's PPG with 7:29 to play gave the Flyers a 2-2 tie in Philly. It was their fourth tie in their last five games. Roenick's PPG snapped an 0-for-32 skid with the man advantage for the Flyers. Robert Esche, 27 saves, was brilliant throughout the game and twice stopped Teemu Selanne on breakaways. Afterwards, Selanne said "I think last year I missed two breakaways all season.'' One of his breakaways came on a 2-on-0 moments after Selanne gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead. Chris Therien suffered a back injury and missed the next six games.
  • 2002 -- December 6 -- Marcus Ragnarsson was acquired from San Jose for Dan McGillis.
  • 2002 -- December 30 -- Jonathan Cheechoo scored in the third period and Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves in the Sharks' 2-1 home win. John LeClair and Simon Gagne did not play due to injuries. Marty Murray scored the Flyers only goal and ended an 18-game scoring drought. Donald Brashear and Bryan Marchment were issued minor penalties ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_dESdsaMwU ).
  • 2003 -- October 16 -- Jeff Hackett (27 saves) and Evgeni Nabokov (26 saves) dueled to a scoreless tie in the HP Pavilion. It was Hackett's 25th career shutout and the second shutout in his first three starts for his Flyers. The shutout was the 18th for Nabokov. Each team failed to score on lengthy 5-on-3's. In OT, the Sharks nearly scored but a goal judge reviewed and rejected the possible goal.
  • 2004 -- February 16 -- Scott Thornton (1-2-3) and Jonathan Cheechoo (1-2-3) each had three points and Evgeny Nabokov made 20 saves in San Jose's 5-2 win in Philly. Patrick Marleau, Mike Ricci and Marco Sturm each had a goal and an assist. The Sharks took just 20 shots, one game after taking a club-record 50 shots in a 2-1 OT win at Columbus. Jeremy Roenick and Keith Primeau were out of the Flyers' lineup. Only five minors were called in the game for a total of 10 PIMs.

  • 2006 -- November 18 -- The Sharks scored three goals in the first and second periods en route to a 6-1 home win. Patrick Rissmiller scored 2:36 into the game. Geoff Sanderson scored the Flyers' lone goal, on the PP with Matt Carle penalized. Mike Grier's SHG, with Joe Thornton in the box, halted the Flyers' momentum and made it 3-1. Vesa Toskala made 17 saves. San Jose held a 25-18 shots advantage. Twelve Sharks registered points including the game's top star Ryan Clowe (1-1-2). Robert Esche was replaced near the game's midway point after surrendering six goals on 18 shots. Antero Niittymaki stopped all seven shots he faced. The Sharks' Mark Bell fought Ben Eager ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X_DYi-nldU ) and Boyd Kane ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omiBgLiG8iE ) in two separate battles.
  • 2008 -- February 21 --In a game that featured 41 PIMs to the Flyers and just 5 PIMs to the Sharks, Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves and backed San Jose to a 3-1 win in Philly. Jonathan Cheechoo gave San Jose a 1-0 lead in the first period but Mike Knuble evened the score with six seconds left in the second period. Milan Michalek and Doug Murray scored 42 seconds apart in the third period to give the Sharks a 3-1 lead by the 4:17 mark. The Sharks held a 40-27 shots advantage. Martin Biron made 37 saves. Scottie Upshall and Riley Cote were both issued 10-minute misconducts as the second period ended and Jaroslav Modry was whistled for tripping as regulation time expired adding to the lopsided PIM total. The lone infraction to the Sharks was a 5-minute fighting major to Jody Shelley (against Cote) in the opening period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHUk5rwXSTI ). San Jose was 0-for-7 on the PP while Philly was 0-for-0. The Flyers lost for the ninth straight time (0-8-1, slump would ultimately end at 0-8-2) and also extended their skid in this series to seven games (0-5-2). Prior to the game, Flyers' GM Paul Holmgren presented Sharks' center Jeremy Roenick with a Tiffany crystal in honor of his 500th career goal (which was scored against Phoenix, the third American to reach that total joining Mike Modano and Joey Mullen). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbTcX1Qx2oE

  • 2008 -- October 18 -- Dan Boyle's goal lifted the Sharks to a 5-4 OT win at home. The entertaining game was sent to an extra period when Devin Setoguchi evened the score 4-4 with 4:44 to play in regulation. The Flyers took a 4-3 lead when Daniel Briere (2-0-2) scored on a breakaway with 8:49 remaining. San Jose outshot Philly 44-17 but goaltender Antero Niittymaki recorded second star honors with his brilliant play including a tremendous glove save late in the third period with the score tied 4-4 which led Sharks' PxP man Dan Rusanowsky to say "Niittymaki, you're a thief!" in appreciation. The Flyers led 3-1 when Jeff Carter (1-1-2) scored a SHG 6:48 into the middle period, 21 seconds into a minor penalty on Luca Sbisa and 1:41 after the Flyers killed a two-minute 5-on-3 disadvantage. The Sharks went 1-for-7 on the PP, while Philly was 0-for-2. Riley Cote fought Jody Shelley -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krQxOEY2DtA Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBT7DL9lUCM&feature=fvw
  • 2008 -- October 22 -- Joe Pavelski and Jeremy Roenick scored in the 2-0 shottout round win lifting San Jose to a 7-6 victory at Philly. Patrick Marleau (2-2-4) had a game-high four points. Evgeni Nabokov surrendered six goals on 29 shots but stopped both shootout attempts for the win. San Jose led 4-3 after a wild first period which led to the removal of Antero Niittymaki (11 saves, 15 shots) for Martin Biron (18 saves, 20 shots). Joffrey Lupul (2-0-2), Scott Hartnell (0-3-3) and Kimmo Timonen (+4) led the Flyers. The Sharks went up 6-4 in the opening minute of the third period but Lupul scored 17 seconds later, then Briere's PPG tied the game with 65 seconds remaining. Philly started the season with an 0-3-3 record. Pre-game ceremony honoring Jeremy Roenick for scoring 500 NHL goals -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGIO85Lu0lg Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMvkVEeAA_Q

  • 2009 -- March 6 -- Philadelphia voided the trade for Kyle McLaren, made two days earlier, sending the defenseman back to the Sharks after he failed a physical. San Jose traded the 12-year NHL veteran to Philadelphia for a sixth-round pick in the 2009 draft. McLaren suffered a hand injury while fighting December 10 in an AHL game. "Kyle has been very professional about his situation this season. From the beginning of the year, we made a commitment to Kyle to find an opportunity for him to play in the National Hockey League. Unfortunately, this deal didn't work out, but Kyle will return to the organization and work towards the full recovery of his hand," said San Jose GM Doug Wilson.
  • 2009 -- October 25 -- Manny Malhotra scored his first two goals of the season and Thomas Greiss made 37 saves in the Sharks' 4-1 win in Philly. The game was tied 1-1 after the first until Malhotra scored twice in the second period. Malhotra and Joe Thornton combined to win 27 of 36 (.750) faceoffs. Brian Boucher played his first regular season game for the Flyers since the 2001-02 season. "There are a lot of reasons why this game would have been nice to win. But it didn't work out that way. But this was a starting point," said Boucher.
  • 2009 -- November 20 -- Dany Heatley (3-0-3) and Joe Thornton (0-4-4) combined for seven points and Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves in San Jose's 6-3 home win. The game was tied 2-2 until Patrick Marleau scored with five seconds left in the second period. The Sharks scored three times in the third period. Daniel Carcillo fought Frazer McLaren and Jeff Carter and Marc Edouard Vlasic picked up fighting majors. Claude Giroux (2-1-3) led the Flyers. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OVITMlchlg

2010s:
  • 2010 -- December 8 -- Logan Couture and Ryan Clowe scored in the shootout and the Sharks rallied for a 5-4 SO win in Philadelphia. The Flyers led 4-1 in the third period but the Sharks scored three times in a span of 3:55 to tie the game 4-4 on Joe Pavelski''s PPG with 7:32 remaining. "The reason we blew the 4-1 lead was because of penalties," said head coach Peter Laviolette. The tying goal came two seconds into a minor against Danny Briere who later picked up a 4-minute high-sticking penalty 37 seconds into a Flyers' PP. Chris Pronger said "We've got to stay out of the box. We've got to keep skating. We had full control of the game. We were dominating every aspect. We got lackadaisical and started letting them, started playing a little river hockey, and they've got players that can put the puck in the net." Mike Richards' OT goal was waved off after a reply showed time expired just a fraction before the puck crossed the line. In the second period, San Jose had a goal overturned when officials determined the puck was kicked in by John McCarthy. Clowe (1-1-2), who scored with five seconds left in the opening period, and Jason Demers (1-1-2) both had a goal and an assist in regulation. Antero Niittymaki made 31 saves. The Sharks won 63% of faceoffs. The Flyers led 3-1 after two periods. Scott Hartnell, Ville Leino and Claude Giroux all had a goal and an assist for the Flyers. Prior to the game, the Flyers honored Bernie Parent as part of the series of celebrations in tribute to the four players whose jerseys numbers were retired at the Spectrum. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWqot_Mz5PY

FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (all times Eastern)
DayDateHome/Away OpponentTime Broadcast
Thu Dec 9, 2010 Away Toronto 7:00 PM TSN (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Sat Dec 11, 2010 Away Boston 7:00 PM CSN-PH (HD), NESN (HD)
Tue Dec 14, 2010 Home Pittsburgh 7:00 PM VERSUS (HD), RDS, TSN2 (HD)
Wed Dec 15, 2010 Away Montreal 7:30 PM RDS (HD), TSN (HD), TCN-PH (HD)
Sat Dec 18, 2010 Home NY Rangers 1:00 PM MSG (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Mon Dec 20, 2010 Home Florida 7:00 PM FS-F (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Tue Dec 28, 2010 Away Vancouver 10:00 PM TSN (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Thu Dec 30, 2010 Away Los Angeles 10:30 PM CSN-PH (HD), FS-W (HD)
Fri Dec 31, 2010 Away Anaheim 8:00 PM TCN-PH (HD), PRIME (HD)

GDT MUSIC: "One" by Metallica


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Really pumped for this one in all honesty, going to be a huge test. Missing the first period, but i'll see the rest. LET'S GO FLYERS!

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Can we please break the losing streak against the Sharks already?
Yeah, we've been crap against them for awhile it seems like. I like Philly's chances tomorrow though, vs. Niemi.

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Definitely the team we struggle with the most. The Thornton like generally dominates us, and Boyle has been a Flyer killer since he played for the Bolts.

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Not all that pumped for this to be honest. Not only is it a western conference team and we're the away team, but it's the Sharks, a team we've sucked against for a long time now.

Although, this Sharks team is a lot weaker then previous teams (in fact, I predicted them as a fringe team during the off-season and still think that) so I still think we can pull out a win.

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Win...or everybody gets really really big needles!!!! kidding

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I might end up having to miss the first half of the game or so, but hopefully the team will come out sharp. I'd like to see JvR put the puck in the net.

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Not all that pumped for this to be honest. Not only is it a western conference team and we're the away team, but it's the Sharks, a team we've sucked against for a long time now.

Although, this Sharks team is a lot weaker then previous teams (in fact, I predicted them as a fringe team during the off-season and still think that) so I still think we can pull out a win.

You do realize that we are home, right?

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this game comes down to if the flyers play or not, you won't pull a win against this team playing like they did against the islanders

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And you call yourself a mod..
No kidding. What the hell Beef?

As to the game, sometimes Bob shows some pretty good puck handling skills. Any chance he replicates Hex's (regular season) goal 23 yrs. later?

I know. Fat chance. Still, a guy can dream.

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