Dec. 18, 2010 --Nikolay Zherdev scored twice and Brian Boucher made 24 saves helping the Flyers improve their NHL-best record to 22-7-5 with a 4-1 home win. Mike Richards' terrific feed to a breaking Zherdev snapped a scoreless tie near the game's midway point. Zherdev's goal came seven seconds after his minor penalty expired. The Flyers led 1-0 after two periods then extended the lead to 2-0 before NY scored. Jeff Carter won 13 of 17 faceoffs. Philly held a 39-25 shots advantage including 13-6 in the third period. Chris Pronger missed his first game due to foot surgery. The Flyers completed an impressive streak of four straight wins against top opponents (Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal and the Rangers) and were 10-1-3 in the last 14 games. Boucher improved to 6-0-1 in his last seven starts with a 1.66 GAA and a .943 save percentage. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTdQQNGqvpY
Jan. 16, 2011 -- Brian Boucher made 34 saves, including 19-for-19 in the second period, in the Flyers' 3-2 win at NY. Jeff Carter and Ville Leino (1-1-2) scored in the first period and Mike Richards added a SHG in the second period. Wojtek Wolski (1-1-2), Derek Stepan (1-1-2) and Mats Zuccarello (0-2-2) factored in both NY goals scored in the third period. Martin Biron made 24 saves. Matt Carle, who had two assists in the first period, and Sean Avery got fighting majors ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFZxmmoa1_w ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wSr4nd3B_o
Feb. 20, 2011 -- The Flyers recorded a 4-2 win in NY as part of "Hockey Day in America." Jeff Carter (1-1-2), Claude Giroux (1-1-2) and Scott Hartnell (0-2-2) each had two points and Brian Boucher made 37 saves. Boucher received a stinger early in the third period from a collision with Kimmo Timonen and after being temporarily shaken soon surrendered an odd goal to NY which made it 3-2. Kris Versteeg's ENG was his first goal as a Flyer. NY held a 39-24 shots advantage including a dominating 15-3 in the third period. The Flyers had zero PIMs, the third time in the team's regular season history. NY had 6 PIMs. The Flyers finished the day as the East's best team with a 39-15-5 record and won for the 20th time on the road. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssWfel0zTWQ
Mar. 6, 2011 -- Ryan Callahan (4-1-5) had four goals, Mats Zuccarello (2-0-2) scored twice and Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves in NY's 7-0 home win. The shutout loss was the Flyers' largest in regular season play since an 8-0 defeat at Dallas in 1990. It was the fourth time the Flyers lost a game 7-0 in regular season history. Brian Boucher (14 saves, 18 shots) was replaced by Sergei Bobrovsky (15 saves, 18 shots).
Nov. 26, 2011 -- Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots and Brad Richards and Carl Hagelin scored in NY's 2-0 home win. The game was scoreless until Richards' PPG in the opening minute of the second period, 24 seconds after his called goal was overturned by video replay. Zac Rinaldo and Brandon Prust fought four seconds into the game. Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsskCTKCKUc
The Rangers are playing good, we need to keep them out of the front of the net every way possible......Should be a great game if we can stay out of the penalty box.....If we make penalties like we did against the Habs it will be a long day !
No mention as yet. Prior to yesterday's game, Laviolette said he was rewarding Bobrovsky for the relief effort against the Islanders and said he wouldn't guarantee that each goalie would start this weekend. Whether that was a masquerade or not, is questionable. A starter for today hasn't been confirmed.