GDT: Philadelphia Flyers @ Florida Panthers, 2006-03-15, 7:00pm
TV: CSN, Radio: WIP
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Florida Panthers vs. (35-20-10) vs. (26-29-9) Last 20 Encounters:
*Eric Desjardins - Needs two assists to reach 300 as a Flyer. *Petr Nedved - Needs two points to reach 700 in the NHL.
Flyers on the Road: 17-10-4
Panthers at Home: 18-8-4
Projected Starting Goalies: #30 Robert Esche
05/06: (16-8-4, 3.10GAA, .892Sv%, 0 SO)
Career vs. FLA: (5-2-2-0, 2.91GAA, .891Sv%, 0 SO)
#1 Roberto Luongo 05/06: (26-25-9, 2.94GAA, .915Sv%, 4 SO)
Career vs. PHI: (2-4-1-2, 3.20GAA, .917Sv%, 0 SO)
Top Point Producers vs Opponent:(healthy) Philadelphia
(Player GP-G-A-P +/- PIM)
Petr Nedved 33-11-19-30 +6 16
Peter Forsberg 17-10-18-28 +10 8
Eric Desjardins 47-7-21-28 +7 34
Simon Gagne 22-11-11-22 +16 8
Sami Kapanen 31-6-13-19 +4 4
(Player GP-G-A-P +/- PIM)
Martin Gelinas 38-11-8-19 -9 22
Chris Gratton 47-6-19-25 +1 61
Joe Nieuwendyk 35-14-11-25 -10 14
Jozef Stumpel 35-8-13-21 -6 8
Sean Hill 33-3-9-12 -10 33
Team Leaders: (healthy) Philadelphia Goals: Simon Gagne (38) Assists: Peter Forsberg (50) Points: Peter Forsberg (66) +/-: Simon Gagne (+28) PIM: Donald Brashear (114) Shots: Simon Gagne (256) TOI/G (D): Derian Hatcher (24:13) TOI/G (F): Simon Gagne (20:56)
Florida Goals: Olli Jokinen (32) Assists: Olli Jokinen (39) Points: Olli Jokinen (71) +/-: Martin Gelinas (+25) PIM: CHris Gratton (92) Shots: Olli Jokinen (274) TOI/G (D): Jay Bouwmeester (25:11)
Injuries: Philadelphia Michal Handzus - Shoulder injury, Day-to-day Chris Therien - Head injury, Out indefinitely Kim Johnsson - Post-concussion symptoms, Out indefinitely Keith Primeau - Concussion, Out for the season
Florida Branislav Mezei - Knee injury, remainder of the regular season Gary Roberts - Sprained MCL, late March Anthony Stewart - Wrist surgery, day-to-day Stephen Weiss - Wrist injury, remainder of the regular season
Flyers captain Derian Hatcher will return to the lineup on Wednesday night when the team faces the Florida Panthers as they continue their road trip.
Robert Esche will get his second straight start in net for the Flyers, while Michal Handzusí status will be determined on Wednesday morning at the pregame skate, according to Hitchcock. Handzus has been out since the Olympic break with a shoulder injury. http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com/pressbox/archive/2493.asp
This is where it turns around. Tonight baby. Let's go Flyers!
They better hope so as, I still canít believe this, they are only 6 games in front of Atlanta as far as missing the playoffs. At one point we had a 23 point lead over NJ. They better get it together quick as could you imagine if they didnít make the playoffs how pathetic that would be? Mr. Snider would go bolistic.
Neither, they're both officially on one way contracts.
Not until next year I believe. We can expect a 9th rd pick or minor league veteran in return if traded. I do not see him here next year anyway unless as a7th dman. He hasnít really shown any improvement. I donít think him or Meyer should play on a regular basis but I did think he was the better of the two and he is not.