Latest 2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers season Stories

2009-04-23 21:18:49

Martin Biron recorded his second playoff shutout by making 28 saves Thursday, keeping Philadelphia alive in the post-season with a 3-0 win over Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh's advantage in the best-of-seven, opening-round series was reduced to 3-2. The Flyers will try to force a deciding game when they host the Penguins Saturday. Biron also had a shutout in last year's playoffs, during which he appeared in 17 games. Pittsburgh had scored 13 goals over the first four games of this series. The game...

2009-04-11 18:01:18

Simon Gagne had a goal and an assist and Martin Biron stopped 30 shots Saturday to key the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-2 win over the New York Islanders. Joffrey Lupul and Mike Knuble also scored for Philadelphia, which will close out its regular season Sunday at home against the New York Rangers. With 99 points, the Flyers are fourth in the Eastern Conference playoff chase, leading Pittsburgh and Carolina by two points. Sean Bergenheim and Tim Jackman scored and Yann Danis had 24 saves for the...

2009-04-07 21:24:16

Jeff Carter scored early in the third period Tuesday, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers. Joffrey Lupul scored the other goal for the Flyers, who earned their third trip to the post-season in the last four seasons. Philadelphia and Carolina are tied for the fourth seed at 97 points and play each other this week. Martin Biron made 29 stops for his 28th victory of the season. Brett McLean provided the Panthers' goal and Tomas Vokoun had 28 saves.

2009-04-03 21:26:15

Jeff Carter had the first hat trick of his NHL career Friday and Philadelphia scored five times in the first period en route to a wild 8-5 victory over Toronto. The Flyers, who had lost three out of four coming into the contest, moved past Carolina into fourth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Philadelphia has 94 points with five games remaining and Carolina has 93 points with four games left. Philadelphia built a 6-0 lead before surrendering three straight goals, but Carter's...

2009-04-01 21:53:36

Ian White scored the game-winning goal in the second period Wednesday and Curtis Joseph stopped 32 shots, giving Toronto a 3-2 win over Philadelphia. The Maple Leafs won for the third time in five games, also getting goals from Jamal Mayers and Lee Tempniak. Toronto, however, will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight year, the longest drought in the history of one of the original members of the NHL. The Maple Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup in 42 years. Martin Biron started in goal...

2009-03-28 22:45:01

Mike Richards' goal in the second round of a shootout Saturday rallied the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders. The Islanders blew a two-goal lead in the third period when Philadelphia scored three times. Philadelphia's Joffrey Lupul scored twice and Scott Hartnell once in regulation. Martin Biron made 30 saves on 33 shots, and then foiled Frans Nielsen and Mark Streit in the shootout. The Flyers have won three of their last four games and remain in fourth place in...

2009-03-26 20:58:37

Led by Radek Dvorak's two goals and Craig Anderson's 40 saves, the Florida Panthers skated to an important 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Dvorak fired a wrist shot past Philadelphia netminder Martin Biron to give Florida a 2-1 lead at 14:30 of the second period, and capped the scoring with this 14th goal this season (empty net) (unassisted) at 19:27 of the third. Cory Stillman (15) (power play) and Brett McLean (6) also scored once with McLean snapping a 2-2 tie at 2:38 of the third....

2009-03-20 22:08:51

Danny Briere scored the first two of four unanswered Philadelphia goals Friday, boosting the Flyers past Buffalo 6-4. Buffalo had a 3-2 lead when Briere snapped a shot past Patrick Lalime to tie it with 2:40 remaining in the second period. Briere scored again with just 35 seconds to go in the stanza, giving the Flyers the lead for good. Mike Knuble and Jeff Carter added to the offensive onslaught in the third period, making it a 6-3 lead with less than 3 minutes to play. Mike Richards had a...

2009-03-07 22:22:17

Joffrey Lupul had second- and third-period goals Saturday night and the Philadelphia Flyers topped the Nashville 4-1 to end a six-game Predators winning streak. The Flyers rebounded from a listless 5-1 loss to Calgary Thursday. Lupul's goals gave him 20 this season, making him the sixth Flyer to reach that plateau. Mike Richards scored his 25th (power play) and Claude Giroux also scored, while Martin Biron was credited with 31 saves on 32 shots in the Flyers' second victory in their last...

2009-03-03 21:21:13

Simon Gagne scored two goals and set up another Tuesday and Philadelphia used a three-goal third period to beat Boston 4-2. Mike Knuble had a goal and two assists, and Scottie Upshall also scored for the Flyers, who won for the sixth time in their last nine games. Philadelphia's Antero Niittymaki made 22 saves to improve his record to 15-5-5. Patrice Bergeron and Stephane Yelle both scored a power-play goal for the East-leading Bruins, who have lost eight of their last 11 games. Manny...

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