Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gagne scores in return, Flyers win 4-0

February 27, 2013

The force was strong with the Flyers on Wednesday night.

Ilya Bryzgalov, wearing his new Star Wars themed mask, turned in a solid performance in net, and Simon Gagne scored in his return to Philadelphia.

Plus, Wayne Simmonds created a new trend on Twitter. But most importantly, the Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 4-0, to take control of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Video: Gagne's conference call with the media

February 26, 2013

Simon Gagne answers the media's question about his return to Philadelphia. As well as questions concerning his health and conditioning, and if he asked for a trade from the Kings.

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McGinn out with broken orbital bone, Bryz's new mask

February 26, 2013

The news of Simon Gagne's return also led to the news that Tye McGinn will miss time with an injury.


February 26, 2013

So here's your out of nowhere news for the day.

Simon Gagne is a Flyer again. He has been traded back to Philadelphia by the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional fourth round pick.

Testwuide traded to Calgary

February 26, 2013

There was some trade news to report on Monday night in the midst of the Flyers, Leafs game.

The Flyers have traded minor league forward Mike Testwuide to the Calgary Flames for another minor league forward in Mitch Wahl.

Monday, February 25, 2013

A timeline since the Penguins games

February 25, 2013

There hasn't been a post on 215 Hockey in the past few days, so let's get all caught up, shall we?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Flyers's define rivalry game in win over Pens

February 20, 2013

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NBC will have a hard time finding a game that better defines their "Wednesday Night Rivalry" moniker.

Wednesday night's Flyers-Penguins game had it all. A hat-trick, a Howe hat-trick, controversy and spectacular saves. But the most important thing is that the Flyers beat the Penguins 6-5 in a key game on the road.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Giroux, Flyers make for a long day in Long Island

February 18, 2013

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The Flyers had all of Sunday to let the loss in Montreal sink in.

Competitiveness was something they were clearly lacking in that game, and based on players' post game comments, they knew it.

The Flyers desperately needed a win, and a convincing one, when they played the New York Islanders on Monday afternoon.

They got it in the form of a 7-0 shutout with Claude Giroux leading the way.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Flyers 'go through the motions' in loss to Habs

February 16, 2013

For every one step forward, the Flyers take two steps back.

That is what this season has felt like, especially after another frustrating loss following a win against the Jets then a loss to the Devils.

Credit has to be given to the Canadiens for playing a strong game, but the Flyers looked uninspired in the 4-1 loss.

Claude Giroux described his team best. "We're just going through the motions."

Gustafsson recalled, Timonen in, Boucher starts

February 16, 2013

Defenseman Erik Gustafsson has been recalled by the Flyers on Saturday according to

Gustafsson will be taking Andreas Lilja's spot on the roster, as Lilja has been loaned to the Flyers' AHL Affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.

Friday, February 15, 2013

VIDEO: Flyers, Devils highlights and other notes

February 15, 2013

The Devils managed a comeback after the Flyers took a 3-1 lead in the first period. Plus news on Timonen, Hartnell and Meszaros.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Shelley to have hip surgery

February 13, 2013

Jody Shelley was placed on injured reserve Tuesday night and now there is a reason why.

McGinn, Flyers KO Jets

February 13, 2013

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One assist is what kept Tye McGinn from completing the Howe Hat-trick on Tuesday night.

The first year Flyer dropped the gloves and scored the deciding goal in a 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets in the second of a six-game road trip.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Zolnierczyk called up

February 12, 2013

After Monday night's frustrating 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, it was reported that the Flyers are recalling Harry Zolnierczyk from Adirondack.

Monday, February 11, 2013

JVR caps off Leafs' 5-2 win over Flyers

February 11, 2013

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The biggest story going into Monday night's game was the fact that both Luke Schenn and James Van Riemsdyk would be facing their former teams for the first time since they were traded for each other in the off-season.

Van Riemsdyk was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Schenn was given to the Flyers in return. So far, Van Riemsdyk has made Toronto look like the clear winner in the deal.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Briere's OT goal gives Flyers 4-3 win over 'Canes

February 9, 2013

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The Flyers found themselves in overtime for the second straight game. This time the shootout was avoided.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Next year is likely it for Timonen

February 8, 2013

Next season is likely to be the last of Kimmo Timonen's NHL career.

Shootout haunts Flyers in 3-2 loss

February 8, 2013

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The dreaded shootout, a part of the game that the Flyers have struggled in for years, finally came out to haunt them for the first time this season.

The Florida Panthers scored on both of their shootout attempts, while the Flyers failed to convert on theirs, allowing the Panthers to leave Philadelphia with a 3-2 win.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

UPDATED: Flyers, Timonen agree to one-year deal

February 6, 2013

UPDATE: Timonen and the Flyers have agreed to terms on the contract extension, according to the Flyers' website.

A veteran leader is close to adding another year in Philadelphia to his tenure.

Giroux jersey top-seller for January

February 6, 2013

So it looks like Claude Giroux had the best selling jersey in the NHL's first month back from the lockout, according to TSN's Stats Guy.
It is more than likely that Giroux's recently awarded captaincy had a lot to do with the sales boost.

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Sestito shocks Lightning with two goals in Flyers win

February 5, 2013

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Rock star and filmmaker Rob Zombie, who is creating a film about the Broad Street Bullies, was in attendance for Tuesday night's game at the Wells Fargo Center.

It only seems fitting that the Flyers' brawn took center stage in a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Weekend Recap

February 3, 2013

The Flyers went 1-for-1 over the weekend with a Friday night 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals, followed by a 5-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes the next day.

But the Flyers received even more bad news on the injury front, losing Wayne Simmonds indefinitely.