Flyers center Danny Briere will be out four to five weeks with a severe groin strain.
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said on Wednesday the injury was significant and was expected to miss at least a month. Briere left Tuesday night’s win over Tampa Bay after the second period after missing the previous nine games with a groin strain.
Mike Knuble scored two goals, including the tiebreaker at 14:52 of the third period, and the Flyers beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Monday night en route to their fifth straight victory.
Philadelphia opened the season by dropping its first six games. Then, after winning four straight, the Flyers lost another three in a row. Scottie Upshall and Jeff Carter also scored for the FlyGuys. Gagne extended his points streak to eight games with a pair of assists on Knuble’s goals.
Mike Modano scored twice and Landon Wilson had a goal for the Stars, who have lost three straight.
Up next for the Flyers are the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is scheduled to undergo elbow surgery Thursday and will be out three to four months, the team announced.
Brodeur, who has played every minute of each Devils game this season until he was injured Saturday night.
The Flyguys have changed the start time for their Oct. 25 game against the Devils to 4:00 pm to avoid a conflict with Game 3 of the World Series between the Phightins and the Rays.
The Philadelphia Phillies will play their home game of the series across the parking lot at Citizens Bank Park later that night.
The Flyers were originally scheduled to play New Jersey at 7 p.m.
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The Flyguys lose another one. Another rough start for this team with a long season ahead. The Flyers had 12 penalties, twice as many as the Avs and gave up three goals on power plays.
The Avalanche outshot the Flyers 17-3 in the first period and got goals from Brett Clark and Marek Svatos against Marty Biron to take a 2-0 lead.
The Flyers scored twice in the second period but both times the Avalanche quickly responded with goals and took a 4-2 lead into the final frame.
Pascal Dupuis scored on a slap shot from along the edge of the left circle with 10.8 seconds left in overtime as the Penguins kept the Philadelphia Flyers winless after beating them 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The Flyers tied it at 2 with goals from Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne in the final minute of the second period only to fall short in OT. The FlyGuys have dropped their first three games for the first time since the labor dispute-shortened 1995 season.
Caption: Right in the Kisser
by Chris |
May 9, 2008 · 6:56 pm
As your Philadelphia Flyers prepare for game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal match-up against the Penguins, last night defensemen Kimmo Timonen, the man who was going to be primarily responsible for keeping Sidney Crosby, was lost for the series.
In game 4 against the Canadiens, Timonen blocked a shot that deflect off his left ankle and after playing in severe pain in the game 5 clincher, Timonen had a MRI earlier in the week that did not reveal the clot. But after going to the hospital yesterday, a surgeon discovered the clot. BING BANG BOOM, out for the series.
DOESN’T IT FRICKIN’ FIGURE PHILADELPHIA?
Yes I am being Neg – adelphia right now. But why should we expect anything else? Every time we get close to the promised land, something out of the blue arises. Joe Carter, Marshall Faulk, Ronde Barber, Ricky Manning Jr, Bill Beli – cheat, going against a team on a 20 game win streak in the playoffs (Colorado Rockies), Shaq and Kobe. There always seems to be something and now this.
Our best defensemen is now out for the series and the Flyers must adjust on the fly. But still feel confident Flyers fans, Derian Hatcher’s new line mate will most likely Braydon Coburn, the two of them were paired earlier in the season and were very successful together. And now look for Coburn and Hatcher to share the responsibility of shutting down Ev-gay-ni Malkin, and Sydney Cunt-sby, and look for fine results. And if Marty Biron continues on the pace he has set all post-season, although YES this loss is a huge blow, it might not quite be fatal.
Prediction: Flyers in 7 gut-wrenching games.
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