Matt Carle and Ville Leino supplied the early goals in the first 10 minutes of play for the Philadelphia Flyers to cruise past the New Jersey Devils 5-1 yesterday at the Wachovia Center. Courtesy of Kimmo Timonen and Lukas Krajicek, the Flyers found themselves up four before the start of the third. Ilya Kovalchuk then posted the only goal for NJ 10:20 into the final block before Simon Gagne answered back to put the game out of reach.
“I think it was the leaders getting together, stepping up and saying that I think everyone was focusing on the big picture,” said Flyers captain Mike Richards. “Prongs, Kimmo and Gagne, we all thought that and wanted to settle everything down. You kind of get lost in the mix sometimes, and you need to focus on game by game.”
The 38-32-6 Flyers were able to snap a five game skid with the recent victory, winning their last seven of nine at home with six games remaining in the regular season. They are next scheduled to face the New York Islanders Thursday, April 1st. The Devils are set to welcome the Boston Bruins at the Prudential Center tonight at 7:00 PM.
Simon Gagne produced the final goal in overtime for the Philadelphia Flyers to defeat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 for the second time in three days Wednesday night at the Prudential Center. The Devils started strong in the first eight minutes of regulation with two goals from Travis Zajac and Rob Niedermayer. Arron Asham cut the lead in half just 32 seconds after NJ posted their second goal to wrap the scoring in the first block.
The second period featured a Jeff Carter goal to tie it up as the Flyers defense held the Devils scoreless. Both teams suffered in regards to offensive production in the third, leaving Gagne to clinch the win for Philadelphia 3:27 into OT.
“I think it is a good test to show what we are made of, where this team has come from and where this team needs to get to,” said Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger. “We certainly don’t want to make a habit of getting down 2-0 in games and hopefully, that will be the last. Like I said, you don’t do this against the New Jersey Devils too often.”
New Jersey will next play host to the Florida Panthers tomorrow night as the Flyers prepare for back-to-back games against the Montreal Canadiens.
The city of Boston heard the roars from the 40,000 in attendance following Marco Sturm’s go-ahead goal in overtime for the Bruins to battle past the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 New Years Day at Fenway. Sturm was rightfully ecstatic after creating hockey’s first walk-off inside America’s most beloved ballpark, saying “It’s probably going to be my most memorable goal ever and I’m going to enjoy it.”
Both the Bruins and Flyers were unable to produce any goals in the opening period. Danny Syvret eventually found the net 4:42 into the second block. Fans and players alike were worried they wouldn’t be able to celebrate a Bruins score in Boston’s first Winter Classic. Mark Recchi then came through in the clutch with 2:18 left in regulation, capitalizing on a power play opportunity to tie it up and continue the outdoor festivities.
Goalie Tim Thomas supplied a pair of thrilling saves in overtime, proving himself worthy to represent team USA in the upcoming Olympic Games in Vancouver. Soon after the B’s took control on the other end to wrap yet another unforgettable contest at the home of the Boston Red Sox. The Bruins are now looking ahead to their next game against the New York Rangers tonight at 7:00 PM. Boston Bruins tickets are now available with us at Ace!
The Boston Bruins are ready for their upcoming Winter Classic showdown, and they certainly showed it Wednesday night against the Atlanta Thrashers. Tuukka Rask shut out the Atlanta attack at the Garden with 18 saves while the offense netted four goals, giving the Bruins some momentum as they approach the highly anticipated outdoor event on January 1st.
“Everyone was on board right from the beginning, really focused,” said captain Zdeno Chara. “Everybody was going every shift out there with a purpose.” Byron Bitz opened the door for the B’s with the initial goal 6:33 into the first period, followed by an additional two courtesy of Marco Sturm and Steve Begin. The second block was quiet until Patrice Bergeron found the net three minutes before the start of the third. From there it was all defense to close it out for Boston. Don’t miss your chance to see the Bruins take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park!
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Kimmo Timonen sent the puck the length of the ice through the air on empty net in the final minute to supply the dagger for the Philadelphia Flyers to defeat the Boston Bruins 3-1 yesterday at the TD Garden. Both teams are surely looking forward to the 2010 Winter Classic events on New Years Day for when they square off at Fenway Park. “The stage is set. I guess you can say that,” said Philadelphia forward James van Riemsdyk. “We’ve got a few games to go; it’s still a few weeks away. But it’s going to be cool.”
The majority of the first two periods showcased a scoreless defensive battle, until Vladimir Sobotka found the net 18:32 into the second. The Flyers then took control to start the third period with a pair of goals from Timonen and Riemsdyk. Kimmo then pumped his statline to finally close it out with the cross-ice goal.
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The process of building the ice rink in Fenway Park has officially begun for the 2010 Winter Classic. The Boston Bruins are set for their New Year’s Day showdown against the Philadelphia Flyers, with Hockey East teams taking the ice the following weekend. Don’t forget the Legends Classic game on January 2nd, featuring former NHL stand-outs that include Brian Leetch, Pat LaFontaine, Bob Beers, Andy Brickley, Lyndon Byers, Gary Doak, and Ken Hodge.
Bruins players are certainly counting down the days to kick off the new year with some exciting hockey. “I know it’s going to be really busy and I know it’s going to be very special, but until you experience it you can’t dream about it or imagine it,” said Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara. “I’m sure it’s going to be a lot more than you would ever think it’s going to be. I’m sure it’s going to be really loud and being outdoors it will feel kind of weird. When I talked to people that already played some Winter Classics they say once you step on the ice it feels like the ice is so much bigger.”
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America’s most beloved ballpark is set to feature a Legends competition Saturday, January 2nd at 2:00 PM. It will serve as one of the many events scheduled around the Winter Classic at Fenway Park. The following week will showcase Hockey East teams between BC, BU (men), Northeastern, and UNH (women).
Hall of Famer Cam Neely will participate in the old timer classic along with former NHL standouts Brian Leetch, Pat LaFontaine, Bob Beers, Andy Brickley, Lyndon Byers, Gary Doak, Ken Hodge, Ken Linseman, Rick Middleton, Terry O’Reilly, Brad Park, Johnny MacKenzie, Bob Sweeny, and Don Sweeny. Hollywood’s Denis Leary, Tim Robbins, and Bobby Farrelly will also take part in the festivities. Check back soon for Legends Classic tickets!
The Boston Globe recently reported for a variety of events to take place at Fenway Park around the time of the Winter Classic game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers. The rink is expected to be ready by December 18th following the arrival of the ice-making ingredients on the 10th. The Bruins and Red Sox will be involved in events around the Classic, including a date or two reserved for public skating.
Hockey East will be showcasing their talents at Fenway Park on January 8th when Boston University and Boston College match up. UNH and Northeastern women’s hockey will be competing on the ice as well that day.
The Bruins and Flyers have been looking forward to New Years Day for the past several months. “I have been out west for the last six or seven years of my career, so to come to Boston was a big event,” said Flyers goalie Brian Boucher. “Some years you don’t come, and when you do it’s a big event for your family. Now I’m going to be coming to play at Fenway Park? I mean, it’s pretty wild. You come here to watch sporting events, not to take part in them.”
All official schedules for events will be announced by early next week. Winter Classic and Hockey East at Fenway tickets are available now!
A picture posted by NHL Manager of Communications Schuyler Baehman confirms that the Boston Bruins will be hosting the Philadelphia Flyers for the 2010 NHL Winter Classic on Jauary 1st! The rink will be located at the back of the infield, providing great views from areas along the bases as well as the bleachers. More details will be confirmed at the 2:00pm press conference today. Sign up to be notified as soon as NHL Winter Classic 2010 at Fenway Park tickets are available!
The matchup for the 2010 NHL Winter Classic is set! The Boston Bruins will face off against the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park on January 1st. Despite early rumors, the Bruins will not be facing an original six team. Details are scarce, but the Classic at America’s Most Beloved Ballpark is sure to be in high demand. Sign up to be notified as soon as 2010 Winter Classic Tickets are available!