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Luke Schenn had 2 hits, was +2 with 5 hits and 4 blocked shots against the Blues. Great game Luke!
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Steve Mason stopped 28 Blues shots on Thursday in the Flyers win.
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3 goal third period lifts Flyers over Blues 3-1, Del Zotto, Simmonds, Raffl score
Michael Del Zotto tied the game a 1 with his 9th goal of the season against the Blues. He finished +3 with 2 hits and 2 blocked shots in almost 23 minutes of ice time.
Matt Read assisted on the first two third period goals against the Blues. He finished +2, with 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 19+ minutes in Thursday.
In case you missed it: Flyers news from the summer time:
May 7th - Ron Hextall replaces Paul Holmgren as GM. Holmgren will now serve as the teams president.
Players in, players out: Off-season transactions and exits to the Flyers roster.
8/26 - Phantoms sign Ron Hextall's son, Brett, to a one year contract.
Aug. 29th - The Flyers decide to do away with the ice girls and their skimpy outfits. Will change the ice girls to the ice team.
July 1st: Flyers re-sign Ray Emery to a 1 year deal. Signed Rob Zepp (goaltender) to 1yr $600,000 contract. Signed Center Blair Jones to 1 yr contract. Released: Adam Hall (signed with European team on 8/5), Steve Downie (signed by Penguins), Hal Gill, and the oft injured Marc Andre Bourdon.
5/16 - Erik Gustafsson signs with a team in the KHL.
6/13 - Flyers re-sign Kimmo Timonen to 1 year contract.
6/23 - Flyers re-sign Brayden Schenn to 2 year contract. Flyers trade Scott Hartnell to Blue Jackets for RJ Umberger and 4th round draft pick.
7/2 - Flyers re-sign Jason Akeson to a 1 year contract. Sign Nick Schultz (D), Zach Stortini (RW), Andrew Gordon (RW),
7/4 - Flyers resign Chris VandeVelde to a 1 year deal.
8/5 - Flyers sign Michael Del Zotto (D) to fill the void of Kimmo Timonen's career threatening injury.
8/7 - Flyers sign Ryan White to a 1 year contract.
8/27 - Flyers re-sign Defensemen Brandon Manning
9/2 - Flyers sign Zac Rinaldo to a 2 year contract extension.
8/5 - Kimmo Timonen treated in hospital for blood clot in right leg and both lungs making his return to the Flyers for one more year uncertain. He will be sidelined for at least months, but his career may be at end.
6/30- The Flyers announce a partnership with the ECHL's Reading Royals signing a 2 year agreement. The Royals had won the ECHL's Championship this past season, The Kelly Cup. The Royals had been partnered with the Capitals/ Bears in the last couple of years, and have played in Reading since 2000-01 season. The Flyers had been using the Greenville Road Runners as their ECHL team last year.
9/17 - Flyers and Phantoms will open the PPL center to hockey in Allentown with an exhibition game on Sept. 27th.
Which new Flyer has impressed you the most?
Michael Del Zotto 58.54% (48 votes)
Rob Zepp 15.85% (13 votes)
Pierre Eduardo Bellemare 7.32% (6 votes)
Chris Vande Velde 6.1% (5 votes)
Nick Schultz 6.1% (5 votes)
Other: View 3.66% (3 votes)
Scott Laughton 2.43% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 82
Wayne Simmonds scored the game winning goal on Thursday night against the Blues in the third period. It was his team leading 26th goal. He also led the team with hits with 6. He added 2 blocked shots.
In a game that saw 82 hits, 48 by the Flyers, they offense came to life. Paced by a Del Zotto goal midway thru the third, followed by a Wayne Simmonds goal 2 minutes later. Michael Raffl added an empty netter.
Steve Mason was in goal, and stopped 28 shots.
Vinny Lecavalier found his way to the scratched list in favor of Zac Rinaldo. The Bruins game looms large on Saturday. They have 2 games in hand and trail by 3 points. The Bruins lost to the Flames in a shoot-out on Thursday night.