Flyers Country: New faces for Greenville

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The Flyers enjoyed a fun day outdoors in Central Park. (CSN Philly)

The Flyers enjoyed a fun day outdoors in Central Park. (CSN Philly)

Claude Giroux was the lone Flyer to be selected to the NHL All-Star Game Tuesday.

Matt Walker debuted in his first game with the Flyers Thursday in place of Oskars Bartulis.

Defenseman Chris Pronger was cleared to practice and joined the Flyers in New York Saturday.

On Saturday, the Flyers enjoyed a fun day of practice outside in Central Park in New York City.

Rookie Erik Gustafsson was the lone Phantom to be selected to the AHL All-Star Game Tuesday.

The Phantoms returned Shane Harper to the Road Warriors Thursday.

Defenseman Joonas Lehtivuori has been loaned to the KalPa Hockey Oy of SM-Liiga in Finland Saturday.

The Road Warriors released forward Neil Graham and acquired forward Jacob Lagace from the Portland Pirates of the AHL and signed defenseman Luke Lucyk Thursday.


Danny Briere gave a good old “snub this” to the League Tuesday night after being left off the All-Star roster with his 4-point night against his former team, the Buffalo Sabres, in a 5-2 win. Sergei Bobrosvky let in two goals in the first, but shook the rust off and held the Sabres to no goals in the second and third period. The line of Scott Hartnell-Briere-Ville Leino have been unstoppable. They combined for 4 of the 5 goals on the night. Hartnell also recorded a Gordie Howe Hat Trick in the game.

05:00 of the 1st: BUF Paul Gaustad (4) – Assists: Cody McCormick (7) & Tyler Myers (12)
09:59 of the 1st: BUF Cody McCormick (5) – Assists: Nathan Gerbe (7)
12:41 of the 1st: PHI Scott Hartnell, PPG (13) – Assists: Kimmo Timonen (18) & Danny Briere (13)
18:11 of the 2nd: PHI Danny Briere (22) – Assists: Kimmo Timonen (19)
02:17 of the 3rd: PHI Ville Leino (10) – Assists: Danny Briere (14) & Scott Hartnell (15)
11:36 of the 3rd: PHI Mike Richards (14) – Assists: None
18:05 of the 3rd: PHI Scott Hartnell, EN (14) – Assists: Danny Briere

(W) PHI Sergei Bobrovsky (16-6-3): 38 saves on 40 shots – 60:00 TOI
(L) BUF Ryan Miller (16-13-4): 28 saves on 32 shots – 59:49 TOI

Thursday’s game against the Boston Bruins went from a goalie showdown in the first to a game of crazy bounces and goals in the second and third. The Bruins scraped by with a 7-5 win, but it was not without controversy. Nikolay Zherdev‘s goal looked to be offsides while the Bruins’ fifth goal to tie the game came from a play that should have been whistled dead. Sean O’Donnell recorded his first goal as a Flyer.

03:34 of the 1st: PHI Scott Hartnell (15) – Assists: Ville Leino (21) & Danny Briere (16)
18:16 of the 1st: BOS Zdeno Chara, PPG (7) – Assists: None
00:45 of the 2nd: BOS Patrice Bergeron (14) – Assists: Steven Kampfer (2) & Mark Recchi (18)
15:25 of the 2nd: PHI Nikolay Zherdev (14) – Assists: Andreas Nodl (8)
19:24 of the 2nd: PHI Jeff Carter (17) – Assists: James van Riemsdyk (10) & Kimmo Timonen (20)
00:38 of the 3rd: BOS Mark Recchi (9) – Assists: Zdeno Chara (14) & Tim Thomas (1)
01:48 of the 3rd: BOS Michael Ryder (12) – Assists: Adam McQuaid (5) & Nathan Horton (15)
06:48 of the 3rd: PHI Danny Briere (23) – Assists: Braydon Coburn (8) & Ville Leino (22)
07:41 of the 3rd: PHI Sean O’Donnell (1) – Assists: Mike Richards (25) & Nikolay Zherdev (3)
11:26 of the 3rd: BOS Brad Marchand (9) – Assists: Gregory Campbell (9) & Blake Wheeler (9)
18:46 of the 3rd: BOS Steven Kampfer (4) – Assists: None
19:53 of the 3rd: BOS Gregory Campbell, EN (5) – Assists: Blake Wheeler (10) & Patrice Bergeron (20)

(L) PHI Brian Boucher (10-5-2): 30 saves on 36 shots – 59:10 TOI
(W) BOS Tim Thomas (20-4-6): 30 saves on 35 shots – 60:00 TOI

The Flyers faced the Atlanta Thrashers for the first time in 2010-11 and looked for revenge as the Trashers won all four games last season. The Flyers did just that as they won, 5-2. It is the third game in a row the team has scored five goals. Briere is riding a five-game goal and six-game point streak. Giroux finally broke out of his month-long goal drought.

16:37 of the 2nd: ATL Andrew Ladd (15) – Assists: Niclas Bergfors (15)
17:13 of the 2nd: PHI Jody Shelley (2) – Assists: None
17:34 of the 2nd: PHI Kimmo Timonen (2) – Assists: Claude Giroux (21) & James van Riemsdyk (11)
19:57 of the 2nd: ATL Rich Peverley, PPG (12) – Assists: Niclas Bergfors (16) & Tobias Enstrom (31)
12:48 of the 3rd: PHI Danny Briere (24) – Assists: Ville Leino (23) & Scott Hartnell (16)
17:03 of the 3rd: PHI Claude Giroux (17) – Assists: Matt Carle (20) & Jeff Carter (19)
19:20 of the 3rd: PHI Jeff Carter, EN (18) – Assists: None

(W) PHI Sergei Bobrovsky (17-6-3): 27 saves on 29 shots – 60:00 TOI
(L) ATL Ondrej Pavelec (15-10-5): 31 saves on 35 shots – 59:41 TOI

The Phantoms lost their first game in regulation after going six straight with at least a point. The divisional rival Hershey Bears shutout the Phantoms, 3-0, Friday. Michael Leighton is in search for his first win since his rehab starts in December.

19:25 of the 1st: HER Zach Miskovic, PPG (6) – Assists: Dmitri Kugryshev & Boyd Kane
04:22 of the 2nd: HER Brian Willsie (13) – Assists: Steve Pinizzotto & Kyle Greentree
19:45 of the 3rd: HER Steve Pinizzotto, EN (9) – Assists: None

(L) ADK Michael Leighton (1-5-0-1): 25 saves on 27 shots – 58:48 TOI
(W) HER Dany Sabourin (10-9-0-0): 25 saves on 25 shots – 59:54 TOI

The Phantoms lost back-to-back games in regulation for the first time since Dec. 15, falling to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 4-2. The game was also the retirement party of the Phantoms’ mascot, Phlex. But the AHL-best Penguins took away the win for Phlex and the crowd.

04:10 of the 1st: WBS Corey Potter, PPG (1) – Assists: Eric Tangradi
13:00 of the 1st: ADK Greg Moore (5) – Assists: Luke Pither
14:22 of the 1st: WBS Brett Sterling (13) – Assists: None
10:53 of the 3rd: WBS Nick Johnson (14) – Assists: Ryan Craig & Eric Tangradi
19:31 of the 3rd: WBS Ryan Craig, EN (10) – Assists: Nick Johnson
19:50 of the 3rd: ADK Danny Syvret, PPG (6) – Assists: Ben Holmstrom

(L) ADK Michael Leighton (1-6-0-1): 27 saves on 30 shots – 58:59 TOI
(W) WBS John Curry (14-5-0-0): 28 saves on 30 shots – 60:00 TOI

The Road Warriors were able to put themselves back in the win column Thursday after a 4-1 win over the Florida Everblades, who were gaining ground on Greenville. Harper scored a goal in his first game back to the Road Warriors after spending time with the Phantoms. The Road Warriors become the first team in the ECHL to reach 50 points on the season.

03:41 of the 1st: FLA Ross Carlson, SHG (4) – Assists: David Fischer
14:01 of the 1st: GRN Chris McKelvie (2) – Assists: TJ Reynolds & Trevor Glass
15:08 of the 1st: GRN Blake Parlett, PPG (6) – Assists: Mark Voakes & Jimmy Kilpatrick
13:39 of the 3rd: GRN Brandon Wong (9) – Assists: Mark Voakes
16:55 of the 3rd: GRN Shane Harper (4) – Assists: Wes Cunningham & Marc-Olivier Vallerand

(W) GRN Nic Riopel (7-3-1-0): 26 saves on 27 shots – 60:00 TOI
(L) FLA Jaroslav Janus (8-10-0-0): 30 saves on 34 shots – 60:00 TOI

It was a shootout of a game Friday night when the Road Warriors lost, 8-6, to the Gwinnett Gladiators. The Road Warriors held a 6-4 lead heading into the third period, but a goaltending change by the Gladiators helped lead them to a 4-goal period and the win. Brandon Wong of Greenville and Pat Galivan of Gwinnett both recorded hat tricks.

01:07 of the 1st: GWT Tom Zanoski (3) – Assists: Andy Brandt & Drew Paris
02:17 of the 1st: GWT Pat Galivan (4) – Assists: Matt Duffy & Tim Miller
05:18 of the 1st: GRN Brandon Wong (10) – Assists: Shane Harper & Jacob Lagace
07:27 of the 1st: GWT Pat Galivan, PPG (5) – Assists: Sam Roberts & Tim Miller
07:53 of the 1st: GRN Brandon Wong (11) – Assists: Blake Parlett & Shane Harper
19:07 of the 1st: GRN Brad Cole (1) – Assists: Chris McKelvie
02:17 of the 2nd: GWT Michael Forney (9) – Assists: Pat Galivan & Tim Miller
10:25 of the 2nd: GRN Chris McKelvie, SHG (3) – Assists: Marc-Olivier Vallerand & Trevor Glass
14:54 of the 2nd: GRN Brandon Wong (12) – Assists: Jacob Lagace & Connor Shields
16:33 of the 2nd: GRN Connor Shields (10) – Assists: None
09:21 of the 3rd: GWT Pat Galivan (6) – Assists: Andy Brandt & Tim Miller
13:52 of the 3rd: GWT Tom Zanoski, PPG (4) – Assists: Drew Paris & Dan Kissel
16:07 of the 3rd: GWT Dan Kissel (9) – Assists: John-Scott Dickson & Tom Zanoski
18:23 of the 3rd: GWT Tim Miller, EN (18) – Assists: Michael Forney

(L) GRN Dov Grumet-Morris (15-7-0-1): 28 saves on 35 shots – 59:52 TOI
GWT Edward Pasquale (2-2-0-0): 19 saves on 25 shots – 40:00 TOI
(W) GWT Chris Carrozzi (12-9-0-3): 11 saves on 11 shots – 20:00 TOI

The Road Warriors fell for the second consecutive game in a 2-1 loss to the Kalamazoo Wings Saturday. Wong’s hot hand continued as he chipped in the lone goal for Greenville in the game.

07:56 of the 1st: GRN Brandon Wong (13) – Assists: Mark Voakes & Shane Harper
11:30 of the 2nd: KAL Justin Taylor (12) – Assists: Patrick Asselin & Ryan Nie
16:36 of the 2nd: KAL Justin Taylor (13) – Assists: Joe Charlebois

(L) GRN Nic Riopel (7-4-1-0): 28 saves on 30 shots – 58:52 TOI
(W) KAL Ryan Nie (11-9-2-2): 30 saves on 31 shots – 60:00 TOI


The Flyers finish their time on the road Sunday against the rival New York Rangers, who is gaining in the Atlantic Division. They begin a three-game stand at home against the Washington Capitals Tuesday, Ottawa Senators Thursday and New Jersey Devils Saturday.

The Phantoms finish the weekend Sunday against the Syracuse Crunch and face the Penguins again Friday in their return home to Philadelphia. They head back to Glen Falls for a game against the Hamilton Bulldogs Saturday.

The Road Warriors have a chance at revenge as they take on the Wings once again Monday and then have a home-and-home series against the South Carolina Stingrays Friday and Saturday.


Philadelphia Flyers
28-11-5 – 61 pts (1st in Atlantic Division, 1st in Eastern Conference)

Adirondack Phantoms
11-27-2-2 – 26 pts (8th in East Division, 15th in Eastern Conference)

Greenville Road Warriors
24-12-1-1 – 50 pts (1st in South Division, 1st in Eastern Conference)


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