Archives for October 2010

Adam gets the call, makes first start

‘Adam, wearing No. 72, anchored the Sabres’ third line between rookie Tyler Ennis and veteran Mike Grier against the Flyers. The 20-year-old rookie arrived in Philly on about five hours sleep after hearing about the promotion Monday evening. He tossed and turned in bed until midnight, then took a 7 a.m. flight.’

Wednesday’s Philadelphia Coverage

Flyers rebound with win over Buffalo (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Flyers’ Pronger still rounding into form (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Photo gallery (Philadelphia Inquirer)

O’Donnell sparks Flyers to win over Sabres with his fists (Philadelphia Daily News)

Flyers’ Pronger acknowledges he’s not 100 percent after knee surgery (Philadelphia Daily News)

Flyers hustle and win (Cherry Hill Courier Post)

Burish apologizes for NBC outburst (Cherry Hill Courier Post)

Flyers rebound to belt Sabres (Bucks County Courier Times)

Briere helps cool the coach as Flyers dump the Sabres (Delaware County Daily Times)

Blueline picking up slack for faltering Flyers offense (Delaware County Daily Times)

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Carter&#8217s 3 points lift Flyers over Sabres

‘“We let it go downhill,” Miller said. “It was all created by us, and we have to clean it up.”’

Philadelphia 6, Buffalo 3

‘Thomas Vanek, Tyler Myers and Steve Montador hit the net for the Sabres, who have dropped six of their last eight games.’

Flyers Double Up Sabres 6-3

‘Philly scored three times in the second period, including twice on the power play to take the lead for good.’

Myers working his way through sophomore slump

‘"It’s only my second year in the league, so it’s kind of hard to say (what the problem has been), but this year is definitely different," Myers told "I don’t have the element of surprise anymore. I thought our last game (a 6-1 victory over New Jersey) was good for us and it was a step in the right direction for me (one goal, plus-1 rating on 26 shifts). I’m just trying to stay as consistent as I can. I just want to make sure I continue to work hard."’

Luke Adam recalled from Portland

‘Adam (6’2”, 215 lbs., 6/18/1990) is currently second on the Pirates in scoring with 10 points (5+5) in 8 games. The native of St. John’s, Nfld., was named the AHL’s Player of the Week after recording a four-point game (2+2) in his professional debut with Portland on October 9.’

Ennis now mixes with his idols

‘His totals so far, including playoffs, in the NHL: six goals and 20 points in 25 games and on pace for 19 goals and 65 points over an 82-game schedule. It would amount to a career year for veteran center Tim Connolly, who never scored more than 18 goals or had more than 65 points in a season.’

Injured trio could be back by weekend

‘"I’ve been skating pretty hard," Pominville said. "It’s getting better and better. The tough part I’ve been able to gauge is that I haven’t been able to do any battle drills with the guys. Obviously, it’s a big part of the game. … Once I’m able to do that, I’ll know more about where I’m at."’

Can Vanek follow Roy’s lead?

‘“In this whole league, it’s groups of two that play well together. Whether it’s (Tim) Connolly-(Jason) Pominville, Pominville-(Jochen) Hecht, Roy-Vanek,” Ruff said Monday after practice. “Roy and Vanek have been together for long periods. When you take them away, it works for a little while. Sometimes, it spurs a little energy into your team. Usually, when you put them back together, that’s when you get your gift. It’s like, ‘OK, we get to play again together and let’s do the best with this.’”’

Tuesday’s Philadelphia Coverage

Buffalo (3-5-1) at Philadelphia (3-4-1) (AP)

Buffalo Sabres (3-5-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (3-4-1) (The Sports Network)

Flyers aim to right ship against Sabres (

Tuesday’s Portland Coverage

Dineen weeding out Pirates early season weakness (Maine Hockey Journal)

Weber’s hard work pays off with Sabres

‘"It was really just numbers," Weber said of his seat in the press box. "I had to keep working in practice and eventually I’d get a chance. It was my job to be ready when that chance came. My focus every day in practice or every game day was to focus on the next day and make sure I came with a game-like effort in practice so I could make their decision hard to keep me out of the lineup."’

Another fine road show by the Sabres

‘”We’re disappointed overall how the first part of the season has gone,” Miller said. “We haven’t established what we wanted but they were one-goal games based on some errors. It wasn’t we were playing our system to a tee and getting beat. There were some pretty big mistakes.”‘

Kassian making case for future

‘Since being sent back to Windsor, the reigning Memorial Cup champs, Kassian has been on a tear like none other in his junior career. He’s already notched 17 points in eight games and has stayed out of the box, an issued that’s plagued him in the past.’