Image courtesy of CSNPhilly.com Anthony Stolarz, the Philadelphia Flyers’ top goaltending prospect, has been suspended eight games by the Ontario Hockey League for his slash to the back of Joshua Ho-Sang’s head. Stolarz slashed the forward in the London Knights’ 10-2 win on Tuesday over the Windsor Spitfires in Game 3 of the teams’ Western Conference quarterfinals series.
Alex Tuch is a top prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft. (Photo c/o The Hockey News)
It’s pretty easy to see why Alex Tuch has been rising up the draft boards in recent months. Tuch, who plays right wing for U.S. National Developmental Team in Ann Arbor, Mich., picked the perfect season to have a breakout year.
The Flyers struggled to out-work Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers defense in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to New York. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
When Monday's result played out how it did, the Flyers seemed to push it aside. It was certainly understandable. The team had just won five straight games.
One game lost didn't seem to hurt too much, not in terms of morale and fight. After all the Flyers had also tied the game on Monday with two third-period goals. If not for one of the NHL's best goalies, perhaps that result is also different.
Wednesday's result was the same for the Flyers. The performance was not. The Flyers 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers is the first shadow of doubt on a team that has great potential but lacks in many areas.
More than anything, the Flyers had a chance to deliver a resounding response to the loss on Monday. They talked a big game. They played small.
Image courtesy of AlongTheBoards.com After it was initially reported by Travis Hughes from Broad Street Hockey two days ago, the Adirondack Phantoms reported yesterday that they have signed forward Kevin Goumas to a minor-league contract. Goumas will be with the Phantoms for the remainder of the season on an amateur tryout contract. He averaged over a point-per-game this season at a respectable collegiate program, but who exactly is Goumas?