As the NHL prepares to induct it's 2014 class into the Hockey Hall of Fame, we will take a quick look at this year's class. Some of the players, Flyers fans know all too well. This year's class will include Rob Blake, Mike Modano, Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek, referee Bill McCreary and the late Pat Burns.
A week ago, the Flyers were riding high after wins in six of their last eight games. Two games this weekend changed all that.
The Flyers followed a sloppy 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets with a sloppier 6-3 loss in Montreal against the Canadiens.
There were points there for the taking in both games. The Flyers trailed the Blue Jackets by a goal for almost all of the third period. The Flyers entered Saturday's third period against the Canadiens down one as well. But Montreal out-scored the Flyers, 3-1, in the third, easily earning the win.
Another week is in the books. The Flyers didn't play until Friday and suffered two losses on back-to-back nights.
It was a disappointing week for the team, but there were some moments.
Here are this week's Player and Play of the Week.
Our Player of the Week remains Jake Voracek. In two games, Voracek added four points to bring his season total to 26, tops in the NHL. Voracek also extended his points streak to a career-high 10 games.
Our Play of the Week is Michael Del Zotto's rocket to beat Curtis McElhinney in Friday's loss to the Blue Jackets. Claude Giroux makes a great pass to Del Zotto who fires a shot high past the glove of McElhinney.
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It was one of the most emotional games in Flyers history, regular season or playoffs.
Just days after the tragic loss of their All-Star goalie, Pelle Lindbergh in a car accident, the Flyers had to somehow summon their strength and push forward. They had to go on, emotionally numb as they were and find their way without their star in net. Awaiting them on this night was none other than Wayne Gretzky and his Edmonton Oilers, who had beaten the Flyers in five games not even five months ago to win their second straight Stanley Cup.
Flyers backup goalie Bob Froese had won on November 9 against Boston to give the Flyers their 10th win in a row. He was slated to start against Edmonton but suffered a groin injury in practice prior to the game. In stepped Darren Jensen, in only his second NHL start, to face the high flying Oilers squad.