This weekend, a trio of Flyers prospects faced off against each other in Western League action, while affiliates in Allentown and Reading split a pair of weekend games. How did the Flyers of Tomorrow fare? Check out after the jump.
Another week of Flyers hockey down and once again it's time for us to give out our Player and Play of the Week honors.
Again, it was a trying week as the Flyers suffered losses to Carolina and Toronto before pulling out a huge win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Sean Couturier is our Player of the Week. Couturier had two assists in the win over the Rangers and was a plus-3 in the Flyers three games this week.
Our Play of the Week honor goes to Steve Mason for his seven-save sequence on the Rangers in Saturday's win. Mason made the initial save on a long shot by Dan Boyle and stops the rebound chance by Mats Zuccarello. He then stopped a high shot by Zuccarello and robbed Rick Nash twice in close. He was finally able to cover the puck after making two more saves on John Moore.
The Flyers host the Calgary Flames on Tuesday and the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday before a crucial game on the road against the Boston Bruins on Saturday and another road game against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.
Okay, so this date isn't exactly "history," however today's’ event at the Wells Fargo Center will be much more important in history than the Flyers-Rangers game some 15 hours prior.
Today will be the 38th Annual Flyers Wives Carnival with the proceeds benefiting Flyers Charities. This has become one of the most popular and fan interactive events in all of sports, not just Philadelphia sports. It has been a successful model for many other sports teams’ charitable events to emulate over the years and another example of the dedication from the Snider family and Comcast-Spectacor to the Delaware Valley.
PHILADELPHIA - It's always a terrific feeling to score a game-winning goal in a tense, high-stakes divisional game. It's even better to do so against a team that had cast you away just a year ago.
Michael Del Zotto got to experience that feeling Tuesday by scoring his fourth game-winner of the season against his former Rangers team just 1:19 into the third period, helping the Orange and Black avoid a series sweep at the hands of the Rangers.
"It felt pretty nice -- I'd be lying if I said it didn't," Del Zotto told reporters following Saturday's spirited 4-2 win (see recap). "Any way to contribute for the team to win.
"You're excited for any team, maybe a little more for these guys. This time of the year, you're excited for every game -- it's the best time of the year, we're competing for a playoff spot. You saw how excited we were after we won that game today."