Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Finally, a reason to smile about the hockey organization! Photo source: Getty Images, via PhiladelphiaFlyers.com
Trio scores twice as Flyers rout Islanders 6-2 - Adam Kimelman, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com
Flyers end slump by beating Isles - Sam Carchidi, Philly.com
'Baby Steps' says Pronger in win - Sam Carchidi, Phily.com
Double Down: Flyers top Islanders to end skid - Tim Panaccio, CSNPhilly.com
Finally, Peter Laviolette can have a press conference with a smile on his face. After dropping the first two games under Laviolette as the new head coach in frustrating fashion, the Flyers lit the lamp six times against their former teammate, Islanders goal Martin Biron.
Ending a five game losing streak is a bit of a relief but before the game it was announced that goalie Ray Emery was placed on injured reserve with an abdominal injury.
Emery to undergo abdominal surgery - Frank Seravalli, Philly.com
Emery: "I wasn't able to contribute." - Sarah Blaicker, CSNPhilly.com
Early indications are that Emrey could miss as much as six weeks, which would mean Brian Boucher will certainly be the key to the team's success until February. considering the week ahead of the Flyers, it will be tough. It looks as though Emery could be back before the NHL shuts down for the winter Olympics.
Johan Backlund was called up from the Phantoms to fill the vacant goalie roster spot.