Ilya Bryzgalov and Nikolai Khabibulin’s reversal of fortunes

Via Ken Baker – It’s a tale of two Russians. One’s a comeback story starring Edmonton’s 38-year-old Nikolai Khabibulin, who, after a lackluster 2010-11 season and then a summer in which he spent 15 days in an Arizona jail on a driving-under-the-influence charge, was not expected to do great things this year. The other

Zherdev’s Play Forces OT, Flyers Capitalize to Force Game 7

Nikolay Zherdev’s assist on Scotty Hartnell’s third period tying goal led the Philadelphia Flyers to defeat the Buffalo Sabres in a thrilling overtime victory, and force a Game 7 matchup on Tuesday. Trailing 4-3 with 9 minutes remaining in the high stake game, Zherdev took control after flying up the wing and released a hard

Flyers’ Nikolay Zherdev Finds New Outlook

In late February, enigmatic winger Nik Zherdev cleared waivers and his short Flyers career seemed over. But instead of sulking, Zherdev improved his work habits and the Flyers decided not to send him to the minors. That gave him another NHL opportunity. None bigger than Monday night. Zherdev, playing because of an injury to Andreas

Johan Hedberg Helps Deflate Flyers in 3-1 Victory

“When you start to work, you get a better team,” Devils coach Jacques Lemaire said. “I feel now the guys are working as a team.” Johan Hedberg stopped 26 shots to give the Devils points in a season-high six straight games (5-0-1). Hedberg helped give the Devils a victory in a game between teams that

Evgeny Dadonov & Cats Rock Flyers in 5-0 Victory

The Florida Panthers figure they caught the Philadelphia Flyers thinking about the holiday break. Tomas Vokoun earned his fourth shutout of the season and rookie Evgeny Dadonov had a goal and an assist to lead Florida to an easy 5-0 win over the Flyers on Monday night. Bill Thomas, Shawn Matthias, Mike Santorelli and Dmitry

Nikolay Zherdev nets 2 goals as Flyers drop Rangers

Nikolay Zherdev is playing his way into a more prominent role for the Philadelphia Flyers. Zherdev, playing against his former team for the second time this season, scored two goals and Brian Boucher stopped 24 shots to lead the Flyers to a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday. Andreas Nodl and Ville

Nikolay Zherdev Finds New Friends as Flyers Topple Canadiens 5-3

It’s amazing what two days on a proper scoring line can prove. Skating with Jeff Carter and James Van Riemsdyk, Zherdev scored his second goal in two nights against the Montreal Canadiens, as the Flyers pulled out a tough 5-3 win against a hungry Canadiens club. Zherdev’s line was responsible for four of the five