Nikolay Zheredev and Flyers Stop Streaking Pens

Claude Giroux and Nikolay Zherdev also scored for the Flyers, who have won five of six games to vault into first place in the Atlantic Division. Philadelphia (20-7-5) also leads the NHL with 45 points. The Dec. 14 date is the earliest that Philadelphia has reached 20 wins in a season since 1986. The Penguins

Nikolay Zherdev Scores Against Sharks

Philadelphia had a flurry of its own in the second period against former Flyers goalie Antero Niittymaki, with Claude Giroux, Ville Leino and Nikolay Zherdev scoring in a 4:44 span to make it 3-1. Giroux started that run by knocking in a rebound when a shot by Braydon Coburn was deflected by Jeff Carter. Niittymaki

Ilya Kovalchuk Shines Against Flyers

They scored first, getting a power-play goal from Kovalchuk only 3:02 into the game, and led 2-1 after the first period, but were thoroughly outplayed in the second and all but the last two minutes of the third. Goaltender Johan Hedberg held the Devils in the game in a second, in which they were outshot

Hedberg (40 saves), Devils nip Flyers in SO

The strong play of backup goalie Johan Hedberg has made the absence of Martin Brodeur less painful for the New Jersey Devils. Hedberg made his fourth straight start Saturday and the Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in a shootout. With Brodeur sidelined by a bruised elbow, Hedberg made 40 saves through overtime, and then

Nikolay Zherdev Scores in 8-1 Rout of Canes

The offensive outburst came after a well-placed break in the schedule. Coach Peter Laviolette, who spent five years as Carolina’s coach and is plenty familiar with the local scene, took the Flyers a few hours southwest to famed Pinehurst Resort to play some golf and spend some time together away from the rink. “We should

Flyers Coach Laviolette Praises Nikolay Zherdev

“You have to give some time for guys to figure it out. Last night I thought the puck was in his hands more than it had been in any other game. He seemed to be involved in it more with the puck.” Laviolette liked the way Zherdev got into the physical side of the game.

Nikolay Zherdev Scores In 6-3 Victory Over Buffalo

After Philadelphia’s lackluster loss in Columbus on Monday, O’Donnell’s first-period fight provided much-needed energy for his teammates, and helped spur the Flyers’ 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Jeff Carter scored a goal and had two assists, and the Flyers survived a third-period flurry to help forget about a frustrating 2-1 loss

Flyers’ Zherdev goes home to Columbus

His dressing room is located further down the hall. His sweater bears a different team’s colors. And his command of the English language has greatly improved. Other than that, Nikolay Zherdev is the same man who left Columbus on sour terms more than three years ago. Monday morning, Zherdev was back at Nationwide Arena –