Category: Peter Laviolette

Peter Laviolette: It Will be a Challenge for Teams to be Consistent in a Lockout-Shortened Season

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Somehow and some way the NHL lockout has ended. After 113 days, hockey is expected to resume on a national stage in the United States and Canada in the next few weeks. The drop-dead date for the NHL and NHLPA to make a deal was Jan. 11, but the two sides ...

Peter Laviolette on Philly finishing off Pittsburgh: “Every Guy Did All They Could and More to Knock Out a Powerful Team”

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Philadelphia Flyers survived a violent, intense and emotional first-round series with intrastate rival Pittsburgh, and now Philly coach Peter Laviolette has a chance to reflect on a well-played series while he and his team await results from other matchups before they can begin preparing for a still-unknown Eastern Conference ...

As Flyers Prep for Penguins, Philly Coach Peter Laviolette Breaks Down the Matchup and Reflects on a Fiery Recent Meeting

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

When the Stanley Cup playoffs get underway on Wednesday, the majority of hockey-watching eyes will probably be trained on Pittsburgh. That's because the Flyers-Penguins matchup is arguably the most intriguing series of Round 1. Not only do the Pennsylvania rivals have a long-term hatred for one another, there's been fresh ...

Peter Laviolette defends Ilya Bryzgalov; explains how bounties translate to hockey

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The Philadelphia Flyers have won three straight games as they jockey for playoff positioning with only 17 games remaining on the schedule. One of the keys to Philly's recent success has been goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who has given up only three goals during the three-game streak. Considering the amount of ...

Peter Laviolette Was Satisfied With The Flyers Effort Against The Sabres, Describes Process Of Juggling Goaltenders

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Peter Laviolette went into the Eastern Conference quarterfinals confident that his team could handle the Sabres even though Buffalo had been unbeaten in twenty of their last twenty-four games going into the postseason with a hot goaltender in Ryan Miller. The series against Buffalo was anything but easy for Philadelphia, ...

Peter Laviolette “It’s a new season. It’s like a new breath of fresh air that wisps through your room.”

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

The Philadelphia Flyers were the epitome of the underdog in the postseason last year. Philadelphia made it into the playoffs on the last day of the regular season, beating the New York Rangers in a winner-goes-to-the-playoffs final regular season game in a shootout, riding that momentum all the way into ...

The Flyers Are Off to a Great Start and for that Peter Laviolette Gets to Coach in the All-Star Game

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

After the Flyers’ historic playoff run last year, some tend to forget the run-up to the postseason was not an easy task.  In fact, the regular season as a whole was not very good, and when Peter Laviolette took over the team after John Stevens was fired in December of ...

Is This the Year for the Philadelphia Flyers?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

The Philadelphia Flyers have had an unbelievable, rollercoaster-like season filled with peaks and valleys that only a few teams in NHL history have been able to climb.  They started off the season with John Stevens as coach but after a 13-11-1 start, he was fired and replaced with former Carolina ...

The Philadelphia Flyers Join Elite Company

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

The Philadelphia Flyers are coming off of an almost never-before-seen performance after beating the Boston Bruins last weekend in the Eastern Conference semifinals.  The Flyers, who are the number seven seed in the East, overcame a 3-0 series deficit and a 3-0 deficit in the first period of game seven ...