PHILADELPHIA — Greetings from the city of brotherly love, where there isn’t much love left for the harsh weather the region has experienced this winter.
More snow is forecast for Tuesday, but by then the
“Just because I thought that Steve, the games he’s played lately and everything that went on, Ray played a big game against Chicago and just his turn,” Flyers Coach Craig Berube said, a roundabout way of saying that Emery played well in a 3-2 victory over the
"We have two goalies. We've used them all year and we'll continue."
Berube, incidentally, knows Kings Coach
"I'm good to go," he said. "If you're asking me, I'm in. I'm fine."
He said he was injured during the first period when he tried to hit Florida’s
Coach Darryl Sutter wouldn't say if Brown will play, though it seems likely. "I don't know. He was never really out," Sutter said. "He's an active player."
The biggest news for the Philadelphia media was the return of former Flyers
Although Richards has played here since the trade, a good-sized crowd of reporters waited for him after practice — but he left without speaking to the media. Carter did stop to speak and said he was enjoying his return, which was delayed by an injury and the quirks of the
"It's always fun," he said. "It will be my first game back here so I'm looking forward to it. I had six good years here and I had a good time.
"It's kind of weird how it all worked out. It's taken a while. This is a huge game for both teams. We both need points right now so it should be a good one."
He said he anticipated some jeers from the crowd Monday night. "It seems like everybody that goes back to play their old team gets booed. That's just the way it is," Carter said.
He also said that while he didn't want to leave the Flyers, "things worked out pretty well for us. We won the Stanley Cup. Play in L.A., it's a pretty good setup."
We'll have more in a little while about Simmonds, who has a career-best 54 points and, with 24 goals, is four from matching his career high in that category.