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Special night awaits Flyers

Team excited for banner night, fans at the home opener

Sunday, 10.10.2010 / 2:19 PM ET / News
By Joe Siville  - philadelphiaflyers.com
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Special night awaits Flyers
The first two games of the season are in the books and the focus in the locker room is clearly the excitement that awaits them in tomorrow’s home opener vs. Colorado at the Wells Fargo Center, where the Flyers will raise their 2010 Eastern Conference Championship Banner.

With last year’s record breaking crowds, the anticipation for Monday is growing larger among the team. Here is what they had to say:

PETER LAVIOLETTE
“Everybody will be excited about it. I’m sure the building will have a lot of fire to it.”

MIKE RICHARDS
“The atmosphere there, it’s always exciting, but this year with the buzz, I think its going to be that much more exciting.”

“Last year we had a lot of success in the playoffs at home. It’s not a surprise. It’s because the fans here are always behind here and loud and really give you that much more adrenaline when you play in front of them.”

DANNY BRIERE
“After the playoff experience that we had last year, the fans embracing us, getting crazier and crazier each and every round, I can’t wait too see them again tomorrow.”

CHRIS PRONGER
“They’re passionate, but we all knew that going in. They certainly rallied around us and were like a sixth man during a lot of those games. The energy and the buzz in the building… we’re able to thrive off of that and that can set teams back on their heels.”

JODY SHELLEY
“Anytime they ask an opposing player what is the toughest road building to play in, this place is the answer. It’s a tough place to play and the fans make it that way.”

CLAUDE GIROUX
“The guys are pretty excited and I hope the fans will be ready to go too.”

SCOTT HARTNELL
“With all the festivities before the game, we don’t want to disappoint the crowd. We’re going to be fired up, skating hard, hitting, whatever it takes to get a win.”

MATT CARLE
“It’s been a long summer and we’re excited to come back and play in front of our fans and they were such a big help for us last year in the playoffs, so I’m sure they’ll be revved up and ready to go.”

JAMES van RIEMSDYK
“They just seemed to get louder and louder throughout every game of the playoffs and it definitely fires us up and gets us off to a great start and we just carry out the momentum from there.”

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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