Wrapup: Flyers at World Championships
Congratulations to Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson and the rest of Tre Kronor for ending Switzerland's undefeated run at the 2013 IIHF World Championships, capturing the gold medal game by a 5-1 score. The Swedish team had some ups and downs during the preliminary round but peaked at just the right time in the 10-game tournament.
NHLTags: Cal HeeterErik GustafssonOliver LauridsenTeam SwedenClaude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read and Luke Schenn were four of the marquis players from the Philadelphia Flyers that participated in the 2013 IIHF World Championship.
As members of Team Canada, none of them returned home with any hardware.
It was defenseman Erik Gustafsson...
Gustafsson Starring for Sweden at Worlds
The selection of Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson for Sweden's World Championship team came as a surprise to some in his native country. The 24-year-old, who has dressed in 60 NHL games and had no previous national team experience at either the junior or senior levels, has thus far rewarded the faith shown in him by SIF (the Swedish...
Brayden Schenn, Erik Gustafsson and Kimmo Timonen scored to give Philadelphia's faint playoff hopes a boost, and the Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Tuesday night for their second win in two nights.
Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, who have a tenuous hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers have 46 points...
Erik Gustafsson scored the game-winning goal in the Flyers' 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night, the third straight win for the Flyers.
Matt Read called them the comeback kids. The Flyers are certainly making the third period interesting and exciting.
After last night's 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, the first time the Flyers had won three straight...
NHLTags: Adirondack PhantomsErik GustafssonMatt FordThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this afternoon that they have made two minor moves in the organization.
Defenseman Erik Gustafsson has been loaned to the Adirondack Phantoms while forward Matt Ford has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for “future considerations.”
The Flyers got some good news yesterday on the injury front regarding Erik Gustafsson. The young defenseman, who has had tough luck with injuries during his pro career, does not appear likely to miss significant time after being forced to leave Wednesday's 4-1 win over Washington.
Early in the second period, Gustafsson suffered a deep bruise on his left shin after his shin...
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By Jake Pavorsky (@JakePavorsky)
Another defenseman has apparently bit the dust. The Philadelphia Flyers have called up Erik Gustafsson, a move that was certainly in correlation to the injury top defenseman Kimmo Timonen sustained Friday night. Timonen was injured midway through the game and never came out for the third and final period with what GM Paul Holmgren described...
As things stand right now, the Flyers are likely to enter the 2012-13 season with eight defensemen on their NHL roster. The question is whether Erik Gustafsson will be one of them. This topic was the subject of some debate the other day among media members attending the prospect development camp in Voorhees.
On the one hand, Gustafsson is the best puck-moving option in the farm...
As an undrafted free-agent out of Northern Michigan University, there wasn’t too much hype when the Flyer’s signed the defenseman who was the Captain of his team before bolting to the Flyer’s organization at the end of the 2009-2010 season.
He showed enough with the Adirondack Phantoms that he was called up to the to play [...]