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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Peter Laviolette
With the difference in rink size between the NHL and the Olympics, who has the advantage? Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley takes a look.
U.S. Olympic hockey team coach Dan Bylsma embraces the high expectations that will greet his team in Sochi.
A loss on Thursday night in Tampa Bay, and Washington could be out of playoff position entirely. There is work to be done. But can the Caps take anything positive from a recent 0-2-2 stretch, which included Saturday's frustrating 5-3 loss at Minnesota?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — From killing penalties to unlikely scorers, the Philadelphia Flyers are finding all kinds of ways to win at home.
Almost a quarter of the way through the 2013-14 season, things haven't worked out as expected. Most of the teams in the new eight-team Metropolitan Division have spent the first seven weeks of the season floundering.
The Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Peter Laviolette after an 0-3 start and a preseason vote of confidence from ownership, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday.
Assistant Craig Berube, in his seventh season with the organization, will take over as coach. He is the Flyers' 18th coach in team history.
Despite a preseason vote of confidence from ownership, the Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Peter Laviolette Monday after an 0-3 start.
Danny Briere overcame having an apparent game-winning overtime goal disallowed by scoring one that counted and giving the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils in the first game of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series.
While the Washington Capitals clung to a one-goal lead, Alex Ovechkin was glued to the bench. For Game 4's final 5:50, the highest-paid player on the team and a guy once referred to as one of the best in the world couldn't get onto the ice.
The Vancouver Canucks carry the NHL's best record into the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second year in a row. The New York Rangers are on top of the Eastern Conference for the first time since they won it all in 1994.
Flying sticks. Pointed fingers. Postgame putdowns. And that was just the coaches.
Earlier this season Ilya Bryzgalov lamented being "lost in the woods." The Philadelphia Flyers goaltender couldn't find his game or his confidence, a big problem for someone given a nine-year, $51 million contract and the pressure that comes with it.
Flyers forward Jaromir Jagr, who left the Winter Classic with a leg injury on Monday, has a mild left groin strain, and will miss seven to 10 days.
Mike Rupp scored two goals and Brad Richards posted the winner on top of a chilly baseball field, as the New York Rangers outlasted the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, in the Winter Classic on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.
"All teams are dealing with it," said Team USA assistant coach Peter Laviolette. "Even the European players, most of them are playing on the smaller ice surfaces here. Some of our guys, Zach Parise is one, played in so many big games, championship games at a younger age, on a bigger ice surface and experienced success."
Laviolette said the coaching staff's greatest challenge is quickly establishing each player's role on the team and getting them to play better in each game.