Posts for Brian Elliott

Snow The Goalie: Do You Believe in Ghost?

Russ Joy - February 11, 2020

Anthony and Russ break down the win over the Capitals and what, if anything, to learn from the Devils game. The guys then discuss the Shayne Gostisbehere situation, the difference with Robert Hägg in the lineup, and the overall improved defensive game this season. Plus, Carter Hart’s return to the lineup and the importance of Brian Elliott.

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Snow The Goalie: Awful Trip, 50/50 Split, and Ed Snider’s Legacy

Russ Joy - January 7, 2020

Anthony and Russ are joined by former Flyers VP Lou Scheinfeld, who shares some great stories about the late Ed Snider on what would’ve been his 87th birthday. The guys then break down the Flyers’ disastrous road trip, including Carter Hart’s struggles on the road, what’s gone wrong thus far, and personnel changes to come in the next few games. Plus, Russ unveils his controversial proposal for Carter Hart to play all games at home and Brian Elliott to play all remaining games on the road.

*This episode of Snow The Goalie is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook and Odd Logic Brewing Co. 

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Also be sure to tune into The Press Row Show as Anthony and Russ live stream during pregame and the first and second intermission breaks of every Flyers home game live from press row of the Wells Fargo Center via the Crossing Broad Facebook page, YouTube Live, and Twitter.

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A Passing Grade: Flyers Get Past Maple Leafs 3-2, but Bigger Tests Loom

Anthony SanFilippo - November 10, 2019

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The first test has been passed.

In all honesty, the Flyers were moving on to the second, much more difficult test in Boston tonight regardless of what happened with the first test in Toronto, but the fact is they aced it.

And they aced it because they got really good goaltending once again – this time by Brian Elliott – they limited their own mistakes against a highly skilled team, which is important, they won the special teams battle, and they got two of the most diverse-looking shootout goals from a couple of team leaders to defeat the Maple Leafs 3-2.

That makes the Flyers 4-0-1 in their last five games and 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. Those consecutive disastrous losses to the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins seem like a distant memory at this point.

That’s because the Flyers are 9-5-2 with 20 points through 16 games and currently sit in the top Wild Card position in the Eastern Conference.

Yes, with three quarters of the season to go, a lot can happen. But, let’s look at where the Flyers were since the last time they had 20 points 16 games into the season:

SeasonRecordPointsEastern Conference Standing
2018-198-7-1178th place
2017-188-6-2187th place
2016-177-7-21611th place
2015-165-8-31314th place
2014-157-7-21612th place
2013-145-10-11113th place
2012-136-9-11311th place
2011-129-4-3214th place

And while it’s easy to say, yeah, they were in the same standings position two years ago, so what’s the big deal, the difference is this team is better both talent-wise and coaching-wise. This team still has a game or two in hand on most of the conference because they started the season in Europe. This team is rolling, which it wasn’t doing two years ago. And, with an upset win over the Bruins tonight, they would leapfrog all the way to 4th place in the conference, which would be a first this late in the season since the last time they won a playoff series.

Yes, this is a big deal.

Don’t get me wrong. It can easily go sideways as the Flyers are playing arguably the two best teams in the NHL in their next two games, because after playing in Boston tonight they come home to host the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, but the fact that the Flyers have themselves in this position, is not something fans have grown accustomed to in recent years.

And they’ve gotten there because of the growth and continued growth of some of their young players.

Let’s dive in….

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Snow The Goalie: A Decent Stretch, Carter Hart’s Struggles, Seeing Ghosts

Russ Joy - October 29, 2019

Anthony and Russ discuss the Flyers’ decent stretch of play, the tale of two teams in back-to-back games, Carter Hart’s struggles, the play of Brian Elliott, Shayne Gostisbehere’s confidence, and more.

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Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Google Play] [iHeartRadio] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @JoyOnBroad Also be sure to tune into The Press Row Show as Anthony and Russ live stream during pregame and the first and second intermission breaks of every Flyers home game live from press row of the Wells Fargo Center via the Crossing Broad Facebook page and Twitter.

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastCrossed Up: A Phillies PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast, and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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Crossing Broadcast: An Idiot Sandwich

Russ Joy - June 27, 2019

Kevin and Russ dissect the potential sign-and-trade scenarios sending Jimmy Butler to Houston, discuss the best options if Butler and/or Tobias Harris sign elsewhere, and the ramifications for the Eastern Conference. They also touch on the Flyers’ moves and schedule, Gabe Kapler v. Angelo Cataldi, the Kansas City sports talk radio host and Andy Reid, and more.

Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify][Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @Kevin_Kinkead @JoyOnBroad

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossed Up: A Phillies PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcastand Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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Flyers Re-Sign G Brian Elliott, Not Cam Talbot

Russ Joy - June 26, 2019

In a move that will come as a surprise to some, the Flyers opted to re-sign goaltender Brian Elliott, not Cam Talbot, to a 1-year/$2 million deal.

If you’ve followed the team over the past few years, you’ll know that the Flyers have had unprecedented issues with goaltender health, including last season’s fiasco in which they played an NHL-record EIGHT different goalies. Elliott played in 26 games, including 23 starts, for the Flyers in 2018-19, with a 2.96 GAA and a .907 save percentage. Overall, he’s played in 69 games, including 65 starts, for the Orange & Black, with a 2.77 GAA and .908 save percentage. The question moving forward is whether or not he’ll be able to stay healthy as the backup to Carter Hart.

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