Bettman Pleased, Still a Weasel

Bettman pleased with league resurgence

Commissioner Gary Bettman was bullish Wednesday on the revamped NHL, saying a new collective bargaining agreement and rules changes opening up the ice have restored its popularity quickly after a lost season.

Flyers back in first place

The well-rested Flyers – recharged by two days of Florida recreation – skated over, under, around and through the hapless Panthers on Wednesday night and the 4-0 win pushed them back into a tie with the Rangers, losers of six straight, for first place in the Atlantic Division.

Zhitnik out for season with broken ankle

Islanders defenseman Alexei Zhitnik is out for the season with a broken left ankle, leaving New York without one of its best players as it chases a playoff spot.

Hitchcock picking his spots for ailing Stevenson

As the Flyers’ season winds down, coach Ken Hitchcock says the team realizes that Turner Stevenson, who cleared waivers, can’t be counted on as an everyday player.

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