NHL: Philadelphia 3, Chicago 2

PHILADELPHIA, March 13 (UPI) -- Chris Pronger redirected a Claude Giroux pass into the net with 2.1 seconds left, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over Chicago Saturday.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, Toronto 1

PHILADELPHIA, March 7 (UPI) -- Michael Leighton stopped 27 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers notched two second-period goals Sunday to post a 3-1 victory over Toronto.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Carolina 2

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Jeff Carter's two goals and an assist Saturday powered the Philadelphia Flyers' 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

NHL: Philadelphia 5, Columbus 3

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Jeff Carter's second goal of the game put Philadelphia ahead for good and paced the Flyers to a 5-3 triumph over Columbus Tuesday.
NHL: Philadelphia 7, Pittsburgh 4

NHL: Philadelphia 7, Pittsburgh 4

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Two goals each from Jeff Carter and James van Riemsdyk Thursday keyed an offensive onslaught that brought the Philadelphia Flyers a 7-4 win over Pittsburgh.
NHL: Philadelphia 6, Toronto 2

NHL: Philadelphia 6, Toronto 2

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Danny Briere's two goals and Michael Leighton's goal-tending Wednesday led the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Flyers fire Coach John Stevens

Flyers fire Coach John Stevens

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Flyers fired Coach John Stevens Friday after six losses in the team's last seven games.

NHL: Buffalo 3, Philadelphia 2

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Power-play goals by Paul Gaustad and Thomas Vanek lifted the Buffalo Sabers past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 Saturday.
Iginla tops NHL's stars of the week

Iginla tops NHL's stars of the week

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Calgary right wing Jarome Iginla had two game-winning goals last week and was selected the NHL's No. 1 star of the week.

NHL: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Daniel Carcillo scored two goals and Ray Emery came up with 28 saves in Philadelphia's 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Friday.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Boston 3 (SO)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Claude Giroux delivered the only shootout goal Thursday, allowing the Philadelphia Flyers to break a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over Boston.
Report: Flyers ink D Chris Pronger

Report: Flyers ink D Chris Pronger

PHILADELPHIA, July 8 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Chris Pronger to a multi-year contract extension, the Cherry Hill (N.J.) Courier-Post said.

NHL: Anaheim 4, Detroit 3 (3 OT)

DETROIT, May 3 (UPI) -- Todd Marchant's goal early in the third overtime Sunday gave the Anaheim Ducks a 4-3 win over Detroit, evening their semifinal playoff series at a game apiece.

NHL: San Jose 4, Anaheim 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 22 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau's third-period power-play goal Tuesday kept the San Jose Sharks alive with a 4-3 win over Anaheim in the Western Conference quarterfinals.

NHL: Anaheim 5, Edmonton 3

EDMONTON, Alberta, April 1 (UPI) -- Rob Niedermeyer scored a pair of goals Tuesday, lifting the Anaheim Ducks back into playoff position with a 5-3 win over Edmonton.
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Chris Pronger
SLP2000062201-22 JUNE 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: St. Louis Blues captain Chris Pronger rears back to throw out the first pitch before the St. Louis Cardinals-San Francisco Giants game, June 22. Pronger won the NHL Hart Trophy and the Norris Trophy for his play in the 99-2000 season. The duel win for Pronger is the first for a defenseman since the 1972 season, when Bobby Orr won. mc/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Christopher Robert Pronger (pronounced /ˈprɒŋɡər/ or /ˈprɒŋər/; born October 10, 1974) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is an alternate captain for the Flyers. Originally selected 2nd overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Pronger has played for Hartford, the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, and Anaheim Ducks before being traded to the Flyers before the 2009-10 season. He has appeared in the Stanley Cup finals with three different teams (Edmonton, Anaheim, and Philadelphia), winning the Cup with the Ducks in 2007. Pronger won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player (for the 1999–2000 season) and was the first defenceman to win the award since Bobby Orr in 1972. A mainstay on Team Canada, Pronger won Olympic gold medals at Salt Lake City 2002 and Vancouver 2010 and is a member of the Triple Gold Club. Pronger is also one of only two former Whalers still active in the NHL (the other is Jean-Sébastien Giguère of the Toronto Maple Leafs).

Pronger was born in Dryden to Jim and Eila Pronger, an immigrant from Finland. Before entering the Junior ranks in Ontario he grew up playing minor hockey in his hometown. As a 15-year old, he was identified through the Ontario U-17 program and signed with the Stratford Cullitons Jr. B (OHA) club for the 1990–91 season. One of his defense partners in Stratford was future NHLer Greg DeVries.

In May 1991, Pronger indicated he was going to join his older brother Sean at Bowling Green State University (NCAA) instead of opting for the OHL. Regardless of his pre-draft indications, Pronger was selected in the 6th round by the Peterborough Petes in the OHL Priority Selection. He subsequently reported to the Petes and played two years in the OHL before being selected in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

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