Found December 08, 2011 on
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1. WHERE PHILLY SITS IN THE EAST
2. WHAT PREVIOUS OPPONENT FANBLOGS SAID:
Die By The Blade on Philly's 5-4 win over the Sabres:
The second period has haunted the Sabres all season and tonight was the same old story. The Flyers scored three unanswered second period goals and took a 4-3 lead. The Flyers momentum seemed to come after Nathan Gerbe was taken into the boards by Marc-Andre Bourdon and Matt Ellis responded by challenging him. Ellis was assessed a minor and a 10 minute misconduct for instigating. The penalty not only meant the Sabres would not have a power play but they would be without Ellis for the remainder of the second period.
With Gerbe unable to return because of the injury and Ellis resigned to watching the rest of the period, the Flyers took control of the game.
The Flyers played an almost flawless third period but ...
BEST OF MAXIM
via the Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren made a statement concerning the injury status of defenseman Chris Pronger:
While Chris’ knee is improving, he has struggled with other issues that are concussion-like symptoms. Chris will see Dr. Joe Maroon and Dr. Mickey Collins on Wednesday, December 14th in Pittsburgh for further evaluation. Chris will be out...
It started out as a mysterious virus. That virus turned into a knee surgery somehow, and has now morphed into concussion-like symptoms. Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren announced today the the Flyers’ Captain, Chris Pronger, will be out of action indefinitely.
Chris Pronger has already been sidelined for the past couple weeks as he recovered from a knee surgery...
Pens and Flyers for the first time this year. It's weird that these two teams played each other three times in October last season, but that they haven't met until now this year.
Pittsburgh Penguins Lines from Penguins.NHL.com:
Steve Sullivan - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Chris Kunitz - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Matt Cooke - Joe Vitale - Pascal Dupuis...
By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
The Pittsburgh Penguins succeeded in shutting down former team heroes Jaromir Jagr and Maxime Talbot.
But Claude Giroux, Daniel Briere, Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds? Not so much.
The Flyers raced out to a 3-0 lead at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, weathered a late surge and barely hung on for a hard-fought 3-2...
Claude Giroux scored with 2:23 remaining in overtime to send Philadelphia past Buffalo, 5-4.
After the staged histrionics of the Flyers/Rangers feud this season, it's nice to have an authentic blood-rivalry over which to salivate. The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers hate each other only slightly less than their fans hate each other, and the last several months have seen this hostility intensify like someone piloting the Exxon Valdez into the middle of...
PHT: Danny Briere, Wayne Simmonds and Scott Hartnell each scored to lift Philadelphia to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.
So what happened?
Crosby or no Crosby - the Pens have had two good indications over the past two games that they have some work to do if they want to be considered one of the top teams in the East.
The Pens started out well for the first few shifts, and then the wheels fell off of the wagon. By the time the wagon was repaired, the Pens were down 3-0 and had a hole to...
Danny Briere, Wayne Simmonds and Scott Hartnell each scored to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Claude Giroux scored 2:27 into overtime for the Philadelphia Flyers , who overcame a three-goal, first-period
deficit and beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's "NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman," Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider touched on a variety of topics including realignment, the current state of his team and his upcoming induction into the U.S...