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Jakub Voracek scored twice in the third period to break open a tight game and lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux, Max Talbot and Marc-Andre Bourdon also scored for Philadelphia while Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 43 shots as the Flyers pulled within a point of the Penguins for the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The game served as a preview of what could be a heated first-round playoff matchup. The intensity bubbled over late during an extended third-period brawl that even had the coaches of both teams yelling across the glass at each other.
Steve Sullivan scored twice for Pittsburgh and James Neal added his 39th of the season, but the Penguins couldn't hold an early two-goal lead. Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves yet remains one victory short of Tom Barrasso's franchise record for career wins.
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Philadelphia Flyers’ Scott Hartnell was the toast of social media after he taunted a Pittsburgh fan during the Flyers’ 6-4 victory over the Pens on Sunday with a classic taunt and hype move made famous by the former wrestler Hulk Hogan. “To quote the Hulkster himself “Watcha gonna do when the Hulkster runs wild on YOU,”...Read the Rest...
Scott Hartnell decided to have a little fun at the expense of a Pittsburgh Penguins' fan on Sunday.
During the waning moments of the Philadelphia Flyers' 6-4 victory over their Atlantic Division rival on Sunday, Hartnell mocked the fan - who had a striking resemblance to Hulk Hogan - by doing the former pro wrestler's signature move of cupping his hand to his ear.
“This is a much different building than the Igloo,” Hartnell said. “You were almost scared coming into the Igloo, people were right on you. And how dumpy the place was, it was tough. I think it’s good we have the confidence to play here. We know in our hearts and our heads we can beat these guys.” [ PHT ]
Hard for Pens fans to defend this statement...
If you missed the Flyers vs. Penguins game yesterday, then you missed quite possibly the best fight of the season…and it wasn’t between the players. I unfortunately was stuck in my vehicle for 5 hours and had to listen to it all unfold via the radio. Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette went ape $h!t and started screaming at the Penguins coaching staff, most specifically Dan Bylsma...
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette was fined $10,000 Monday after calling out counterpart Dan Bylsma for sending out his checking line late in Philadelphia's 6-3 win at Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Penguins assistant Tony Granato, who stepped on the top of the side boards and in between the two head coaches, was also fined $2,500.
The incident occurred at 18:57 of the third period. Fine...
All-Star defenseman Kimmo Timonen will return to the lineup as the Philadelphia Flyers host the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon.
Timonen has been nursing a balky back, but coach Peter Laviolette deemed him ready to compete.
The 37-year-old Finn has collected four goals, 38 assists and 44 penalty minutes this season for the Flyers, who are attempting to chase down the Pittsburgh...
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov was named the NHL's First Star for the month of March.
The Russian posted a 10-2-1 mark with four shutouts and a slim 1.43 goals-against average during the month. He was named the First Star of the Week twice during the stretch.
Pittsburgh Penguins stud Evgeni Malkin earned the league's Second Star after collecting 11 goals...
Scott Hartnell must be a Wrestlemania fan. An eccentric Penguins fan started a tradition of wearing a fake Hulk Hogan mustache at home games. Only instead of referring to himself as a 'Hulkamaniac, he calls himself a 'Malkamaniac' in reference to star player Evgeni Malkin. During the Flyers-Penguins game on Sunday afternoon, Hartnell decided to have a little fun with...
The Philadelphia Flyers have continued to struggle early, as they fell behind 3-0 yesterday to the Ottawa Senators and 2-0 today to the Pittsburgh Penguins. I have not hidden my disdain for playing less than 60 minutes of hockey in the past, and I will not be changing my tune now. The Flyers seem to have a mentality of not minding digging themselves holes. They often come out flat...
Philadelphia Flyers (45-24-9) @Pittsburgh Penguins (48-24-6)
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
There's a 94.1% chance that these two teams will meet up in the first round of the playoffs. The Flyers have had a lot of success against the Penguins this year, so this is a huge game. Both teams will be looking to set the tone...
This is straight out of the rock em sock em hockey collection.
In case you missed it, the playoffs are just around the corner and I think that a potential series between the Flyers and the Penguins could very exciting, but also very explosive and nasty playoff series.
The two coaches were fined for the behavior during yesterday's game...
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
Play physical defense. Face top competition. And chip in with the occasional goal or assist. Those were the duties of Wayne Simmonds during his first three NHL seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Kings.
The Philadelphia Flyers, on the other hand, see Simmonds as a far different player.
In his first...
By Icedog97 (Sean Evanovich)
________________________________________________________________________Game Day: Sunday April 1, 2012 - 12:30 PM
Penguins (48-24-5 102 pts - 4th Place Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia Flyers (45-24-9 99 pts - 5th Place Eastern Conference)
PENGUINS VERSUS FLYERS!
If You live in Pittsburgh or Philadelphia do you really need to hear...
Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday ended with everybody fighting.
Doc Emrick signed off with, “Old-time hockey. For Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire, Toe Blake and Eddie Shore, Doc...
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Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (48-24-6) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (45-24-9) Where: Consol Energy Center When: 12:30 PM EST Channel: NBC Chances are dwindling for that number one spot……. probably time to get Fleury a bit more rest. I hate that the Flyers are 3-1 against the Pens. It’s pretty annoying. The last game between these two was [...]