Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/1/12

PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 02: Head coach Peter Laviolette of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on from the bench in Game Three of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks at Wachovia Center on June 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)
Some hockey teams have lucky charms or special pre-game routines that they go through to stay in a rhythm. For the Flyers, it's all about the post-game meal. Peter Laviolette and Philadelphia have never lost to Pittsburgh on the road since the Pens moved to the Consol Energy Center. Their secret? Take-out ribs from a restaurant in West Virginia called Dee Jay's. "We buy ribs from Dee Jay's in Weirton after the game and have them delivered to the plane," coach Laviolette explained to reporters after the team's win on Sunday. "And those ribs seem to be doing the trick....

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