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The Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins renew their PA Turnpike Rivalry in the opening round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs. This is their 6th meeting in the playoffs with the Flyers having a 3-2 all-time series lead. The Penguins have won the last two meeting including their last meeting in 2009 on their way to their Stanley Cup Championship.
Rivalries are what make sports great and this could be a great one. MTRMedia.com will be there with you.
One of the most memorable moments of the rivalry occurred during the 2000 season, when the two teams met in the Eastern conference Semifinals. A season after the Penguins joined the Atlantic Division, the Flyers had won the division and the 1st seed in the East, while the Penguins snuck into the playoffs as the 7th seed. Despite this, the Penguins jumped out to a 2 games to none lead in the series, winning both games in Philadelphia.
The Flyers won Game 3 in overtime, but NHL history was made in Game 4. Tied at 1, the game stretche...
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Ilya Bryzgalov is one of the most entertaining athletes on the planet right now, and that has much more to do with things that he says off the ice than what he does on the ice. Of course, Bryzgalov really gained some notoriety with his repeated words of wisdom (that just so happened to coincide with a rash of poor play) on this year's version of HBO's 24/7. However, the Flyers...
Playoff Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins (4) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (5)
If the season series is any type of foreshadowing, this first round matchup should not only the most intense, but the most exciting, action packed, drama filled series of maybe the entire 2012 NHL Playoffs. After sitting out much of the season, Sidney Crosby will lead his team against the cross-state rivals, the...
Recapping the Six Games of the Pens-Flyers 2011-12 Season Series
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Philadelphia beat the Pens, 3-2, on December 8 at Wells Fargo Center. Daniel Briere, Wayne Simmonds and Scott Hartnell all scored to give the Flyers a commanding 3-0 lead midway through the second period.
James Neal netted a power-play goal at the 14:10 mark of period...
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
After three first period goals, you could almost hear the scribes at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh pounding away at their keyboards, rehashing the classic Philadelphia hockey narrative. Yet again, the goaltender was coming up short.
But their delete keys were destined to work overtime on Wednesday...
Even as late as Wednesday morning, Danny Briere was admitting nothing other than that he was feeling better every day. Under orders not to say anything in the days following the upper back contusion he suffered at the hands of the Penguins’ Joe Vitale with a week to go in the regular season, Briere was doing his level best to make his lips move and provide no information. He was...
We're getting close. So close...
Pittsburgh Penguins Lines from Penguins.NHL.com:
Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Steve Sullivan - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Arron Asham - Joe Vitale - Craig Adams
Kris Letang - Paul Martin
Zbynek Michalek - Brooks Orpik
Deryk Engelland - Ben Lovejoy
6 "other" guys to watch
1) Wayne Simmonds - strong on his feet, despite being -5 versus Pitt this season overall, he had 3 goals and 3 assists in 6 games. Look for this physical stalwart to score a big goal or two from in front. May be one of the last men standing, ha ha. Great pick-up by GM Paul Holmgren. Only 23-years-of-age, "Simmer" played every game...
Joe Vitale of the Pens planted an April Fool's joke right on Danny Briere's kisser, thus, touching off the turf war in Pittsburgh back on April 1. Brayden Schenn's x-check to the spine of Sidney Crosby with the Flyers winning 5-3 was the composite stick that broke the camel's back fo Dan Bylsma and the Penguins. The Pens coach threw his checking line on the ice in...
Last week, when I saw the YouTube video of Scott Hartnell making his then-famous now-forgotten - nothing personal, Scottie, that’s just the way things go these days - Hulk Hogan impersonation, I thought of a friend of mine who did the same thing 15 years ago.
Only, he wasn’t doing it in front of 15 000 people, or to a guy dressed up as Hulk Hogan. He did it in an ice cold...
I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend. The "real" season begins tomorrow night in Pittsburgh with most pundits installing the Penguins as the favorite to prevail in their series with the Flyers.
The sentiment is understandable. The Penguins have more superstar power than Philly does, equal or superior depth in the supporting cast and have received more consistently...
from Chris Stevenson of Sun Media, They are billing it as the “Commonwealth Cold War” here in the state of Pennsylvania.
It will be, we hope, anything but cold.
“We don’t like each other,” said Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby about the Philadelphia Flyers, “so that’s the way it is. You can dissect all you want, but, really, when it comes down to it, we...
Whether you like it or not, the Pittsburgh Penguins are calling for a whiteout tonight. Obviously this only works if people wear white and you don't need to spend money on one of their "official" white t-shirts to take part. Most people don't.
If anything, having a whiteout in Pittsburgh will upset Jets fans, which is good. Winnipeg sucks.