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The Broad Street Journal:
Wow. What a huge win! We were all worried it would go to a shootout, and luckily it didn’t, but who cares! All that matters is the Flyers won. They beat the NHL’s hottest team, gaining 3 points in the standings in the process.
I don’t know who I hate more, the Penguins or the Rangers.
Although he gave up 2 goals, Ilya Bryzgalov once again looked sharp, making several key saves down the stretch.
Scott Hartnell played one of his best games of the season, scoring two goals, and playing down and dirty with the hated Penguins. I remember a time when Hartnell was an afterthought on the Flyers. Now, he’s one of their best players, and one of the best forwards in the NHL.
With 10 games remaining, and out of first place by just 3 points the Flyers next 4 opponents are Florida, Washington, Montreal, and Tamp Bay.
Just yesterday we were saying how we hoped the Flyers would get the 4th seed.
Now it looks like 1st place isn’t out of the question.
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Scott Hartnell scored his second goal of the game with less than 1 second left in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Penguins on Sunday, snapping Pittsburgh's 11-game winning streak.
Hartnell took a nice cross-ice feed from Danny Briere to beat Marc-Andre Fleury with 0.9 seconds left on the clock.
Kimmo Timonen also scored to help the Flyers rally...
Man, the Flyers and Penguins really hate each other, don't they?
With two huge points at stake on a Sunday afternoon affair in Philadelphia that was played with the fervor of a Stanley Cup playoffs matchup, the two teams traded blows on the scoreboard and after the whistle for 65 minutes. Well, alright. Not quite 65 minutes.
With four minutes to go in regulation, the teams...
If the last two Flyer games didn't whet your appetite for playoff hockey, you're need to convert to the NBA.
Today's 3-2 Flyers overtime win against Pittsburgh was one of those "Can't wait till April" games if these two clubs meet in the playoffs.
Just a fabulous game. Scott Hartnell's offense and physical play coupled with Kris Letang's outstanding...
Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo had to leave Sunday's NHL game against their division rival Pittsburgh Penguins after teammate Scott Hartnell accidentally slashed him in the mouth with his stick.
In the second period, Rinaldo went after Penguins defenseman Kris Letang for taking down teammate Jaromir Jagr. Hartnell came over to help Rinaldo, but suddenly lost...
All-Star Scott Hartnell tallied twice - with the latter coming 4:59 into overtime - as the Philadelphia Flyers overcame a two-goal deficit to snap visiting Pittsburgh's season-high 11-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory. Defenseman Kimmo Timonen netted a power-play goal and fellow All-Star Claude Giroux notched a pair of assists for the Flyers, who improved to 8-1-1 in their...
Chris Kunitz has a flashback to his Anaheim days, gets involved with Hartnell, just to play the agitator role.
Also from the same game, Hartnell high sticks his own player, Zac Rinaldo. You can watch the incident below…
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A little over a month ago, if I would have told you that the Flyers would be heading into this past weekend’s brutal gauntlet of games riding a massive wave of emotional momentum caused by a record setting shutout streak by Ilya Bryzgalov, you probably would have laughed me into internet hibernation until my thirties. Furthermore, the idea of emerging from the weekend with 3 of...
One thing about the 2011-12 Flyers: They never quit and never stop competing, even when they get outplayed by top opponents for long stretches of games. Now that the club is also getting top-notch goaltending from Ilya Bryzgalov, their ability to come back if they do trail in the game bodes very well for the rest of the stretch run and playoffs.
If you look at the Flyers'...
Ilya Bryzgalov has been playing incredible hockey, and for the second straight week, the NHL has named him the first star.
from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull, Raise your hand if you thought this was going to happen three weeks ago: Boston’s Tim Thomas, the NHL’s best performer as he led the Bruins to last year’s Stanley Cup, would be struggling mightily, while Ilya Bryzgalov would be the league’s hottest goaltender.
That’s what I thought. I don’t see many hands.
In March, Thomas _ whose...
NEW YORK (March 19, 2012) – Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford and Nashville Predators right wing Martin Erat have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending March 18.Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
Here’s what you need to know as you plan your fantasy team for the weekend. Of course, all of us who have played any kind of fantasy sports know that planning and skill only go so far – you also need the luck o’ the Irish. (Thankfully, my ancestry is one-quarter Irish.)
Saturday: 22 teams in action
Sunday: 12 teams in action
Teams with two weekend games: Carolina, Columbus...