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Larry Brown Sports:
Ilya Bryzgalov is known as much for the things he says during interviews as the saves he makes while in net. For that reason, we were not surprised by the response he gave on Monday when asked what the biggest threat is that the Flyers’ first-round opponents can bring. But the look Bryzgalov had on his face when he told reporters that he was afraid of bears in the forest and not Penguins seemed a bit serious — even for a master of humor like Ilya. According to Eye on Hockey, that’s because the Philadelphia goalie knows someone who was attacked and killed by a bear.
That’s obviously not a laughing matter, but I have no idea why Ilya answered the question that way. For starters, the reporter didn’t even ask him if he was afraid of Pittsburgh. He just wanted to know what type of threat they pose. The bear comment was pretty much forced in there. Maybe the person who was killed by the bear was on Bryzgalov’s mind and he felt like venting about it. Happen...
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James Neal netted a power-play goal at the 14:10 mark of period...
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The health of some key members of the Philadelphia Flyers has been in question as the team approaches the playoffs. Today, the Flyers got a little bit of clarity in regards to a couple of their more important pieces.
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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.
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Series Tied 0-0
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
TV: ROOT, CSN-PH, NBCSN, TSN, RDS
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The best playoff series in the East gets underway on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh between the Flyers and Penguins.
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"I think we have been a...
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Record and Rankings
Record: 47-26-9 (103 pts)
Goals per Game: 3.2 (2nd overall)
Goals Against: 2.7 (20th overall)
Power Play Percentage: 19.7% (6th overall)
Penalty Kill Percentage: 81.8% (17th overall)
Offensive focus: Scott Hartnell – 37 Goals
Playmaker: Claude Giroux- 65 assists
Playoff Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins (4) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (5)
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