Found January 19, 2013 on
The NHL is back, and NBC is putting the full court press with advertisements for this weekend's slate of games on NBC and NBC Sports Network, including the above promo for the Penguins-Flyers game that will air regionally on NBC.
In the voiceover, there is a mention made of Claude Giroux and the Flyers having their sights set on revenge for last season's playoff loss to Pitt. That's all fine and dandy... except for the fact that the Flyers beat the Penguins in six games in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals last spring. Maybe NBC was mistaking "last year" for 2009, when the Penguins eliminated the Flyers in the first round of the playoffs. Of course, that was four years ago, a season in which the aforementioned Giroux played just 42 games for the Flyers.
Hockey might be back and getting some great TV windows on NBC, but it looks like everyone involved may be a little rusty.
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An NBC commercial promoting the NHL season opener between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers got its facts mixed up by claiming that the Penguins defeated the Flyers in last year's playoffs. The ad sells the game with this:
Sid "The Kid" (Crosby) and the Penguins face off with rival Philly...and Claude Giroux and the Flyers have their sights set on revenge...
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
Down 2-1 in the third period of the season opener against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins, new Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux skated in on Marc-Andre Fleury all alone, courtesy of a rinkwide saucer pass from linemate Scott Hartnell.
Instead, a barely-audible whistle blew, signifying the only...
The Flyers seemed to not realize that the strike was over and the new 2013 season had started. They got out shot 11-6 and outscored 2-0 in the first period in front of a Happy to be Back Philly crowd of 19,994 (102.5% full).
The two goal margin was enough to carry the Penguins as the Flyers could not sustain much offense the rest of the way. The biggest problem the Flyers had...
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Although Thursday wasn't nearly as exciting as Wednesday was, there is always something to talk about when it comes to Philly sports.
As we all know, the Eagles introduced Chip Kelly as their new head coach. If you missed the press conference, here is the complete transcript. (Philadelphia Eagles)
In the baseball world, Phillies shortstop...
So Crossing Broad had this article today about how "Racism is Alive and Well in Pittsburgh," after people that may or may not live Pittsburgh said some bad things about Wayne Simmonds.
First off, to those people who did say that about Wayne Simmonds, you're terrible people.
There is no place for that.
But, the overall tone of the post by CB, and the shocked...
Philadelphia, PA – Hockey is back in North America. The rivalry between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia is back to normal. The Pens came into Philly with a lot more energy and grabbed an early 2-0. The Flyers looked flat to start the game and had a tough time running their offense. At times, the Flyers looked…
PHILADELPHIA - Tyler Kennedy and James Neal scored in a span of 2:40 in the first period and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 Saturday afternoon in a rematch of a 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals series. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots to win his 227th game, passing Tom Barrasso for first place on Pittsburgh's all-time list. The teams kicked...
Before today the best 60 minutes of Paul Martin's Penguin career was his introductory press conference.
Today Martin and the rest of the defense set the tone with a complete 60 minute effort.
We can tell ourselves that this game will never avenge being beat in the playoffs by the Flyers, but guess what it does a little bit.
Especially when you think about the fact...