Posted April 18, 2012 on
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Pushed to the brink of a sweep, Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal pushed back with a vengeance, helping the Penguins score nine goals in the first two periods in a 10-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday in their opening-round playoff series.
Staal had a hat trick, Malkin scored his first two goals of the series and Crosby added one to help the Penguins cut the series deficit to 3-1. Game 5 is Friday in Pittsburgh.
Marc-Andre Fleury settled down after a shaky first period and had his best game of the series, easily outplaying counterpart Ilya Bryzgalov.
The Flyers led 3-2 when the Penguins reeled off eight straight goals to win the most lopsided game of the series.
The Penguins were the first team to score at least 10 goals in a playoff game since the Los Angeles Kings scored 12 against the Calgary Flames on April 10, 1990, according to STATS LLC.
Claude Giroux, Kimmo Timonen and Jakub Voracek all scored for the Flyers, who blew their cha...
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It's OK for hockey fans to express their hatred toward Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, but when an opposing broadcaster does it in the middle of a game, that's the definition of trouble. In Game 3 of the Penguins-Flyers series on Sunday, Crosby continued to add more fuel to the fire of this already intense rivalry. Philadelphia radio broadcaster Chris Therien called Crosby...
At this particular point in time, the Philadelphia Daily News can pretty much say whatever it wants about the Penguins. Sidney Crosby may not actually be a coward and surprised us all when he got into it with some of the Flyers earlier in the series, but at the moment Philadelphia owns Pittsburgh. Most of us expected the match-up between the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds in the Eastern...
Sunday's violent Flyers-Penguins Stanley Cup playoff game resulted in a lot of vicious reactions from all across the internet, with Penguins fans throwing racist insults towards Wayne Simmonds of the Flyers, Flyers fans complaining about the Penguins being dirty whiners, and the mainstream media freaking out about every Sidney Crosby stereotype coming true in one series.
They’re back on in Pittsburgh tonight for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarters. It is a Friday night so we expect some sort of crazy **** to go down with the Yinzers. Can’t believe there hasn’t been some Pens-Flyers fan ass kickings in this series. YouTube has been firing blanks. Nothing. Step up your game, drunks.
You Pittsburgh hardos going to let Philly drop Brokeback...
I have no idea what’s gotten into the Philadelphia Flyers as they’ve taken a commanding 3-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins by scoring a mind-boggling eight goals in each of their last two wins, but at this point, you’ve got to believe the Flyers have a very realistic chance of bringing home Philly’s first hockey title since way back in 1975 (my God, it’s been that long...
Last night started out much the same as the past three games, penalties, soft goals and a crazy period. The Flyers continue to be strong on the Power Play going 3 for 5. But last night on 8 power plays the Penguins had they scored on 4 of them and gave up no shorthanded goals. But the real difference came in the 5 on 5 play. All of the Flyers’ goals came on Power Plays...
Over the past couple days we've heard a lot of people get really upset about how other fans have "turned on the Pittsburgh Penguins." We've heard Sidney Crosby say that "this is when you lean on your fans the most." We've seen people throw around the "you're not a real fan" card far too often.
We've been attacked for not...
The Philadelphia Daily News photoshopped a picture of Sidney Crosby as the Cowardly Lion from the "Wizard of Oz" on Wednesday. We have no idea if that will come back to haunt them. But the thought of the Wizard of Oz inserting itself into this series will get us all to Friday.
In a span of two minutes, this game went from turning...
from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers, Defenseman Nick Grossmann missed Thursday’s practice.
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said that Grossmann suffered an “upper-body” injury in Game 4 against Pittsburgh. He is officially listed as “day-to-day.”
Grossmann left the game in the second period after taking an elbow to the head from Evgeni Malkin. NBC 10’s Howard...
That’s the question I ask. And not just once, I ask it twice.
The NHL wants to get rid of headshots in the NHL. And they also use the metric of an injury to determine justice, which if you’ve read me recently, you’d know I’m completely against that.
On Wednesday night, on two different occasions, Nicklas Grossmann of the Philadelphia Flyers was the victim of a hit to...
Steve Sullivan, Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins fended off elimination with a 3-2 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves - including a series of big stops in the third period - to help Pittsburgh cut Philadelphia's lead to 3-2 in the...
Here are some stats for you heading into tonight's Game 4 matchup between the Flyers and Penguins (courtesy of Sam Carchidi, @BroadStBull):
-In a total of 90 playoff series since 2006, there have only been 13 sweeps (14%)
-The Flyers are 3-6 all-time in games where they have an opportunity to sweep.
-James Neal and Sidney Crosby lead the Penguins with 5 points a piece in this...
The day we've all been waiting for (well since this past Sunday) is finally here.
Tonight, the Flyers will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Flyers have built a commanding 3-0 series lead on discipline, composure, and, a high scoring offensive attack.
But as every player says... the fourth win is the hardest to get.