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Steel City Sports Report:
Tyler Kennedy, James Neal, and Chris Kunitz each scored and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots as the Penguins beat the Flyers 3-1 Saturday in Philadelphia. Anyone expecting a matchup similar to the circus-like six game playoff series from April left very disappointed. Both teams had stretches of strong defensive play and both goaltenders, Marc-Andre Fleury and Ilya Bryzgalov, played well. Fleury, in particular, had an excellent game, bouncing back from a nightmare performance in the 2012 playoffs against these same Flyers. Despite seeing little action in the opening frame, Fleury was able to remain sharp in the final two periods, stopping the Flyers 20 out of 21 times. It was a redemption game for several Penguins, including the entire blue line who saw the Flyers score 20 goals in their first three games of last year's playoff series. Paul Martin, who was all but run out of town after his play last season, had one of his strongest games in a Penguin uniform. He, along wi...
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The Pittsburgh Penguins needed about seven minutes to make the Wells Fargo Center as quiet as the other 29 NHL arenas the past three months with goals by Tyler Kennedy and James Neal.
Despite the lockout that threatened the season, Philadelphia Flyers fans, eventually, made their presence known. This place was sold out for a 3-1 Penguins victory, one of 13 games that kicked off...
Tyler Kennedy and James Neal scored goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Saturday.
Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers in the first game for both teams since the end of the 113-day NHL lockout.
Chris Kunitz added an empty-netter in the final seconds for the Penguins.
About 20,000 fans filled the Wells Fargo Center and they were welcomed back...
James Neal scored twice, Evgeni Malkin assisted on three Pittsburgh goals, and the Penguins chased reigning Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist from the net in the second period of a 6-3 victory over the Rangers in New York's home opener on Sunday night.
Neal, Tyler Kennedy and Matt Niskanen all scored in the first period, and Malkin set up Pascal Dupuis in the second to push...
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...
Pens-Rangers: Sunday notings & dotings
Fans will remember two openers ago when Philly beat the Penguins to open the CONSOL Energy Center (CEC) with unknown goalie Sergei Bobrovsky leading his team to a 3-2 victory. Tyler Kennedy scored Pittsburghâs first ever goal at the CEC, with Paul Martin getting the primary assist. It was dÃ©jÃ vu all over again yesterday...
PREVIEW 12:10 AM EST
The Philadelphia Flyers face their first gut-check game of the lockout shortened 2013 season as they head to Buffalo to take on the Sabres in a 12:30 matinee. The game has all the earmarks of a tough contest for the Flyers.
Most of the Flyers' emotion over the past week was poured into preparing for Saturday's regular season opener in Philly against...
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...
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...
As any of us that were watching the game, and stomping around the living room, throwing our hats at the tv, spittin’ & a’cussin as we were put on hold for another half hour or so, my face lit up like a kid at Christmas at 3:35 pm EST, when The Pittsburgh Penguins’ season officially [...]
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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...
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...
Lotta very unhappy faces among the Flyers coaching and management staff in Buffalo on Sunday afternoon as the Flyers completed a wipeout weekend with consecutive losses.
Five on five, I don't feel the Flyers have played that badly. I also feel if you look at Ilya Bryzgalov's numbers after two games it's not reflected just how good he has played.
I like the fact...