Found April 11, 2012 on The Pensblog:
Philadelphia Flyers @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 7:30 PM/ET Series Tied 0-0 Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA TV: ROOT, CSN-PH, NBCSN, TSN, RDS Here we are. Nothing is better than this. Nothing. For all of the tension, heartache, stress, rage, nausea and pain that the Stanley Cup playoffs bring, this is still the best time of the year. That's because the Stanley Cup playoffs also bring excitement, joy, elation and the unforgettable feeling you get when your favorite team wins a big game. 16 teams. 16 wins. One Cup. For the Pittsburgh Penguins, the journey to Lord Stanley's greatest prize starts with a battle against the Philadelphia Flyers. There are a million storylines heading into this game but when you get down to it, it's all about being the first team to win four games. Four wins and the series is over. Four wins and your hated rival is sent packing for the summer. Four wins and you're into the second round. Four wi...

Ilya Bryzgalov Is Fearless, Unless He's Stuck With a Bear in the Forrest (Video)

Ilya Bryzgalov is one of the most entertaining athletes on the planet right now, and that has much more to do with things that he says off the ice than what he does on the ice. Of course, Bryzgalov really gained some notoriety with his repeated words of wisdom (that just so happened to coincide with a rash of poor play) on this year's version of HBO's 24/7. However, the Flyers...

Playoff Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins (4) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (5)

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Bryzgalov passes first playoff test as a Flyer

Courtesy of Justin K. Aller/Getty Images By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) After three first period goals, you could almost hear the scribes at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh pounding away at their keyboards, rehashing the classic Philadelphia hockey narrative. Yet again, the goaltender was coming up short. But their delete keys were destined to work overtime on Wednesday...

Briere leads huge Flyers comeback

Even as late as Wednesday morning, Danny Briere was admitting nothing other than that he was feeling better every day. Under orders not to say anything in the days following the upper back contusion he suffered at the hands of the Penguins’ Joe Vitale with a week to go in the regular season, Briere was doing his level best to make his lips move and provide no information. He was...

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Line Combinations For Game One

We're getting close. So close... Pittsburgh Penguins Lines from Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal Steve Sullivan - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy Arron Asham - Joe Vitale - Craig Adams Kris Letang - Paul Martin Zbynek Michalek - Brooks Orpik Deryk Engelland - Ben Lovejoy ...

Time to believe

Last week, when I saw the YouTube video of Scott Hartnell making his then-famous now-forgotten - nothing personal, Scottie, that’s just the way things go these days - Hulk Hogan impersonation, I thought of a friend of mine who did the same thing 15 years ago. Only, he wasn’t doing it in front of 15 000 people, or to a guy dressed up as Hulk Hogan. He did it in an ice cold...

All Eyes On Crosby

from Chris Stevenson of Sun Media,  They are billing it as the “Commonwealth Cold War” here in the state of Pennsylvania. It will be, we hope, anything but cold. “We don’t like each other,” said Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby about the Philadelphia Flyers, “so that’s the way it is. You can dissect all you want, but, really, when it comes down to it, we...

Whiteout Conditions Tonight

Whether you like it or not, the Pittsburgh Penguins are calling for a whiteout tonight. Obviously this only works if people wear white and you don't need to spend money on one of their "official" white t-shirts to take part. Most people don't. If anything, having a whiteout in Pittsburgh will upset Jets fans, which is good. Winnipeg sucks.
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