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The Philadelphia Flyers acquired rookie Brayden Schenn last summer in a blockbuster trade that included Wayne Simmonds from the Los Angeles Kings for former Flyers captain, Mike Richards. When Schenn left Hollywood and came to the city of Brotherly Love many questioned Dean Lombardi's decision to ship out one of his organization's top prospects.Over the course of the regular season Schenn played in 52 games, scored 12 goals and recorded 18 points. Schenn did suffer a broken foot when he blocked a shot against the Montreal Canadiens, and missed a few weeks of play which may have hindered his production during his first real stay in the big league.However, in the first game of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Schenn played with the composure and looked like anything but a rookie.In Schenn's first career playoff game, he recorded just over 16 minutes of time on ice, assisted on the Flyers' first two goals, scored the tying goal with less than ten minutes to play and finis...
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LET THE PLAYOFFS BEGIN
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...
Danny Briere loves a good comeback. Yet the Philadelphia Flyers winger would prefer it if his team didn't wait a period or two before coming to life.
The Flyers needed another stirring rally to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime in the opening game of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Philadelphia fell behind 3-0 in the first period before climbing back to take...
A Camden, N.J., aquarium has decided to take advantage of the penguins that inhabit the venue. Now that the series between the Pennsylvania rival Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins has officially started, the Adventure Aquarium needed to pick sides. The aquarium, which is about 10 minutes from Philadelphia, is going to name the penguins after current Flyers players and coaches...
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.
Rivalries are what make sports...
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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...
If the Pittsburgh Penguins didn't learn this lesson during the regular season, perhaps a Game 1 playoff loss will get their attention -- don't count out the Philadelphia Flyers just because they've fallen behind by two or three goals.
Wednesday at Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center, the resilient Flyers shook off a 3-0 Penguins lead to stun the home team with a 4...
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...
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&...
Colin Campbell admitted what was fairly obvious to those who watched Wednesday's contest between the Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Danny Briere was clearly offside prior to scoring the first of Philadelphia's four unanswered goals during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Linesman Tony Sericolo failed to make the...
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)
If the season series is any type of foreshadowing, this first round matchup should not only the most intense, but the most exciting, action packed, drama filled series of maybe the entire 2012 NHL Playoffs. After sitting out much of the season, Sidney Crosby will lead his team against the cross-state rivals, the...