Game 67 Quick Cap: By yourself on a Friday night? Jacket. Pens win.

No matter what happens during the rest of our lives, any game in Nationwide Arena will immediately take a lot of us back to that playoff series. You know the one. Even though the Penguins won that series, they could’ve easily lost, and it’s haunting. The Jackets kicked off the scoring on a 2-on-1 that took 5 minutes to develop. Gregory Campbell, who scores less than Placebo...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending March 6

March 5, 2004: Flyers-Senators - The Brawl On this day in 2004, just four words are needed to describe the powder keg that exploded late in the third period of this game. Flyers. Senators. Fight Club. In the third period of this lopsided 5-3 victory by the Orange and Black on home ice, the Flyers were at some point, going to get back at Martin Havlat of the Ottawa Senators...
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March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending February 21

February 21, 1994: Flyers outlast Canadiens in wild, high-scoring affair Fifteen goals scored. Patrick Roy pulled from the game. Five power play goals by the Flyers. Lindros pummels Desjardins. Wait. Eric Lindros fought who? It was another epic matchup in the long history between the Canadiens and the Flyers in this afternoon tilt down at the Spectrum in which the Flyers...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Hockey Day In Canada’ Turns Sweet 16

In an effort to bring more attention to the sport of hockey, I’ve been writing about the game mainly from a Canadian perspective. Fans of the game don’t get more hardcore than the ones who live north of the 49th parallel (although I do know a pretty hardcore hockey fan in Glasgow, Scotland, who cheers for the Braehead Clan of the U.K. Elite Ice Hockey League). Saturday, February...
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February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every NHL All-Star Game MVP

Since the NHL All-Star Game first announced an MVP in 1962, the honor has been awarded 46 times. How many NHL All-Star Game MVPs can you name? Note: There were no NHL ASGs in 1966, 1979, 1987, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013, and 2014.
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Fall 5-1 in 2016 Winter Classic to Montreal Canadiens

The day before was the alumni game. Bruins alumni featured  NESN broadcaster and former forward Andy Brickley faced off against Canadiens former goaltender Jose Theodore. The Bruins ended up winning the game in the shootout 5-4 with former Bruin forward Mark Recchi winning Most Valuable Player honors in a game that pitted old rivals against each other as friends playing a game for...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Winter Classic Notes: Mark Recchi’s Son Loves Patrice Bergeron; P.K. Talks TB12

FOXBORO, Mass. — Gillette Stadium was the hub of New England hockey Thursday. One day before the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens were set to square off in the NHL Winter Classic, the home of the New England Patriots played host to a practice for each team, the first-ever outdoor professional women’s hockey game and the Winter Classic Alumni Game, which Boston’s alums...
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Recchi Earns MVP Honors As Bruins Win Winter Classic Alumni Game

FOXBORO, Mass. — Upward of 40,000 fans packed Gillette Stadium on Thursday to see a collection of former Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens dust off their skates in the 2016 Winter Classic Alumni Game. The Bruins’ old-timers did not disappoint in front of their home fans, rallying from two goals down to knock off the Canadiens alumni 5-4 in a shootout. Mark Recchi scored...
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrice Bergeron: Bruins’ Winter Classic alumni roster makes me feel old

BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron has been a Bruin for a very long time. How long? Well, let’s put in this way: Of the 23 ex-Bruins players scheduled to participate in Thursday’s Winter Classic alumni game at Gillette Stadium, seven are former teammates of Bergeron’s. “There’s a few of them I played with,” the veteran center said Tuesday morning, “so it definitely makes...
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Primed for a Freefall

The disintegration of our Pittsburgh Penguins has begun. By my unofficial time table, a season or two early. It isn’t as much a prediction as a statement of fact. With a dismal 1-5-1 record over the past seven games, the Pens are hurtling toward the infernal regions of the NHL standings at breakneck speed. Look out below. How bad could it get? Pretty bad, if I’m reading the tea...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week Ending November 22

  November 15, 1992 It was a night where the “Crazy Eights” were simply overpowering. The Flyers blitzed the visiting Ottawa Senators 7-2 as rising star Eric Lindros picked up his first career hat trick as a Flyer. Lindros started off the scoring just 41 seconds in, slamming home a rebound, assisted by Mark Recchi and defenseman Dmitri Yushkevich. Just over 10 minutes...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else; July 8th, 2015

  Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else. It’s more fun than being a pawn in the game of life     THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS DEVELOPMENT CAMP!!!!!!! – The Penguins have announced the 2015-2016 Development Camp for July 14-18th at Consol.  Newly hired WB/S head coach Mike Sullivan will run the camp, with Tom Fitzgerald...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli Named Oilers President Of Hockey Operations, General Manager

Peter Chiarelli was fired as general manager of the Boston Bruins on April 15, and it took him nine days to find a new job. The Edmonton Oilers announced at a press conference Friday that they have hired Chiarelli to become their President of Hockey Operations and general manager. Chiarelli is a good fit for Edmonton, a team with a roster featuring an abundance of talented young...
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending February 15

When you trade away a popular player in his prime, who had scored 230 regular season points in the last two full seasons as a Flyer, you are taking a serious gamble on your future. When it pays off, it can change the path of your organization for years to come. On February 9, 1995, the Flyers traded winger Mark Recchi and a 1995 3rd-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers stymie Avs’ comeback attempt

The Colorado Avalanche lost to the New York Rangers 6-3 on the first night of a season-long four-game home stand on Thursday night. Kevin Hayes led the way for the Rangers (32-16-5) with a goal, two assists, and a plus-4 rating. The Rangers improved to 10-3-4 against Western Conference opponents on the season. It was the fourth consecutive loss for the downward-spiraling Avalanche...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending February 1

February 1, 1968 is the birth date of one of the more popular and successful Flyers in its history. A hard working winger with a lighting fast wrist shot, his 123 points as a Flyer in the 1992-93 season is still a team record to this day. Happy 47th Birthday to Mark Recchi. At age 20, he broke into the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1988-89 season after being selected...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Am I?

It's time for another installment of Who Am I?  First, here are the answers for last week' Flyers nicknames questions. 1. Deuces Wild 2. Boxcar 3. Dan Kordic, Daniel Lacroix and Scott Daniels 4. Darryl Stanley and Dave Brown 5. Eric Lindros, Brent Fedyk and Mark Recchi 6. Freddy the Fog 7. Andrea Dupont 8. Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Mikael Renberg 9. Rico 10. Big...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Answers to 20 Q about the @Penguins by @ChicksDigHockey

How did you do? Did you answer or Google?1.       Who will wear # 17?  (Blake Comeau)2.       Who is the tallest player on the team? (Borts @ 6’4”)3.       Who is the new head coach, his 2 assistant coaches and the goalie coach (first and last names,         please)? Mike Johnston     Head Coach Rick Tocchet       Assistant Coach Gary Agnew      ...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

20 Q: How Well Do You Know the New Penguins? by @ChicksDigHockey

The Penguins have made sweeping changes in the off-season. Here’s a little quiz to see how well you know the current team and staff. You could easily Google all of the answers or you could have some fun and see what you know. Answers to follow tomorrow.1.            Who will wear # 17?  2.            Who is the tallest player on the team? 3.     ...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Name Mark Recchi Player Development Coach

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired seven-time All-Star Mark Recchi as the franchise’s player development coach. The 46-year-old Recchi will be in charge of working with prospects throughout the minor leagues as well as at the college and junior levels. Recchi spent the last two years as a senior adviser with the Dallas Stars. He scored 577 goals during a 22-year...
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins News: Simon Despres, Mark Recchi re-sign with Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins have added to their defensive core and front office, and there's a lot to be excited about. #136405667 / gettyimages.comFun fact: by the time Simon Despres was born on July 27th, 1991, Mark Recchi had already scored 182 points, 71 goals, in his first 167 games of his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Those were Recchi's age 20-22 seasons.After finishing...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending April 20th

(Photo courtesy of Getty Images) The Flyers were playing in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Down two games to one, a Game Four win was pivotal for the Flyers’ playoff hopes. Playing in Toronto against Mats Sundin and Ed Belfour, this was not going to be an easy task at all. The Flyers knew they had to throw everything at Belfour to have a chance...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Ceremony At Fenway Park (Video)

Before playing their first home game of the 2014 season, the Boston Red Sox were awarded their 2013 World Series championship rings. The ceremony included an array of Boston heroes, from survivors and heroes of the Boston Marathon bombings to Jason Varitek, Mark Recchi and Troy Brown. Lots of championship hardware was on display too, with an array of trophies from the New England...
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Best deadline trades

The Flyers traded for Braydon Coburn at the 2007 deadline, and he's become a mainstay on the defensive corps for eight seasons. But where does he rank amongst the Orange and Black's top acquisitions at the deadline? (Photo Courtesy of Today marks one of the most exciting days on any NHL fan's calendar -- trade deadline day. This year's deadline has already seen...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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