Archive for May, 2010

Blackhawks escape Flyers in Wild Scoring Match

May 29th, 2010 by Schmitty | Comments Off on Blackhawks escape Flyers in Wild Scoring Match | Filed in General

Crazy Scoring Game!

In a very exciting first game of these 2010 Stanley Cup finals, the Blackhawks edged the Flyers 6-5, and it really could have gone either way.

It was an explosive, offensive battle where the goalies gave up some questionable goals.  Both defenses  were sloppy clearing rebounds, which led to see-saw lead changes all game long.  Look for a tighter, lower scoring battle in game 2 in Chicago on Monday evening.

As a Flyers fan, I was not happy with two stops of play when the Blackhawks goalie’s facemask became dislodged as the Flyers were circling in the offensive end. Yet, there were no penalties against the Flyers, which is rare.  Things seem to even out in the long run.

Look for the first lines of both teams to tally some goals and points moving forward.  I still pick the Flyers in six games.


Floyers Game Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

May 29th, 2010 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in General

Let’s Go Flyers!!!   Click the image.

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Flyers-Blackhawks Playoff Highlights

May 28th, 2010 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in General

Some of the best playoff moments so far from both teams.  Great video.

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Nervous Alvin?

May 28th, 2010 by Johnny G | 3 Comments | Filed in General

In the video below, Sun’s head coach Alvin Gentry appears to be having some digestive issues. Was Alvin just a little nervous or was it really the fried zucchini that he ate before the game? We will never know.

Laviolette Timeout Classic – (Repost)

May 25th, 2010 by Christian | 1 Comment | Filed in General

Peter Laviolette Resurrects Flyers

We’re getting lots of searches for Peter Laviolette’s timeout in Game 7 vs. the Bruins, so I’m re-posting the article I put up right after it happened, along with the NHL’s “What If” video below capturing the moment.


When the Bruins went up 3-0 in the first period, I turned to my uncle and said, “Let’s go, this game is over.” And for all intents and purposes, it was over. A 3-0 lead in hockey is like a 30-0 lead in football. The Boston Garden (I just can’t call it the TD Center) had erupted into bedlam. Bruins fans were euphoric, and the cheering coming from the television set was intimidating. No way the Flyers can come back from a three goal deficit, on the road, in Game 7.

Then the cameras moved to the Flyers bench, where coach Peter Laviolette had called a timeout. Maybe the best timeout I’ve ever seen. Flyers players gathered around him as mayhem exploded all around them. I could not hear what Laviolette said, but I could somewhat read his lips.  He pointed at the scoreboard, and calmly told them, “We still have a lot of time left.  We need one goal this period.” The players listened intently to their coach. You could tell from their posture. All Flyer eyes were on Laviolette. He did not panic.  It was an intense moment, that changed the momentum of the game.


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May 25th, 2010 by Christian | Comments Off on Unbelievable! | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL

Flyers Will Face Black Hawks for Stanley Cup

The Flyers earned a birth in the Stanley Cup Finals last night by outplaying the fabled Montreal Canadiens from start to finish, beating them 3-2 in the game, and 4-1 in the series.

Captain Mike Richards set the tone early with fiercely determined play, and scored an amazing shorthand goal to tie the score at one early in the first period. In the second period, Arron Asham lifted a pretty backhand past Halak to make it 2-1, and Jeff Carter took a beautiful two pass set up from Mike Richards and Kimmo Timonen, and quickly knocked it into the back of the net to put the Flyers up 3-1.

Goalie Michael Leighton stopped 25 of 27 Canadiens shots, many of which were high quality scoring attempts by a desperate team facing elimination.

Johnny G’s MLB Power Rankings Part 8

May 24th, 2010 by Johnny G | 36 Comments | Filed in General

1. Tampa Bay Rays (1) (32-12)- The Rays continue to cruise and as they stretch their lead in the AL East, they are beginning to approach some modern day records. This is the 4th best start in American league history and they have outscored their opponents by over 100 runs through only 44 games. Ben Zobrist is now hitting over .300 with his first two homeruns of the season this week. This squad is going to get very scary to play against if you can add Ben Zobrist to the mix playing like he did in 2009.

2. New York Yankees (2) (26-18)- The Yankees are really struggling with some injuries right now but they better be careful. After being swept in a mini two game set by the Rays, they now sit six games back of the division. Jorge Posada is on the DL, along with Curtis Granderson and Nick Johnson. Whenever a team of the Yankees caliber drops a series to a team like the Mets, there is always room for concern.

3.Philadelphia Phillies (3) (26-17)- The Phillies start inter-league play off with some less than stellar play, as they do every year. Jimmy Rollins and Brad Lidge are both back on the DL and Rollins absence in the lineup is really starting to show at this point. Carlos Ruiz’ hot start is a distant memory, as his plate approach and pitch selection has reverted back to the old Carlos Ruiz. Roy Halladay was roughed up by the Red Sox on Sunday, which will bring all of the questions out of the wood work about whether or not Manuel has overworked Doc. Everybody Relax. He will be fine.

4. Minnesota Twins (4) (26-18)- It is absolutely insane the numbers Justin Morneau is throwing up right now. .383 batting average with 11 homeruns 24 RBI’s and 35 walks. His OBP is .497 and his OPS is a ridiculous 1.199. Joe Mauer is still plugging along with a .343 average and the rest of the offense has continued to produce. All the starter’s ERAs have come back down to earth but this is an overall solid team throughout.

5. San Diego Padres (5) (26-18)- The fairytale continues for the San Diego Padres. In a recent Sports Illustrated Heath Bell was questioned about the possibility of a fire sale, where he and Adrian Gonzalez would be traded. He said both he and Adrian discussed it during Spring Training and came to the following conclusion. “Lets just win so much that they can’t break this team up.” It really looks like the rest of this crew has taken the same attitude, because if they continue to play like this, the Padres roster might be making additions come the trade deadline.


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