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Report: Flyers-Penguins to play outdoor Home and Home series

February 6th, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Report: Flyers-Penguins to play outdoor Home and Home series | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

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The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins already have one of the most heated rivals in the NHL. That rivalry is about to take a step to the next level, according to one report.

Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Penguins and Flyers are “working on an agreement” to play a home-and-home series of outdoor games, beginning in 2017. The agreement would see the first outdoor installment take place in Pittsburgh, where the Penguins would host the Flyers at Heinz Field. It remains unclear if this game will be the next installment of the NHL’s Winter Classic, but this could mark the first time that the NHL will revisit a location for the event. For those that may not remember, the Penguins hosted the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field for the 2011 Winter Classic.

While the location for game one is clearly known, the Philadelphia portion is not. The Flyers hosted the Rangers in the 2012 Winter Classic, which took place at Citizens Bank Park. However, a recent trend seems to suggest that they could be headed for a date at Lincoln Financial Field. Out of the last twelve outdoor contests, a total of seven have taken place at football stadiums, all of which have generated attendance numbers over 50,000 fans or higher. The 2011 Heritage Classic at McMahon Stadium in Calgary was the lone exception, tallying just over 41,000 fans.


At one point, it was discussed that the two teams would face-off at Beaver Stadium in State College, but it doesn’t seem to be in the cards anymore.


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Because It’s the Cup!

April 24th, 2015 by Joe Buscemi | Comments Off on Because It’s the Cup! | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly


“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Some call it Christmas, others call it the NHL playoffs. If you are a die-hard of a hockey fan, as I am then you understand just how awesome and intense playoff hockey is.

There really isn’t anything better, and this year it has lived up to all its hype.

Interesting stat, there was a seven team turnover from last year’s NHL Playoff’s (seven teams from last year did not qualify this year), the highest turnover rate in the history of the NHL. That speaks volumes of how much the game has changed, from a business/salary cap perspective, and also from the balance of talent surrounding the league.

As a Flyers fan it is obviously tough not watching them compete for the cup, however I have caught quite a few games and they are some of the most evenly matched and entertaining series’ I can remember. Old-time hockey seems to be making more of an appearance as the refs are letting the boys play and blowing the whistles less. Tons of hits, fights, highly electric offensive displays, stellar goaltending performances, and a series that shockingly ended in a sweep.

The highly talented Anaheim Ducks spoiled the Jets first playoff appearance since relocating to Winnipeg back in 2011. The original franchise was last seen in the playoffs 19 years ago. That was a tough one for die-hard Jets fans to swallow.


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Flyers win; defeat rival Pittsburgh 2-1

November 16th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Flyers win; defeat rival Pittsburgh 2-1 | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

Chris Kunitz, on the no-goal, vs. Ray Emery (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Flyers win; defeat Ottawa 5-0

November 13th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Flyers win; defeat Ottawa 5-0 | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

The Flyers put together a solid, 60-minute effort vs. Ottawa tonight, in a 5-0 blowout victory. Steve Mason earned his first shutout, on 24 shots, as a member of the Flyers, even though he’s been solid all year long now. Jake Voracek had a pair of goals, Claude Giroux had a pair of assists, and Vinny Lecavalier and Brayden Schenn also had multiple point games as well. They out-shot the Senators by 7, 31-24, and 21-to 14 from the second period onward.

Philadelphia not only scored in general, but especially on the man advantage. They converted twice on three opportunities, while the opposition failed to score at all on their lone man advantage. Plain and simple, the Flyers dominated tonight, and from early on- not only offensively but defensively and goaltending as well. The team tomorrow continues their 3-game road trip, the 2nd game of the trip, at Pittsburgh vs. the rival Penguins. You can make a case for both starting or sitting goalie Steve Mason tomorrow.

01. If he starts, it would be the first time this season that he’s started in back to back games, thus he hasn’t really been taxed thus far this year physically from that standpoint. Also, supporting this point would be the fact that he shut out a strong Ottawa team and offense tonight, so playing the hot hand makes total sense. As they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I would ride Steve Mason and his hot hand tomorrow night vs. Pittsburgh, but that’s just me.

02. Another point would be to give Mason a rest, but this point is moot, in my opinion, compared to the former. Some would argue that, after tonight, on a back-to-back night, the latter game should be played by the backup/remaining goalie, in order to give the previous night’s goalie (in this case, that would be Mason) a rest for future advantages. I think, as an aforementioned point, that Mason and his body would be able to handle a back-to-back game, especially after a shutout.


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