Sunday, May 24, 2015

Danny The Devil Killer

Relive Danny Briere's three playoff game-winning goals against the Devils.

Danny The Devil Killer

Danny Briere has the game-winning goal in each of the Flyers' last three postseason wins over the Devils. Here is a brief description and a video clip of each:

April 20, 2010: Briere drilled a slap-shot from the right circle that beat Marftin Brodeur top shelf to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead with 2:33 remaining in the second period of an eventual 3-1 victory.

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April 22, 2010: Briere took a slick, left-circle feed from Giroux, had the puck bounce off his skate, then onto his stick, and backhanded a shot off the right post and past Brodeur just 3:16 into the game to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead in a game they would win, 3-0.

April 29, 2012: Briere threaded a slap shot from the blue line through a James van Riemsdyk screen and past Brodeur 4:36 into a 4-3 overtime victory.

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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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