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Tell The Flyers Today is Saturday

Tell The Flyers Today is Saturday

Tell The Flyers Today is Saturday

Two of the Flyers´ three wins have come on Saturday so far this season. (Mel Evans/AP file photo)
Two of the Flyers' three wins have come on Saturday so far this season. (Mel Evans/AP file photo)

Maybe we can get somebody down at the Wells Fargo Center to flip the calendar in the Flyers' locker room ahead a couple of days and convince them that today is Saturday. Why? Well, two of their three wins have come on that day and they have scored more goals in those three games than they have in the six contests on the other days combined.

For the record, the Orange and Black have games scheduled for 10 of the remaining 12 Saturdays on the NHL schedule.

Here are how the totals for them and their opponents break down:

   Saturdays    Other Days  
 Record  2-1  1-5
 Goals  13  8
    Avg./Game  4.33  1.33
 Opp. Goals  7  19
    Avg./Game  2.33  3.17
 Power Play  5-15  3-28
    Pct.  33.3%  10.7%
 Opp. Power Play    3-13  8-29
    Pct.  23.1%  27.6%
 Shots  77  169
    Shots/Game  25.7  28.2
    Shooting Pct.  16.9%  4.7%
 Opp. Shots  100  166
    Shots/Game  33.3  27.7
    Shooting Pct.  7.0%  11.4%
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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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.

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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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Bob Vetrone Jr.
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