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Three things to look for in Flyers' Game 7

Friday, May 14, 2010, 2:53 PM
Not all that much to talk about in the hours before this never-thought-it-could-happen Game 7 between the Flyers and the Bruins. Still, there are a couple of things to look for: 1) Pronger, Pronger and more Pronger: At 29 minutes, 27 seconds per playoff game, Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger leads... Read more

Flyers force Game 7

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 10:39 PM
Game 7. Really. The Flyers have now climbed out of the deepest hole that a playoff team can dig. The Flyers are now on level ground with the Boston Bruins again, some way, some how. In the last week, impossible has become improbable, and then improbable has become possible, and then on Wednesday... Read more

Giroux playing in Game 6

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 11:43 AM
Three things to watch in the Flyers' Game 6 against Boston... 1) Claude Giroux. Nobody is saying out loud what the injury was -- head, shoulder, knees, toes -- but the reporting done by the Daily News' Frank Seravalli is that the Flyers were worried about head trauma after Giroux was boarded by Steve... Read more

Flyers storm back into series

Monday, May 10, 2010, 9:40 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a series. For only the 11th time in the 155 series in which an NHL team has fallen behind by three game to none, there will be a sixth game. And if no hockey team in 35 years has pulled off the greatest comeback in professional sports since the 1975 New York Islanders... Read more

Three things to look for in Flyers' Game 5

Monday, May 10, 2010, 2:45 PM
Outside TD Garden, they unveiled a statue of Bobby Orr in the afternoon. Game 5 is tonight. Elimination stares at the Flyers again, and now Orr. So... 1) Dan Carcillo. Hampered by what has been reported to be a knee problem (which the club has declined to confirm), Carcillo missed much of Game 4 on... Read more

Gagne gives Flyers overtime life

Friday, May 7, 2010, 10:22 PM
Yes, the Flyers live. They blew a 3-1 lead in the second period -- and they survived. They blew a 4-3 lead with 31.5 seconds in the third period when former Flyer Mark Recchi scored his second goal of the game and his third goal of the series -- and they survived. Simon Gagne -- playing his first... Read more

Three things to look for in Flyers' Game 4

Friday, May 7, 2010, 11:31 AM
The Mission Impossible version of Three Things... 1) Get a lead. And hold on to it for more then 1 minute, 39 seconds -- which is how long the Flyers held the lead in Game 3. This qualifies as, well, duh. But the really alarming thing for the Flyers has to be the way the Bruins trapped the life out... Read more

Flyers go down with a thud

Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 9:31 PM
Some dreams in sports die hard, others quickly, still others with a crashing thud. Which is about where the Flyers are now, crashed. Game score: Bruins, 4, Flyers 1. Series score: Bruins 3, Flyers 0. Appropriate musical score: Taps. They had a lot of scoring chances in the first two periods against... Read more

Three things to look for in Flyers' Game 3

Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 11:40 AM
Big media mob at the Flyers' morning skate before Game 3 -- kind of eye-opening, really. And while the issues remain the same, the spin and the subtleties changes with each game being played. 1) The Flyers' lines. With the home-ice advantage and the ability to make the last change, Flyers coach Peter... Read more

Flyers dig themselves a hole

Monday, May 3, 2010, 9:39 PM
The Flyers came to get a game, to take one of the first two on the road in their playoff series against the Boston Bruins. Instead, they left empty-handed. When Milan Lucic wheeled and fired the puck past Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher at 17:03 of the third period, the Bruins had Game 2 by a 3-2... Read more
About this blog
Rich Hofmann arrived at the Daily News in 1980 for a job whose status was officially designated as "full-time, temporary." A senior at Penn at the time, he was hired to fill in on the copy desk during a staff illness. The notion of him covering the Eagles or being a columnist did not exist in anyone's imagination. It was supposed to be six weeks and out, but he never left. It is only one of the reasons why so many people have concerns about him as a potential house guest. Rich has blogged the postseasons of the Flyers and Eagles. E-mail Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com Reach Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com.

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