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Archive: April, 2012

Staal's hat trick sparks Penguins

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7:10 PM
Four power-play goals sparked Pittsburgh to an 9-3 lead over the Flyers Wednesday after the first two periods. Jordan Staal had a hat trick heading into the final period. Barring a total collapse, Pittsburgh will cut the Flyers' lead to three games to one. Game 5 would be in Pittsburgh on Friday... Read more

Crosby: Nothing to be embarrassed about

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 1:55 PM
Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby instigated a lot of the scrums during the Flyers' wild 8-4 win Sunday, but the Penguins' superstar downplayed the actions after his team's practice on Tuesday. Told that some Penguins fans were embarrassed by his team's display, Crosby went on the defensive. "The tough... Read more

For Shanahan, another head-scratching decision

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 12:48 AM
Brendan Shanahan, the NHL’s dean of discipline, should be featured on Saturday Night Live. His videos are a laugh riot. Shanahan on Tuesday night suspended Pittsburgh’s Arron Asham for four games and teammate James Neal for one game because of incidents in the Penguins’ 8-4 loss... Read more

Hartnell lauds Flyers' rookies

Monday, April 16, 2012, 3:00 PM
Flyers rookies have played prominent roles in helping them take a stunning three-games-to-none series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins. In Game 1, Brayden Schenn had a goal and two assists. Sean Couturier had a hat trick in Game 2, and Matt Read had a pair of goals in Game 3. “These guys are... Read more

Game 3: Live updates here

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 2:07 PM
Winger Wayne Simmonds scored on a breakaway with 36 seconds left in the second period Sunday, restoring the Flyers' two-goal lead over the fading Penguins. Simmonds scored the power-play goal on a backhander, giving the hosts a 6-4 lead. Pittsburgh's James Neal and Flyers rookie Matt Read had exchanged... Read more

Video: Flyers beat Penguins in chaotic Game 3

Monday, April 16, 2012, 1:22 AM
Claude Giroux and the Flyers have Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-0 series hole after a scrappy and tense 8-4 win at the Wells Fargo Center. The Inquirer's Sam Carchidi breaks down Sunday's game. Read more

For Flyers, special teams the difference

Sunday, April 15, 2012, 10:49 PM
The Flyers’ special teams have been, well, special, in taking a stunning three-games-to-none lead in their series with the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins The Flyers are a ridiculous 6 for 10 on the power play _ including 4 for 7 in Sunday’s wild 8-4 win att he Wells Fargo Center _ and they... Read more

JVR getting 'close;' Sestito making strides

Saturday, April 14, 2012, 2:51 PM
For the first time since they had surgeries, Flyers wingers James van Riemsdyk and Tom Sestito skated with the team at a practice Saturday in Voorhees. Van Riemsdyk, who had surgery March 6 to repair a broken bone in his left foot, said he would not be able to play in Sunday's playoff game against... Read more

For Flyers, Bryz still the key

Friday, April 13, 2012, 12:51 PM
PITTSBURGH _ After the Flyers stole Game 1 in Pittsburgh, more was written about the Penguins’ fans in bear costumes - mocking a certain goalie - than Ilya Bryzgalov’s performance. Yes, I’m guilty, too. But after an unsettling start, it should be noted that Bryzgalov got into a... Read more

Another Flyers comeback stirs magical memory

Saturday, April 14, 2012, 12:20 AM
PITTSBURGH _ As the late, great Jack Buck once said: “I don't believe what I just saw!” Those words, delivered by Buck when Dodgers pinch-hitter Kirk Gibson hit a dramatic, ninth-inning home run and limped around the bases to win a 1988 World Series game against Oakland, came to mind while... Read more
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