NEW YORK _ The Broad Street Pacifists?
For the first time in their history, the Flyers did not commit a penalty in a regular-season road game, and they outslasted the host New York Rangers on Sunday, 4-2.
Dan Carcillo scored what proved to be the game-winner, and Kris Versteeg iced the win with an empty-net goal.
Only two other times in history have the Flyers been penalty-free _ both in Philly.
"Winning-ificists," said defenseman Sean O'Donnell, inventing a new word.
And am I the only one who has a feeling some entrepreneur will have it printed on Flyers T-shirts before too long?
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Goalie Brian Boucher (37 saves) suffered a stinger when he collided with teammate Kimmo Timonen early in the third period, but he stayed in the game and gutted out the win. Boucher, who temporararily lost the feeling in his right arm and right hand, will be re-examined on Monday.
Look for Sergei Bobrovsky to start Tuesday against visiting Phoenix.
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Veteran defenseman O'Donnell was sidelined with a leg injury after colliding with Mats Zuccarello early in Sunday's matinee against the Rangers.
The 39-year-old defenseman played just one shift (1:03), causing the Flyers to scramble their D pairings.
O'Donnell said the injury was not serious and that he would have returned if it was a playoff game.
The Flyer built a 3-1 lead after two periods, getting goals from Jeff Carter, Claude Giroux (power play) and Carcillo.
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Blair Betts was sidelined with a finger injury, and Nik Zherdev was also scratched.....The Rangers' Marian Gaborik missed the last two periods with a concussion, which the Rangers said he suffered in a previous game.....The Flyers did not allow any penalties in Game 1 of last year's Cup Finals, a 6-5 loss in Chicago.
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