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Archive: April, 2009

Penguins steal series from Flyers; what's next?

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 11:23 PM
Somehow, the Flyers aren’t going to Pittsburgh on Monday. Somehow, they blew a 3-0 lead and dropped a season-ending 5-3 decision to the resilient Pittsburgh Penguins before a stunned sellout crowd at the Wachovia Center Saturday. Somehow, they lost the series, four games to two, even though they... Read more

Biron and unusual cast rescue Flyers

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 11:23 PM
PITTSBURGH _ The Flyers are still alive. For that, they can thank Marty Biron (28 saves) and a surprising cast of characters. Some of the other main contributors in tonight's 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins were Arron Asham (game-winning goal), a revived Dan Carcillo (plus-2), Matt Carle (two... Read more

Briere: 'We could easily be up 3-1'

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 1:00 PM
It sounds like sour grapes when Danny Briere says the Flyers could have a three-games-to-one lead in their best-of-seven series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it happens to be true. It's also true that Marty Biron has given a strong account of himself in the series, but that the Penguins' Marc-Andre... Read more

Penguins' Kunitz going unpunished; NHL rulings a joke

Monday, April 20, 2009, 11:29 PM
No matter how I say it, it's going to sound like I'm being a homer. Trust me, I'm not. I'm for fairness. And Colin Campbell, the NHL's discipline czar, is not being fair with the way he is handing out suspsensions. Or, more to the point, NOT handing out suspensions. Campbell should have suspended... Read more

Flyers finally solve Fleury

Monday, April 20, 2009, 12:09 AM
Playing before a roaring orange-clad crowd at the Wachovia Center, the Flyers climbed back into the Eastern Conference quarterfinals with a hard-earned 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday in a series that feels like it’s going to go seven games. “You saw the desperation that carried... Read more

Flyers lose, but give hope; Timonen says refs favor Crosby

Friday, April 17, 2009, 11:44 PM
PITTSBURGH _ Just like last year, the Flyers have lost the first two games in a playoff series against their bitter rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins. But unlike last year, you get the feeling the Flyers still have a chance to advance. They dropped a crushing 3-2 overtime decision to the Penguins here... Read more

Flyers in denial; Carcillo suspended

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 11:18 PM
PITTSBURGH _ The Flyers are in denial. After Wednesday night's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh in a first-round playoff opener, some of the Flyers talked about all the "bad bounces" that contributed to the Penguins goals. And before the game, when asked how how the Flyers could regain their form... Read more

Flyers-Penguins: Get ready for a long series

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 9:12 PM
The Eastern Conference series between the Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins seems too compelling to be an opening-round playoff matchup. But here it is. A matchup between teams that, if they play to their capabilities, are good enough to reach the Stanley Cup Finals. In other words, one very talented... Read more

Time for the captain to step up

Sunday, April 12, 2009, 10:43 PM
The Flyers didn't deserve to win the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. Not the way they played tonight in a 4-3 loss to the Rangers. And not the way they've played for the last six weeks. Tonight's loss left the Flyers and Penguins tied for the fourth spot _ which gets the home-ice advantage... Read more

Flyers overcome awful start, eye Rangers (and Penguins)

Saturday, April 11, 2009, 2:58 PM
The Flyers overcame an awful first period and outlasted the host New York Islanders Saturday, 3-2, and took a major step toward securing the Eastern Conference's No. 4 seed _ and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Power-play goals by Joffrey Lupul and Mike Knuble, along with an... Read more
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