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Archive: April, 2012

Flyers, Devils and ailing wingers

Monday, April 30, 2012, 11:37 PM
How important is Tuesday's Game 2 between the Flyers and New Jersey Devils? Well consider this: The Flyers are 18-0 in series when they win the first two games. They are just 17-15 in series that start with one win apiece. The Flyers won the opener in OT, 4-3. In that game, the Flyers spent most... Read more

Briere says he is not among the best until....

Monday, April 30, 2012, 3:03 PM
The numbers don't lie: Danny Briere has been "Mr. Postseason" in his career. In 104 career playoff games, he has 106 points. He has 26 goals in his last 41 playoff games. Oh, and he has seven goals in seven playoff games this season, including the overtime tally in the Flyers' 4-3 win over New Jersey... Read more

Video: Sam Carchidi on the Flyers' Game 1 win over the New Jersey Devils

Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:24 AM
Danny Briere scored in overtime to lift the Flyers past the New Jersey Devils in overtime, 4-3, in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The Inquirer's Sam Carchidi breaks down the game from the Wells Fargo Center. Read more

On Brodeur, the series, the odds

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7:11 AM
Is New Jersey’s Marty Brodeur making his Final Tour? Brodeur, arguably the best goalie in NHL history, will turn 40 during the Flyers-Devils series. He hasn’t said this will be his last season, but he hasn’t said it won’t be, either. Brodeur was the difference in the Devils’... Read more

Giroux bypassed in MVP voting

Friday, April 27, 2012, 12:37 PM
Another day, another Flyer bypassed in the voting for an NHL award. Center Claude Giroux was the latest Flyer to be overlooked. He was not one of the three finalists for the Hart Trophy, given to the league’s MVP. After pretending he didn’t know what the Hart Trophy represented, Giroux... Read more

Simmonds blasts 'gutless' tweeters

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 2:40 PM
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds was sickened by the dozens of racist and vulgar comments that Twitter users directed at his close friend, Washington’s Joel Ward, after he scored an overtime goal to defeat host Boston, 2-1, in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday. “It’s the Internet... Read more

Grossmann getting closer

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 1:02 PM
Good news in Flyerdom: Defenseman Nick Grossmann practiced in a regular (contact-permitted) jersey Thursday in Voorhees for the first time since he suffered an apparent concussion in Game 4 against Pittsburgh. It appears Grossmann, the Flyers’ most physical defenseman, will be ready for the... Read more

Turnpike Series: Flyers-Devils

Friday, April 27, 2012, 12:56 AM
The Turnpike Series has been set. The fifth-seeded Flyers finally learned their second-round opponent early Friday morning. It’s sixth-seeded New Jersey, which scored a 3-2 double-overtime win at third-seeded Florida in Game 7. The Flyers will have home-ice advantage, and they will host Game... Read more

Flyers snubbed _ again

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:05 AM
At the risk of sounding like a homer, you can call the Flyers “Team Snubbed.” When the NHL announced its three finalists for the Calder Trophy, given the league’s rookie of the year, Matt Read was bypassed _ even though he led first-year players in goals and game-winning tallies... Read more

Bryz missing his flash cards

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 10:23 PM
If the Flyers are going to win their first Stanley Cup since 1975, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov probably needs to be their best player, not their best interview. Bryzgalov these days gives the impression he would rather have root canal performed than talk with the media. He is disinterested, won’t... Read more
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