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Flyers Drolling Seven

Flyers Drolling Seven

Flyers Drolling Seven

The Flyers´ Danny Briere celebrates his goal during the third period. (Seth Wenig/AP)
The Flyers' Danny Briere celebrates his goal during the third period. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Sure, a 7-0 thrashing of any NHL team would give a hockey fan cause for celebration, but if recent history is any indication, Flyers fans will be coming back to earth shortly.

The last seven times that the Flyers scored seven or more goals in a regular season victory, they have not answered the bell in their next game, going 0-5-2 and scoring just 13 goals, less than two a game.

 FLYERS' RS WIN & SCORE 7+ GOALS    FLYERS' NEXT GAME
 Date  Opponent  Result        Date  Opponent  Result
 12/30/10  at Kings  W 7-4    12/31/10  at Ducks  L 2-5
   4/  9/11  Islanders  W 7-4      4/14/11  at Sabres  L 0-1
 10/18/11  at Senators  W 7-2    10/20/11  Capitals  L 2-5
 11/ 5/11  Blue Jackets  W 9-2    11/  9/11    at Lightning    L 1-2 (ot)  
   2/16/12    Sabres  W 7-2      2/18/12  Penguins  L 4-6
   3/29/12  at Maple Leafs    W 7-1      3/31/12  at Senators  L 3-4 (so)
   1/26/13  at Panthers  W 7-1      1/27/13  at Lightning  L 1-5
   2/18/13  at Islanders  W 7-0      2/20/13  at Penguins  ???
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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