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Archive: April, 2013

Bruins, Sabres pay classy tribute to Boston fans in wake of marathon bomb attack

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
It's often said that sports journalists are a cynical bunch, and for the most part it's true. At the very least, we try not to grow too emotionally attached to events, because there are so many things that can move us. On Wednesday night, though, I watched a small gesture that left a big impression... Read more

NHL Power Rankings: Blackhawks on top, once again

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
There is only a week and a half left in the NHL season and already a good amount of teams have clinched playoff spots. But we will get a chance to see teams scratch and claw for the final playoff spots in each conference. With all of that said, let’s check in with the league this week. 1. Chicago... Read more

Video: Boston Bruins fans sing the National Anthem before game against the Sabres

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
The Boston Bruins hosted the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden in Boston Wednesday night. The game marked the first professional sporting event since the bombings that marred the Boston Marathon Monday. Rene Rancourt, the Bruins' anthem singer since 1976, took to the ice to sing The Star-Spangled Banner... Read more

Two keys to Steve Mason's game

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
The Flyers gathered for their annual team photo and did not practice, so there was no player availability. Steve Mason's impressive performance on Tuesday night still resonates, though, so let's stick with that theme. It was a night of firsts for Mason. Not only did he capture a win in his first start... Read more

Video: Chris Pronger's hard road back

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
The Flyers' Chris Pronger talks to SI's Brian Cazeneuve about the defenseman's head injuries, post-concussion symptoms and hopes to return to the NHL. Read more

For Flyers, math is grim, but....

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette knows the numbers make his team the longest of playoff longshots. “We’re in a hole. We put ourselves here and we accept it,” Laviolette said after the Flyers jolted the New York Rangers, 4-2, on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.” The Flyers... Read more

Gervais to miss rest of season

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Flyers defenseman Bruno Gervais will miss the rest of the season. Gervais will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a torn stomach muscle. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said, in a statement, that Gervais "will be out indefinitely." Gervais has played 37 games with one goal and five assists... Read more

Mason, Manning in Flyers' lineup

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
Defenseman Brandon Manning, recalled from Adirondack, will be in the Flyers' lineup Tuesday night against the visiting New York Rangers. Steve Mason, who has a 1.74 GAA in three games with the Flyers, will be in the nets. Manning, who played four games with the Flyers last year, was recalled with... Read more

Gagne bumped to top line

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
MONTREAL -- In an effort to spark the Flyers’ maligned offense, coach Peter Laviolette has auditioned a slew of forwards on the left swing slot next to Claude Giroux - the one that used to belong to Scott Hartnell. Matt Read, Tye McGinn and even Zac Rinaldo - for a few periods - have all had... Read more

Bombings leave Laviolette somber after Flyers' win

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:14 PM
MONTREAL - Flyers coach Peter Laviolette was in a somber mood after his team’s 7-3 win in Montreal on Monday night. Laviolette talked about his sister attending the Boston Marathon earlier in the day. His sister was OK, but at least three died and more than 100 were wounded in the bombings. "It's... Read more
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