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Bad Run With New York

Sixers, Flyers have not fared well vs. New York lately.

Bad Run With New York

Tuesday night, the Flyers lost to the Rangers in the last 2011-12 winter regular season game between Philadelphia and New York.

The Sixers and Flyers have now combined to lose 11 of their last 12 and 12 of their last 14 games to the Knicks and Rangers.

That run:

 Date  Team  Opponent  Result
 Feb. 6, 2011  Sixers      at Knicks  L  103-117
 Feb. 20, 2011  Flyers  at Rangers  W 4-2
 March 6, 2011  Flyers  at Rangers  L  0-7
 April 3, 2011  Flyers  Rangers  L  2-3 (shootout)  
 April 6, 2011  Sixers  Knicks  L  92-97
 Nov. 26, 2011  Flyers  at Rangers  L  0-2
 Dec. 23, 2011  Flyers  at Rangers  L  2-4
 Jan. 2, 2012  Flyers  Rangers (CBP)       L  2-3
 Jan. 11, 2012  Sixers  at Knicks  L  79-85
 Feb. 5, 2012  Flyers  at Rangers  L  2-5
 Feb. 11, 2012  Flyers  Rangers  L  2-5
 March 11, 2012  Sixers  at Knicks  W 106-94
 March 21, 2012      Sixers  Knicks  L   79-82 
 April 3, 2012  Flyers  Rangers  L   3-5
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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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.

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