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  1. James van Riemsdyk Puts Up Amazing Night, Honors Navy SEALS Afterward… Plus: JVR Highlights Video

    May 3, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

    A day after it was announced that a US Navy SEALS strike force had killed  Osama bin Laden, a moment made even more memorable for Philadelphia  sports fans when the crowd at Citizens Bank Park chanted ‘U-S-A’ as word  spread throughout the stadium, the best players on the ice in the Flyers-Bruins game 2 showdown…

  2. Flyers-Bruins Game 2: How About an Epic One-Game Comeback?

    May 2, 2011, 9:28 PM EDT

    Now that all is said and done and my heart isn’t in my throat, I’m glad the Flyers-Bruins series from the 2010 playoffs proceeded and ended the way it did. Short of a Stanley Cup (and don’t we know that feeling), The Comeback was about as good as it gets. However, I’d prefer that be…

  3. Video: Adam McQuaid Misses Mike Richards, Hits Boards HARD

    May 2, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

    Scary moment for the Bruins’ Adam McQuaid in the waning minutes of the first period tonight, when he strided toward Mike Richards behind the Boston net and missed him on a check attempt. McQuaid went very awkwardly into the boards and stayed on the ice for a while before being helped off by his teammates.…

  4. U-S-A Chants at Citizens Bank Park as Phillies Fans Hear of Osama bin Laden’s Death

    May 2, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

    With news spreading that Osama bin Laden has been killed, small U-S-A chants began to rise from the crowd watching the Phillies play the Mets at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday night. As the word spread throughout the crowd, the chants got louder and louder until just about the whole stadium was doing it, audible…

  5. Boosh on a Forgettable Day, Phillies’ Record April, Akers’ Numbered Days, Union Atop the Table

    May 2, 2011, 5:22 PM EDT

    Three Philly teams were playing home games yesterday afternoon, two of which ended in good results, while the other was something of an absolute travesty. Unfortunately, the latter was the one that mattered most. Here’s a look at some of the storylines out of those games, as well as the Eagles draft weekend. Let’s start…

  6. Flyers-Bruins Game 1: Another Battle Begins

    May 2, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

    The wait is over, the Flyers and Bruins start their playoff rematch series this afternoon at 3PM in South Philly. Both clubs needed seven games to clear the first round, but that’s not really a bad thing so much as a reflection of how great the opening series were, and how good these two teams…

  7. Flyers-Bruins Series Odds, Ends, and Extras

    May 2, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT

    All is relatively quiet on the Flyers front as they get ready to open their second round series with the Boston Bruins today. The past few days have been filled with references to last postseason’s matchup that saw the Flyers stage a historic comeback that no one reading site this needs further reminding about. But,…

  8. Howard, Phillies Destroy Mets, Rack Up Some April Records

    May 2, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT

    Not a bad start to the homestand… The Phillies opened up the Mets’ pitching and bled it for 10 runs while Vance Worley threw six shutout innings on their way to a 10-3 win. The Phils have now scored double-digit runs against the Mets in three straight contests and lead the season series, 3-1. Ryan…

  9. Phillies Welcome Mets to Vance Party USA Homestand

    May 2, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

    A western swing that began with a promising 4-0 start came to a 5-2 end, with a pair of Phillies arms landing on the DL and the Phillies briefly sliding to second place in the East before edging ahead of the Marlins again. The road trip is over, with the Phils back in town to…

  10. And Now Joe Blanton’s on the DL

    May 2, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    Another Phillies injury to report… Joe Blanton has been placed on the DL with a medial impingement of his right elbow. Vance “Refrigeration” Worley will start on Friday against the Mets. Adjust your deep NL-only fantasy lineups accordingly.

  11. What Will the Birds Do in the First Round?

    May 2, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    Just a quick pulse-taking among the Philadelphia faithful—which of the following do you think the Eagles will do in the first round of the NFL Draft tonight?     (A) Make a selection at 23     (B) Trade up         (C) Trade down If you pick A, let us know which player or position you think they’ll target. Two…

  12. The Bruins Power Play Might Look Familiar

    May 2, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT

    Two issues followed the Flyers throughout most of their hard-fought opening round series against the Sabres—uncertainty in net and an inffective power play. Both issues seemed to be resolved, temporarily, in their decisive game 7 victory, with Brian Boucher taking firm grasp of a goalie gig he may have deserved throughout the series, and Chris…

  13. Roger McDowell in Trouble Over Comments Toward Giants Fans

    May 2, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

    The Atlanta Journal Constitution and other media outlets are reporting that former Phillies reliever and current Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell has been accused making homophobic comments and threats toward fans attending the Braves’ Saturday game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. A 33-year-old Giants fan, Justin Quinn, and his family reported…

  14. Bruins Top Habs, Earn a Trip to Philly… Elsewhere: Penguins Eliminated

    May 2, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

    The Flyers learned their second round opponent Wednesday night, when the Bruins beat the Canadiens by a 4-3 count in overtime to advance. They’ll be in Philly for a series that will start on Saturday and be televised as follows: Game 1: Saturday, April 30 at Philadelphia – 3:05 p.m., NBCGame 2: Monday, May 2…

  15. Head Games: Carcillo and Briere Have Some Fun With Ryan Miller

    Apr 28, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT

    Prior to the opening round playoff series between the Flyers and Sabres, many fans in Philadelphia probably really appreciated and maybe even liked Ryan Miller for his efforts as Team USA’s goalie in the most recent Olympics, and respected him long before that as the type of goaltender the Flyers need to add. Six games…

  16. Michael Vick Speaks Out Against Dog Fighting App, Thereby Bringing It to All of Our Attention

    Apr 26, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

    When I woke up this morning, I didn’t know there was an app for Android phones that appears to involve raising and training virutal dogs for the purposes of fighting. I’ve still not actually seen it. But I have seen, read, and heard that Michael Vick has spoken out against the app along with various…

  17. Flyers-Sabres Game 7: All In, Must Win

    Apr 26, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

    Earlier today, Rev really summed up the visceral experience a game 7 in the NHL playoffs can be for fans, and I’m assuming most of you have spent the day like me—feeling like you’re going to be shot out of a cannon later. A few of us are getting ready to head down to the…

  18. Sabres Wanted Mike Richards Out For Game 7, But Request Reportedly Denied

    Apr 26, 2011, 12:09 PM EDT

    There’s been no shortage of chatter between the Flyers and Sabres during and after the first six games of their opening round series, and after the Sabres gave up a pair of leads and ultimately lost on Sunday, they had plenty more to say. Lindy Ruff and Ryan Miller led the way, quickly pointing out…

  19. Oh Yeah, Roy Dealt Yesterday Too, and Shane Put a New Face on ‘Jack in the Box’

    Apr 25, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT

    With the Philly sports calendar so packed yesterday on top of Easter Sunday family schedules for some, it was hard to catch each of the three games that ended so well for the local teams. If you were glued to the Flyers’ possible elimination game, it stings to have not seen every pitch of yet…

  20. Tim Saunders Calls the Ville Leino OT Winner

    Apr 25, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT

    Nothing against Doc Emerick’s call on the Flyers’ winning goal in overtime yesterday, which was also good, but here’s what the goal sounded like over the radio yesterday with Tim Saunders piping it out and Bundy breaking it down. Thanks, MrFlyerGuy.

  21. Report: Patrick Kaleta Got Personal With Briere and Hartnell, Fired Them Up

    Apr 25, 2011, 6:56 PM EDT

    Late Sunday night, NBC’s John Clark mentioned a Buffalo News report that Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta had plenty to say on the ice in Sunday’s game, which isn’t much of a surprise considering Kaleta’s hard-earned repuation as a jackass. Buffalo News’ Jerry Sullivan mentioned the exchanges in a column he wrote after the game about…

  22. Flyers-Sabres Game 6: Leighton In, Flyers Must Win

    Apr 25, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    With no single right or wrong answer in net today, we’re reminded that this Flyers team was built for that question not to be a dire concern. The depth at every skating position is designed to obviate the need for a true #1. Whether that’s actually true or not (especially with recent injuries), we’ll have…

  23. A Huge Easter Sunday for Philly Sports

    Apr 25, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT

    The Flyers and Sixers are both in win-or-go-home games today, and the Phils have an opportunity to sweep the Padres in San Diego. We know Roy Halladay will be on the hill for the Phils, but there’s been no indication as to who will be in net for the Flyers just yet. If only the…

  24. Can Joey No Decision Stay on Track in SD? Phillies Extras and Gamethread

    Apr 25, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

    Although the Phillies’ offense has been a little quiet lately, averaging less than three runs per game in their last nine outings, they seem to be finding their groove again after a series loss to the Brewers. The pitching has been great, including a pair of shutouts to start the series in San Diego. If…

  25. Who’s Your Goalie for Game 6?

    Apr 25, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Peter Laviolette is faced with a tough decision between not two but three goalies for tomorrow’s win-or-go-home game 6 in Buffalo. The team has somehow managed to play three different guys in five games, with no injuries factoring into the decision making. Sergei Bobrovsky was on a tiny leash, being shown the bench and ultimately…