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  1. Flyers Play of the Game: Richie’s Alley Oop to Briere

    Apr 25, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

    The outcome of last night’s Flyers-Sabres game still burns on the morning after. Coming all the way back from an early 3-0 deficit, then losing in OT, it was playoff hockey at its roller-coaster finest. Unfortunately, this one ended in a valley instead of on a high. The Flyers’ third goal was the height of…

  2. Anyone for T.Ennis? Flyers Lose, Face Elimination

    Apr 25, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    Look it’s Friday night, we’re not gonna spend too much time on this right now. The Flyers looked dead in the water on a few terrible goals on Brian Boucher, and they brought in their third goalie of the playoffs before coming all the way back from a 3-0 deficit to tie it at 3…

  3. Flyers-Sabres Game 5: Everyone Completely Hate Each Other Now? Good.

    Apr 25, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Four games into the opening round of the NHL playoffs, the Flyers and Sabres are giving us plenty of reasons to watch. Fans of both sides would probably prefer their team be up a game at this point, particularly Philadelphia, who entered the series as the favorite with their 2 seed. But as we see…

  4. Phillies on the Late Show With Mat Latos

    Apr 25, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

    It’s never a bad time to head out to San Diego for a few days, whether you’re coming off a few straight home wins or a series loss to the Brewers. It’s really quite lovely out there. The Phils will open a four-game series at Petco Park tonight with Roy Oswalt taking on Mat Latos.…

  5. Jack Donaghy’s wearing a Flyers tie

    Apr 25, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    …and there was a Bake McBride mention on 30 Rock. Perfect minute to flip over from a Sixers commercial? I say yes.* Pic of Jack in the Orange & Black below. Apologies if you are, but I’m still not tired of the Philly sports references on 30 Rock, which even leaked into Alec Baldwin’s increasingly…

  6. Here’s ?uestlove With a Custom Philadelphia Union Jersey

    Apr 22, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

    Members of the Sons of Ben and other Philadelphia Union supporters have been quite actively trying to get The Roots drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson to come to a game at PPL Park and sit in the river end (See: #Quest4Quest). If he didn’t know what all that meant before this week, he very likely knows…

  7. Flyers-Sabres Game 4: Homewreck.

    Apr 22, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT

    The Flyers will take the HSBC Arena ice tonight with a chance to send the Buffalo Sabres fans home for the last time this season. Win, and the Flyers will need just one more in Philadelphia to eliminate the Sabres and advance on home ice this Friday. Ya know what though… Let’s not get ahead…

  8. Boucher Loses His Head (in a Good Way), Flyers Win on Buffalo Ice, Take Series Lead

    Apr 20, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

    The night began with the Buffalo crowd serenading newly minted Flyers starter Brian Boucher and ended with the Sabres fans quietly filing out while Boosh & Co. celebrated their second straight win to pull ahead in the opening round series. The veteran goalie rewarded his coach for sticking with him after a strong relief performance…

  9. View From the Top: Playoff Hockey From Some of the Best Seats in the House

    Apr 20, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT

    When the then-CoreStates Center was built, one thing I often heard was that there wasn’t a bad seat in the house. As opposed to the original Spectrum (god rest its soul), which had some obstructed-view areas and generally tough angles from which to see a game, both the upper and lower bowls of the new…

  10. Flyers-Sabres Game 3: The Buffalo Stand

    Apr 20, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT

    Just two games into the opening round of the 2011 playoffs, we’ve already had plenty to dissect and discuss. Fortunately, despite being shut out in game 1 and having the starting goalie chased in game 2, the Flyers appear to in a decent place as the series moves to Buffalo. After being shut out, they…

  11. Boucher to Start Game 3 for Flyers, Leighton to Back Up?

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:56 AM EDT

    Well, the playoffs are continuing the trend we saw for most of the regular season. The Flyers do not have a single starter in net. As he did for 82 games, Peter Laviolette will go with the hot hand tonight in Buffalo. Sergei Bobrovsky had a solid one-goal-against outing in the Flyers’ opening game loss,…

  12. Flyers-Sabres Game 2: Split ‘Em Up

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:19 AM EDT

    The Flyers may have yielded a chunk of their home ice advantage with their loss on Thursday night, but with a win today and a split in the first pair, the Eastern Conference’s top road team should still be in plenty good shape. Despite the frustrating 1-0 result, the Flyers showed some great things in…

  13. Back Issues for Oswalt, Phils Lose

    Apr 19, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt was having a solid night for the Phils when he had to leave the game in the seventh inning after tweaking his back, which became noticeable after he ran to first base in the sixth. Early word indicated it was a mild strain, and Oswalt said afterward that he felt some mid-back spasms…

  14. Flyers-Sabres Game 1: Enter the Playoffs

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

    We’ve already covered many of our thoughts heading into tonight’s series opener between the Flyers and the Sabres at the Wells Fargo Center. The Orange & Black left us with more questions than we’d have wanted to end the regular season, but I think that most of us know they are still good enough to…

  15. Could DOOP Song Be Used in Flyers’ Playoff Opener?

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT

    With the Flyers ready to get underway in the NHL playoffs tonight at the Wells Fargo Center, fans could be in for a notable addition to the arena music. No, we haven’t heard that they’ll stop playing Black Eyed Peas before the game, but there appears to be a strong possibility that the “DOOP song,”…

  16. Flyerside Chat: Rev and Matt’s Flyers-Sabres Playoff Preview

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:56 PM EDT

    With the Flyers set to embark on their 2011 playoff odyssey on home ice tonight, Rev and I thought we’d touch on a few of the bigger questions facing the team heading into the opening round. The Sabres are a good team that could be dangerous coming out of the same seventh seed the Flyers…

  17. You’re Always With Us, HK

    Apr 15, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT

    Two years ago today, with the Phillies playing in Washington, we found out we’d lost Harry Kalas. Two years later, not a game goes by we don’t hear his voice. In our look back at so many of the great Phillies of the past 30 years over the past month, the first thing that came…

  18. Of Course Jayson Werth Homered in His First Game Against the Phillies

    Apr 15, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth entered Tuesday night’s series opener between the Phillies and Nationals with his legs straddling the Mendoza Line and his team just shy of .500 on the young season. He left it having ascended to a .237 mark and doubled his home run and RBI totals with a pair of hits, including a solo…

  19. Video: Dwight Howard Dunks All Over Jrue Holiday

    Apr 13, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT

    Just watch…  Howard had a little trash to talk in the locker room afterward, and really, can you blame him? Video from the locker room below, where Howard shares what he said to Holiday as he posterized him.  Poor Jrue. Wrong place at the wrong time indeed… 

  20. Flyers-Sabres Round One Playoff Schedule

    Apr 13, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

    ‘Tis the season of the NHL playoffs dominating our evening schedules at will, hopefully for the next two months… The Flyers have announced their schedule for the opening round series against the Sabres, which will open up at the Wells Fargo Center this Thursday: Game 1:  Home, Thursday, 4/14 at 7:30PM (CSN)Game 2:  Home, Saturday,…

  21. So, Cole’s Fine. Phils Finish Off Braves

    Apr 13, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    It didn’t take Cole Hamels long to recover from a rough 2011 debut and a smattering of boos that became the talk of the town for a day (btw, read this on Hamels booing Adam Eaton, pretty funny). Cole came out on Sunday like a man without a damn thing on his mind, and he…

  22. Game 82: Flyers Host Isles in Regular Season Finale

    Apr 13, 2011, 4:56 PM EDT

    The beginning of any “History Will Be Made” commercials from last year’s Flyers playoff run rightly included the final shot of the regular season, Brian Boucher’s save in the shootout that sent the Rangers packing and the Flyers to the postseason.  In some ways, we’re hoping for similar magic tonight as the Flyers host the…

  23. Flyers Win Atlantic Division, Set to Face Sabres in First Round

    Apr 13, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

    The Flyers’ 2010-2011 regular season ended on a positive note, with the team beating the Islanders by a 7-4 count on home ice, then celebrating their first Atlantic Division crown since 2004. Although the Islanders aren’t a playoff-caliber opponent and the Flyers allowed them to come back in a wild game they had command of early,…

  24. About That Flyers Loss in Buffalo… Briere Line Strikes, But Team Defense Lapses

    Apr 13, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

    Excuse our lack of interest in saying much about last night’s Philly sports landscape. On the morning after, we’re still feeling about the same, which is to say more interested in gearing up for what will happen tonight than harping about a wasted sporting Friday (other than the Sixers, who managed a win). But, we…

  25. Flyers in Buffalo With Two to Go, Playoff Seeding on the Line

    Apr 10, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT

    We have two more regular season Flyers games in which to find either comfort or agony. That may sound a bit melodramatic, but that’s how the games have felt for the better part of at least the past month, and with the postseason looming, I don’t see us going monk on the outcomes of the…