Dec 21, 2011, 11:14 PM EDT
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette wasn’t thrilled with the calls in Montreal and let the refs, players, and HBO cameras know his thoughts on ‘Typical Montreal’
Dec 21, 2011, 10:58 PM EDT
As expected, Ilya Bryzgalov of the Flyers was the star of the second episode of HBO’s 24/7. The ep got a little meta, with the players all keenly aware, as was the rest of the hockey-watching world, of Bryzgalov’s brilliance in the first episode. Watch here as Bryz gets ribbed by Jaromir Jagr and company, then waxes poetic on the ladylike beauty of the Siberian Husky…
Dec 21, 2011, 8:39 PM EDT
After the end of the first period, the Versus telecast showed Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette having some words with Dallas Stars center Steve Ott. After Ott appeared to have blocked the coach’s path back to the dressing room, wanting the coach to allow the Stars go off first, Lavy gave Ott a bit of a shove to get out of his way.
Dec 21, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT
The700Level.com is breaking out the live blog for HBO’s Flyers Rangers Road to Winter Classic 24/7 reality show.
Dec 21, 2011, 7:28 PM EDT
We’re treated to a double dose of Flyers action this evening as Peter Laviolette’s squad try to get back in the win column after earning only a point on Monday night in Colorado. Following the live ice action, the second episode of HBO’s 24/7 will air at 10:00.
Dec 21, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT
Longtime friend of the Level, Kelly Bloor, made the above “Merry Bryzmas!” Christmas card to help spread the joy of the holidays and help remind her friends and family that hurting tigers can get you killed. Dead.
Dec 21, 2011, 12:36 PM EDT
The Flyers were clearly pitted as the team riding high on a winning streak in episode one, despite Giroux going down with an injury, while the Rangers were given the losers trying to turn things around role. So what has happened since the last episode that we can expect to see tonight?
Dec 21, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT
Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent hoisting the Stanley Cup together will also be immortalized in a new statue that will be on display at Xfinity Live when it opens up, according to the Daily News.
Dec 21, 2011, 10:36 AM EDT
Legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi will compete in 94 WIP’s Wing Bowl 20 next month at the Wells Fargo Center. It will be the first time he has ever competed in Philadelphia’s infamous wing eating competition. He hopes to set a world record.
Dec 20, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT
We know Ilya Bryzgalov is a big history buff so it’s no surprise his new custom mask for the Winter Classic pays tribute to some of the great Philly sports icons. Mike Schmidt, Reggie White, Dr. J, Bobby Clarke, and the Phillie Phanatic are all featured prominently on the new goalie mask. Veterans Stadium also makes a nice appearance.
Dec 20, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT
The obsession with brand new custom-painted goalie masks isn’t reserved for those who still play in the NHL. In fact, legendary Flyers goalie Bernie Parent will join in Mask Mania by getting a replica of his old plain white mask airbrushed up with classic imagery from his days as a Flyer so he can wear the newly designed mask in the lead up to the Winter Classic. It will then be auctioned off for charity. [check out the sweet video below]
Dec 20, 2011, 1:31 AM EDT
Flyers rookie forward Harry Zolnierczyk took an awkward tumble into the boards in the second period of the Flyers-Colorado Avalanche game.
Dec 20, 2011, 1:09 AM EDT
Highlights from the Philadelphia Flyers’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Dec 20, 2011, 12:55 AM EDT
A few Flyers defensemen came up with some big plays in their 3-2 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche, but this one by Braydon Coburn was pretty stellar.
Dec 19, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT
There’s probably not a whole lot of small details or minor lessons the Flyers or any of us fans want to remember about Saturday’s absolute ass-kicking at the hands of the Boston Bruins. One thing’s for sure though, while they need to move on and play as if that game didn’t happen, it was a good wake-up call that they’re not quite where they need to be. Right now, they’re good enough to have a fun regular season ride with all the usual ups and downs. But are they good enough to make a deep playoff run, or go all the way to a Cup?
While it was only one game, that 6-0 loss to last year’s champs was indeed a measuring stick, and the Flyers came up very short. Of course, they were without some key players, including their top forward and top defenseman, and it appears we’ll get the former back soon. But the latter may never be, and Saturday should show the Flyers the level they need to aspire for between now and, way down the road, the playoffs.
The road continues in Denver tonight, where the Flyers begin a five-game road trip with a 9PM start against the Avalanche. A former Cup-winning goalie tandem highlights the storylines.
Dec 19, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT
Mike Falciani, an eagle-eyed The700Level.com reader, sent us this photo taken this afternoon of City Hall as seen from 1500 Market Street. From what we can tell, it looks like the old jersey William Penn, who sits high atop the building looking down on us, wore during the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals when the Flyers played the Detroit Red Wings.
Dec 19, 2011, 3:17 PM EDT
The NHL released this official rendering today of what they hope Citizens Bank Park will look like on January 2nd, 2012 for the Bridgestone Winter Classic. Clearly, they’re hoping Old Man Winter dumps a Nor’easter full of snow onto the Delaware Valley.
Dec 19, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT
Roy Halladay pitches at Citizens Bank Park as workers begin to lay the foundation for the ice of the Winter Classic.
Dec 18, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT
It may not mean he’s close to returning just yet, but Claude Giroux is at least skating with the Flyers in Colorado this afternoon. The team posted this pic of him donning the yellow non-contact gear, which is quite a relieving sight even if we don’t yet know what it means for his return to game play.
Dec 17, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT
The Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-0 in a matchup between the top two teams in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. Sean Courturier suffered a possible concussion after being struck in the head with a Kimmo Timonen slapshot.
Dec 17, 2011, 12:17 PM EDT
Storylines and notes on Saturday’s tilt between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Are the rebuilt Flyers ready to beat the team that blew them to pieces in May?
Dec 16, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT
Deep thinkers are fascinated by the humongous big universe. And sports blog readers are nothing if not deep thinkers. So it was with great pleasure we watched Deep Thoughts with Ilya Bryzgalov on HBO on Wednesday night.
Dec 15, 2011, 10:44 PM EDT
The mood among Flyers faithful was rather somber on Thursday night as word of Chris Pronger being out for the entire season hit Twitter and eventually the game’s telecast itself. Never easy to hear such bad news. The Flyers who were on the ice did their best to try and cheer the down orange and black fans by delivering a nice road victory.
Dec 15, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT
Previewing the Philadelphia Flyers-Montreal Canadiens matchup…
Dec 15, 2011, 2:42 PM EDT
The debut of HBO’s 24/7 last night had Flyers fans salivating, and with good reason. Here are our highlights from the show.
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