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  1. 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…

  2. Defense Optional, Flyers Drop Game 1, 7-3

    May 2, 2011, 5:07 PM EDT

    Well, if there was any question as to whether the Bruins were capable of banging home five-footers all day we now know the answer. The Bruins walked into the Wells Fargo Center and showed off their short game en route to a convincing 7-3 win over the Flyers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference…

  3. 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,…

  4. Canadian Danny Watkins Learns Quick, Says He’s Already a Flyers Fan

    May 2, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

    Sure, he may have been goaded into his answer, but hockey-loving Canadian Danny Watkins says he’s already a Flyers fan. Pretty sure Philly fans are gonna like this guy (even if they didn’t love the pick).

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. JVR Shows His Love for Sixers After Game 7

    May 2, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    One of the biggest positives from the Flyers first round victory over the Sabres was the play of James van Riemsdyk. JVR really stepped his game up in a big way in the playoffs, a tremendous sign for the potential impact this kid can have both now and in the future. His play on the…

  8. 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…

  9. Advance! Flyers Deliver Knockout Blow in Game 7

    Apr 28, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT

    Win or lose, this series would have likely gone down as one of the most entertaining in recent memory. The fact that the good guys came out on top though, after being down by three goals in an elimination game, and won a Game 7 in just about the most convincing fashion possible—5-2—well, you couldn’t…

  10. Ian Laperriere Named a Masterton Award Finalist

    Apr 26, 2011, 6:01 PM EDT

    Ian Laperriere is one of three finalists for the NHL’s Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy which is given out to the player who “exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the sport of hockey.” Lappy joins former Flyers Ray Emery and Daymond Langkow as the three finalists for the award this season. It’s great to…

  11. There’s Nothing Better Than a Game Seven

    Apr 26, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT

    I clearly remember a Phillies game from September 23, 2005 when David Bell hit a go ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Reds in Cincinnati. They entered the inning trailing 10-6 and scored five in the ninth and hung on to win it 11-10. What does a regular…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. Yesssss! Flyers Force Game Seven With Overtime Thriller

    Apr 25, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

    The Flyers dug themselves out of yet another seemingly insurmountable starting goalie-induced giant hole to force a Game Seven at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night. Unbelievable how they regrouped after going down 2-0 early. Michael Leighton gave up three first period goals (deja vu all over again) before giving way to Brian Boucher…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. Evan Turner Shows His Love for the Flyers By Wearing Puck-embedded Orange Helmet

    Apr 25, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

    Sixers rookie Evan Turner was in attendance at game 5 of the Flyers-Sabres series at the Wells Fargo Center, showing his love for the orange and black by rocking a hockey-styled helmet with a puck lodged in it. That puck must have rammed into that helmet like an ET jump shot line-drived at the rim.…

  23. 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…

  24. Pronger Likely Out, Kaleta Plays Dumb

    Apr 25, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

    A couple quick Flyers notes… Despite continued progress that included getting off a number of shots, Tim Panaccio is saying that Chris Pronger will likely not play this evening in game 5 at the Wells Fargo Center. [CSN] Patrick Kaleta claims that his pulling the door open on Nik Zherdev was not intentional. We don’t believe…