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Still fishing for answers, Royals fall to Walleye

After a pair of rough road outings at Wheeling on Friday and Saturday, the Reading Royals were practically begging for the comforts of home, never mind that Hurricane Sandy soon would be bearing down on Berks County from its course in the Atlantic Ocean. Having lost 7-3 in the opener and a 3-2 shootout decision less than 24 hours ago, the Toledo Walleye dealt the hosts another defeat, this one by a 4-2 count which dropped the Leos to 1-5-1 on the season. “We had the momentum there in the second period, we were able to take a lead, but …

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This Week in Flyers History 10/28-11/3

Welcome to the next installment of the second series of “This Week in Flyers History,” which aims to dredge up old memories, good and bad, of Flyers feats in the recent to distant past and to provide good fodder for trivia buffs. As it was during the second half of last season, we’ll be here every Sunday through what would have been the first part of this season, choc full of facts, figures, names and dates you need to know to gain that true depth as a Flyers fan. October 28, 1976: Flyers 3, Penguins 0 – Bernie Parent’s 42nd …

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November No Mo

From its perch in the steel and glass canyons of midtown Manhattan, the National Hockey League announced the cancellation of its 2012-13 regular-season schedule for the entire month of November on Friday. “The National Hockey League deeply regrets having to take this action. By presenting a proposal to the NHLPA that contemplated a fair division of revenues and was responsive to Player concerns regarding the value of their contracts, we had hoped to be able to forge a long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement that would have preserved an 82-game Regular Season for our fans. Unfortunately, that did not occur,” said NHL …

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A streak for the ages

Eight years ago today, the Philadelphia Phantoms turned a somnolent start to their ninth American Hockey League season into something truly special. After dropping two in a row, both on the road, this John Stevens-led club failed to lose for the next 36 days, rolling to a franchise-best 17-game winning streak that also stood as the longest in the AHL until Norfolk’s all-time run of 28 straight victories through the end of last season. Armed with talent from the NHL with nowhere to go due to the lockout (Joni Pitkanen, Patrick Sharp, Dennis Seidenberg, Todd Fedoruk) as well as young …

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This Week in Flyers History 10/21-27

Welcome to the next installment of the second series of “This Week in Flyers History,” which aims to dredge up old memories, good and bad, of Flyers feats in the recent to distant past and to provide good fodder for trivia buffs. As it was during the second half of last season, we’ll be here every Sunday through what would have been the first part of this season, choc full of facts, figures, names and dates you need to know to gain that true depth as a Flyers fan. October 21, 1979: Canadiens 6, Flyers 6 — The biggest early-season …