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This Week in Flyers History 5/13-5/19

Welcome to the final installment for this season of This Week in Flyers History, which seeks to fill in the gaps in fans’ collective memories and to give them a hand up when their friends question their hockey knowledge. We’ll be back in October with lots more facts, figures and pictures to stoke the fires of all things past. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out my series on the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals, beginning this coming Thursday. May 13, 1975 Flyers 4, Islanders 1 — Kate Smith made another command performance, belting out “God Bless America”prior to Game …

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Holmgren, Laviolette speak 5/10/12

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren Q: Can you start with the injuries and the surgeries? “Well the actual exit medicals aren’t until tonight so I don’t really have the complete list, I’ll get that to you guys as soon as I have it, but there will be a few guys who will need some surgeries.” Q: Can you give us an update on Chris Pronger and if you think there’s any chance he could return next season “Update, he’s doing probably the same and any chance of returning, I would say your guess is as …

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Flyers talk at closedown day

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers Flyers center Claude Giroux Q: What do you see moving forward that you didn’t see two days ago? “Everything happens pretty fast. It is not a good feeling when the season is over like that. Especially when you know our team could have made more damage. At the same time, we are a very young team and going into the beginning of the season with all of the new faces, new team and the way that this team came together, we had a pretty good season and got to second round. I think that is …

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The All-Timers

Let’s face it, last night’s first period produced one of the most unexpected, bitter, deflating moments in Flyers playoff history. Anyone who knows me in the real world or through this site knows that a) I’m not one to wallow in the failure of a sports team and b) history is never too far away, so I thought 24 hours after the start of Game 5, it’s a perfect time to provide perspective and reminisce about some of the other plays in recent postseasons past (1980 forward) which will live in infamy in the hearts and minds of the Faithful. …

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Giroux suspended for Game 5

A worst-case scenario has reared its ugly head this afternoon, as Claude Giroux has been suspended for Tuesday’s Game 5 for elbowing Dainius Zubrus in the head late in the second period of last night’s 4-2 loss. Now, the Flyers are facing elimination without their best and most consistent player who has also been one of the top skaters in this postseason. “After pulling even with Zubrus on the backcheck, Giroux chops down across the back of Zubrus’ stick, and then well after the puck has been chipped in the corner, Giroux comes across Zubrus’ body and drives upward with …