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Hartnell plays “Beat the Clock,” Flyers shame Penguins in OT

Wonders never cease. On the ropes and down 2-0 to a steamroller of a Pittsburgh Penguins club looking for their 12th straight win, the Philadelphia Flyers put together one of the most unlikely turnarounds in recent memory and took a 3-2 home decision on Sunday afternoon. Scott Hartnell was the hero, as his second goal of the game, coming with 0.9 seconds left in overtime, proved to be the winner. It came as a result of a defensive breakdown. Danny Briere entered the Penguins’ zone near the boards on the left wing, then turned into the middle. He allowed Braydon …

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This Week in Flyers History 3/18-3/24

Welcome to another installment 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. March 18, 1976 Flyers 3, Canucks 2 — For the only time in his illustrious career, Bill Barber reaches the 100-point plateau in this victory over Vancouver at the Spectrum. March 18, 1995 Flyers 4, Panthers 3 (OT) — Eric Lindros posts the first of back-to-back hat tricks, with a four-point effort which included the game-winning goal 2:13 into overtime as the pre-rat Florida club …

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Bruins regain form, top Flyers in shootout

It’s fitting that two teams near the top of the Eastern Conference standings who have struggled mightily in afternoon starts couldn’t resolve their differences in 65 minutes of actual play. So it was the Boston Bruins who emerged victorious on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden by a 3-2 count, though not due to the luck of the Irish. Rather, it had to do with Ilya Bryzgalov returning to his catatonic act in the shootout, failing to stop any of the three Bruins shooters. Tim Thomas only came up one save better, denying Danny Briere at the right post to end …

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Boruk, Bryzgalov unlikely partners in Flyers folk tale

Within the boundaries of any given season, there are certain moments which show up on the radar, forcing us to take notice that what we’re witnessing is truly special. Most often, it’s a signature win against a rival at a key time. If we’re lucky, it’s a gaffe committed by the other side which allows our team to eke out a victory. As happens too often, it can arrive in the form of a significant injury which either galvanizes or demoralizes team spirit. Some teams celebrate that moment with rodents, some with seafood, some with trips to Dairy Queen. Ilya …

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Dr. No: Bryzgalov keeps shutout streak alive by blanking Devils

Maybe Ilya Bryzgalov was prescient back in January, pointing the way out of the woods and forward into the thick of a playoff race whose pulse he seemingly controls. On Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center, the $51 million man joined some elite goaltending company by stopping all 17 shots he faced as the  Philadelphia Flyers silenced the  New Jersey Devils, 3-0. It was one of the easiest games he’s had as a professional and he took it all in stride, as if it was an eventuality. Bryzgalov notched his sixth whitewash of the season and his third in as …