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Penn State defeats Army in Pegula Ice Arena opener; Set to face Air Force this weekend in Colorado

(Photo by: Mark Selders GoPSUSports.com) What a weekend it was to be a Penn Stater! Hundreds of thousands of alumni (including myself) returned to State College last weekend for one of the most thoroughly entertaining homecoming weekends in recent memory. First, their was the time honored tradition of the homecoming parade Friday night. Thousands of alumni, students, and families decked from head to toe in their blue and white lined the streets of Penn State’s campus and College Ave. downtown to watch the decorated floats of different student organizations and Greek Life march on by. Second, while the parade was …

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Through six games faceoffs have been much improved for Sean Couturier

In his first two seasons in the NHL the faceoff dot has not been kind to Sean Couturier, but perhaps he is beginning to turn the corner in 2013-2014. In his rookie season Couturier took the third most faceoffs on the team at 804, trailing Claude Giroux and Danny Briere, but he won only 47% of them. That placed him at a cool 71st in the league among all forwards that qualified. The sophomore campaign actually proved to be worse as he took 553 draws (remember, it was a shortened season), only trailing Giroux in attempts, but he only won …

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Crashing the Crease: Steve Mason and the Case for Temperance

Steve Mason, traded to the Flyers a little over six months ago, has quickly become the talk of the town when it comes to goaltending. His 0.944 save percentage in the seven games he played last season caught the attention of fans and Flyers management alike. Given Mason’s struggles in Columbus and the Flyers well-documented sojourn with Ilya Bryzgalov, it was a pleasant relief for both parties to find such a seemingly good fit. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, who had just watched former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky set the league alight with game after game of spectacular goaltending in Columbus, saw …

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Five-on-five suggests the Flyers still aren’t very good

We’re only three games into the 2013-2014 season but it appears as if the Flyers’ faults remain. The five-on-five numbers indicate that the Flyers just might not be very good. If you know me you know that I am not an emotional fan. I tend to approach the Flyers much like I do everything else in my life, logically and with rationale. If the title of this article looks a bit familiar it may be because I wrote a similar piece last February. I don’t want to be one to jump to a conclusion after three games. Three games is …

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Gameday FAQ: Opening Night! Flyers vs Maple Leafs

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Wednesday, October 2, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? Your Philadelphia Flyers open the 2013-14 season at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs! 7:30 pm start.   Woohoo! How can I watch this game? This game will be shown on Comcast Sportsnet (CSN Philly) locally and on TSN if you’re one of our neighbors to the north. The game will also be broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic for those of you on the go. What the heck is that picture up above? That is Phil Kessel as Hodor from …