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Penn State’s struggles continue against Wisconsin

Game one versus the Badgers last Friday night was simple not a pretty game to watch. The Nittany Lions were thoroughly outplayed in all facets of the game. The Badgers out shot Penn State by a 43-28 margin and the Lions went 0-for-3 on the powerplay, while Wisconsin finished 0-for-4 on the power play. Badger netminder Joel Rumpel turned aside 27 shots for the 7-1 victory. Wisconsin opened the scoring  less than three minutes into the game, when Sean Little stripped the puck from Penn State and finished a two-on-one advantage with a slick pass to Grant Besse, who shot the puck …

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Future Flyers Report: The former Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

Last year for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL, Nick Cousins led the team with 103 points in 64 games while Brandon Alderson sat third on the team with 64 points in 67 games. After both players saw a handful of games with the Adirondack Phantoms last season, Cousins and Alderson haven’t quite produced the gaudy numbers they provided last year. Cousins has the higher point total between the two players, as he has three goals and six helpers in 22 games with the Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate this season. Along with his nine points, Cousins is minus-2 …

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Podcast Ep 83: Superstitious

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ 3rd period comeback against the Red Wings, their collapse against the Stars, and whether or not the show is jinxing the Flyers, as they record during the team’s matchup with the Senators (inconclusive as the team earned a point in a shootout loss). They also discuss the issue of accountability on this team in the wake of Zac Rinaldo’s penalties in the Stars game, Vincent Lecavalier’s back injury, Brayden Schenn and Steve Mason’s potential contracts and the projected increased NHL salary cap next season. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 83: Superstitious  …

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Flyers fall short in Ottawa, grab point in 5-4 shootout

The Philadelphia Flyers failed to hold on to a lead in the third period, as they fell to the Ottawa Senators in a shootout by the count of 5-4 tonight. Jason Spezza was the lone skater to convert in the shootout, while he and Bobby Ryan both had two-assist games in the win. Clarke MacArthur had a two-goal game for Ottawa, as Craig Anderson stopped 25 of 29 for the decision. For the Flyers, the trio of Michael Raffl, Kimmo Timonen, and Luke Schenn each had a goal and an assist, while Wayne Simmonds recorded a pair of helpers in …

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Game 30 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Ottawa Senators

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Monday, December 9, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (13-14-2) look to bounce back from their thumping at the hands of the Dallas Stars in Ottawa as they take on the Senators (11-14-5) at 7:30pm in the Canadian Tire Centre.   Are you sure that the Canadian Tire Centre is an actual hockey arena and not a body shop? I’m fairly confident that the Flyers and Senators will not be playing in front of assorted mechanics and bored people with broken cars. Okay, those people might be …