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Penguins Ice Philadelphia; Flyers Fall To 1-7

Chris Kunitz scored for Pittsburgh at the 12:13 of the second period to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead, as they would eventually hold on to beat the Flyers 4-1 Thursday night in Philadelphia. Kunitz’s game winning goal came off a rebound from Pascal Dupuis. Defenseman Matt Nikanen also assisted on the goal. Pittsburgh’s first goal came from Jussi Jokinen and was assisted by Evgeni Malkin. The Penguins got their insurance goal from Sidney Crosby off a redirection from Dupuis. Malkin scored an empty net goal from Craig Adams and Crosby to ice the game. Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury had …

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Gameday FAQ: Flyers vs Penguins

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Thursday, October 17, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (1-6-0) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (5-1-0) for a 7:00pm game at the Wells Fargo Center.   How can I watch this game? You can view this game via Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (CSN Philly) if you’re local. The western part of the state can watch this on ROOT. And if you live in the US outside of Pennsylvania, you should be able to catch this on the NHL Network. For you audiophiles, 97.5 The Fanatic will be carrying …

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Podcast Ep 76: Brian Propp

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Flyers great Brian Propp about his career, the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals, the origin of guffaw, his favorite linemates, new Flyers coach Craig Berube, the woes of the current team, and more! Be sure to check out his web site over at BrianPropp.com Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 76: Brian Propp You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer as an mp3. You can find the podcast on iTunes here. You can find the podcast on Stitcher here. You …

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2014 Draft Eligibles: USHL Preliminary Top 10

The USHL is the top junior hockey league in the United States and the league consists of 16 teams primarily in the mid-western United States. Over the last 10 years, the USHL has become a factory and a pipeline to the NHL. Currently, 213 USHL alumni are playing in the NHL and 211 USHL players have college commitments already this season. The USHL will never be as strong as the CHL in terms of pure firepower and prestige in my opinion, but it has become a viable option for many European players who want to become exposed to the style …

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Crashing the Crease: Steve Mason, Expectation and Reality

Through the first seven games of the 2013-2014 Philadelphia Flyers season, the early storyline in the Philadelphia crease has been the rise of Steve Mason. The 25 year old has earned 5 starts to Emery’s 2 and looked good in the process, posting a 2.23 GAA and .926 SV%. He may have a record of 1-4, but the mood in Philadelphia surrounding the promising young goaltender is almost unanimously positive. There are some who caution that his current level of play is probably not sustainable – including Justin Brennan here on CtC last week – but for the most part, …