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Five Reasons I Love the Flyers: Rich DiPiero

Rich DiPiero grew up in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia and has been a hockey player and a Flyers fan his whole life. As a kid, his favorite player was Eric Lindros. Below, he gives us the top five reasons he loves the Flyers. 5. History While it is still one of the “younger” franchises in the NHL, over time since its establishment in 1967, the Flyers have created a great story line. Winning two Stanley Cups before the franchise turned 10 years old. With a gritty, hard-working style of play allowed Philadelphians to be easily drawn to The Broad Street Bullies. …

Bryzgalov celebrating after a win

Around the Net 3.13.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers both on and off the ice. This week we look back at Ilya Bryzgalov’s tremendous week, the Flyers loss against the Devils and ahead to the rematch on Tuesday, a look at a goalie prospect out of Ohio State and more.  Coming off his best week as a Flyer, Ilya Bryzgalov is named the first star of the week by the NHL: Bryzgalov is NHL’s first star of the week (CSNPhilly) Finally, Bryz has started playing the way we all hoped he would when he was signed as a free …

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Devils cramp Flyers’ style, five-game win streak over

The New Jersey Devils injected a dose of reality into the plans of the Philadelphia Flyers, using a three-goal third period to claim a 4-1 decision in the opener of a home-and-home series Sunday night from Prudential Center. Ilya Kovalchuk did his usual damage, tallying a goal and two assists. Zach Parise and Patrik Elias picked up a goal and helper apiece, while Martin Brodeur worked his magic by stopping 18-of-19 shots. It was the 650th career victory for the 39-year-old Montreal native. “We want to get into the playoffs and do well once we’re there,” Kovalchuk said of his …

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Bryzgalov Blanks Panthers, Flyers Extend Win Streak To Four

The Flyers dominated the Florida Panthers tonight at the Wells Fargo Center for a 5-0 win, which extend their winning streak to four games. Ilya Bryzgalov had another amazing performance, as he made 28 saves for his second shutout in a three-game span. Bryzgalov’s fourth shutout of the season came without the help of defensemen Kimmo Timonen, Andrej Meszaros, and Pavel Kubina. Bryzgalov earned the first star of the game and it was clearly deserved. The Flyers’ goalie, who recorded his 27th career shutout, made crucial saves early in the game, after both of the bouts in the contest, and late in …

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Atlantic Watch: 2/29-3/6

For the first time in awhile, the Flyers put together a string of wins this week, as they won all three of their contests. Ilya Bryzgalov played a big part in the team’s success, as he won all three games with a save percentage of .948. With a four-game schedule ahead for the next seven days, hopefully Bryzgalov can keep Philly’s winning ways intact against some strong opponents. In their first game of the week, the Flyers beat the visiting New York Islanders by a score of 6-3. It looked like Bryzgalov was back to his usual ways, as Josh …