jagrtalbot

Pair of ex-Pens prove worth, true value still dormant

It’s no secret who the Philadelphia Flyers’ secret weapons were in their first-round triumph against presumptive Stanley Cup favorite Pittsburgh: Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot. And they helped execute that task with a combination of slickness, skill and all the down and dirty stuff you’d expect from guys who have seen it all and done it all before and came through as champions. “There’s nothing magic about it but I think this team was really well prepared and it showed,” Talbot admitted in Sunday’s postgame. Still, it would be a Hell of a thing, and a major disappointment to boot, …

Image Courtesy of Paul Bereswill/Getty Images

Penguins Can’t Fly, Flyers Win Series With 5-1 Victory At Home

In front of the faithful at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday afternoon, the Philadelphia Flyers advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a 5-1 win, sending Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburgh Penguins packing. After Philly’s loss in Game 5 on Friday, Scott Hartnell said it was time for the Flyers’ defense and goaltending to get the Orange and Black a win. With Ilya Bryzgalov’s 30-save effort and 40 blocked shots from the defense, Hartnell’s words seemed to properly motivate the club. “It takes a sixty minute, full team effort. Everbody chipped in,” said Bryzgalov after the game. “It was …

Image Courtesy of Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Fleury Comes Up Big In Third Period, Flyers Lose 3-2

In the first game of the series that produced less than seven goals total, the Pens held on for a 3-2 victory in Pittsburgh tonight. After they fell into a 3-0 hole in the series, the Pens have rattled off two straight wins to force Game 6 after their first win in a game of importance against the Flyers at the CONSOL Energy Center since it opened. Marc-Andre Fleury didn’t let the Flyers even the score in the third period despite the fact Philly out shot Pittsburgh 14-8 in the final frame. With several crucial saves throughout the contest, Fleury has seemed to …

Image Courtesy of Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Penguins Avoid Sweep Emphatically, Destroy Flyers, 10-3

Although much of the media assumed the series was over, the Pittsburgh Penguins came out and reminded everyone they’re still alive with an impressive 10-3 victory over the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center tonight. Jordan Staal recorded a hat trick including the game-winner, which came late in the first period, while Evgeni Malkin had two goals and an assist for a three-point performance. Sidney Crosby followed up Sunday’s cowardly display with a three-point night that featured a goal and two assists. The 10-goal outburst came without the services of James Neal, Arron Asham, Craig Adams, and Paul Martin. “I just …

Jaromir Jagr

Jaromir Jagr discusses the playoff battle against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Below, is a translation of an article originally posted on iSport.cz by Jaromir Jagr. I’m glad that we’re leading 3-0 against the Pittsburght Penguins. But I’ve experienced many things in the playoffs so it’s over when it’s really over… So we have to gain the one point. And am I surprised with the number of goals? I have no illusions about the playoffs. I don’t care if I was wrong or not with my guess when it’s over. I take it as a fact. And I experience it without emotions. I try to avoid provoking. It’s not good to be too …