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College Hockey Roundup: Penn State prevails in Philly; Former Team Comcast player shines at BC

All eyes were back on the ice on Saturday in the City of Brotherly Love. After a grueling wait, NHL fans got their wish. However, Penn State against Vermont in the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff stole the spotlight. As fans donning the colors of their favorite Pennsylvania NHL team filed out of the Wells Fargo Center, others were on their way in representing the entire state with their blue and white. After 19,994 hockey-starved fans attended the first Flyers home game of the season, a second crowd were treated to what hopes to be more than just a curiosity. An …

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Flight Plan: Week of 01.21.2013

The Philadelphia Flyers had a rough start to this condensed 48-game schedule as they dropped both ends of a back-to-back over the weekend. A loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins is never fun, but despite looking flat in the first period, the Flyers really only lost by one goal as the Penguins scored an empty netter late in the third period to seal the win. The game against the Buffalo Sabres was disconcerting to say the least as the Flyers lost 5-2 and allowed two quick goals in the third period and another empty net goal with just under a minute …

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Pens Ruin Flyers’ Opener, Beat Philly 3-1

The Philadelphia Flyers had a strong final 40 minutes, but unfortunately the first 20 cost them, as they lost their first game of the 2013 season 3-1 to the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. James Neal had what turned out to be the game-winner just 7:20 into the contest, while Marc-Andre Fleury kept 27 of the 28 shots the Flyers threw at him out of the net. Claude Giroux had the lone goal for the hosts, as Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 24 of the Penguins’ 26 shots in a game they didn’t necessarily lose, but just ran out of time. “After the first 13, …

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Game-day thread: 1/19 Penguins vs Flyers 3:00 PM

…and then there was hockey! Today the Flyers kick off the shortened 2012-2013 season at home versus the rivaled Pittsburgh Penguins. This will be one of four meetings between the two clubs during the modified 48 game schedule. The Flyers were 4-2 against the Penguins last season, going 2-1 on home ice. This year at Flyers Faithful we will be providing game-day threads for each game as a place where fans can provide their thoughts and insights in the comment section, and interact with other fans at the Flyers Faithful staff. Let’s open with a prediction, who’s your star of …

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Your Flyers FAQ guide to begin the season

Q: How long is the season? A: Just like in 1995, it’s a 48-game course beginning today, January 19, and lasting 99 days until April 27. Here’s the full schedule. Q: What is the format of the new schedule? A: “Teams will play 18 games within the division: four games (two home and two away) against two of the teams in the division, five games (three home and two away) against one team from the division and five games (two home and three away) against the remaining divisional opponent. To complete the 720-game schedule, Clubs will play three games against …