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The Rivalry Continues…

There are some great rivalries in sports, past and present. In football, you have the NFC East consisting of the Eagles, Giants, Redskins, and Cowboys. In baseball, there is the timeless rivalry of Yankees and Red Sox and new age rivalries like the Phillies and Nationals. Basketball had the great Knicks/Heat battles of the late 90’s or the Sixers/Celtics and Lakers/Celtics games throughout history. One of the greatest rivalries is, no doubt, Duke vs. North Carolina in college basketball. But there is one rivalry that presently stands above them all: The Philadelphia Flyers vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins. Thursday night featured …

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Around the Net March 8, 2013: Flyers embarrassed; Chris Pronger speaks, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers blow 4-1 lead,lose Scott Hartnell summed it up: [Philly.com] [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] [The Checking Line] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Pronger speaks Chris Pronger spoke yesterday and hasn’t given up on a return: [CSNPhilly] [The Hockey News] Around the NHL A look at last night’s games: [Puck Daddy] Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.       

Flyers blow three-goal lead, lose 5-4 to Penguins

The Philadelphia Flyers had the Pittsburgh Penguins right where they wanted them after the first period, but the visitors responded with four unanswered goals to pull off the 5-4 win tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Chris Kunitz had the game-winner on a night where he had two goals and an assist, while Sidney Crosby posted a three-assist performance. Tomas Vokoun earned the win after he relieved Marc-Andre Fleury, as he denied all 14 of the shots he faced. With the game tied 4-4 after 40 minutes, Kunitz beat Brian Boucher, who had five saves on six shots in 22:53 …

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Breaking down the Bullies: Keeping track of the mistakes

It was so close. The now mythical three-game winning streak, a feat not yet accomplished by the Flyers in 2013, was just 41 minutes away in Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers.  Sitting at .500 after back-to-back wins, the first period produced both offense and optimism; it seemed like all was right in the land of the orange and black. Then THE line change happened: you know, that awful, inexcusable line change with less than a minute to go in the period that allowed Ryan Callahan to tie the game. Two goals from Rick Nash later, the team …

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Atlantic Watch: Rangers on Winning Streak, Islanders on Point Streak, Devils Need Brodeur, Players Lost on Waivers

The Philadelphia Flyers started the week with a pair of wins, but ended the seven-day stretch on a sour note with a frustrating loss in New York last night. The Orange and Black need to grab some points this week, as two of their three contests over the next seven days are against the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins. Philly started the week with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. Claude Giroux scored just 23 seconds in and Wayne Simmonds converted on a power-play chance a little over four minutes into …