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Game 3: Ordinary Miracles

Flyers Faithful presents the third in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. “One sportswriter called it the greatest comeback from the dead he had ever witnessed” – Earl Mann, narrator “Blood, Sweat and Cheers.” Though it is far from Politically Correct in this era, when Gene Hart said the Oilers “had a pistol to the Flyers’ heads” at the 1:49 mark of the second period on this Friday night of Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia (3:56), he …

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Flyers West Update: Kings In Familiar Territory

The Kings were eyeing up a series sweep and their first trip to the Finals since 1993 when they walked into the Staples Center on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, they didn’t get their prize, unable to put down the Coyotes for good. It will take at least one more matchup to clinch the series and a trip to the next round. Is this deja vu? Are we back in the Western Conference Quarterfinals? Nope, but the Kings are in very familiar territory after losing to Phoenix for the first time this best-of-seven set. And if recent history is on their side, …

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Game 2: Uphill Climb

Flyers Faithful presents the second in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. Since ancient times, the recording of phenomena, also known as omens, has either guided or misguided humanity from kings down to peasants towards a path they believe will lead to glory. After a disheartening Game 1 loss, if you thought the Philadelphia Flyers might not have a snowball’s chance in Hell of walking out of Edmonton with a split to begin the Stanley Cup Finals, …

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Remembering the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals: Prelude and Game 1

Flyers Faithful is proud to announce the first in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. Each piece will be presented on the exact date each game in the series occurred over the next two weeks. Each game will be accompanied by a special tribute video, expertly crafted by local artist and friend to Flyers Faithful, David Wilkinson. He should be commended for his own work to honor this monumental competition. All game broadcasts are local in origin, …

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Ron Genest: Hockey Art With Heart

Ron Genest may not be a household name. You won’t see his artwork hanging in museums, and you won’t find it for sale in art galleries. But Genest’s work doesn’t need accolades or fanfare to be recognized as great, because his pieces have one thing that not every piece of art does – they’ve got heart. Genest grew up in Massena, New York, the breeding grounds of minor hockey back when he was younger. Hockey was a way of life in Massena, a town close to the border with Canada and the province of Ontario, and with that region’s cold …

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