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419, or how the Flyers engaged in a record-breaking brawl which wasn’t their fault

When is a Friday night hockey game more than just a Friday night hockey game? When the two teams you’re watching erupt into three separate acts of a massive line brawl near the end of the contest that result in a still-standing NHL record for combined penalty minutes with 419, and cause the re-shaping of the rules regarding fisticuffs as the league attempts to reformulate its image after a lockout. Martin Havlat should be able to tell you the answer to that question in full. After all, it was his ability to run around one week earlier, shoving his stick …

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One Win

…but it’s so relieving. I didn’t even think I was going to watch Thursday night. I had a faculty party to attend at a coworker’s house and they had NHLN and were nice enough to let me watch anyway. Now my jumping up and down or maintaining the fetal position while watching hockey is known to all who were there. At least I didn’t curse like a sailor like I usually do. Although I was still taunted because the Blackhawks are 4-0. And I have to repeat, I don’t hate the Blackhawks, I just like the Flyers better. It’s like …

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This Week in Flyers History 2/19-2/25

The continuation of a weekly series here at Flyers Faithful, “This Week in Flyers History” aims to provide historical information on Flyers games of the past with some kind of significance, using pictures and videos where appropriate. February 19, 1980 Rockies 8, Flyers 6 — Rookie goaltender Pete Peeters finally loses a game, closing the books on an NHL record by failing to lose in 27 starts (22-0-5) as the Flyers are uncharacteristically blitzed by a Don Cherry-led Colorado club. Peeters was left in for the entire game, giving up seven goals on only 25 shots. February 19, 1984 Flyers …

Two Phantoms, one Bear draw suspensions for Saturday fracas

While Philadelphia got to see a rare outdoor AHL contest between the Adirondack Phantoms and Hershey Bears on Friday, fans who packed the decidedly-indoor Giant Center in the Chocolate City got the most for their buck on Saturday night. In this jumpy video, Phantoms forward Tom Sestito and defenseman Oliver Lauridsen, along with Bears forward Joel Rechlicz mix it up near the benches.   There’s a better view of the situation, folded into a brief highlight package for the whole game. You can see it all develop from the 2:32 mark.   The American Hockey League had something to say …

‘Monster’ game from Briere lifts Flyers over Senators in OT

When it was all over, all you could hear was the roar of the crowd giving way to a torrent of voices all chanting one name in unison. It drowned out the normal post-game interview the star of the game does with Coatesy. It drowned out the inner thoughts of the sellout crowd on Saturday afternoon. The cheer was so loud, for so long that it managed to push all thoughts of the Winter Classic loss and the defensive breakdowns on Thursday against Chicago out of mind. At the center of it all was Daniel Briere, who picked up his …