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Former Flyers Watch, Week 3: Round 1 Wrap-Up, Round 2 Begins, Sharp Continues to Shine

Chicago’s Patrick Sharp continues to have postseason success as the Blackhawks began their semifinals series against Detroit. Read on to learn how his fellow former Flyers have fared heading into Round 2 of the playoffs. Round 2: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators – Penguins lead series 1-0 No former Flyers are participating in this series. Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers The semifinals matchup between Boston and New York begins on Thursday night. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings – Blackhawks lead series 1-0 Patrick Sharp: With a 3-point night in Game 1, Sharp was the breakout player for the …

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Then and Now: R.J. Umberger

R.J. Umberger may have been born in Pittsburgh, but some of his best memories so far in the NHL have come with the franchise located on the other side of the state. Although his first NHL game came with the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2005-06 season, Umberger was a member of two other NHL organizations before he made his way to Philly. The skater was picked 16th overall in the 2001 NHL Draft by the Vancouver Canucks, as he was the first American forward to be selected. Mike Komisarek was the first American picked by the Montreal Canadiens with the …

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Around the Net May 14, 2013: Playoff roundup; Leafs collapse, Caps fall to Rangers, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Stanley Cup Playoffs Caps fall apart, Ovie thinks conspiracy: [Puck Daddy] [The Hockey News] Bruins rally, while Leafs flounder again: [Globalnews.ca] [Philly.com] Conference Semi-Final schedule: [Kuklas Korner] Go see a game,get some Philadelphia Phillies tickets. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.     

Hockey Hilarity: Ovechkin Unplugged

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! So maybe you’re watching the NHL Playoffs, maybe you’re not. Sometimes players score pretty goals. This was the case here as Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers potted a beauty against the Washington Capitals: Unfortunately on this play, Washington captain Alex Ovechkin was real lazy in “playing defense” and while he’s been pretty stellar over the second half of the season and decent in this series, this was pretty …

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Former Flyers Watch, Week 2: After slow starts, Lupul, Sharp, Carter, and Richards flourish

After a quiet Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild, Patrick Sharp flourished in his next three games. Read on to see how his fellow former Flyers fared in Week 2 of the playoffs. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders – Series tied 2-2 No former Flyers are participating in this series. Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators – Senators lead series 3-1 No former Flyers are participating in this series. Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers – Series tied 2-2 Arron Asham: Week 2: Aside from a goal scored in Game 2, Asham had a very quiet second week of the …