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Penguins Cooke up a recipe for disaster as Flyers drop another afternoon tilt

Matt Cooke recorded his first three-point game in almost four years and added a bit of history to the proceedings, as the Pittsburgh Penguins used strong short-handed play and an early third-period surge to claim a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon. “Definitely (Cooke’s best game) this year,” Pittsburgh head coach Dan Bylsma said. “Physical-wise, skating-wise, with the puck, defensively and 5-on-5. He was solid on the wall play. His penalty killing work was exceptional.” Hopes were high that, coming off a 7-2 strafing of the weakened Buffalo Sabres on Thursday on home ice, the Orange and …

Giroux Leads Flyers’ Drubbing Of Sabres In Eventful Game

The Flyers scored seven goals in the final 40 minutes to overcome an early two-goal deficit, as Philly trampled the visiting Buffalo Sabres 7-2 tonight. Claude Giroux dished out a career-high five assists, while Scott Hartnell had a goal and three assists in the Flyers’ third win over the Sabres this season. Both Wayne Simmonds and Max Talbot potted a pair of goals in the win, as the Flyers turned in their highest-scoring game since their 9-2 beating of the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 5. Simmonds missed the beginning of the game due to an injury he suffered in warm-ups. After …

Atlantic Watch: 2/8-2/14

The Flyers managed to hold on for a one-goal win Thursday before they dropped both of their games on the weekend to go 1-2-0 this week. The win was the Flyers’ second since the All-Star break, as they are 2-4-2 since the break with both wins coming at home. Philly looks forward to two games against Eastern Conference teams outside the playoff picture in the next few days, as well as a meeting with the Penguins to determine crucial points in the standings. On Thursday, Brayden Schenn potted the game-winner in the second period to give the Flyers just enough …

3-on-3 Weekly Update: 02.14.12

Welcome to this week’s edition of 3-on -3, where we look back at the week that was for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers are coming off a very tough week, going 1-2-1 in four games, but losing two big tests against the Rangers and Red Wings. The three points the Flyers captured was just enough to keep the Orange and Black in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.  Let’s get to this week’s 3 “hot” and 3 “not” players of the week. 3”Hot”: Brayden Schenn: The 20-year-old former first round pick of the LA Kings had a good week racking …

Minor League Update: 2/6-2/12

The Phantoms continue to struggle, as they dropped their pair of games this week to extend their losing streak to three games. Adirondack has only won one out of their last nine games and are currently on an eight-game losing streak away from the Glens Falls Civic Center. They will have a chance to end both skids with three away games and four games overall in the next seven days. Dustin Tokarski recorded his third shutout of the season on Friday night, as the Norfolk Admirals (Tampa Bay Lightning’s AHL affiliate) beat the visiting Phantoms 2-0. Tokarski stopped all 17 …