Ilya Bryzgalov

Flyers themed New Year’s Resolutions

The lack of NHL hockey has changed a lot of things for many folks, but it can’t change something as old as time. Though a 2013 season may not come to fruition, that doesn’t mean we don’t have room for some Flyers themed New Year’s resolutions for the organization and all those involved – and I can’t think of a better place to start then between the pipes. Can we please take it easy on Ilya Bryzgalov? I know he doesn’t make it easy on himself at all, but his antics reach international levels of press because our fan base …

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Flyers and Penguins: A compendium of warfare

From the home office in Kalispell, Montana… The upcoming season — whenever the NHL and NHLPA decide its starting date — will mark the 45th in competition between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Since this is the hottest rivalry going for the Orange and Black at the moment, it’s only fair that we reflect upon a lifetime’s worth of competition and come up with the best of the best and the worst of the worst between these bitter Keystone foes. Top 10 regular-season Flyers-Penguins games 1.  March 22, 1984: Flyers 13, Penguins 4 – Of course it’s going to …

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Giroux suspended for Game 5

A worst-case scenario has reared its ugly head this afternoon, as Claude Giroux has been suspended for Tuesday’s Game 5 for elbowing Dainius Zubrus in the head late in the second period of last night’s 4-2 loss. Now, the Flyers are facing elimination without their best and most consistent player who has also been one of the top skaters in this postseason. “After pulling even with Zubrus on the backcheck, Giroux chops down across the back of Zubrus’ stick, and then well after the puck has been chipped in the corner, Giroux comes across Zubrus’ body and drives upward with …

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Breathing

There are times that I’m convinced that I don’t take a breath for a few minutes. Those times are always playoff hockey games. I sit, usually with a pillow in a tight embrace, curled up in the fetal position. I’m so wired I wonder if I’ll ever get to sleep after the game if over. I’ve never been to a Lamaze class, but I’m pretty sure my deliberate breathing is similar. I stress more during these weeks than almost anything else in my life. I have to remind myself that it’s hockey. And should not, technically, affect my life. Whether win …

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Flyers-Devils in the second round

For the ninth straight time, the road team won a Game 7 overtime, as the New Jersey Devils nipped the Florida Panthers by a 2-1 count early this morning in Broward County. That sets up the fifth-seeded Flyers taking on the six-seed Devils in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, beginning Sunday at 3 p.m. (et) in Philadelphia. These clubs last met in the postseason two years ago, with Brian Boucher outperforming Martin Brodeur in a five-game Flyers’ first-round triumph. The Orange and Black have won the last two playoff meetings, in 2004 and 2010, after dropping the first two, in painful …

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