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Pair of ex-Pens prove worth, true value still dormant

It’s no secret who the Philadelphia Flyers’ secret weapons were in their first-round triumph against presumptive Stanley Cup favorite Pittsburgh: Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot. And they helped execute that task with a combination of slickness, skill and all the down and dirty stuff you’d expect from guys who have seen it all and done it all before and came through as champions. “There’s nothing magic about it but I think this team was really well prepared and it showed,” Talbot admitted in Sunday’s postgame. Still, it would be a Hell of a thing, and a major disappointment to boot, …

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At long last: Asham banned four games, Neal for one

Following an interminable wait, the National Hockey League on Monday suspended Penguins forward Arron Asham four games — the balance of the current best-of-seven Eastern Quarterfinal — and James Neal has drawn a one-game ban for actions taken during Sunday’s 8-4 loss to the Flyers in Game 3. Interestingly, Neal was only issued one decision for a pair of hearings today — both of which ended around 10 a.m. (et). He was not punished for his original misdeed — an open-ice blind-side hit to Sean Couturier after the 19-year-old had gotten rid of the puck — but rather for his …

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Flyers-Penguins battle schedule released

The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins will renew hostilities for the third time in the last five seasons in a 4-5 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. It has been selected by the National Hockey League as the series which officially kicks off the 2012 postseason, a full half-hour ahead of the 4-5 melee in the West — Central Division rivals Detroit and Nashville. Here is the schedule breakdown for the Best-of-Seven Series: Wednesday, 4/11 at Pittsburgh 7:30 PM Friday, 4/13 at Pittsburgh  7:30 PM Sunday, 4/15 at Philadelphia  3 PM Wednesday, 4/17 at Philadelphia  7:30 PM * Friday, 4/20 at Pittsburgh  …

Flyers' Giroux celebrates his game winning goal in front of Blackhawks' Niemi during overtime in Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup final hockey series in Philadelphia

They’re Coming: Playoffs

Less than a month away, April 11th. The playoffs are coming and there’s nothing we can do to stop them. Would we even want to? Playoff hockey is the best part. Even people I know who aren’t avid hockey people, but enjoy sports, will watch playoff hockey. It’s when urgency and desperation is at its height and some of the most amazing things can happen. The celebration after Mike Richards’ goal against the Montreal Canadiens in the 5th game of the 3rd round in 2010 will forever stick in our minds. It was a moment of awesome greatness. We see …

MasterGame Theater

It’s time for another trip down the Orange-and-Black-flecked memory lane as we all drip with sweat from the heat of August in the city or the salt of the ocean at the Jersey shore…think about it, we’re less than two months from the start of the regular season… So, to get us all riled up and to recall the deep-seated hatred of our enemies, I thought I’d dip back into the playoff pool for this installment of MasterGame Theater. It is our honor to present to you Game 3 of the 1997 Eastern Conference Finals between the Flyers and New …

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