Deja Vu all over again

Here’s Simon Gagne’s goal which put the Lightning ahead by one, from yesterday’s 5-3 Tampa Bay win over Boston in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Bolts won the game after trailing by a 3-0 count after the first period. Here’s Simon Gagne’s goal from May 14, 2010′s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, a game the Flyers won by a 4-3 score. I swear there’s something familiar… Nah…we didn’t need him this year. We needed another spare defenseman. It was time to let him go and break in some new talent.

Carcillo suspended for off-ice incident

File this one under WTF…the National Hockey League issued a two-game suspension for Flyers forward Dan Carcillo for actions between periods in Philly’s season-ending Game 4. Here’s the official release from the NHL: “Philadelphia Flyers’ forward Daniel Carcillo has  been  suspended  for  the  period  covering  two regular season games, without pay, for his actions off the ice following the first period of Game #4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Bruins on May 6, the National Hockey League announced today. National  Hockey  League  Senior  Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy reached the decision following a hearing into …

Happy Chelios Revenge Day!

Hard to believe it was 22 years ago today that Ron Hextall really lost it for the first time in his career. Unlike his slash across the back of Kent Nilsson’s legs in Game 4 of the ’87 Finals against Edmonton that was a spur-of-the-moment brain cramp, Hextall’s attack on Montreal Canadiens defenseman Chris Chelios in the waning moments of Game 6 in the 1989 Wales Conference Finals was payback for a specific incident earlier in the series. In Game 1 at Montreal, in the second period, Chelios unloads onto Flyers forward Brian Propp: Even though we’ve been desensitized to …

Flyers first-round schedule released

The Atlantic Division champion Philadelphia Flyers will take on the Buffalo Sabres beyond the regular season for the first time since 2006, and for the ninth time overall. Just a few minutes ago, the NHL set the schedules for all eight of its opening-round best-of-seven series. Game 1 Thu., April 14 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.                 CSN Game 2 Sat., April 16 at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.                          CSN Game 3 Mon., April 18 at Buffalo, 7 p.m.                                  CSN Game 4 Wed., April 20 at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.                          CSN * Game 5 Fri., April 22 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.               CSN * Game 6 …

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