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Flyers Beat Sabres, Begin Playoffs At Pittsburgh

For the second straight season, the Flyers had a hand in ending the Buffalo Sabres’ hopes to win the Stanley Cup, as Philadelphia beat the Northeast Division club 2-1 tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Matt Read produced the game-winning goal late in the third period, while Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 25-of-26 shots for his first win since March 24. Read carried the puck through the neutral zone and blew by Robyn Regehr at the Sabres’ blue line before he headed towards Ryan Miller all alone. As he moved left-to-right, Read remembered Miller’s poke check from earlier in the contest and released a shot before …

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Atlantic Watch: 3/28-4/3

In their four-game schedule this week, the Flyers posted a record of 2-1-1 and picked up what might be there most intense victory of the 2011-2012 regular season with their win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. It’s those same Pens that the Flyers trail by three points for fourth in the conference and the chance for home-ice advantage in the clubs’ first-round playoff series. The Orange and Black still have a shot for fourth, but they’ll need to beat a team fighting for their playoff lives along with the Pens this week. The Broad Street Bullies started off the week with …

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Around the Net 04.03.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.We have a lot to go over, so let’s dive in. (Insert Crosby joke here) Public Enemy #1 Joe Vitale has a lot of people who want him to pay for his crimes.[Broad Street Hockey] My take on all this is this; Saturday could be very interesting, much ado about nothing, or a playoff preview. The Playoff Picture Looks like Pittsburgh, smells like Pittsburgh…[Of Ice and Men] An Angry Man Peter Laviolette gets fined for pointing out a flaw in …

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Penguins Get Calls, Flyers Win 6-4 In Pitt

In a game of importance for home-ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs, the Philadelphia Flyers walked into Pittsburgh today and left with a 6-4 victory. “We haven’t talked about home-ice or the Rangers, or the Penguins or the Senators. We talked about the two points. That’s really all we can control right now,” said Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette. “Eventually we’ll either have home-ice or we won’t.” Not only did they move to within one point of the Pens in the standings, the visitors overcame numerous non-calls from the officials and drew an end-of-the-game line brawl and hissy …

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Point/Counterpoint: On Chris Pronger’s “Knee Virus” and the Flyers’ Keeping Mum on Injuries

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week, Kim P. and Craig F. square off over the Flyers’ public communication regarding team injuries. Point: Kim P. Towards the end of last November, the Flyers reported that captain and best defenseman Chris Pronger was battling a virus. It wasn’t a big deal, he just needed some R&R, and he’d be fine. Except he wasn’t fine. The team announced on November 28th that Pronger was to undergo knee surgery and …