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RICE & MICE: Back Spasms

Oh, Danny Boy…. Danny Briere is out indefinitely with an upper back contusion after absorbing a malicious, yet clean hit from Pittsburgh’s Joe Vitale. Briere said yesterday, that his back was in spasm and there is no timetable for his return. He is hopeful that he can return for the playoffs. Muscle spasm result from inflammation in or near the muscle. When it occurs in the back, it can be excruciatingly painful and particularly debilitating. The nerves that carry pain signals in the back also connected to the nerves that control the muscles of the back. So when the nerves …

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Creating Drama

(from Google images) In just a few days, I will be celebrating my hockey two year anniversary. I mark my beginnings as a fan by the day I saw the last game of the Olympics in 2010. It was February 28th. I’m not sure when I officially was a ‘fan,’ but that game marked the start of it. Last year, I celebrated my one year anniversary by attending the Flyers Carnival. It was quite an experience, as I realized that even me, the Southerner, can get horribly nervous when meeting new people…if those people happen to be NHL hockey players. …

Lundqvist Leads Rangers To Victory In Jagr’s Return To MSG

Displaying his second strong performance in as many games against the Flyers this season, Henrik Lundqvist led the Rangers to a 4-2 win on Friday, making 28 saves in the process. Marian Gaborik scored the game-winner very early in the third period as both Stu Bickel and Michael Del Zotto had two-assist games. Ilya Bryzgalov made 20 saves on 24 Rangers’ shots but was victimized by two unlucky bounces, while Jaromir Jagr failed to record a point in his first game back at Madison Square Garden since joining the Flyers in the off-season. As expected, this game between the two …

Giroux Dazzles Dallas With Four-Point Game

Claude Giroux returned in emphatic fashion tonight from a four-game absence due to a concussion, totaling a goal and three assists as the Philadelphia Flyers took a 4-1 decision over the Stars in Dallas on Wednesday. Despite allowing a goal 56 seconds after the start of the game, Sergei Bobrovsky shut out the Stars for the remainder of regulation in a 30-save victory as the Flyers halted a two-game losing streak. Killing the initial excitement of Giroux’s return, Michael Ryder provided a snipe for the game’s first goal before the game was a minute old. As the Flyers’ defense gave Loui Eriksson plenty of room to create, he left a drop pass …

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