marklaforest

“Trees” and the Motown Blitz: 25 years later

One thing astute observers could say about the successful Alumni Game which took place two days before the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park, was that former Flyers goaltender Mark Laforest put together his finest performance while wearing the Orange and Black. He came back to the Quaker City for the first time since absorbing an 8-2 loss while playing for the Ottawa Senators in March of 1994, worked the majority of minutes in between Bernie Parent and Neil Little, and posted a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers’ old-timers. Now 52 years old, Laforest’s first spin with …

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Boruk, Bryzgalov unlikely partners in Flyers folk tale

Within the boundaries of any given season, there are certain moments which show up on the radar, forcing us to take notice that what we’re witnessing is truly special. Most often, it’s a signature win against a rival at a key time. If we’re lucky, it’s a gaffe committed by the other side which allows our team to eke out a victory. As happens too often, it can arrive in the form of a significant injury which either galvanizes or demoralizes team spirit. Some teams celebrate that moment with rodents, some with seafood, some with trips to Dairy Queen. Ilya …