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Flyers Pull On-Ice Stunt to Send NHL a Message

Philly refuses to move to call out Tampa's boring 'trap' strategy

(Newser) - Bizarro moment in an NHL game last night: The Philadelphia Flyers refused to budge with the puck, and Tampa refused to go after them. It actually happened multiple times, with the Flyers trying to send a message about Tampa’s reviled “trap” system. The trap is a defensive scheme... More »

Fan Tosses Banana Peel at Black NHL Player

Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds is the on-ice target

(Newser) - Very classy act from a hockey fan in Canada: Someone tossed a banana peel onto the ice as Wayne Simmonds—one of the few black players in the NHL—skated toward the net during a shootout last night, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . The peel landed in the path of the... More »

Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

Blackhawks beat Flyers, end 49-year title drought with OT goal

(Newser) - The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last night, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime in Game 6 for their first championship since 1961. Patrick Kane scored the winning goal about 4:10 into overtime, and no one but the Blackhawks appeared to realize what was going on for... More »

Flyers Beat Bruins in Stunning Game 7 Comeback

Become 3rd team to overcome 0-3 series deficit

(Newser) - Down 3-0 in the series, then down 3-0 in Game 7. It looked as if the Philadelphia Flyers had finally run out of rallies against the Boston Bruins. Turns out Simon Gagne and his teammates were just warming up. Taking advantage of a too-many-men-on-the-ice call, Gagne scored on a power... More »

Fenway Park Becomes a Hockey Rink

Summer game, Red Sox yield to Winter Classic, Bruins

(Newser) - The crown jewel of American baseball became a hockey rink today as the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers took over Fenway Park for the NHL Winter Classic. Fans packed the stands and even perched atop the iconic left-field wall, wearing far more clothing than typical visitors to the almost-98-year-old park.... More »

Fenway Will Be NHL's Next Outdoor Venue

(Newser) - Boston’s Fenway Park will host next season’s outdoor NHL game, the Globe reports today, with the Bruins facing either the Philadelphia Flyers or Washington Capitals on New Year’s Day in baseball's oldest stadium. The so-called Winter Classic most recently attracted 40,000 to Chicago’s Wrigley Field... More »

Philly Hockey Fans Jeer Palin

Candidate and daughters smile and wave to angry crowd

(Newser) - The world's most famous hockey mom was roundly booed during an appearance at a Philadelphia Flyers hockey game, reports the New York Daily News. Sarah Palin and daughters Bristol and Piper continued to smile and wave to the booing crowd as they walked onto the ice where the vice presidential... More »

Flyers' Exit Extends Philly's Title Drought to 100 Seasons

City of Brotherly Love has been trophy-less since 1983

(Newser) - The Flyers’ elimination from the NHL playoffs was more than the end to a hockey season in Philadelphia—it was the 100th consecutive season to see one of the local teams came up short of a championship. “Fans have been conditioned for failure,” suggests Sports Illustrated, which chronicles... More »

Pens Blast Philly 6-0, Advance to Cup Finals

Young guns from Pittsburgh seek first championship since 1992

(Newser) - Ryan Malone, the one Penguins player with firsthand memories of the team's two previous Stanley Cup appearances, scored twice and set up a third goal as Pittsburgh routed rival Philadelphia 6-0 Sunday to win the Eastern Conference championship and a trip to the NHL finals. Pittsburgh will play the winner... More »

Retailers Also Have Stock in Playoffs

Having the right merchandise on hand can be a gamble

(Newser) - Fans aren't the only ones rooting for particular teams in the NHL and NBA playoffs: Retailers are hedging their bets as well, getting ready to print different shirts and hats depending on games' outcomes. If Pittsburgh clinches the NHL Eastern Conference today, thousands of commemorative garments will hit the stores... More »

Flyers Force Game 5

Philly fends off sweep with 4-2 win

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Penguins' road to the Stanley Cup finals along the Pennsylvania Turnpike took an unexpected detour. The smooth ride through 12 playoff games got a bit bumpier when the Philadelphia Flyers staved off elimination from the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-2 victory Thursday night, forcing a Game 5... More »

Penguins Move to Brink of Cup Finals with 4-1 Win

(Newser) - Quick strikes by Ryan Whitney and Marian Hossa raised the Pittsburgh Penguins to heights not reached since Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr donned the black and gold. Whitney and Hossa scored less than 3 minutes apart in the first period, and the Penguins held the Philadelphia Flyers to 18 shots... More »

'Mad Max' Gives Pens 2-0 Series Lead

(Newser) - Max Talbot scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins took a two-game lead in the Eastern Conference finals by beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 tonight. Sidney Crosby and Marian Hossa also scored and Jordan Staal added an empty-net goal in the final minute as... More »

Malkin's 2 Goals Lead Penguins Past Flyers

Playoffs leading scorer gives Pittsburgh 1-0 series lead

(Newser) - Evgeni Malkin scored two dazzling goals 5 minutes apart to give Pittsburgh a two-goal lead, after Sidney Crosby tied it, and the Penguins rode their two big stars to a 4-2 victory over cross-state rival Philadelphia in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals last night. Malkin, who is only... More »

Hossa, Penguins End Rangers' Season

Deadline acquisition Hossa scores twice in deciding Game 5

(Newser) - Marian Hossa scored his second goal of the game 7:10 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied after giving up a two-goal lead to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday and advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in seven years. The Penguins will... More »

Upshall's Late Goal Lifts Flyers

Philadelphia advances with win over Canadiens

(Newser) - Scott Upshall scored with 3:04 remaining in the third period and the Philadelphia Flyers advanced to the Eastern Conference final with a 6-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens last night. Upshall deflected Jeff Carter's shot past Carey Price to give Philadelphia its second and final lead of the game... More »

Briere Gives Flyers 3-1 Series Lead

Last year's bottom-feeders now have three chances to knock off this year's top seed

(Newser) - Benching goalie Carey Price couldn't spark Montreal. Now Danny Briere and the Flyers are one win from ending the Canadiens' season. Briere scored the winner on a rebound with 3:38 left to lift Philadelphia to a 4-2 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday night and a 3-1 lead in... More »

Flyers Chase Price for 2-1 Series Lead

Biron strong in 3-2 win; Price's Game 4 status in question

(Newser) - "Mar-ty! "Mar-ty!" "Mar-ty!" That's a sound the Flyers want to hear all the way to the Stanley Cup. Martin Biron stopped 32 shots and the Flyers scored three goals in the second period to beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Monday night, taking a 2-1... More »

Umberger Scores Twice as Flyers Win

Biron makes 34 saves as Philly evens series with Habs

(Newser) - R.J. Umberger scored twice, Martin Biron made 34 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 tonight to even the second-round series at a game apiece. Jeff Carter and Daniel Briere also scored to help the Flyers rebound after they blew 2-0 and 3-2 leads Thursday night... More »

Kostopoulos Gives Canadiens 4-3 OT Win

Montreal takes 1-0 series lead against Philadelphia

(Newser) - Tom Kostopoulos scored 48 seconds into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the opening game of their second-round series. Kostopoulos put his own rebound past Martin Biron shortly after a faceoff in Philadelphia's zone for his third goal of the playoffs. More »

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