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Star Goalie's Career Takes Unexpected Turn in Russia
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Star Goalie's Career Takes Unexpected Turn in Russia

Ivan Fedotov, under contract with Philadelphia Flyers, detained over military service at home

(Newser) - Ivan Fedotov is a 25-year-old star goalie in Russia who seemed destined to duplicate the feat in the NHL, especially after the Philadelphia Flyers signed him to a contract in May. Now, however, his hockey future is very much in doubt—he was detained last week in Russia as a...

Police: Mascot Didn't Assault Young Fan

Investigation clears Gritty in a case that many say couldn't be 'more Philly'

(Newser) - Whoever that is under the costume of the Philadelphia Flyers mascot—the team won't say—has been cleared of an accusation of assault against a 13-year-old fan. The boy's father had lodged the complaint over his son's encounter with Gritty last fall at Wells Fargo Arena, NBC...

Suspect in Alleged Assault Is 7 Feet Tall, Orange, and Fuzzy

Flyers' mascot Gritty accused of punching kid after photo shoot

(Newser) - Police in Philadelphia are investigating a strange case: whether Flyers' mascot Gritty punched a kid during a publicity photo shoot. The NHL team says it investigated and found nothing to support the allegation, but the 13-year-old boy's father is pressing the case, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . The controversy began...

Kate Smith Statue in Philly Now Looks Like This

NHL's Flyers cover it up amid racism controversy over old recordings

(Newser) - A racism controversy involving the late singer Kate Smith now has a very tangible presence outside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, where the NHL's Flyers play. The team covered up a statue of Smith, who has a long tradition with the team, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . The team also...

'Very Philly Wedding' Had a Very Unexpected Guest

Flyers' weird mascot Gritty crashes the party for newlyweds

(Newser) - If one lives in a hockey-crazy town, then possibly having a giant, bug-eyed mascot for the home team crash your wedding might sound pretty cool. Newlyweds were shocked when Gritty, the 7-foot mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers, showed up Friday night and started dancing with the bride. A video taken...

Flyers Unveil Bizarre New Mascot, Internet Convulses

'Gritty' drew a massive response online

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot—a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ Top and the Muppets. The cross-state rival...

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...

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...

Blackhawks win Stanley Cup
 Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup 

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...

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...

Fenway Park Becomes a Hockey Rink
 Fenway Park 
 a Hockey Rink 
winter classic

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....

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...

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...

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...

Pens Blast Philly 6-0, Advance to Cup Finals
 Pens Blast Philly 6-0,
 Advance to Cup Finals 

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...

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...

Flyers Force Game 5
 Flyers Force Game 5 
Stanley Cup Playoffs

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...

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...

'Mad Max' Gives Pens 2-0 Series Lead
 'Mad Max' Gives
  Pens 2-0 Series Lead   

'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...

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...

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