January 18, 1999 |
A goal by Ladislav Kohn with 51.9 seconds left gave the St. John's Maple Leafs a 6-5 overtime victory against the Phantoms last night at the First Union Spectrum. The winning shot off rookie goalie Jean-Marc Pelletier ruined an impressive comeback by the defending Calder Cup champions, who entered the third period trailing by 4-1. The score was Kohn's second of the night. The defeat was the second straight for coach Bill Barber's team, which is now 22-14-1-5, in second place in the American Hockey League's Mid-Atlantic Division.
February 21, 2009 |
Patrick Maroon's hat trick in the second period spurred the Phantoms to a 7-2 win over the Portland Pirates last night in an AHL game at the Wachovia Spectrum. Boyd Kane also scored in the second period as the Phantoms built a 5-0 lead. He added a goal in the third. Rob Sirianni and Jared Ross also scored for the Phantoms. Goalie Jean-Sebastien Aubin stopped 25 of 27 shots for the win. The Phantoms (30-24-1-1) are in fifth place in the East Division, trailing Binghamton by four points for the last playoff spot.
October 31, 1999 |
The Worcester IceCats scored three goals in the third period as they defeated the Phantoms, 5-1, in an AHL game last night. The loss snapped a three-game Phantom winning streak and left Philadelphia at 5-8-0, in third place in the Atlantic Division. IceCats goaltender Brent Thompson was the difference as he made 30 saves, including 12 in the final period to preserve the win before 5,197 in the Centrum Centre. Phantom Tomas Divisek scored his second goal of the season in the first period.
December 22, 1987 |
The point has been made, more than a few times lately, that the Sixers- Celtics rivalry isn't what it used to be. Usually, the person making this point identifies the Sixers as the root of the problem. They haven't joined the Celts in an Eastern Conference playoff final since 1984-85, when Boston breezed through the best-of-seven in five games. The Sixers haven't been the Celtics' equals, really, since the Sixers won the '83 NBA title. But when you look at the results of head-to-head games, the fact that the Celtics are consistently better against the rest of the NBA doesn't cut much slack.
March 24, 2012 |
His Boston Celtics were one hour away from facing the 76ers in a huge game that could have propelled his team back into first place in the Atlantic Division, a possible springboard for what every player in the Boston locker room still believes will end with the team's fifth consecutive division crown in as many seasons, and Doc Rivers was fielding questions about whether his son, Austin, will turn pro. Peppered with questions, the Celtics coach...
April 19, 1997 |
In probably the last game Johnny Davis will ever coach at home for the 76ers, his team put in the kind of off-kilter, lopsided performance that has marked this season and this franchise for the last half-dozen years. The Sixers lost, 119-113, at the CoreStates Center last night. That is nothing new. They have lost 59 times this season, 123 the last two seasons. But last night's defeat was a little different. The Sixers lost to the Boston Celtics, a team that arrived trying to avoid a historic run of not winning an Atlantic Division game all season.
March 28, 1990 |
Charles Barkley was saying there was nothing to get excited about in this basketball game tonight at the Spectrum with the Boston Celtics. That's what he said. So how come his words seemed a little intense? "Don't build this game up, because we're going to pound them into the court," Barkley said. "That's it. I'm tired of answering questions about the Celtics. Not one player on their team, if you match us up, is better. " OK, so we won't build it up. Even though the Celtics are chasing the Sixers for the Atlantic Division lead.
December 17, 2004 |
It is rare when a December match in the American Hockey League draws much buzz. But when the Phantoms host the Manchester Monarchs tonight at the Wachovia Spectrum, the 7:05 game is expected to have a playoff feel. The Monarchs (44 points) and the Phantoms (41), both of whom have played 26 games, lead the 28-team league in points. Manchester, which leads the Atlantic Division, is 21-3-1-1. The Phantoms, who lead the East, are 20-5-1-0 after a 4-3 win over Springfield on Wednesday night.
April 23, 1990 |
The 76ers were beaten soundly by the Boston Celtics yesterday afternoon, but there wasn't a trace of grief in the locker room. Though the sellout crowd of 18,168 that watched at the Spectrum might have left feeling a bit shortchanged - the scoreboard favored Boston, 118-98 - from the Sixers' point of view, the game was a success. Nobody got hurt. "It was difficult," Sixers guard Hersey Hawkins said. "Our foremost concern was to make sure no one got injured. I don't think I came 100 percent ready to play.
December 20, 1986 |
The 76ers had gathered behind closed doors Thursday morning, but they didn't tell each other anything they didn't already know. They knew their perimeter game had eluded them. They knew they had a tendency to gawk when Charles Barkley exploded into the paint. They knew they weren't moving the ball, weren't moving without it. They knew they had lost four games in a row, something they hadn't done since 1984. Eventually, they would be told the franchise hadn't lost five in a row since 1979.