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January 18, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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February 21, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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October 31, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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December 22, 1987 | By LES BOWEN, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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March 24, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
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...
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April 19, 1997 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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March 28, 1990 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 17, 2004 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 23, 1990 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 20, 1986 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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April 11, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE NEW YORK Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the visiting Washington Wizards, 120-99, on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory. Anthony put this one away with 21 points during the Knicks' 37-point third quarter that gave them a 95-71 lead. The NBA's scoring leader added eight rebounds and six assists while becoming the first Knick since newly elected Hall of Famer Bernard King with five straight 35-point games.
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March 24, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
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...
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March 8, 2012
IT MIGHT have been imagination, but that Celtics locker room seemed to reek of liniment; maybe medicated powder; definitely, defeat. The cognoscente held that the gifted but aged Celtics would erode as the compressed, 66-game schedule progressed. Meanwhile, by similar logic, the younger, deeper Sixers, returned intact from a playoff appearance, would thrive at the Celtics' expense and supplant them atop the Atlantic Division. Still, somehow, the Celtics entered last night with five straight wins.
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February 21, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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October 4, 2007 | Daily News Staff and Wire Report
The Flyers are not the only team in the Atlantic Division to undergo changes in the offseason. New York Rangers: Added centers Chris Drury (Buffalo) and Scott Gomez (New Jersey) to an offense that already had Jaromir Jagr and Brendan Shanahan. Lost Michael Nylander to Washington and traded Matt Cullen to Carolina. Pittsburgh: The Penguins did not have many moves to make since they are loaded, with league MVP Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal on offense, Ryan Whitney and Sergei Gonchar on defense and Marc-Andre Fleury in net. The biggest moves were signing Crosby to a 5-year, $43 million extension and the additions of Petr Sykora and Darryl Sydor.
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April 6, 2007 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As if this season hasn't been grim enough for the Flyers, New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur showed up at the Wachovia Center last night with the intention of erasing a beloved former Flyers goalie, Bernie Parent, from the record books and nailing down the Atlantic Division title for the Devils. And even though the Flyers were in a not-in-our-house mode, Brodeur broke Parent's 33-year-old record for most wins in a season and the Devils clinched first place in the division with a 3-2 victory.
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January 18, 2005 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Given the all-around mediocrity of the NBA's Atlantic Division this season, it is fitting that this is the way the 76ers managed to grab a share of first place in the division yesterday: They almost blew a 25-point fourth-quarter lead against the New Orleans Hornets, owners of the worst record in the league. They went scoreless for nearly 7 1/2 minutes. They fouled the Hornets on four consecutive possessions in the final minute. They needed to make six straight free throws in the last 11.2 seconds.
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December 17, 2004 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 24, 2003 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Flyers are unbeaten in nine games (8-0-1), own the best record in the NHL's Eastern Conference, yet have not been able to get comfortable in their own division. "It's funny because there is always one of the guys in the swamp, and they have one eye on us," Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock said. "Who would have ever thought that they have gone 11 in a row [without a loss] and haven't gained ground on us. " The coach speaks about the New Jersey Devils, who, despite a 9-0-2 tear, remain three points behind the Flyers in the Atlantic Division.
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April 14, 2002 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
By 6 o'clock last night, the Flyers had clinched the Atlantic Division for the second time in three years with a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers at the First Union Center. Four hours later, Boston won the Eastern Conference with a 7-1 rout of Pittsburgh. That, along with New Jersey's win over Washington and Toronto's victory over Ottawa, means the Flyers will face the Senators this week in the playoffs. Ottawa fell to the seventh seed, while the Flyers finished second to the Bruins in the East.
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