July 13, 2010 |
Philadelphia has been awarded the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four. The NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee announced the selection today. The games will be played at the Wells Fargo Center, formerly the Wachovia Center. The Frozen Four is the NCAA hockey tournament's national semifinals and championship game. Traditionally, the semifinals are held in two sessions on the Thursday after basketball's Final Four, and the title game is played Saturday night. On the Friday night between the semis and final, a skills challenge is held, and the Hobey Baker Award is presented to the season's best player.
March 24, 2013
When: Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (NBC-SN, 93.3 FM) Records: Flyers (13-16-1, 27 points, 12th place Eastern Conference); Penguins (24-8, 48 points, first place) At stake: The Flyers enter as losers of five of their last eight games and are five points out of the eighth and final playoff spot. The Penguins have an 11-game winning streak. . . . Eight of the Flyers' 18 remaining regular-season games are against teams between eighth and 13th place. A good record - say, 6-2 in that stretch - could make up ground quickly.
June 25, 2012
WEIRTON, W.Va. - If the owner of Dee Jay's rib joint in suburban Pittsburgh had a beef with Philadelphia and Flyers coach Peter Laviolette, he certainly has forgotten that feud during the week of the NHL draft. If you remember, Dee Jay's - a famous barbecue shack located in West Virginia, just across the border, about 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh - decided to stop delivering ribs to the Flyers' plane after Laviolette's loose lips said they were the reason the team was 5-0-0 at Consol Energy Center.
March 18, 2014 |
PITTSBURGH - With the Flyers protecting a one-goal lead in the final frantic seconds Sunday afternoon, goalie Steve Mason tried desperately to scramble back into position as Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby came crashing toward the net and put a shot off the right post. "I think that's all I gave him," Mason cracked after the Flyers escaped with a 4-3 victory at the Consol Energy Center, completing a weekend sweep of the injury-ravaged Penguins. Mason kidded that the post was "part of the equipment.
January 31, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS star Sidney Crosby skated at the team's Consol Energy Center yesterday for the first time in more than 6 weeks. He was accompanied by injured teammates Jordan Staal and Simon Despres. The Penguins are not giving a timetable regarding when Crosby might return to play. Over the weekend it was revealed that Crosby suffered a neck injury in January 2011 that might have complicated his 11-month recovery from a concussion. The team acknowledged on Saturday that neurological spine specialist Dr. Robert S. Bray, in Los Angeles, discovered an unspecified neck injury that was "fully healed.
March 15, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - The 1-16 game has been the ultimate mismatch - 108-0 over 27 NCAA Tournaments. The 16-seed had only led at the half six times. So what exactly was UNC Asheville doing in front at halftime and well into the second half against Syracuse at Consol Energy Center? Well, the team with the undersized players was playing with much more passion, getting most of the loose balls and hitting the requisite number of threes that a huge underdog must. Just when you thought this might finally happen, Asheville stopped scoring.
March 12, 2012
The East Regional features two teams that swept through the weekend to win their conference tournaments, but they're neither Syracuse nor Ohio State. Florida State knocked off Duke and North Carolina - each for the second time this season - to capture the ACC and snatch a three seed. Vanderbilt upset Kentucky for the SEC crown and sits at No. 5. The Vanderbilt Commodores will take on Ivy League champion Harvard, which will play its first NCAA game since 1946. The NCAA could charge extra for an academic showdown between the schools after the game.
March 8, 2012
Pascal Dupuis scored twice and had an assist, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied at home to beat the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, on Wednesday night for their seventh consecutive victory. Jordan Staal added a goal and an assist to extend his points streak to a career-best six games and rookie Brad Thiessen stopped 22 shots. The Penguins started the day by unveiling a statue honoring Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux outside Consol Energy Center. The three-time MVP, now the team owner, watched from his box as Pittsburgh won for the 11th time in its last 12 home games to strengthen its hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
March 23, 2012
Soul (1-0) at Pittsburgh (1-0), Friday at 8 p.m. at Consol Energy Center TV/Radio: NFL Network/ESPN-AM (950) Soul update: They won their season opener at New Orleans when Donovan Morgan scored a late touchdown and Bryan Robinson blocked a potential game-winning field goal. Power update: They won their opener at Orlando even after half the team was fired for threatening a strike just before kickoff. Leaguewide, players are disgruntled about the AFL's lack of benefits and a pay scale in which everyone except the starting quarterback earns $400 per game.
June 17, 2013
THE SOUL seems to be more comfortable on the road than a fleet of truck drivers. After being upset in May by lowly Pittsburgh at the Wells Fargo Center, the Soul returned the favor by thumping the host Power, 59-21, on Saturday at the Consol Energy Center. Philadelphia set a team record for fewest points allowed and improved to 7-5. The Soul is 5-1 away from home. "This is the time of year when you have to get on a roll and start stringing wins together," coach Clint Dolezel said.