April 11, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - The spotlights in the Consol Energy Center were impossibly bright and blinding, flashing just enough in the pregame to reveal the packed Penguins crowd in all white T-shirts. Just a few feet from Ilya Bryzgalov's crease, two mocking Penguins fans were dressed in bear costumes - Bryzgalov said this week he does not fear Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, only bears in the forest. For the Flyers, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals started - mentally and physically - in just about the most hostile way possible.
March 25, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - During each of the previous two seasons, the Flyers ended long winning streaks by the Pittsburgh Penguins. On Sunday night, however, they couldn't complete the trifecta. Tyler Kennedy, who had missed the previous game because of an illness, scored on a tracer from the left circle with 2 minutes, 27 seconds remaining in overtime, lifting the Penguins to their 12th consecutive victory, a 2-1 win over the Flyers at Consol Energy Center. Kennedy fired his shot high and to the short side as goalie Ilya Bryzgalov appeared to be screened.
April 13, 2014 |
PITTSBURGH - If the Flyers are going to make a Stanley Cup playoff run, they will have to end a puzzling late-season trend: fizzling in the third period. It's puzzling because the Flyers have been outstanding in the third period during most of the season; they have a club-record 11 wins in games in which they trailed in the final period. But in the last five games, they have been outscored, 11-3, in the last 20 minutes. That's the main reason they have fallen out of the battle for second place in the Metropolitan Division, guaranteeing they will start next week's playoffs on the road.
April 14, 2014 |
PITTSBURGH - In the postgame showers, Hal Gill, the hulking Flyers defenseman who played Saturday for the first time since Dec. 21, was singing "New York, New York. " The Flyers are headed to Broadway. Continuing their uncanny dominance in Pittsburgh, the Flyers scored a wild, 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins at the Consol Energy Center on Saturday afternoon, ensuring that they will face the New York Rangers in the playoffs. But the victory, which clinched third place in the Metropolitan Division, was tempered by an injury to goalie Steve Mason, who left the game after the second period with what the Flyers called an upper-body injury.
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.
October 28, 2011
Former Flyer Joffrey Lupul and Clarke MacArthur scored 4 minutes, 22 seconds apart in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs broke open a tie game and spoiled the New York Rangers' return to renovated Madison Square Garden with a 4-2 victory Thursday night. Lupul scored off a rebound in a scrum in front of Henrik Lundqvist to make it 2-1 with his fifth goal of the season, and MacArthur made it a two-goal edge with his first at 6:33. Matthew Lombardi scored his first in the second period, and Mike Brown made it 4-1 in the third.
December 22, 2011
Lauri Korpikoski scored his ninth goal of the season early in the third period to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C. Ray Whitney, a former Hurricanes player, had a goal and assist for the Coyotes. Cal O'Reilly and Rostislav Klesla also scored for Phoenix. Tuomo Ruutu got his team-leading 11th goal for Carolina, while Andreas Nodl and Jiri Tlusty also scored. The Coyotes won for the first time after trailing going into the third period, while Carolina suffered its first loss in regulation after holding a two-period lead.
March 23, 2012 |
What: Soul (1-0) at Pittsburgh (1-0) When: Friday, 8 p.m. Where: At Consol Energy Center (16,280) TV: NFL Network Radio: ESPN (950-AM) Soul update: Won its season opener at New Orleans when Donovan Morgan scored a late touchdown and Bryan Robinson blocked a potential game-winning field goal. Power update: Won its 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.
October 14, 2010
Penguins lose another game at home Clarke MacArthur scored twice and the Toronto Maple Leafs withstood Sidney Crosby's first goal of the season to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins , 4-3, Wednesday. Pittsburgh is 0-3 in the Consol Energy Center. Francois Beauchemin and Colton Orr also had goals for the Maple Leafs, who scored on four of their 14 shots to improve to 3-0 for the first time since the 1999-2000 season. In other games: Ryan Malone scored 4:09 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 win over the host Montreal Canadiens . Malone flipped a loose puck past Carey Price as Tampa Bay came back twice for the win. Steven Stamkos scored a goal on a power play late in the third period to send the game to overtime.
February 9, 2011
PENGUINS CENTER Mike Rupp made a friend for life before a recent game at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. While warming up, Rupp crashed into the boards, causing fan John Kraynak to spill his beer. Seeing the carnage, Rupp asked the trainer to get $10 out of his wallet in the locker room. Rupp then wrote an apology on a puck, signed it, taped the $10 bill to it, and tossed it to Kraynak. Are Halladey, Hamils and Leigh next? The Phillies bobbled a listing for a Roy Oswalt bobblehead giveaway.