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March 9, 1986 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
His voice comes in short clumps over the telephone as he hesitates on the beginnings of words, an unwelcome reminder of a nine-day coma. His broken nose, ribs and shoulders have mended, and a few scars still mark his face. But Edward Parvin bears no scars on his heart. Four months ago, Parvin, 28, nearly died in an automobile accident that claimed the life of the driver, his friend, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Pelle Lindbergh. Hurtling down Somerdale Road at 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 10, Lindbergh's bright- red, high-powered Porsche 930 Turbo missed an abrupt turn and crashed into a concrete wall beside Somerdale Elementary School No. 1. Tests showed that Lindbergh was legally intoxicated.
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November 7, 2010 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A red Porsche 930 Turbo missed a curve at 5:41 a.m. A sports star at the top of his game slammed into a concrete wall in front of an elementary school in Camden County. The Flyers kept winning hockey games, but life was never exactly the same. It's been a quarter-century since Pelle Lindbergh was taken off life support in a South Jersey hospital on Nov. 11, 1985. His name still resonates, images still flicker, a tragic chapter in local sports folklore is still discussed. Virtually all sports fans living here at the time can remember getting the news of the car crash and the details that soon filtered out. The Flyers goalie had been drinking at an after-hours place with teammates.
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June 24, 1986 | By Emilie Lounsberry, Inquirer Staff Writer
Contending that Flyers star goaltender Pelle Lindbergh died in November as a result of his own "criminal acts" of drunken driving and reckless driving, Lloyd's of London filed suit against the Flyers yesterday in an effort to avoid paying accidental-death benefits for Lindbergh. The internationally known underwriting concern contended in the lawsuit that it should not have to pay death benefits because a provision in its policy with the Flyers states that losses caused by the insured person's own "criminal or felonious act" would not be covered.
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November 11, 1986 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, Daily News Sports Writer
In Stockholm, Sweden, the elderly parents of Pelle Lindbergh still cry behind closed doors. Their grief is private and unabated by the passage of time. "They are as heartbroken now as the day that it happened," said Thomas Eriksson, a friend and teammate of the parents' dead son. "I don't think they ever will get over it. " Half a world away, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Lindbergh's fiancee is trying to make a new life for herself. It has not been easy. "I just needed to go someplace where I could get a fresh start," said Kerstin Pietzsch.
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June 24, 1986 | By JIM SMITH, Daily News Staff Writer
A federal judge has been asked by insurance underwriters to void a $1.6 million insurance policy the Flyers had on goaltender Pelle Lindbergh, who died last year after his car hit a wall in New Jersey. Underwriters at Lloyd's of London, in a suit filed yesterday, contend the policy contained an exclusion barring coverage for losses caused by Lindbergh's "own criminal or felonious act. " "Pelle Lindbergh's death was caused or contributed to by his criminal acts of driving under the influence of alcohol and exceeding the legal (speed)
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August 28, 1987 | By Rich Heidorn Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A Ridley Park woman injured in the 1985 car accident that fatally injured Philadelphia Flyers star Pelle Lindbergh filed suit in federal court in Camden yesterday against Lindbergh's estate and two bars where the goalie had been drinking. Kathyleen McNeal, of the 600 block of Braxton Road, a model and waitress, suffered injuries to her liver and spleen on Nov. 10, 1985, when Lindbergh's high-powered Porsche 930 Turbo missed an abrupt turn and crashed into a concrete wall beside Somerdale Elementary School No. 1. McNeal, a former Miss Delaware County who was 22 at the time of the accident, suffered "extremely severe physical and mental injuries" in the crash, according to the suit, which asked for unspecified damages.
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November 16, 2010
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September 24, 1987 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, Daily News Staff Writer
When the late Flyers' goaltender Pelle Lindbergh plowed his speeding Porsche into a concrete wall in November 1985, fatally injuring himself, tests indicated that his blood alcohol level was 0.24. Experts interviewed at the time estimated that Lindbergh had as much alcohol in his system as someone who had drunk seven 1 1/2-ounce shots of 80- proof whiskey within 40 minutes on an empty stomach. Philadelphia police said yesterday that the blood alcohol level of Officer Charles Loughran, accused of drunken driving and other charges in the death of a fellow officer on Tuesday night, had been even higher than Lindbergh's, 0.28.
SPORTS
November 15, 1990 | By Mark Kram, Daily News Sports Writer
Morning practice had ended at The Coliseum sports complex in Voorhees, N.J., and center Ron Sutter sat in the Flyers' locker room with beads of sweat dripping off his chin. While his teammates stripped out of their uniforms and disappeared into the steaming shower room, Sutter wiped his face with a towel and remembered Pelle Lindbergh. "All of us told Pelle that he had better slow down in that car or it would kill him," Sutter said. "Guys were afraid to drive with him. " Sutter shook his head and added with a sad smile: "He was still a kid and kids have got to learn: You drink and drive and you can get dealt some bad cards.
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September 15, 1989 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
It has been nearly four years since Philadelphia Flyers goalie Pelle Lindbergh died in a fiery crash when his high-powered Porsche 930 Turbo missed an abrupt turn and crashed into a concrete wall beside an elementary school in Somerdale Borough. After the crash Nov. 10, 1985, the two passengers in the car, Edward T. Parvin and Kathyleen McNeal, filed lawsuits, as did Lindbergh's parents and his fiancee. The announcement of an out-of-court agreement yesterday leaves just one suit left to be settled.
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May 24, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
THE IMAGES make a Flyers fan's heart stop: a flashy sports car belonging to the team's star player, mangled on the side of a road. This time, thankfully, there will be no tears. Flyers leading scorer Jake Voracek was involved in a serious car accident in his native Czech Republic yesterday morning, but walked away from the wreck without any injuries. "I spoke with Jake this morning," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. "He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic.
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January 13, 2011 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
BUFFALO - So who was that masked man who helped the Flyers continue their road dominance with a 5-2 comeback win against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday? Yep. Sergei Bobrovsky, the onetime rookie-of-the-year front-runner who has slipped to No. 2 on the Flyers' depth chart at goalie. After a shaky first period, Bobrovsky settled down and resembled the player who was the league's rookie of the-month in November. Bobrovsky made 38 saves - equaling a career best - and seemed to gather confidence as the game progressed.
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November 21, 2010 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before we examine Flyers coach Peter Laviolette's surprising decision not to start good soldier Brian Boucher against Tampa Bay on Thursday, let's get some perspective. It has been nearly a year since The Driven One, Laviolette, was named the Flyers' coach, and his intensity and ability to get the most out of his players has endeared him to the fans. Laviolette's resumé includes a Stanley Cup championship with Carolina in 2006, and a Finals appearance last season with a Flyers team that grossly underachieved until the playoffs rolled around.
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November 19, 2010
Flyers Notes With the Flyers' points streak over, Brian Boucher - who had not played since Oct. 25 - figured to be the starting goalie against shorthanded Tampa Bay on Thursday. Coach Peter Laviolette, however, decided that rookie Sergei Bobrovsky did not need a rest. Bobrovsky made his 12th straight start, the same number as Ron Hextall during his rookie season in 1986-87. It was "Bob's" 16th start in 20 games, putting him on pace to play 66 of the 82 regular-season games.
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November 16, 2010
YOUR coverage of the difficulties faced by Chinese restaurant owners put a spotlight on an important issue. The nonprofit Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians ( www.welcomingcenter.org ) offers services to business owners of all backgrounds to help them operate safely and successfully. Our downloadable Merchant Safety Guides are available in English, Spanish and Chinese. Thanks to support from the city and state, our business-clinic classes are free to low-income entrepreneurs.
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November 8, 2010 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - It wasn't the result the road-weary Flyers wanted - a 3-2, overtime defeat to the Washington Capitals on Sunday - but they could take some satisfaction in the outstanding play of rookie goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. "I guess you could say that Bob got us three points this weekend," defenseman Chris Pronger said. Bobrovsky, 22, was outstanding in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Islanders, and he made a career-high 36 saves - several of the acrobatic variety - to enable the Flyers to salvage a point Sunday.
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November 8, 2010 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - Less than 2 months ago, the Flyers got their first glimpse at the unheralded and largely unknown Sergei Bobrovsky in a meaningless scrimmage between their rookies and the Capitals' rookies in suburban Washington. There was no Alex Ovechkin, no Alex Semin - and no other breathtaking Russians. Last night, playing for keeps, Bobrovsky nearly single-handedly slayed Ovechkin and Semin - idols in his home country. He probably would have if not for penalties to Chris Pronger and Sean O'Donnell in the waning seconds of regulation.
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November 7, 2010 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - There was danger the Flyers would look past the mightily struggling New York Islanders and ahead 22 hours to a much-anticipated duel with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. It wasn't an optimum-level performance, especially for the first two periods, but the Flyers avoided a complete letdown against a lesser foe on Saturday night. A late rebound goal by winger Andreas Nodl provided a 2-1 Atlantic Division victory in front of 13,078 at rickety Nassau Coliseum.
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November 7, 2010 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A red Porsche 930 Turbo missed a curve at 5:41 a.m. A sports star at the top of his game slammed into a concrete wall in front of an elementary school in Camden County. The Flyers kept winning hockey games, but life was never exactly the same. It's been a quarter-century since Pelle Lindbergh was taken off life support in a South Jersey hospital on Nov. 11, 1985. His name still resonates, images still flicker, a tragic chapter in local sports folklore is still discussed. Virtually all sports fans living here at the time can remember getting the news of the car crash and the details that soon filtered out. The Flyers goalie had been drinking at an after-hours place with teammates.
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June 20, 2008 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Flyers would like to add a promising goaltender and some mobile defensemen in this weekend's NHL draft. That's a given. But it's not inconceivable that they will select a forward - the team's strongest position - when tonight's first round is held in Ottawa. "Are we going to pick strictly a defenseman or strictly a goalie because our strength is at forward? I would say no," general manager Paul Holmgren said. "If we're looking at a forward who's clearly better than the other alternatives," that's the player they will draft.
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