May 12, 2016 |
Visitors to Adventure Aquarium will soon see a slightly more populated penguin exhibit. Two African penguin chicks were born last month, the Camden aquarium announced Tuesday. The baby penguins were born April 6 and 10. Their genders aren't yet known, and they haven't been named. Officials said the chicks were doing well and had grown from the size of a golf ball to about 3 pounds over five weeks. When full grown, African penguins range from 5 to 9 pounds. "They are very active, growing strong and have hearty appetites," Michele Pagel, the curator of birds and mammals, said in a statement.
April 11, 2016 |
Detroit and Boston lost in regulation earlier Saturday, opening the door for the Flyers to clinch a playoff spot with a win. Thanks to sizzling right winger Wayne Simmonds, they did just that. Simmonds scored two goals as the Flyers outlasted Pittsburgh's 'B' team, 3-1, at the electric Wells Fargo Center and earned the final Eastern Conference wild-card spot. "When you work so hard to get to this point in the year, I thought we deserved it," said Simmonds, who has 32 goals, including seven in the last seven games.
April 5, 2016 |
PITTSBURGH - In the not-too-distant past, the Flyers used to own the Pittsburgh Penguins. Times have changed. The streaking Penguins continued their domination of the Flyers this season with a 6-2 victory Sunday at the Consol Energy Center. Pittsburgh, which ended an eight-game losing streak in the series earlier this year, has won all three meetings against its bitter rivals this season, outscoring the Flyers, 14-6, and outshooting them, 119-79. "Go home, Flyers!" the fans chanted late in the mismatch.
March 20, 2016
Look for Paul Reubens ( Pee-wee's Big Holiday ) Monday as the Penguin's father on Fox's Gotham , just renewed for a third season. Reubens also played Penguin's dad in 1992's Batman Returns .
March 20, 2016 |
High-scoring winger Jake Voracek appears ready to return to the Flyers lineup Saturday afternoon against Pittsburgh, and his addition should bolster a lineup that excelled without him. "It's huge for us," defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere said Friday after practice in Voorhees. "He's a staple of our team, and just to see how good we did without him is pretty much amazing. Just can't wait to see how much better we are with him. " Coach Dave Hakstol said it would be a game-time decision on whether Voracek plays.
March 20, 2016 |
Rookie coach Dave Hakstol selected Michal Neuvirth to start the Flyers' latest critical game, but the goalie was unable to play Saturday against Pittsburgh because of a mysterious illness or injury. Neuvirth played brilliantly on Wednesday in a 3-2 win in Chicago; it was his first game since he missed a scheduled March 12 start because of a stomach virus. Oddly, general manager Ron Hextall, when asked if Neuvirth was sidelined Saturday because of an injury or illness, replied, "we will know [Sunday]
March 20, 2016 |
The Flyers played a clunker at an inopportune time Saturday afternoon. In the latest in a long line of critical games, they lost 4-1 to the arch-rival Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center. Pittsburgh played stifling defense and got goals from Trevor Daley, Carl Hagelin, Chris Kunitz, and Kris Letang (empty-netter) as it won its fifth straight and moved six points ahead of the Flyers. The Flyers, who were on an 8-1-1 run, did not collect a point for the first time in six games.
March 16, 2016
The long: Eight of the world's smallest, bluest penguins left a zoo in Sydney, Australia, to live in . . . Camden. See them swim, preen, stretch their li'l flippers, and be adorable behind glass at their new li'l indoor beach. The short: You're gonna wanna take one home. (You can't.) The demo: Ironically, the taller the better. If you're under four feet, it's hard to see above the water level to the sand. Lots of "oohs" and "ahhs" from moms. Color: Called blue. Looks more gray, maybe slate.
March 11, 2016 |
The Flyers and Penguins will play outdoor games against each other in 2017 and 2019, a source close to the situation confirmed. "It's always fun games against Pittsburgh, and I know for a fact that fans love when we play Pittsburgh, so it's going to make it even more fun," captain Claude Giroux said. Next season's game will be played on Feb. 18 at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. It will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Flyers and Penguins in the NHL. Penn State was explored as a possible site, but the cost was too high, the source said.
February 1, 2016 |
On Saturday morning of my first week studying abroad in Australia, I embarked on a daylong tour of Phillip Island. The ultimate draw of the tour was supposed to be the famous "penguin parade," during which penguins come back from sea as the sun sets. Surprisingly, the most memorable part of my day ended up having nothing to do with penguins. Our tour group's day began with a visit to an animal park, where we got to see characteristic Australian animals such as koalas and dingos. We were even able to take selfies with kangaroos.