October 18, 2013 |
FOR THE FIRST 39 minutes and 58 seconds, it was less rivalry and more little brother Flyers swatting at big brother Penguins. Then, with the Flyers being outshot by a 29-13 margin, Wayne Simmonds redirected a power-play goal with 2 seconds remaining in the second period to flip the game on its head. Only Steve Mason kept the Flyers in a game they had no business being in. "It was pretty much as bad a second period as you could possibly have," Brayden Schenn said. "We got out-worked, out-muscled, out-battled.
July 25, 2013 |
ASIDE FROM the chewing gum and timely timeouts, it is the indelible image of Peter Laviolette's tenure with the Flyers. April 1, 2012. Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. Game No. 79. Laviolette, walking the tightrope that is the dasherboards between benches, climbed past the protective Plexiglas separating the Flyers and Penguins and shattered Max Talbot's stick in frustration in the direction of Penguins coach Dan Bylsma - on national television. Standing in the way was Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato.
July 19, 2013 |
Her name may be Casanova, but the chick is very much a lady. "Pretty baby pink!" exclaimed biologist Kate Budion, as the Adventure Aquarium made the gender of its youngest penguin public with a splash Wednesday. Only the 14th chick the aquarium's penguin colony has produced since it was established in 1998, Casanova was born in January. "She was named 'Casanova' because we introduced her to the public on Valentine's Day, and we were looking for a name that could be abbreviated in either a male or a female way," said Sara Honovich, the aquarium's director of marketing and sales.
July 19, 2013 |
Her name may be Casanova, but the chick is very much a lady. "Pretty baby pink!" exclaimed biologist Kate Budion as the Adventure Aquarium made the gender of its youngest penguin public with a splash Wednesday. Only the 15th chick the aquarium's penguin colony has produced since it was established in 1998, Casanova was born Jan. 11, 2013. "She was named 'Casanova' because we introduced her to the public on Valentine's Day, and we were looking for a name that could be abbreviated in either a male or a female way," said Sara Honovich, the aquarium's director of marketing and sales.
July 3, 2013 |
THE PITTSBURGH Penguins locked up another elite young player long term, announcing yesterday they had agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang. A finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, Letang received an 8-year, $58 million contract extension. He would have entered the final season of an existing contract that carried an annual salary-cap hit of $3.5 million. That will now jump to $7.25 million beginning in 2014-15, before which Letang was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.
July 1, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Here are a few quick hits of news and notes from the Big Apple, where the entire hockey world has converged ahead of tomorrow's draft in Newark, N.J. * For the second day in a row, Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn's name was dragged through the rumor mill. TSN's Darren Dreger linked Coburn to Edmonton yesterday. We reported Coburn was being shopped to rival Calgary on Thursday. Coburn, 28, has 3 years left on his deal at $4.5 million per season. As part of his limited no-trade clause, Coburn has kept a list of teams on file with the Flyers to which he would accept a trade.
June 7, 2013 |
The Flyers have had preliminary discussions about playing a regular-season game at Penn State's Beaver Stadium against their archrivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins, club president Peter Luukko confirmed Wednesday. "We have spoken to the Pens and the league about expressing our combined interest," Luukko said. "Not sure if next year is a possibility. Penn State is very interested. " Outdoor games are all the rage in the NHL. Six of them are planned for next season, including events at Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium (twice)
June 4, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - The Boston Bruins keep talking about fortunate bounces and a dash of luck, insisting the margin between themselves and the Pittsburgh Penguins is thin. At the moment, it looks like a chasm. Brad Marchand scored twice during a four-goal first period and the Bruins routed the Penguins, 6-1, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals last night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. "It doesn't matter what the series is at right now," Marchand said.
May 23, 2013 |
JAROME IGINLA and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Senators last night in Ottawa, 7-3, to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis also scored for Pittsburgh, and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves. Down 2-1 after the first period, the Penguins scored twice in a 40-second span early in the second and added four goals in the first 10 minutes in the third. Milan Michalek, Kyle Turris and Daniel Alfredsson scored for Ottawa.
May 18, 2013
Sidney Crosby had his second career playoff hat trick and the host Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators, 4-3, on Friday night to take a two-games-to-none lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Brenden Morrow added his first playoff goal in more than five years, Tomas Vokoun made 19 saves, and the Penguins rode their superstar captain to their fourth straight victory. Crosby beat Craig Anderson three times in the game's first 22 minutes, sending the goalie to the bench after stopping 18 of 21 shots.