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May 31, 1997 | YONG KIM/ DAILY NEWS
Maureen Powers, a police officer for Amtrak, uses a flashlight to illuminate the Stanley Cup for Dennis Henry to see where the names of this year's champions will be inscribed, last night at 30th Street Station.
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June 16, 1994 | by Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
The Stanley Cup hangover continues. On the day after the Rangers broke their 54-year date with dismay, a hockey halftime broke out at the basketball game. Mark Messier, the Rangers' team captain, did an encore performance with his sport's most precious trophy. One night after Messier and his teammates did the traditional victory celebration in some New York drinking establishment - sipping from the Cup, kissing the Cup, the whole deal - the captain came back to the Garden and raised high his prize.
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June 20, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BOSTON - Eleven goals. Evaporating two-goal leads. Thunderous hits. One raucous arena, filled with frenzied black-and-gold-clad fans. Even one goal scored from a rocketed ricochet off the glass behind the net. If you didn't know any better, you'd think you were watching the Battle of Pennsylvania all over again - with the Flyers and Penguins trading tallies at will - instead of the defensive deadlock we've witnessed between the Bruins and...
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June 1, 2007 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Stanley Cup Finals lost nearly a quarter of what already was a small television audience. Anaheim's 1-0 win over Ottawa in Game 2 on Wednesday night got a 0.6 cable rating on Versus and was watched in 446,000 homes in the United States. The rating was down 33 percent from last year's second game, a 5-0 victory for Carolina over Edmonton, which received a 0.9 cable rating (600,000 homes) on OLN, as Versus was then known. The Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, at 19 the youngest player in NHL history to get 100 points in a season and to win a scoring title, is now the youngest to wear the captain's C. The youngest previous captain was Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier.
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June 24, 2011
The Flyers will watch the Bruins raise the Stanley Cup championship banner when they open the season Oct. 6 in Boston. On their way to the Cup, the Bruins avenged a 2010 playoff loss with a four-game sweep of the Flyers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. In their second Winter Classic, the Flyers will host the New York Rangers at Citizens Bank Park at 1 p.m. Jan. 2. And former captain Mike Richards, traded Thursday to Los Angeles, will return with the Kings in the Flyers' fourth game of the season, Oct. 15. Oct. 6 at Boston, 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Oct. 12 Vancouver, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 Washington, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 St. Louis, 7 p.m. Oct. 24 Toronto, 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Oct. 29 Carolina, 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 New Jersey, 7 p.m. Nov. 5 Columbus, 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Florida, 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at Carolina, 7 p.m. Nov. 17 Phoenix, 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Winnipeg, 3 p.m. Nov. 21 Carolina, 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Nov. 25 Montreal, 1 p.m. Nov. 26 at N.Y. Rangers, 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Dec. 3 at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Dec. 10 Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Washington, 7 p.m....
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April 12, 2000 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
To appreciate the best of what the NHL has to offer - the speed, skill and exquisite timing that attract the game's purists - it's necessary to gaze toward the Western Conference, where the power and entertainment are monopolized by four teams. In St. Louis, Colorado, Detroit and Dallas, the game is played at its highest and most enjoyable levels. So it will be surprising if the Stanley Cup is not hoisted by the Blues, Avalanche, Red Wings or Stars when the most grueling tournament in professional sports ends in the heat of mid-June.
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April 16, 1997 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the next two months inside NHL dressing rooms stretching from Buffalo to Anaheim, the demand for painkillers, sutures, face shields, bandages and vials of ginseng extract will become more frequent. On the periphery of the games, the howls for justice and the accusations of foul play will grow louder, and the secrecy surrounding injuries to key players will be tightened. The Stanley Cup playoffs, the sporting world's most physically demanding tournament, begin tonight with the openers of four Western Conference series.
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November 13, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
Last June the Flyers came within two wins of winning the Stanley Cup. Today, Flyers fans can pose and take pictures with the Stanley Cup and snag autographs from their favorite Flyers' alumni. Lord Stanley's mug will be at Ice Works in Aston, (3100 Duttons Mill Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Former Flyers Bill Clement, Brian Propp, Dave Schultz, Bob Kelly, Jim Watson, Joe Watson, Ed Hospodar and Kerry Huffman will be signing autographs at various times throughout the day. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family, with all proceeds going to Flyers Charities including Hockey Fights Cancer, the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and the Jenny Barber Cancer Fund.
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December 27, 2012 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Please welcome the 2012-13 Stanley Cup champion Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs? If a member of the Canadian parliament gets his way, it might happen in June. Brent Rathgeber, a lawyer and Conservative Party MP who represents Edmonton-St. Albert, Alberta, says Lord Stanley's Cup should be awarded to a Canadian amateur team such as the senior-level Chinook Hockey League's Chiefs if the NHL labor fight isn't settled in time to save the season. Rathgeber suggested in a blog post last week that the Cup could be the prize in a national competition to determine the best non-pro team in Canada.
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February 1, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
A replica of the Stanley Cup made from 6,000 Lego bricks that was stolen from a Las Vegas show earlier this week has been found. Brian Copp, of Tucson, Ariz., told police he was working in Las Vegas when he bought the cup for $50. He contacted police when he saw an article about the stolen model in a newspaper. "He was being a good Samaritan," Tucson police spokeswoman Kathy Wendling said yesterday. "He was being a good kid, doing the right thing. " Copp could not immediately be reached for comment yesterday.
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August 11, 2015
The Flyers signed former St. Louis Blues left wing Chris Porter to a one-year contract. Porter, 31, played three seasons under new Flyers coach Dave Hakstol at the University of North Dakota. The 6-1, 206-pound Porter appeared in 24 games with the Blues last season, posting one goal and one assist. He has spent his entire NHL career with St. Louis, appearing in 173 regular-season games and recording 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points over parts of six seasons. He also has two goals and three assists in 15 Stanley Cup playoff games.
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July 23, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THIS WEEK'S soaring temps brought to mind some sizzling Philly sports memories. Like the time Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra started to argue with late umpire Eric Gregg during a sweltering exhibition game in Florida. "Lenny, I know exactly what you want me to do," Gregg is reported to have said. "You want me to run you out of this game. If I got to stay in this heat, you got to stay in this heat, so it doesn't matter what you call me, how many times you call me, I'm not running you out of this game.
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July 2, 2015 | Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
IT'S BEEN a crazy month in Flyerland. Kimmo Timonen finally won his Stanley Cup, albeit with another team. Chris Pronger, who hasn't laced 'em up since the Phillies were good and still has a couple of years left on his gaudy contract, was traded, at least technically. And then, a few days later, he was named to the Hall of Fame. Up until now, the only current players who received such an honor had names like McCartney, Dylan, Jagger and, of course, Springsteen. But the craziest chapter of the month in Flyerland involves, sadly, the Flyers captain who preceded Pronger.
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June 18, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
After his team's 2-0, title-clinching win over Tampa Bay on Monday night, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews could have handed the Stanley Cup to one of his many longtime teammates. Instead, in a classy move, he gave the iconic trophy to a defenseman who had played for Chicago for all of 31/2 months. Kimmo Timonen, 40, had waited his whole life for that moment. Timonen, the ex-Flyer whom Chicago acquired just before the trade deadline, raised the Cup triumphantly and skated around the ice while the red-clad Blackhawks fans let out a roar that lived up to the United Center's nickname: Madhouse on Madison.
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June 11, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
THE FLYERS will open their preseason slate on Monday, Sept. 21, when they host the New York Islanders at PPL Center in Allentown. It will be the first-ever NHL game played in the Lehigh Valley. The Sixers played a preseason game against Orlando in Allentown last Oct. 18. The Flyers' trip to PPL Center is expected to replace their annual trek to London, Ontario, to play at beautiful Budweiser Gardens - where they have visited every September since 2006, except when the 2012-13 preseason was canceled by the NHL lockout.
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June 4, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
LIGHTNING CAPTAIN Steven Stamkos, one of the great young players in the game, pointed out that Chicago's experience and familiarity with each other is the primary reason the Blackhawks are gunning for their third title in six years. "It's almost like the Harlem Globetrotters out there at times on the ice, the way they can pass it," Stamkos said. "You can see they've played together for a while. " They split a pair of meetings this season, with the home team winning each. Here are 15 more things to know about the Stanley Cup finals, which begin tonight in Tampa: 1 Four of Tyler Johnson's 12 goals this postseason have been game-winners for the Lightning.
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June 4, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Together, they formed the Flyers' top defensive pairing for most of their seasons in Philadelphia. Now, in a twist of fate, Tampa Bay's Braydon Coburn and Chicago's Kimmo Timonen - good friends dealt by the Flyers before the trade deadline - will oppose each other in the Stanley Cup Finals, which start Wednesday in Tampa. Both have had major medical problems this season but find themselves within four victories of winning their first Stanley Cup. "It's great. After everything I went through, this is the reason - and the only reason - that I came back," said Timonen, 40, who missed most of the season with blood clots.
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June 3, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don Saleski, the scrappy former Flyers forward affectionately known as Big Bird during his playing days, has spread his wings. As a result, thousands of teenagers, primarily from the inner city, are benefiting through scholarships that pay for most of their tuition to parochial grade schools and high schools in the Philadelphia area. Forty years after he was on a Flyers team that won its second straight Stanley Cup, Saleski now is a partner with a company that processes payments for hospitals, but he also finds time to be chairman of Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS)
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May 28, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wednesday marks the 40th anniversary of the Flyers' last Stanley Cup, and many of the players from that 1974-75 team can't believe two things: that four decades have passed since that dramatic 2-0 win in Buffalo, and that the franchise hasn't won another championship. "My God, you look back, and 40 years went just like that ," said Bernie Parent, the Hall of Fame goalie who steered the Flyers to titles in 1974 and 1975. "I tell people don't waste time because it flies by, for sure.
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May 20, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE DARKEST of clouds hovered over the Wells Fargo Center at noon yesterday, threatening a downpour of epic proportions. Inside, though, the sun's high beams were on. Accolades for a coach who has never dipped his toes into the NHL, from a first-year general manager who has never hired a head coach before. Accolades for both from an 82-year-old chairman whose very approval of it clearly indicates a mindset that is now all-in. Give the old man credit for this. Ed Snider defended the hiring of a career college coach yesterday by referencing the humble starts of Fred Shero and Mike Keenan, reminding us not only that his stewardship has not always been about hiring known quantities and former players, but also how long his tenure as head of this team has been.
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