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June 21, 2013 | Associated Press
CHICAGO - So much for all the talk about the impenetrable goalies, and forget about those lane-clogging defensemen. It was all about the offense in Game 4, and the hangover could extend into the final three games of the deadlocked Stanley Cup Finals. Chicago's 6-5 overtime victory at Boston on Wednesday night was the highest-scoring game in this year's NHL playoffs. There were breakaways, rebounds, long slap shots and tips. Eleven goals in all, coming from all over the ice. It all raises questions about how the remainder of this compelling series will look.
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June 10, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TWO FRANCHISES, rich in history, talent and star power. Two winning teams that know what it takes to bring home the Stanley Cup. Intrigue, in the form of a schedule that kept them away from each other for an entire season. Oh, there's plenty to love about this series. The Stanley Cup finals kick off Wednesday night when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Boston Bruins in the first finals matchup of Original Six franchises since Montreal beat the New York Rangers in five games way back in 1979.
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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 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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May 23, 2001 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The bear hug a joyous Jason Arnott gave Petr Sykora after he scored the second of his two goals last night was not the only time the big, brawny center had shown affection for his linemate. There was a slightly more contentious scene earlier in the game, when Arnott took exception to the way Darius Kasparaitis was using his piece of lumber on Sykora and dumped the Pittsburgh defenseman on his rump with a forearm shiver. Indeed, the New Jersey Devils' top line of Arnott, Sykora and Patrik Elias, who has emerged as perhaps the game's top left winger, not only does it all on the ice, but the players cover for one another as well.
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May 5, 2009 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Controversial goalie Ray Emery, who helped the Ottawa Senators reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007 - and who excelled in Russia this season - has drawn interest from the Flyers, general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed yesterday. "I have spoken with his agent numerous times over the course of the season on various matters, and, yes, Ray's name has come up," Holmgren said. Known for his hot temper, exotic cars, and extravagant lifestyle, Emery conceded that he was a heavy partyer in a 2008 interview with USA Today.
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October 3, 1996 | The Philadelphia Daily News
Led by Eric Lindros, the Flyers have all the tools - speed, size, strength, scoring and sound defense - to make it to the Stanley Cup finals. They finished atop the Atlantic Division last year.
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September 9, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Bob Dailey, 63, a two-time all-star who twice won the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Flyers' best defenseman, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Nicknamed "The Count," Mr. Dailey was a member of the Flyers team that posted an NHL-record 35-game unbeaten streak in the 1979-80 season. "Bob was an integral part" of that team, said club president Paul Holmgren, noting that the Flyers reached the Stanley Cup Finals that season. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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May 31, 1997 | Inquirer photographs by Gerald S. Williams
Chanting and applauding, about 2,000 fevered Flyers fans turned out yesterday for a rally at the City Hall courtyard. The audience was surely further fueled by the week of anticipation leading up to the Stanley Cup finals. The series against the Detroit Red Wings begins tonight.
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May 14, 1996 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Jack Fisher signs the "World's Largest Flyers Jersey" at 30th Street Station, where fans may autograph it. The jersey - 18 feet tall and 28 feet across the shoulders - will be placed on the William Penn statue atop City Hall if the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup finals.
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September 9, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Bob Dailey, 63, a two-time all-star who twice won the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Flyers' best defenseman, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Nicknamed "The Count," Mr. Dailey was a member of the Flyers team that posted an NHL-record 35-game unbeaten streak in the 1979-80 season. "Bob was an integral part" of that team, said club president Paul Holmgren, noting that the Flyers reached the Stanley Cup Finals that season. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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June 2, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Rick MacLeish, 66, a three-time all-star who scored arguably the biggest goal in Flyers history, died Monday night. Brad Marsh, president of the Flyers Alumni Association, confirmed Tuesday morning that Mr. MacLeish had died. Mr. MacLeish had been battling meningitis and kidney and liver problems, according to his daughter Brianna MacLeish. "Ricky was the most talented player the Flyers had during the 1970s," said Hall of Famer Bob Clarke, who was one of Mr. MacLeish's teammates and is now the team's senior vice president.
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May 28, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The latest goaltender to shepherd his team to the Stanley Cup Finals hadn't been a full-time starter in the NHL until this season and has a name that sounds like a mutual-fund firm. Martin Jones is 26 years old, stands 6-foot-4, and had appeared in all of 20 games for the Los Angeles Kings before the San Jose Sharks acquired him in a trade last June (after he spent four days as a Boston Bruin). The Sharks immediately made him their No. 1 goalie. He played 65 regular-season games and has started all 18 of their playoff games, and his team is in the Finals for the first time in its 24 years of existence.
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May 13, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Rick MacLeish, the smooth-skating center who scored the goal that gave the Flyers their first Stanley Cup championship in 1974, is battling multiple medical problems in a Philadelphia hospital. MacLeish, 66, has been hospitalized for six weeks. "We deeply appreciate all the support that's been given to our dad," said Brianna MacLeish, one of Rick's two daughters. "At this time, we want to spend time with our dad, and the family asks for our privacy. " Brianna MacLeish did not want to specify her father's medical problems.
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November 9, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Towering defenseman Chris Pronger played with the Flyers only for three years, but he made a lasting impression, steering the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals in his only full season with the team. "He brought a tremendous presence to the rink - both defensively and offensively. He could defend. He could make plays like nobody," Paul Holmgren, the Flyers' president, said in a phone conversation Saturday. "He was one of the best defensemen who ever played. " That's why Pronger, who turned 41 last month, will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday in Toronto, along with Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay, and Peter Karmanos Jr. Hay and Karmanos were selected in the "builder" category.
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October 9, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thanks to the prognosticators' gloomy outlook for their team, the Flyers are playing with a chip on their collective shoulders as their season starts Thursday in Tampa. Claude Giroux, the team's captain, said the players are motivated by the naysayers. "It doesn't matter what your team looks like on paper," Giroux said after Wednesday's practice in Voorhees. "It's about who's going to want to do the work and who wants to pay the price, and I think we have that in this room. " The Flyers, under rookie coach Dave Hakstol, need more overall consistency, improvement on their penalty kill, and more secondary scoring if they are going to reach the playoffs.
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October 8, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
In last year's preseason, I correctly predicted that Chicago would beat Tampa Bay in the Stanley Cup Finals. Later, 14 of my 15 playoff-series picks were correct. In other words, a prediction drop-off in 2015-16 is almost inevitable. But here I go anyway: Flyers: sixth in the eight-team Metropolitan Division with 90 points, missing the playoffs for the third time in the last four years. Points for Claude Giroux: 82. Points for Jake Voracek: 77. GAA for Steve Mason: 2.35.
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August 20, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
   Danny Briere thought briefly about playing another year and even kicked around the idea of trying to finish his career as a fourth-liner with the Flyers. But in the end, the diminutive center decided it was more important to spend quality time with his three teenage sons before they head to college in a few years. Briere, 37, announced Monday that he was retiring after a 17-year NHL career. He held an emotional farewell news conference at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Tuesday while his three sons Caelan, Carson, and Cameron watched from the back of the room.
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August 19, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Danny Briere, the undersized center who led the Flyers to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, announced his retirement from hockey on Monday after a 17-year NHL career. "After taking a few weeks to think about it, it's time to hang them up and spend a little more time at home with the family," said Briere, 37, who lives in Haddonfield. ". . . The Flyers are where I played the bulk of my career. I've had a great time in Philadelphia and have been very, very fortunate to have the chance to play here.
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July 1, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Flyer Chris Pronger, the towering, crease-clearing defenseman who played the game on the edge - and sometimes beyond - was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. Pronger, 40, called it "very humbling" to be included alongside the players and builders who were selected. "It's very exciting to think about becoming an honored member; it's certainly something I didn't expect while playing. " Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay, and Peter Karmanos Jr. were also named to the Hall.
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