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Final: Penguins 4, Flyers 1

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (5-1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (1-6)

Time: 7:08 p.m.

Site: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

TV, radio: Root Sports, 105.9 The X

Here’s the official live summary.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Penguins pageRob Rossi is on the scene.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.


  1. Nor Cal Stlrfanrtc (Ryan) says:

    What? No lineups?

  2. Jandy says:

    Not from Dejan, he’s on vacation, silly :P

  3. Nor Cal Stlrfanrtc (Ryan) says:

    Yea I know……..just when I need his expertise the most.

    Though I’d say you’re filling in just fine.

    So who would the “Checking lines” be?

  4. Jandy says:

    Our third and fourth lines are both checking lines right now. Glass-Vitale-Adams 4th line is great. They’ve also been scoring.

    By the way, Iceman posted the line-ups for Tuesday’s game.

  5. Jandy says:

    Oh and Bowser is good for stuff too. He should be on this evening along with Sarah.

  6. Jandy says:

    Brandon Sutter has been good defensively so far too. He’s third line.

    anyhoo, I gotta get done here at work so I can go home and cook dinner and watch the game. Remember, it’s 3 hours later here, Ryan.
    Maybe catch you later on :)

  7. Nor Cal Stlrfanrtc (Ryan) says:

    I won’t be around tonight. Son has football game out of town. So i’ll try to stay up to date thru my phone.

  8. Nor Cal Stlrfanrtc (Ryan) says:

    OH believe me, I remember. I’ve been here for almost 4 years and still can’t catch up.

    2 more months.

  9. Iceman says:

    Current Lineups I’m seeing for the game are as follows:

    Pittsburgh Penguins

    Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
    Jussi Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin – Chuck Kobasew
    Tanner Glass – Brandon Sutter – Craig Adams
    Deryk Engelland – Joe Vitale – Harry Zolnierczyk

    Brooks Orpik – Paul Martin
    Rob Scuderi – Matt Niskanen
    Olli Maatta – Robert Bortuzzo

    Marc-Andre Fleury

    Philadelphia Flyers

    Tye McGinn – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek
    Michael Raffi – Brayden Schenn – Wayne Simmonds
    Max Talbot – Sean Couturier – Matt Read
    Zac Rinaldo – Kris Newbury – Adam Hall

    Kimmo Timonen – Luke Schenn
    Mark Streit – Erik Gustafsson
    Nicklas Grossman – Braydon Coburn

    Steve Mason

  10. Sarah says:

    Good lord Engo again??? At least he’s not on D.
    Seriously are they shopping the guy?

  11. Dave G says:

    Tonight’s Pens-Flyers game is on TV nationally on NHL Network.

  12. theplanisworking says:

    Yes. I saw his picture on the ad for Bottom Dollar Foods. ;)

  13. Sarah says:

    Well it’s an ugly lineup. I suppose Bylsma’s expecting shenanigans….

  14. Sarah says:


  15. theplanisworking says:

    Maybe I didnt explain myself very well this morning,
    maybe some people didnt understand me,
    maybe I was asleep having a nightmare about the Duck…………..

    regarding Sid, and his injuries…..

    I am not saying Sid is chronically injured. I am not saying he is another Chris Pronger.
    I am saying Sid does miss many games. That to me is injury prone.
    Him sliding into the boards a few years ago, missing games.
    The neck injury in 2011-12, missing games. The concussions.

    This is in no way shape or form criticizing Sid at all.
    I am just trying to point out he gets injured, and misses games, like any other NHL player. Maybe the way I explained it, it sounded like I was slamming him for injuries.

    I believe my original point was I want Sid healthy.
    Him putting up video game type numbers is secondary to his health.
    Hope this keeps Jandy from planting her 9 wides on my ample derriere.

  16. theplanisworking says:


  17. Nothing the old 1-3-1 can’t handle, Sarah the goalie.


  18. It won’t save you.

    Fire Sid!


  19. theplanisworking says:

    Revvie……… you are poking the bear……..
    Jandy will plant something other than flowers if you keep it up.


  20. theplanisworking says:


  21. I know. That has to get old, me yapping about the 1-3-1.

  22. Sarah says:

    Oh I don’t mind it, as a forecheck.

    As a passive trap….not so much.

  23. theplanisworking says:

    Rev, you just keep yapping away.
    After all, it keeps both your hockey and basketball knowledge fresh.

  24. Sarah says:

    To be fair, Sid has had only a few injuries, but they’ve been long term, so as you say he has missed a good nbr of games.
    But they’ve been flukes and generally unavoidable. So I give him a pass….

    Some guys are just potato chips and any little thing puts them out a week or two, again and again….

    Sid is a monster , working out, getting in fantastic shape, absolutely meticulous.

    For him to miss the games he has missed, just the fickle cruel Hockey Gods IMO…..

  25. theplanisworking says:

    Good grief!

    Where I live, I can see the game on Root, CSN Philthy, or NHL network.
    This could be interesting……..

  26. Bizrow says:

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  27. blazer says:

    Anyone know a site to watch the game on computer? Just got to Atlanta and no NHL network in hotel. Thanks!

  28. Bizrow says:


    Re-upped my 20 game plan today

    A little over 400 a piece for two tickets for 3 rows back right where the RF usually plays.

    Our playoff deposit payed for half of it.

    New funky rules with changing tickets

    If I can’t give them to friends, Tickets for Kids gets em.

    The only “prenup” I have is we keep those tickets as long as I can get there

    14 days till I turn into a pumpkin at Beaver Valley

    Lets Go Pens

  29. Milo Hamilton says:

    Since the start of the 2010-11 season, Sid has dressed for 47% of the games. Not a criticism, just a fact.

  30. theplanisworking says:

    Are you counting down the days til your retirement?
    Or the beginning of Pirate ST?
    Or both?

  31. theplanisworking says:

    Thank You, Milo.

    I wasnt criticizing Sid, either.
    Keeping him healthy is priority #1 for this team.

  32. Milo Hamilton says:

    Yep. Like Sarah said, freakish stuff. A lot like Mario.

  33. Eric Bowser says:

    Give me an I…..

    Those playing at home…. that’s now….

    FI_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    I’m feeling sick already, not sure I will last the night….. Bylsma doesn’t make me want to even bother. Cannot stand the decisions of this coach and with Engelland.

  34. Milo Hamilton says:

    The only good thing I have to say about the Flyers is that I love Lauren Hart. Cancer survivor you know.

  35. theplanisworking says:

    Eric, I could have finished your hangman in 2 games…….. ;)

  36. JohninOshkosh says:


  37. Milo Hamilton says:

    As Mike Therrien used to say – Adam Alls.

  38. Sarah says:

    Well Mario did get Fitness Religion late in his career….but as for keeping in shape early on….not in Sid’s league. Heavy smoker even, when he first arrived. Unthinkable now.

    What was that funny remark he had about getting in shape for training camp?
    “I stop ordering fries with my club sandwich.”


  39. JohninOshkosh says:

    Just watched a couple of the NBCSN’s “NHL Rivals” on my DVR.

    For some reason I’m in the mood for a fight.

  40. JohninOshkosh says:

    Deadspin posted that the Florida Panthers will televise the Red Sox game on TV’s in the arena during the Boston/Florida hockey game.

    Heckuva fan base they have down there in Sunrise.

  41. theplanisworking says:

    Up until the late 80’s, the Dolphins were the only pro sports franchise in South Florida………… then they decided to put 3 other teams down there.

    South Florida is mostly northerners retiring.
    I hope you didnt expect any different outcome…….

  42. Milo Hamilton says:

    Now is where a bad team gives one up.

  43. theplanisworking says:

    How about those Pirate Hot Stove rumors????? ;)

  44. Milo Hamilton says:


  45. Jandy must have fallen asleep early or she and her hubby are pulling the tranny on their Shelby.

  46. theplanisworking says:

    Or her foot is getting quite the workout……….. ;)

  47. Jandy says:


  48. Jandy says:

    Gentlemen, choose your weapons …

  49. Jandy says:

    Hey, who’s taking my name in vain???

  50. Milo Hamilton says:

    That happened to a buddy of mine in Vegas once.

  51. I’d say that is the more likely of the 3.

  52. Jandy says:

    My foot??

  53. Jandy says:

    the tranny or the foot?

    What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas ;X

  54. Fell asleep early or pulled the tranny on his Shelby?

  55. Jandy says:


  56. Jandy says:

    Hey hey Eric :)

  57. Milo Hamilton says:

    I think he said her/his name was Shelby. A little foggy on the details.

  58. Jandy says:

    Yinz are killing me lol

  59. :D

    That’s probably why he fell asleep.

  60. Jandy says:

    If there’s one gripe I have with this team so far, it’s the PP.

    0/3 smh

  61. Jandy says:

    trust me, no one is sleeping here…yet lol

  62. theplanisworking says:

    Did Shelby have feet? ;)

  63. theplanisworking says:

    You mean, Bylsma, and the 21st man arent worrisome to you? ;)

    Long live Bortuzzo, Jeffrey, and Engelland!

  64. Milo Hamilton says:

    #1 in the league coming into tonight.

  65. theplanisworking says:

    9 wides, Jandy.
    Try to keep up.


  66. Milo Hamilton says:

    Checking with Rex Ryan on that one.

  67. theplanisworking says:

    ++++++++++++++ many

  68. Jandy says:

    Milo is on a roll!

  69. Jandy says:

    Actually I like Bortuzzo

  70. Jandy says:

    0/3 tonight already….

  71. Jandy says:

    Friggin Schenn is trying for an Academy Award already…

  72. Jandy says:

    Lucky for Philly, Mason is good…

  73. Jandy says:


  74. Milo Hamilton says:

    Nice. The boy has a ’99 Mustang. Real nice shape. He wants to get rid of it & get something 4 wheel drive for winter. I wish he’d keep it, looks nice in the driveway.

  75. Jandy says:

    Engo does NOT have the finishing touch…

  76. theplanisworking says:

    My point is its like debating the 25th man on the Pirates.
    Everyone falls in love with a guy, and he isnt going to be a Hall of Famer.

    Sort of like my hockey analysis wont get me into the Hall of Fame either.
    But it might get me a beer at the bar…….. ;)

  77. Jandy says:

    Malkin makes me want to SCREAM!

  78. Jandy says:

    I get your point, but no, that stuff doesn’t worry me, but the PP going 0/3 already in this game does.

    And i wish someone would shoot that kid singing “what about love” on the McD’s commercial GrrRr!

  79. Milo Hamilton says:

    Really. Is he supposed to be somebody ? I’m so glad I don’t know.

  80. Jandy says:

    Is it a GT Milo or anything special? If it is, he SHOULD keep it seriously.

    Thought I can understand the 4 wheel driving thing living in Central PA lol.

    Hubby loved Carroll Shelby and when he died, really pushed his hunt for an affordable Shelby. Thank the Lord we found one…

  81. Jandy says:

    Good job, Bortuzzo!

  82. theplanisworking says:


  83. JohninOshkosh says:

    Too quick, but made me happy. :)

  84. Jandy says:

    He’s getting to be just like Justin Bieber to me, and that’s a death wish.

  85. theplanisworking says:

    There has been a faction of posters who have loved those 3, and want to know who gets cut/traded/shot if Matta stays. I thought you would care also. ;)

  86. theplanisworking says:


  87. Jandy says:

    Austin Mahone

  88. theplanisworking says:


  89. Jandy says:

    If Maata stays, then I say Engo or Jeffrey gets cut.

  90. Jandy says:

    Me too. Pretty sure there will be more…

  91. Jandy says:

    Zactly! Friggin lil squirrel

  92. theplanisworking says:

    JUSSI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    FEET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SCORE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. Jandy says:

    FINALLY!! Juicy Jussi!

  94. Milo Hamilton says:

    Nothing special. Found it on Craigslist of all places. Rides real smooth.

  95. Dom says:

    Great assist for Malkin

  96. Jandy says:

    lol ya nut

  97. JohninOshkosh says:

    Jandy, is yours the 4.6 liter with the V-8 and the 300 horses in the ranch ?

  98. theplanisworking says:

    Who? ;)

  99. OldSoldier21 says:

    Malkin and Jokinen make it 1-0.

  100. Milo Hamilton says:

    Much better 2nd period than they’ve been playing recently, huh ?

  101. Eric Bowser says:

    Outstanding play by Niskanen to keep puck in zone and eventually zone time turns into Jussi Jokinen goal.

  102. Jandy says:


  103. theplanisworking says:

    Thought you were going to say Juicy fruit………. ;)

  104. Jandy says:

    hell yah

  105. Eric Bowser says:

    solid team defense so far.

  106. Jandy says:

    Niskie stays!

  107. Sarah says:

    Good lord, Errey sounds like an 11 yr old who just ate a whole bag of Skittles.

  108. Jandy says:

    Jussi is neither fruit nor tranny LOL!

  109. theplanisworking says:

    Welcome to the hockey madness, OldSoldier.

  110. Jandy says:

    It’s the V-8, Oshie

  111. Brandie says:

    Hope you all are having a good game. Life is going to be rough for a while for me. I will not get into it here as the blog is a happy place.

    GO PENS!

  112. OldSoldier21 says:

    I was out of town, good to be home…..

  113. Jandy says:

    maybe you should buy it from him Milo ;)

  114. Jandy says:

    Brandecita! Good to see you, and know we are here for you!

  115. Jandy says:

    LOL Sarah!

  116. Jandy says:

    Hey SOldier :)

  117. Jandy says:

    OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  118. OldSoldier21 says:

    Brandie shows up and it’s 2-0. Karma?

  119. Eric Bowser says:

    Holy crap….. what an unreal shift by Penguins.

    Kunitz goal

    2-0 Pens

  120. JohninOshkosh says:

    That’ll get to the Burgh in a hurry.

    First time I drove a V-8 I got onto an on ramp to the Interstate and thought to myself “Holy (bleep)!” Only, I didn’t think bleep!

  121. Jandy says:

    Duper played good decoy

  122. Brandie says:

    I thank you. I just need to get through this ugliness and get back to being the honest person I know I can be. You all are making me bawl.

  123. Jandy says:

    Gotta love it!

  124. Jandy says:

    Hey, you ARE a good person. Don’t cry now. C’mon girl…chin up. Your blog buddies <3 ya

  125. OldSoldier21 says:

    Hang in there, Brandie. If you need to lighten the load, you have friends here who would be happy to carry some of the load for you…..

  126. Eric Bowser says:

    Oh lawd….. Maatta kick pass….

    This kid better stick in the NHL

  127. Milo Hamilton says:

    Come here & be happy. I’ll see to it. :)

  128. Jandy says:

    LOL Oshie! First time I drove her…i thought the same thing…and I didn’t think bleep ;)

    That pure power is a rush…

  129. Jandy says:

    That’s what I’m talkin about!!!

  130. Jandy says:

    If you need someone to sound off to, I’ll be happy to post my e-mail for you girl…just say the word…

  131. Jandy says:

    Niskie doing a nice job with Simmonds on his back

  132. JohninOshkosh says:

    This would be a sweet early season 2 pointer pickup.

  133. Jandy says:

    Indeed…would put us 10 points ahead of the Philthy Flyers lol

  134. Brandie says:

    I just may take you up on that. In the mean time, enjoy some quality hockey.

  135. Jandy says:

    I’m here for ya Sistah! <3

  136. Jandy says:

    ahhh STUFF!

  137. Eric Bowser says:

    Whenever Fleury steps out of his crease, nothing good comes from it.


  138. OldSoldier21 says:

    uggggg, the dreaded last second goal for the cryers….

  139. Milo Hamilton says:

    That’s 100% on the goaltender.

  140. Jandy says:

    Dont’ know why Scuds left Simmonds free in front like that…

    Now, we need to get that goal back…

  141. OldSoldier21 says:

    Howdy Jandy! :)

  142. Jandy says:

    Yup, hope he learns a lesson from this.

  143. OldSoldier21 says:

    Right back at ya!

  144. Barb says:

    Hey Brandie. Take it easy and one day at a time. You are in my prayers dear sister.

  145. Brandie says:

    Interference. Not a good choice in Fleury’s part.

  146. Barb says:

    I am confident, well maybe we’ll see.

  147. theplanisworking says:


  148. Brandie says:

    By the way, is it Rob Scuderi, The Legend of Rob Scuderi, The Piece, or Scudsie that is the proper way to address him? Someone please advise.

  149. theplanisworking says:

    Been doing it for years, J-Girl.
    I think that learning ship has passed………..

  150. Brandie says:

    Thank you Bodacious one.

  151. Jandy says:

    all of the above…I use Scuds cuz it’s quicker to type lol

  152. Post it.

    I’ll get you on all the junk mail lists.


  153. Brandie says:

    Howdy Hippotato Chip.

  154. theplanisworking says:

    Its Scuds.
    Like the missle.

    Good to see you. :D 8-)

  155. JohninOshkosh says:

    (with a nod to Milo)

    Current Metro Standings:

    Pittsburgh Penguins
    University of Cincinnati Bearcats
    Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets
    University of Louisville Cardinals
    University of Memphis Tigers
    Saint Louis University Billikens
    Tulane University Green Wave

    Oops, sorry. Wrong sport. Wrong decade.

  156. Jandy says:



  157. Eric Bowser says:

    So impressed by Fleury’s dedication to improve his game…..

    His stick handling is still atrocious, his decision-making to leave crease is abysmal.

    If he stays in the net, this is a 2-0 game.

  158. Barb says:

    You are so welcome. I miss you when you aren’t here. :)

  159. theplanisworking says:

    The gang is all here.

    Happy Hippo here………

  160. theplanisworking says:


  161. theplanisworking says:

    Glad I dont have a mailbox here at the Pond.
    No junk mail for me. :)

  162. Brandie says:

    Which is the Better Player? Rob Scuderi or The Legend of Rob Scuderi?

  163. theplanisworking says:


    You owe me a Hippo slushie………..

  164. theplanisworking says:

    The Most Interesting Hippo in the World. ;)

  165. Milo Hamilton says:


  166. Brandie says:

    Leave it to me to post on a night where there is talk of fruit and tranny. Thank you for all the laughs. It is definitely needed and appreciated.

  167. Jandy says:

    nah, I’ll send you a coke and a smile :)

  168. Jandy says:

    Milo started it! Thank him ;)

  169. theplanisworking says:

    Coke……….. yuk. :(

  170. Milo Hamilton says:

    Yes. Yes. And yes.

  171. Brandie says:

    Is that made with LeTang?

  172. theplanisworking says:

    Fruit n tranny……..
    Is that like Hoot n Annie???

  173. Jandy says:

    If it is, I’ll have lots of it ;)

  174. Eric Bowser says:

    It must be incredibly difficult for Crosby to work so hard on his overall game and then see teammates fail to make any improvements to their own over the offseason.

  175. Milo Hamilton says:

    The only way to let them back in the game was to um, let them back in the game.

  176. Jandy says:

    Here come the stupid penalties

  177. JohninOshkosh says:

    Sawx lead the Tiggers 3-0.

    So far, Joe Buck has apparently not set Tim McCarver on fire yet. Yet.

  178. Brandie says:

    Fruit n tranny

    From Kelloggs…the best to you each morning.

  179. Milo Hamilton says:

    Looks like stupid is the word of the night.

  180. Jandy says:

    Does Tim have Thunder’s hat???

  181. Jandy says:

    Got milk?

  182. Milo Hamilton says:

    Could you just imagine the shapes of the cereal ? “Hey daddy, what’s this ?” Nevermind, eat your breakfast !

  183. JohninOshkosh says:

    I’m just glad its Timmy’s last year. Never been a fan.

  184. Barb says:

    The Flyers are playing desperate and that doesn’t bode well for the ‘guins.

  185. Barb says:

    You mean he is FINALLY hanging it up?!?!?

  186. Brandie says:

    LeTang is a drink for French astronauts.

  187. Brandie says:

    Pass the Fruit n Tran man!

  188. Brandie says:

    He mailed it in long ago.

  189. Brandie says:

    The night is still young.

  190. theplanisworking says:

    Milo, it would be very colorful

  191. JohninOshkosh says:

    Yep. I remember him and Buck were yacking away in the background of the tapes Linda Tripp made with Monica Lewinsky.

    That’s how far back those two go together. And how long Fox has had the WS. I like how football does it with alternating the networks carrying the SB.

  192. theplanisworking says:

    McCarver lost all credibility years ago.
    Buck lost it years ago when Moss “mooned” the fans in GB.

    Telecasts are so much better without them.

  193. Jandy says:

    Oh my!

  194. Jandy says:

    AMen Eric…and also incredibly difficult to play on a line with Geno lol

  195. theplanisworking says:

    I would be remiss to mentioning this……

    on this day in both 1971, and 1979, the Pirates won Game 7’s of the WS, both in Baltimore.

    Resume hockey goofiness now……….

  196. JohninOshkosh says:

    Why did Green Bay have to re-sod Lambeau Field ?

    Too much Moss in the end zone.

  197. Brandie says:

    RuPaul could be the pitch…er…tran?

  198. theplanisworking says:

    NICE !!!! :D

  199. Brandie says:

    Lemons and cherries and trans! Oh My!

  200. theplanisworking says:

    FruitPaul? ;)

  201. Dom says:

    That’s all she wrote!

  202. theplanisworking says:

    THE CROSBY SHOW !!!!!!!!!!

  203. Jandy says:


  204. Brandie says:

    Crosby show! Get ur pudding pops!

  205. Milo Hamilton says:

    “And Mason doesn’t know whether to cry or wind his watch.”

  206. theplanisworking says:

    Was a very good band……………… ;)

  207. Barb says:

    Sid the Kid strikes again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  208. Dom says:

    I was talking about Angela Lansbury

  209. Barb says:

    How long do you think Craig Berube lasts behind the bench?

  210. theplanisworking says:

    Until the 1st time he comes over the boards to fight……..

  211. Dom says:

    It was just pure coincidence that it happened right after the goal.

  212. Milo Hamilton says:

    He needs to invest in some orange ties.

  213. Dom says:


  214. Brandie says:

    :-) Obviously.

    Wait a minute…

    Right state wrong sport.

  215. theplanisworking says:

    GENO !!!!!!!

    Steigy with the non-funny football reference………

  216. Milo Hamilton says:

    “And the kitchen is closed.”

  217. Dom says:

    The icing on the cake.

  218. Brandie says:

    Chocolate Malkin!

  219. Brandie says:

    You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here!

  220. Barb says:

    Alright great game Pens. Well I think I will call it a night – Thursday that is and talk at cha later.

  221. Wild Bill says:

    Very, very, very satisfying.

  222. Jandy says:

    I saw them in concert once…got high on second hand marijuana smoke lol

  223. theplanisworking says:

    Great game by Flower. Much improved over last year.
    I am reserving judgement until the playoffs.

    Berube looks like he is going to punch someone.
    Couldnt happen to a nicer franchise.
    1975 Forever!!!

    I am going to listen to the Flyers postgame show, to see how they spin it.

  224. Jandy says:

    Night barb…sweet dreams :)

  225. Jandy says:


  226. Wild Bill says:

    Major malice from Milo. ++++

  227. theplanisworking says:

    That happened to me at the Pink Floyd concert at TRS…….

  228. Milo Hamilton says:

    Don’t know if anyone’s following the mess at Grambling, but Dirt Winston has been hired as their 3rd head coach this season.

  229. Wild Bill says:

    They’ll probably whine about calls they didn’t get.

  230. theplanisworking says:

    Bill Clement, who used to be a great hockey announcer, now Ed Sniders personal shill, hosts the Flyers postgame. He said the Flyers looked to be the better team (sigh), and were just a bounce away from winning(sigh).

    He did give much credit to Fleury, and even Crosby. Factoid………. Philthy is the first team since expansion in 1967, to go 8 straight games without scoring 3 goals in a game.

    Delicious !!!! :D

  231. Wild Bill says:

    The philthy Flyers get to stew in their own juice for a week after this one. I do feel bad for Max, always number one in my heart.

  232. Brandie says:

    My aunt is an alum. Frustrates the heck out of her.

  233. Brandie says:

    I know a thing or two about Karma. She is a fickle lady. Karma is kicking their a$$!

  234. theplanisworking says:

    Good Night, Loonies.

    Happy to rub in Philthys misery !! :D

    (Brandie, good to have you in here tonight.)

  235. Brandie says:

    Good night Plan and everyone!

  236. Eric Bowser says:

    Nice team victory against the Flyers but didn’t like how Fleury’s venture outside the crease cost the team a goal and for much of the third period, Philadelphia was able to dictate the flow.

  237. Wild Bill says:

    All the best, Brandie.

  238. Milo Hamilton says:

    Saw them play here at Pitt a few years back. The band was fantastic.

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