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Kevin Durso
Philadelphia, PA
A Philly sports fanatic who always has an opinion and I'm sharing it with the world
Interests: Philly sports, baseball, broadcasting, Phillies, Eagles, Flyers
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The Flyers got the all-important first goal that dictated results of late, and did hold the lead after the first period. But something about the first period didn't add up. The Flyers led, but were massively out-played by the East-leading Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning turned things on in the second and scored two quick goals that proved to be the difference in a 3-1 Flyers loss on Tuesday night. "Sloppy at times and we didn’t have the urgency we needed," Nick Schultz said. "We had an opportunity to win this game on a back-to-back nights where we’ve been sitting... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Eagles struggles continued in familiar areas on Sunday night, and this time, it hurt. The Eagles now sit in second place in the NFC East and have to hope for a lot of luck to save their playoff hopes this season. And they can thank... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com There were moments where the Eagles showed real determination and drive. On the comeback trail, the Eagles erased a 21-point deficit and took a lead on the Dallas Cowboys in the most crucial game of the season. And then, just like in the first quarter, they... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com It couldn't have started any worse. But somehow, the Eagles climbed out of a hole and were in position to claim a victory. And just when the momentum shifted, the Eagles let the Cowboys jump right back in. The Eagles erased a 21-point deficit only to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com In Week 17 a season ago, the Eagles needed to beat the Dallas Cowboys to secure a playoff spot. A playoff spot is not necessarily on the line in this Week 15 game, but the division title could be. The Eagles and Cowboys enter Sunday with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Two weeks ago, the Eagles rolled through Dallas and asserted themselves as the class of the NFC East. But after last Sunday's loss to Seattle, all is even again atop the division standings. It sets up a Week 15 match against the Cowboys for all the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Eagledelphia
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Another week has come and gone and for the Flyers, there were many contributors. This week, our player of the week is Sean Couturier. Couturier has points in his last six games, but really elevated his play this week, scoring two goals and adding two assists for four points in three games. Our play of the week comes from Saturday's win over the Hurricanes. What better play to give the honor to this week than Scott Laughton's first NHL goal, a beautiful shot off the far post past Anton Khudobin. You can see the goal below. Check back next week... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers most complete game in recent memory came on Thursday night against New Jersey. Their most dominant and lopsided performance came Saturday afternoon against Carolina. A 5-1 win over the Hurricanes marked the Flyers fifth straight game with at least a point in the standings. Lately, the points have been finding the Flyers both on the ice and in the standings. With wins in three of those five games, perhaps the Flyers really are coming alive. "It was important for us to go game by game and not look at the big picture," Claude Giroux said. "Now looking at... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Every week, you can catch up on all of our stories on Flyerdelphia in our weekly round-up. Here is this week's content from December 6 to December 12. ---------- Saturday, December 6 Ryan Gilbert took a closer look at Nick Grossmann's struggles - Grossmann is Gross, Man Steve Mason delivered in the Flyers first win in two weeks, a 2-1 victory over the Kings. Bill Minchin recapped the action - Mason spectacular in road win against Kings Sunday, December 7 Mike Watson's trip back in Flyers History takes a look at the Flyers careers of Ron and Rich Sutter -... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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It had been over a month, but the Flyers finally put together the complete effort that had them rolling in early November and that they desperately lacked in a freefall at the close of the month. The biggest reason for that was a total team effort, with all lines playing a part in their 4-1 win over the Devils. The stars of the night were Matt Read, Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds. All three scored goals and played at a level that makes the Flyers successful. The Flyers had wins on Nov. 8 - where they nearly let a 4-0... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
The Flyers tailspin continues following a 1-2-2 road trip. They are fading further and further out of the playoff picture. It is not too early to talk about a fading chance at the playoffs. It is way too early to talk about the draft and the potential of a high pick. Yes, the Flyers are a struggling team that may not piece it together this season. They could certainly miss the playoffs, especially as the season drags on without improvement. Let me spoil some of the fun. As much as Flyers fans want to dream about it, the Flyers will... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flyerdelphia
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good - so long as you don't make it a habit. But after three straight games of it - including Tuesday night against the Blue Jackets - it's certainly turned into one. Brayden Schenn's goal with 56 seconds left on a deflection just barely made it over the line. It took a review, but eventually, the goal counted and got the Flyers another point. Four points in three games is a step in the right direction. But until the third, the Flyers were heavily out-played by a team below them in the standings.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
A matter of inches helped the Flyers salvage another point. And another odd-man-rush foiled the Flyers chance for the second. A goal by Brayden Schenn in the final minute of regulation just barely trickled over the line to force overtime. But in the extra session, the Flyers chances were thwarted by Sergei Bobrovsky before Kevin Connauton finished a 2-on-1 with a goal to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 win over the Flyers on Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets struck for the first goal of the game the way they had in their two previous meetings... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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A lengthy six-game losing streak finally came to an end on Saturday as the Flyers held off a rally from the Kings. Their last win before that was at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets. That's the opponent, this time from Columbus, on Tuesday night as the Flyers look to build on Saturday's win. The opening face-off is set for 7 p.m. The Flyers have been getting the secondary scoring needed to return to their winning ways in recent games. While scoring has been at a premium - the Flyers scored seven goals in the three-game West Coast trip -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
Things seemed to be at an all-time high this season following the Eagles Thanksgiving Day win over the Cowboys. Sunday brought that high crashing down in the Eagles worst performance of the season. There is no way to sugarcoat this, the Eagles were horrible in their loss to the Seahawks.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Eagledelphia
Forget Sunday's game not going as planned. There are bigger worries than losing one football game. The Eagles loss to the Seahawks was more than just a loss on Sunday. It was a statement of a different kind. The Eagles had played two games in two weeks that showed two... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Eagledelphia
There were several times the Eagles were on the verge of getting things turned in the right direction. And every time they were, they turned things back into Seattle's favor. The Seahawks controlled the play and held the Eagles silent. At the final whistle, the Eagles finished with just two... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Eagledelphia
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Chip Kelly's Eagles needed all 10 wins last season to make the playoffs, the final two coming in the last two weeks of the season. It is Week 14 and the Eagles could match last season's win total if they emerge victorious over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Eagledelphia
The Eagles are on a run of three weeks where each week, the stakes become higher. With every week, the Eagles face an opponent that could altar the playoff picture. Sunday's opponent is the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and a test of where the Eagles rank among the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Eagledelphia
It had been two long weeks since the Flyers claimed a win. After six games of frustration, the Flyers finally came out on the right end of a final score. Steve Mason was a big reason for that, stopping 37 of 38 shots to down the Kings in the Flyers 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon. Given the Flyers recent play, they did experience a slight turnaround on the West Coast. The first two games saw improved effort, despite the Flyers getting just one point over the two games. The third game, Saturday, was arguably the Flyers worst effort of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
Wayne Simmonds stayed with the puck and found a way to beat Frederik Andersen in the closing seconds of the third. Unlike Tuesday's result, the Flyers stole a point just before the buzzer. But the result remained the same, as the Ducks defeated the Flyers in a shootout for the second time this season. It was the Flyers sixth straight loss. Progress takes many forms, and this was certainly progress. The Flyers were bent on Tuesday and bent further on Wednesday. They didn't break on Wednesday and at least found an answer. But the Flyers talk about playoff aspirations in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
Tuesday night's game against the Sharks had two different feels. On one hand, the Flyers were playing their best game in recent memory. And they were buzzing toward the end of regulation. As overtime neared, visions of the Flyers win against Los Angeles in late October were in mind. The Flyers just needed the finish, and with sustained pressure, it could be done. On the other hand, there was also fear that Jaws would come to snatch away a win, probably in the final five minutes. Try 11 seconds. A costly turnover took the most valient effort of the past... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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Last week, Craig Berube threatened benchings. On Saturday, they began. First, it was Andrew MacDonald and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare who took a seat on Saturday. The benchings continued as the West Coast trip began. This time, Vincent Lecavalier was a victim. And so was...Michael Del Zotto? Wait a minute, the Flyers most consistent defenseman all season was benched too? "To me, his defensive play has dropped off a little," Berube said. Really? It's always frustrating in Tankadelphia. For the first time for as long as I can remember, the Flyers didn't put the best team on the ice that they could... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
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The result on Friday matched the result last Wednesday. A shutout loss to the Rangers featured a lifeless and uninterested Flyers team. This is not the same team that was rolling entering a five-day break on Nov. 8. This Flyers team, 1-6-1 in their last eight games is not a playoff team. And teams that are not worthy of the playoffs in Philadelphia get booed for efforts like the pitiful performance they displayed on Friday. There was a general lack of answers following another loss, but one common theme. The fans response was deserved. "We’re playing like crap so they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Flyerdelphia
Happy Thanksgiving, Philadelphia! The Eagles delivered another classic game against the Cowboys to add to the holiday festivities on Thursday. In addition, they helped solidify their place atop the NFC East, setting the stage for another meeting between the two teams in just 17 days. But that was not before... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Eagledelphia