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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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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 January 24 to 30. ---------- Saturday, January 24 The All-Star Game festivities began with the All-Star Skills Competition. Jake Voracek and Claude Giroux were both participants in the Breakaway Challenge, Skills Relay Challenge and NHL Shootout event. Kevin Durso provided the results and highlights - All-Star Skills Competition Highlights: Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek Sunday, January 25 This Week in Flyers History, Mike Watson looked back at memorable All-Star Game moments and All-Star firsts for former Flyers... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Flyerdelphia
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As the final horn sounded on Thursday night, the scoreboard showed a 5-2 Flyers victory over the Winnipeg Jets. It marked one of the Flyers more impressive games of the season. In December, the Flyers showed character with a win over the Jets by rallying for two goals in the third and scoring the game-winning goal 10 seconds into overtime. This time, the Flyers controlled the game against a team that had won five of their last six games. And they used some very unlikely heroes to do so. Nick Schultz scored the game-winning goal, but also added two hits... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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When the Flyers made the trip to Winnipeg in December, it took a third-period comeback to claim a victory. This time, the tables were turned. The Flyers carried a 3-2 lead into the third. Just as they did on that December night, the Flyers closed the game strong, scoring two third-period goals to down the Winnipeg Jets, 5-2, on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center. The Jets took the game's first five shots, but it was the Flyers who would score first. A shot from the left point by Michael Del Zotto handcuffed Michael Hutchinson. The rebound sat in the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Photo courtesy of Amy Irvin/38Photography For weeks, the Flyers have been waiting out the results of tests on Kimmo Timonen. The veteran defenseman has missed the entire season with blood clots, but has been working his way back in an effort to make a comeback. On Tuesday, GM Ron Hextall offered a positive report, but would not confirm a full prognosis. Head coach Craig Berube may have let the cat out of the bag. Berube hinted that Timonen will return to the Flyers this season, saying he's excited for the defenseman's return. But Hextall said to hold the phone on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Photo courtesy of Amy Irvin/38Photography The Flyers season has been a roller-coaster ride of what could have been and what will probably never be. The Orange and Black have had stretches of great potential, where they play inspired hockey and then go cold and show listlessness. The last time the Flyers faced the Winnipeg Jets, it was one of their statement games. Trailing 3-1 in the third, the Flyers rallied around rookie goalie Rob Zepp to force overtime and win, 4-3, in what was the second of three straight wins to start a crucial road trip. It is over a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Fresh off a trip to the All-Star Game in Columbus, Jake Voracek said the Flyers needed to win 25 of the remaining 34 games this season to feel like they had a chance at the playoffs. The Flyers opened that stretch on Tuesday night against Arizona with a 4-3 shootout win. It was only the beginning for the Flyers, who have spent the entire season hovering the fine line between NHL bottomfeeder and borderline playoff contender. Not much is going to change about that over the final two months of the season. The roster consists of many players who have... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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For so much of the 2014-15 season, Steve Mason has been the key to success for the Flyers. The goalie that practically carried the team through the early portion of the season had been sidelined for six games prior to Tuesday night. Mason wasn't the starter on Tuesday night, but he might as well get credit for one. Mason played 59:02 in goal, taking over for Ray Emery after 5:50, and didn't show any signs of rust. In all, Mason made 25 saves - 22 in game action plus three more in the shootout - as the Flyers managed to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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Steve Mason's status was anything but certain heading into Tuesday's game. The Flyers goalie had been recovering from injury, and it appeared Thursday would be his chance to return. Sometimes, plans change. 5:50 into the game, Craig Berube had seen enough of Ray Emery. The Coyotes opened a 2-0 lead in the first 5:50 of the game, when Berube turned to Mason. The Flyers scored the next three goals to erase the early deficit, but a late second-period goal by Arizona would set the stage for overtime and the dreaded shootout. Once again, Wayne Simmonds played hero, scoring in the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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It's been a week since the Flyers hit the ice for an exciting win over the Penguins before breaking for the All-Star Game. Only Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek were in action over the weekend. The rest of the team returns to the ice on Tuesday night as the Flyers host the Arizona Coyotes. The opening face-off is set for 7 p.m. from Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers begin the stretch run of the season with this game. There are 34 games remaining in the season and the Flyers are still holding out hope for a playoff run, even if... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers are preparing to return to the ice on Tuesday night against the Arizona Coyotes. It will be their first game since last Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Penguins. In that victory, Zac Rinaldo spent most of the game in the locker room. His hit from behind on Kris Letang warranted a boarding major, a game misconduct and a disciplinary hearing on Monday. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced an eight-game suspension for Rinaldo on Monday evening as a result of Rinaldo's actions in Tuesday's game. Letang left the game after the hit and did not return,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The NHL's best gathered on Sunday afternoon in the 2015 NHL All-Star Game. Nick Foligno of the host Columbus Blue Jackets and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks were captains of the two teams. Team Toews dominated the second period en route to a win over Team Foligno, 17-12, in Sunday's All-Star Game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Team Foligno struck for the game's first goal at 3:09 on a breakaway by Radim Vrbata. But Team Toews rallied back with goals by Ryan Getzlaf and Jake Voracek. Team Foligno would score three of the next four... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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It was a short week for the Flyers, who paused for the All-Star break after a pair of games on Monday and Tuesday. As the Flyers hit the All-Star break, it was a no-brainer who we should pick for this week's Players of the Week. We're splitting the honor this week for the two Flyers All-Stars, Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek. Giroux and Voracek are on opposing sides later this afternoon in Columbus at the All-Star Game. Giroux and Voracek also turned in solid weeks. Giroux scored in both games this week and Voracek had three assists in the two... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers pick of Claude Giroux with the 22nd overall pick in the 2006 NHL Draft was comical - then GM Bobby Clarke couldn't remember his name. Now it's synonymous with Flyers hockey. From a very early point in the now 27-year-old center's career, you could tell this was a special player and captain material. It started simple enough. Giroux barely played in his first two seasons in the NHL, getting two games at the end of the 2007-08 season and bouncing between the AHL and NHL in 2008-09. By the time the Flyers made a run for the Stanley... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com With Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek on opposing sides, there was going to be plenty of opportunities to see them take part in the All-Star Skills Competition. Team Foligno dominated the night's events, winning 25-19. But Giroux and Voracek had their share of moments in the night's festivities. Giroux and Voracek each participated in the Breakaway Challenge event. Ryan Johansen of Team Foligno was named the winner, but both Giroux and Voracek got very creative on their three attempts. The Breakaway Challenge event can be seen in its entirety below. Voracek also participated in the NHL... Continue reading
Posted 7 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 January 17 to 23. ---------- Saturday, January 17 The Flyers got mixed results from Kimmo Timonen's tests - One clot clears for Timonen, status remains uncertain Rob Riches provided game coverage of the Flyers game against the Buffalo Sabres. The Flyers snapped a 168-minute goalless drought in a 4-3 win over the lowly Sabres - Buffaloffense: Offense returns in 4-3 win over Sabres Sunday, January 18 Mike Watson looked back at the Flyers trade with the Ottawa... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The All-Star festivities are underway and prior to the All-Star Game on Sunday, the two captains had to select their teams. The Flyers sent two representatives in Columbus for the All-Star Game. They will be on opposing sides on Sunday. Jake Voracek was selected in the third round of the All-Star Fantasy Draft by Team Toews - captained by Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks. Claude Giroux was drafted in the seventh round by Team Foligno - captained by Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Voracek leads the NHL in points with 56 and assists... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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A few tidbits on the Flyers came out on Wednesday as the All-Star break began for the Orange and Black. Here is the latest. Zac Rinaldo is definitely going to face disciplinary action from the NHL following his boarding major on Kris Letang on Tuesday night. Rinaldo's has an phone hearing scheduled for Monday at 12:30, the day before the Flyers return to the ice to face the Arizona Coyotes. GM Ron Hextall also updated the injuries to both Scott Laughton and Kimmo Timonen. Laughton remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Speculation was that Laughton suffered a concussion due to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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Photo courtesy of Amy Irvin/38Photography The blue line remains a battered place for the Flyers. Braydon Coburn has missed time twice with injury, including now after suffering a lower-body injury against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 12. Nick Grossmann went down with an upper-body injury against the Capitals on Jan. 8. Most recently, on Monday afternoon, the Flyers lost Nick Schultz and Carlo Colaiacovo with upper-body injuries, leaving just four regular defensemen in the lineup - Mark Streit, Andrew MacDonald, Luke Schenn and Michael Del Zotto. There is also Kimmo Timonen - a valuable missing piece for the Flyers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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In the past week, the Flyers had lost to the Washington Capitals, 1-0, the Vancouver Canucks, 4-0, defeated the lowly Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, and lost to the New York Islanders, 7-4. You wouldn't know it from the team that took the ice on Tuesday night. Once again, the Pittsburgh Penguins brought out the best - and baddest - in the Flyers. A 3-2 overtime win was the result, but in between, the game featured four fights, a controversial hit, and much more. It was finally capped with the only power-play goal of the game, Claude Giroux's overtime winner. "Pitt brings... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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It was a game that had a little bit of everything and then some, but at the end, it was the Orange and Black in the right place at the right time. A fight-filled second period set the stage for an exciting third period, which led to overtime. On the Flyers second power-play chance of overtime, they finally ended it. A loose puck sat in the crease off a Jake Voracek shot. That's where Claude Giroux found it and put it in the back of the net for the game-winning goal in a 3-2 Flyers win over the Pittsburgh Penguins... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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Photo courtesy of Amy Irvin/38Photography With the exception of Saturday's win in Buffalo - an ugly one at that - the Flyers last four games have been as sloppy as they come. After a dominant win over Tampa Bay, the Flyers have sluggishly played their way to losses in three of four games. But Tuesday, all bets are off as the Flyers play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins. One thing is for sure, when these two teams get together, the result can be unpredictable. The opening face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. The Flyers are fresh off an embarrassing 7-4... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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The beaten and battered Flyers continue to deal with injuries and the list got longer on Monday. In Monday's 7-4 loss to the Islanders, defensemen Nick Schultz and Carlo Colaiacovo suffered injuries. Both are listed as questionable for Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with upper-body injuries. While there are no timetables on the injuries, given the Flyers week off from game action after tomorrow, the Flyers don't seem confident that either defenseman will be ready. They have recalled defensemen Brandon Manning and Oliver Lauridsen from Lehigh Valley for tomorrow's game. Schultz and Colaiacovo join Braydon Coburn and Nick... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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A 2-2 week is in the books for the Flyers that featured a share of highs, lows and in-betweens. Once again, it's time for us to make our selection for Player and Play of the Week. Our Player of the Week is Rob Zepp. Zepp appeared in all four games for the Flyers this week, starting in three, and was 2-1-0 with a 2.21 GAA and .908 save percentage. Zepp also splits the Play of the Week honors. First, his save on Eric Fehr late in the second period against the Washington Capitals certainly gave the Flyers a chance, even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com A long shot found its way past Rob Zepp on a deflection just 3:13 into the game. That was enough for Braden Holtby. The Flyers managed 21 shots, all of them stopped by Holtby as the Washington Capitals rode an early goal to a 1-0 win over the Flyers on Wednesday night at Verizon Center. A shot from right along the blue line by Matt Niskanen was deflected by Jason Chimera past Zepp at 3:13 of the first. The Capitals controlled most of the first period before the Flyers started generating chances. The early portion second... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
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The Flyers last trip to the ice couldn't have gone any better from an offensive standpoint. A 7-3 win gave the Flyers a winning record in the four straight home games they had following an eight-game road trip. One of those wins came against Wednesday night's opponent. The Flyers make a brief trip away from home to face the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. The opening face-off is set for 8 p.m. The Flyers have won three of their last four games after dropping five straight to close the road trip. The Flyers have three players entering on hot streaks.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Flyerdelphia