You really can’t make this stuff up…
The Flyers will enter the St. Pete Times Forum tonight to try and win their first game this year against the Tampa Bay Lightning. This is their last chance in the regular season, the Flyers are 0-for-3 so far, including a 4-0 shutout just two weeks ago coming off the All-Star break.
We may not have beaten the Lightning anytime recently, but after hearing what I’m about to share with you, I’m confident in saying that we have them beat in one category.
At the Wells Fargo Center, the folks controlling the audio always seem to know which song to play to get the fans out of their seats.
In Tampa, though? Not so much.
First mentioned on WIP minutes ago, Anthony Gargano caught wind of this “electrifying” Tampa tune while listening to a local Tampa sports radio station last night.
Move over, Pennywise. Bro Hymn has nothing on this. See the video at Crossing Broad.
After missing 13 games to repair a broken bone in his right foot, Flyers star defensemen and comedian Chris Pronger will return to the lineup tonight when the team faces off with the dismal Ottawa Senators.
Pronger missed 13 games in all, and the Flyers (30-11-5) went 9-4 in that stretch . The team is 7-1 in the month of January. Thus, it’s safe to say that Pronger’s absence hasn’t exactly hurt them, but his return will undoubtedly help.
You can thank the Flyers depth at defense for picking up the slack in the big man’s absence. Oskars Bartulis and the returning Matt Walker both stepped in and played well enough to make up for Pronger. Walker seemingly made it back at the right time after undergoing right hip surgery a month ago. His return, paired with improvements across the board on defense (or across the ice, in this case) prevented the bleeding for the Flyers before it ever started. View full article »
The kind of mischevious look that makes you think he silently farted and everyone is just starting to catch a whiff...
Given the recent struggles of the Flyers on the defensive side of the puck, the news of Chris Pronger’s (limited) return to the ice is a positive for fans of the orange and black.
Pronger broke a bone in his foot this past December and was projected to be out 4-6 weeks. He received medical clearance today from Dr. Steven Raikin to resume light skating.
In a related story, the Flyers defensemen has no idea how to partake in “light skating”, but I imagine he’ll have to learn quickly. View full article »