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Video: Philly fans still love Bernie Parent

Dec 31, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

The 66-year-old Bernie Parent may have said it best. After stopping all six shots he faced in about four minutes of play in the NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game, the Flyers legend exited stage right for the last time to a memorable standing ovation. Always a man who was quick with a joke, Bernie Parent had this to say about his afternoon in the sun: “I’m still in my prime.”

The 45,000+ fans took full advantage of their opportunity to salute the man that brought a pair of Vezinas, a pair of Conn Smythes, and a pair of Stanley Cups to the City of Brotherly Love. The only thing that was missing was a sign that said: “Only Jesus saves more than Bernie Parent.”

Check out his sendoff here.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Jan 1, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    Only Jesus saves more than Bernie!!

  2. blomfeld - Jan 1, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    Philly fans still love Bernie Parent …

    and so they should … I’ll forever have that final back in May of ’74 etched in my memory, when Parent backstopped the Flyers to victory over Bobby Orr and the heavily favored Bruins … I hated the Flyers then like many others, but there could be no denying of Parent’s greatness … he was a terrific goaltender and he played with true style …

    ps: in an unrelated story, the “Sisters” and company were soundly crushed 4-1 tonight by the excellent and highly rejuvenated Los Angeles Kings … during the course of the game, several sisters were summarily knocked to the ice by physically superior LA players … and overpaid “Michelin Man” Luongo was again completely undeserving of his US $110,000.00 appearance fee (ie: 9 million divided by 82 games) …

  3. 12strikes - Jan 1, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    There was a sign “Only the Lord save more then Bernie Parent”. It was shown a couple of times during the game (on Philly Comcast Sports net).

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