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Discuss: Flyers’ shocking OT win over Penguins

Apr 11, 2012, 10:35 PM EDT

The Philadelphia Flyers looked left for dead when the Pittsburgh Penguins opened up Game 1 with a 3-0 lead, but Peter Laviolette’s bunch is pretty comfortable bucking conventional wisdom. Danny Briere scored two goals – including one obviously divisive one – to make it a game. The Flyers’ young guns then came through as Brayden Schenn tied it up and Jakub “Baby Jagr” Voracek won it 4-3 about two and a half minutes into overtime.

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Here are a few things to chew on, then:

  • The Flyers showed that they can roll with the punches. How will the Penguins react in Game 2?
  • Speaking of reactions, did Dan Bylsma take his foot off the gas pedal or did Philly just overwhelm Pittsburgh with crafty play?
  • Sidney Crosby scored a goal and an assist but Evgeni Malkin was held without a point. Will Geno start to feel some heat if he has a quiet Game 2?
  • Should the Penguins make stopping Danny Briere a bigger priority than shutting down Claude Giroux? Or is it flat-out pointless to micromanage too much against a team as explosive as the Flyers?
  • Ilya Bryzgalov was able to shake off a tough start, but is he the right “guy” for Philly?
  • How long will it take you to get tired of that Briere offside goal? Are you already sick of it?
  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Knock. Knock. Let ‘em in…

    • lsxphotog - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:17 PM

      /thread. haha

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Nothing to discuss you lost Dooby Dooby Do ! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

    • miketoasty - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:40 PM

      Its kind of flattering the amount of joy Flyers fans get after one win. You’d think they won the cup already.

      • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM

        Haha and you are telling me if the Pens won, 412 natives wouldn’t act the same way? It’s called being a fan. Sour grapes my dude. Call it wine.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM

        It really hurts bad don’t it HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Dooby Dooby Do !

      • sizzle299 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM

        Make like the rest of the cockroaches and scatter! You can take solace in the fact that your #1 p-word star made a fool of himself throwing his head back to draw penalties all night. How sweet it is…….

  3. jucam1 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Let Em In… Let Em In!!!!!…. Eat you little whining girl Syd…..

  4. wyosig - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Wow, that one stings. Pens gotta keep their foot on the gas the whole game….. kinda ruins my day tomorrow. Philly (unfortunately) deserved that one after coming back from 3-0. Now excuse me because I have to go vomit.

    • miketoasty - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM

      Completely agree. They sat on the lead and it showed. Thought there was two different set of pens teams playing tonight.

    • brian32556 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:45 PM

      You shouldn’t have pissed off Briere Pen-holes!

      • mediatedviscera - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

        it’s true…he always plays great pissed…such a cliche but THE REAL THING!!!!!

  5. di1485 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    I don’t think the Briere goal can be used as en excuse…the Pens third goal was caused by a blown icing call so it went both ways tonight. Hell of a game though

    • weissresidence - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

      you stole my comment. Notice NBC never addressed the blown icing call. Amazing

    • pens5829 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM

      Right? Justify it all you want.

  6. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    where is that PensFan54 or whatever his name is… huh.

    No homer talk after the loss?????

    -wild fan

    • crashtheboards55 - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:39 AM

      right here. If u could read yes i am a pens fan but i’m not a homer at all. Pens got smoked plain and simple. D is chernobyl at best. If u go 0 for 3 on PP and stand around like hellen keller which is what they did for 2 periods u are gonna get burned. U wildfans usually have a lot if time on your hands this time of year huh?

      • crashtheboards55 - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM

        Sorry your mom was dragging her teeth.

      • gbiscottagecheesefatties - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM

        I wasn’t talking about you kiddo…

        also nice attempt at being clever / whitty / funny

      • gbiscottagecheesefatties - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM

        I wasn’t talking about you kiddo…

        also nice attempt at being clever / witty / funny

      • crashtheboards55 - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM

        Sorry wild fan. Comment 2 wasnt for you. Apologies

      • steelcity04 - Apr 12, 2012 at 2:30 PM

        Agreed crash, we deserved that loss–gotta give Philly a ton of credit for coming back like that. Not worried tho, only one game and hopefully we adjust and get game 2. Still goin with Pens in 6.

      • gbiscottagecheesefatties - Apr 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM

        Playoff’s bring the best in attitudes out in one in another don’t they LOL.

        Best of luck to you, I don’t care for either team so it doesn’t matter to me :)

      • crashtheboards55 - Apr 12, 2012 at 2:51 PM

        @gbis yeah i just like to have fun with it. most of the new hockey fans on here are bandwagoners who don’t know hockey regardless of the team that they root for. I refuse to rip the refs or flyers for the horrid play of the pens. no need to.

  7. kotteintheslot - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Before all the pens fans go crazy about the off sides goal, don’t. To be honest if that was my team I would be upset too, but the Penguins got out worked from the second period on and blew a 3 goal lead. They deserved to lose this game.

    • vismund11 - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:38 PM

      respect.

  8. jason9696 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    You should never lose a playoff game on home ice when you’re leading 3-0. Nice going Pens.

  9. drewsylvania - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Unbelievable choke. That was epic to watch.

    And…anybody CERTAIN that Vancouver was trolling with their ridiculously awful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner? Definitely clear that they were mocking the U.S. with that one.

    • habsman - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

      Awww, did it hurt your feelings? Go invade Grenada, It will make you feel better.

      • drewsylvania - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM

        Does CBC televise the Habs’ golf events?

      • habsman - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

        No.

      • crashtheboards55 - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:41 AM

        How do don cherry’s ball$ taste?

      • habsman - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

        Don’t know, Cherry is a 100% idiot.

      • crashtheboards55 - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM

        Ah so you two are related?

      • habsman - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM

        Hah! Is this Jay Leno?

    • kitshky - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

      Sure habsman is a ridiculous homer / hater, but when you actually say things like this
      “anybody CERTAIN that Vancouver was trolling with their ridiculously awful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner? Definitely clear that they were mocking the U.S. with that one” … you kinda lose all credibility to me mocking him ..

      • drewsylvania - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

        Uh, did you see it?

      • kitshky - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

        uh ..ya?

  10. hockinj25 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    It wasn’t shocking at all. Philly is the better team.

  11. crusty14 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Am I missing something? What does this knock knock let em in mean?

    • dbick - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

      It was shown on 24/7 That Mac Miller – Knock Knock is the Flyers post game victory song

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

      Mac Miller’s song ‘Knock. Knock.’ The Flyers play that song after every win this year as shown on HBO.

  12. sizzle299 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Dum…da dum….da- da da dada dadadada …. 1- -2 — 3—-4…..

  13. seaner44 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    3 buzz after one. Cant lose those games

  14. bleed4philly - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    It’s us against the world, and while we’re at it, we’ll spot you a three-goal lead.

    • vismund11 - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:49 PM

      count it.

  15. whiteqbs - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    I love the silence when bandwagon penguin fans go into hiding after a classic choke job, life is good

    • ottograham - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:06 PM

      it was tough to watch it go down that way. Im not too sure why we even came out of the locker room for OT. We clearly wanted no parts of the 3rd period, let alone extra time. We got outworked, out hustled, outplayed. Not all of us are bandwagon fans pal. And we can also admit when we are bested by our counterparts. Good win for you guys. See you game two.

      • crashtheboards55 - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:53 PM

        I agree with you. No bandwagon here either. Flyers played desperate smart hockey. I give them credit. Any pens fan who thinks the refs were to blame don’t know the game. Give them credit and move on. Quit makong excuses because they were better and pens were awful. Fleury kept them in it. Pens should take disaster insurance out on martin and michalek. Liabilites. They better match the Flyers’ intensity and desire or this is gonna be short.

  16. mrpickled - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Flyers…… 8=======D Pens……. 8==D

  17. crusty14 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    What’s with the dooby dooby doo stuff? I thought Sinatra was dead

  18. pastabelly - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    There are Flyers fans and others who just hate Pittsburgh who are pretty happy right now.

  19. wiffybogg - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    C’mon guys, you got to give the Pens some credit. It’s hard to protect a 3-0 lead. In a playoff game. In your own building. Enjoying a 3-1 power play differential. That’s a tough road to travel.

    • weissresidence - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

      wonder if the hacker at wiko changed it again…. five times they won in Pitts he did…. Have to go look

  20. lasallehockey81 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Wasn’t just tonight…Pens have blown their fair share of leads against the Flyers this year. Been a pattern. Now 3 goal leads aren’t safe at home. Huge win.

  21. jagrbomb18 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Young fresh but I’m so damn intelligent

  22. jagrbomb18 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Hahahahahahahaha

  23. epictron1 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Silence is Golden.

  24. stakex - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    I’ll say this much: The supposed favorites to win the stanly cup do not lose a game on home ice when they have a 3 goal lead. Anyone who picked the Pens to win the Cup is an idiot… I don’t even think they should be favored to win this series right now.

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

      It’s still early but there is no way the Flyers aren’t in the Pens’ heads. Multiple times the Pens have had couple-goal leads to just go on and blow it. I’ll take that.

  25. joebuckiscreepy - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    hell of a hockey game. complaining about one missed call when your team flops and gets calls left and right is pretty pathetic. i have learned to just accept that the refs suck and it usually goes in the pens’ favor…just enjoy the series, it’s going to be great.

  26. crusty14 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Oh, i see . I never watched much of that 24/7 thing.

  27. mrpickled - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    GenoPringles……….8=D

    • sizzle299 - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM

      more like o=D

  28. malkinrulez - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Only 1 , I give the flyers credit ,they played liked they wanted it more, again it is only 1

  29. mclovinhockey - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Guys, it takes 4. Flyers didn’t stop. Don’t get too cocky. Refs helped each team with a goal.

  30. schuckme - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    bhaahaha suck it sid pussby.. on the bright side however u certainly win the academy award for worst supporting actor in a non lead role, and best flop!

  31. jwaz8 - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Boom! Home ice negated!
    #knockknock

  32. philly4lyfe - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

  33. oscojoe - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Being a Bruins Fan there is no love lost for teams like the Flyers, Canadians & any NY Team. With that said Teams like the Rangers & Flyers play the game straight up and you have to respect them. Seeing the Flyers pull that game out tonight over the Penquins actually felt good. Teams like the Penquins & Canucks are just too cocky & whine to much. I hope the Flyers sweep them!!!

  34. biffnasty - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Haha crappsburg! Couldn’t win it even wit all the refs help

  35. the1849ers - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Flyers. Dig down, find the ghost of Lindros and take the anvil to these whiners. Send them home early.

  36. heyzeus143 - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    go pens

  37. cameltoews - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Where is that moron genopringles going fear the soupcan Pittsburgh is the best blah blah blah. Team full of babies with no heart. The team the plays the right way never gives up no matter what. Clearly the pens have a feeling of entitlement like they should blink and be in the Stanley cup finals

  38. mediatedviscera - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    the league is in love with Crosby…they have forgotten about team spot…tell Burnside he can shove it…”fair haired boys return” if the penguins won he would applaud bettman.

  39. andyb02 - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:53 AM

    15 knock knocks to go.

  40. wicky888 - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:59 AM

    Hell of a game. Fast paced, hard hitting, and the refs actually let them play. The officiating was obviously horrible. Briere was offsides, the Pens may have been offside on their second goal as well, and the icing should have been called on the Pens third goal. I used to whine about refs all the time. They suck, deal with it. And its good to the Pens back to their true form of flopping and diving everywhere to draw penalties. Just play hockey. Should be a great series. LETS GO FLY-ERS

  41. 8man - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:59 AM

    That is the type of grit required to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup. Too legit. Too legit. Too legit to quit!

  42. jblah - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    awesome game. the flyers have so many young players but they were able to come out with this victory. hopefully this will propel them into the next game! i would compare it to watching that movie Miracle on Ice over Rockey though :).

  43. itspartofthegame - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    Helluva game from what I was able to see last night. Pens softened up so much after scoring 3 – they were more like the Pillsbury Penguins. Flyers earned that one by not accepting a statistical defeat when they were down.

  44. hartsy19 - Apr 12, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    Crosberries, GenoPringles no chirpin? You guys too busy usin’ your own tears as lube?

    • psujay - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:19 AM

      If you haven’t picked up on it, they’re the same person.

      • hartsy19 - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM

        Really? We have any proof?

  45. vismund11 - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Not really shocking if you’ve followed the Flyers the past few years. constantly being pegged as underdogs and NEVER picked as favorites. One thing they have beyond depth is Resiliency. Not many teams can say that.

  46. steelcity04 - Apr 12, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Tough game, thought Pens had them done after one, gotta give Philly a ton of credit for grinding that win out. Not worried, only one game and last time I checked it took 4 wins. Friday is now a must win game for the Pens. Still sayin Pens in 6.

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