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Flyers owner says his team is in Pittsburgh’s head

Apr 12, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT

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CSN Philadelphia’s Tim Panaccio caught up with Flyers owner Ed Snider moments after his team completed a stirring 4-3 comeback win in overtime against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Heading down to the Flyers locker room following the Game 1 victory, Snider took a moment to share his thoughts on the game, which included this exchange:

The Flyers are now 6-1 lifetime against the Penguins in their new digs [CONSOL Energy Center]. There is no other modern arena in the NHL right now where Snider’s Flyers have enjoyed that kind of success — a .857 winning percentage — in its first two years of operation.

You wonder if Peter Laviolette’s club has gotten into the Penguins’ heads about playing them on their own ice.

“Oh yeah, exactly, it’s got to,” Snider said. “Holy cow!”

What’s remarkable about the Flyers’ success in Pittsburgh is the manner in which they’re achieving it.

On Dec. 29, they rallied from a 1-0 deficit to win 4-2. On Apr. 2, they fell behind 2-0, then scored four consecutive goals en route to a 6-4 victory. Last night, they fell behind 3-0 before completing one of the greatest playoff comebacks in franchise history.

Snider wasn’t the only Philadelphia native fired up about the Game 1 win. Check out the scene at XFinity Live! after Brayden Schenn tied it up in the third period…then after Jakub Voracek tucked home the game-winner:

/waits to get slaughtered by Penguins fans in the comments section

  1. mgp1219 - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Sidney should commence whinning any time now…

    • atb4 - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM

      About what?

    • darenpuppa31 - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM

      Ugn. Give it a rest.

  2. govtminion - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Ehhhh… win game 2 at Consol, and I might agree. You won ONE. Don’t curse your team.

    • emoser - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

      Agreed. Of course the media doesn’t have any impact on the outcome of games, but I don’t want to see the writers get too cocky too soon (although everyone in philly knows Panaccio is a hack, anyway).

      As an aside, I think Brough should have to write all Flyers articles after they win. To make it fair, make Milbury pull out a keyboard and do the Penguins ones.

      • mercyflush - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM

        I can’t stand Pannacio. He was a hack sports writer for the inquirer, and he’s even worse “writing” for CSN.

  3. lsxphotog - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    I went nuts when this happened. Glad they woke up after the first period and started shutting down the Pens.

  4. bobhpine - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    The girls in this video look like dan carcillo

  5. rob1986s - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Players have enough to deal with without their owners flying off the handle.

    Snider should leave trash talk to the players and fans.

    • dougr42 - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      He is the reason there is hockey in Philly and he’s entitled to trash talk and bolster HIS team whenever he wants.

  6. ironcity6pak - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    One win and flyers have already won the cup. Fly girls need to relax n wait till game 2. Tables may turn and flyer fans will be back to bashing their own team like always.

    • emoser - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM

      Well, it’s one game longer than the penguins fans waited. Cool insults, though.

    • napoleonblownapart6887 - Apr 12, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      I love the enthusiasm out of a fellow Pens fan, but I think you’re taking the latter half of, “Win like you’ve won 1000 times, lose like it’ll never happen again,” a little too literally.

    • biasedhomer - Apr 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

      No wins and Pens fans already won the Cup. Pens fans need to relax and wait till a series starts, before dreaming about who they will face in the Finals. Tables may not turn, and Pens fans will continue bashing their team, coach, and GM.

  7. mojosmagic - Apr 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Snyder was asked a question and answered it honestly. Obviously the Flyers are in their heads as well as their ability to hold a lead against them.

  8. phillyphan83 - Apr 12, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    where’s genopringles, that homer troll is hiding after a loss??

  9. phillyphan83 - Apr 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    where’s genopringles, that homer troll is hiding after a loss?

    • kitshky - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:06 PM

      kids got like a dozen accounts …guy could be anywhere ha

  10. crashtheboards55 - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    As a Pens fan, Snider is right and why not support your team and build their confidence? I’m sure all owners do it. Some remain private, others do it public. He didn’t say anything that wasn’t true. Right now the Flyers are killing us in our own building. The only thing that matters is winning and their record proves it. Nothing wrong with being positive about your team.

  11. mercyflush - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    its not like he was the one saying it. he just pretty much agreed with the sentiment. i dont really see what’s wrong with that.

    if the Pens win the next 4 in a row and someone says “hey the Pens kicked the Flyers a$$,” Snyder would agree with that too. he tells it like it is.

  12. eagles512 - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Keep your mouth shut Ed. (I’m a flyers fan)

  13. phillyphan83 - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    sorry for the double post

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