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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


The Flyers were behind, 3-0, Wednesday night. Good a time as any to start to play.
And, oh, how they played, roaring to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime.
Fast. Crisp. Strong. Good goaltending. Veteran production, Danny Briere scoring twice. Hustle, particularly from Kimmo Timonen, Jaromir Jagr, Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn. Jakub Voracek with the game-winner.
How often can they do that?
Well, they did it for most of a season in which they fell behind in games 46 times.
Ultimately, that could be a problem. But for one night, it did leave the Penguins stunned.
"In the first period," Peter Laviolette said, "there was too much watching. Too much standing. I think we got better in the second period, to a level that we were satisfied. And in the third period, we started played good hockey and we felt good going into the overtime."
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