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Putting The “Ill” In “Ila-Delph”: Flyers 0 – Hawks 4

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Event Summary

War-On-Ice

For the second straight year, the Philadelphia Flyers rolled into the United Center, laid down on their back for a belly rub, urinated a little on the floor, and quickly beat it back to the bus. This was a slight improvement, they didn’t give up seven this time.

It was no surprise that the Hawks, wanting to avoid the prolonged whiskey dick (redundant?) that the previous two games turned into, came out flying even faster and more frantically in this one hoping to put it away early. That’s exactly what they did. All it took was a brilliant rush from the third line, a power play, and then another rush from the third line, and this one was half in the bag. In a good way, not in the way we usually use that phrase. Or like Killion is now.

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I Can’t Put My Finger On It – Flyers vs Hawks Preview, Pregame Thread, Tire Rotation

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Game Time: 7:30PM Central
TV/Radio: NBCSN, CSN, WGN-AM 720
Kings Of Prussia: Broad St. Hockey

Pennsylvania is a an underratedly terrible place, in the team photo with the worst that the contiguous 48 has to offer. The roads are stupid, the accents are all nauseating, its institutional support of a Child Abuse Colony in State College reaches all the way to the highest offices in the state, the food is terrible, and the crown jewel of the state, Philadelphia, boasts some of the most intentionally asinine people on the sporting fandom spectrum, as would any place where college football, province of losers and toothless townies, is king. These are people who proudly throw batteries at athletes, boo Santa, beat up opposing fans after a Winter Classic, and need their T&A fix so badly at a hockey game that they boo a male ice crew. Or if you’re Travis Hughes, SB Nation’s hockey editor and one-time chief of Broad Street hockey, go four and a half years without making good on a bet, even if cheesesteaks are far inferior to italian beefs. Seriously, fucking cheese whiz?

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NHL: Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks

My Happiness Depends on You: Blackhawks 2, Predators 1 (OT)

Box Score

Event Summary

War on Ice

With long time nemesis Koopa Troopa gone from behind the Nashville Predator bench freeing them from a strict defensive style and Peter Laviolette still trying to figure out who can play his more offensive inclined system, it’s no surprise that for two periods, the Hawks fired almost 30 shots at Carter Hutton while the Preds couldn’t manage more than 10.

Unfortunately for the Hawks, it was still 1-1 and it took a very strong period from Corey Crawford to ensure overtime.

Then Jonathan Toews happened.

On to it.

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