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The Dovid Dobin Show’s Patriots’ Day Celebration

Bobby V blows up in Boston, the NHL goes insane, and we discuss the virtues of an NFL without kickoffs. Keep up during the week on Facebook and Twitter, then tune in for the next episode, Monday at 6 Eastern/3 Pacific Monday on MTR Radio. The Dovid Dobin Show's Patriots' Day Celebration  ...
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For Flyers, It is time to keep Petal to Metal Against Penguins

The Philadelphia Flyers took a commanding 3-0 series win over the Pittsburgh Penguins with an 8-4 win yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Danny Briere used two first period goals to open up a 4-2 lead for the Flyers. Pittsburgh stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin? Malkin had two assists and Crosby one. Even a Pittsburgh Post Gazzette writer said that the Penguins restored in frustration to fighting. The last five minutes of the contest was marred by penalty and more might be aimed at the Penguins by the league inform of fines. Any thought of a Penguin comeback was erased in the end of the second period when Wayne Simmonds deked Penguin goalie Marc Andre Fluery from the forehand to a nice backhand stuff in. As the TV announcers stated, it is hard to believe that the Flyers got Simmonds...
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Flyers come up with improbable 2-0 advantage heading back home

Flyers come up with improbable 2-0 advantage heading back home I was watching the Phillies last night in a loss to the Mets and saw that the Sixers were going down against the Nets. Then I switched to the Flyers after the Phillies game. The game was tied 5-5 and whew, I knew the Penguins were good. Then it happened. Jaromire Jagr turned 180 against his old club, let his only shot on goal go and the puck found its way past Marc Andre Fluery to the net for a 6-5 lead. Then what happen next, well, usually only happens in Vegas. Sean Couturier collected his hat trick next, then when Claude Giroux got an empty netter, he had the hat trick, too. Double, double, double. Courturier, Giroux and the Flyers. Two hat tricks and a 2-0 lead coming out of Pittsburgh. Flyers win 8-5. This thing could be over Wednesday night. Amazing. The Flyers? They are in the driver’s seat. I figure...
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Flyers, Phillies & Sixers Give Philly a Much Needed Hat Trick

In the last few days, Philadelphia Sports fans have had that empty feeling in their stomachs much like when an airplane takes that unexpected dip.  The Flyers were seen as backing into the playoffs and going against one of the NHL’s hottest and most feared teams.  Series predictions were all leaning towards the western end of  Pennsylvania.

The Sixers who were leading their division for most of the season have hit the skids and fallen back into the Eastern Conference pack just as the playoffs are in site.  Their play at times has seemed uninspired and not on that upward swing that all have hoped for.

The Phillies who came into the 2012 season opener with such high, World Series or Bust, expectations that...

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DVR Alert: Flyers, Phillies and Sixers playing tonight

What is your viewing pleasure tonight? Most Philadelphians are going Flyers, in the first round of the playoffs against Pittsburgh, Phillies with Roy Halladay on the hill and the Sixers trying to hold onto their slim playoff hopes. In that order. For me, it would be a no-brainer with the Flyers opening up against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins, but Doc Halladay is on the hill and he has the only win of this puzzling early start of the Phillies season. Claude Giroux is the star on the Flyers, but when you think of the Penguins, a healthy Sidney Crosby is paramount for the Penguins. The Phillies are bunting more and playing small ball more, stealing bases, but it doesn’t seem like enough. The Phillies have been outscored 13-8 and have a 1-4 record on the season. Halladay pitched a 1-0 shutout of the Pirates, a game that I attended in Pittsburgh. Read more

Flyers Penguins 2012 Playoff Preview and Prediction – Here We Go Again!

The Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins renew their PA Turnpike Rivalry in the opening round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs.  This is their 6th meeting in the playoffs with the Flyers having a 3-2 all-time series lead.  The Penguins have won the last two meeting including their last meeting in 2009 on their way to their Stanley Cup Championship.

Rivalries are what make sports great and this could be a great one. will be there with you.

One of the most memorable moments of the rivalry occurred during the 2000 season, when the two teams met in the Eastern conference Semifinals. A season after the Penguins joined the Atlantic Division, the Flyers had won the division and the 1st seed in the East, while the Penguins snuck into the playoffs as the 7th seed. Despite this, the Penguins jumped out to a 2 games to none lead in...

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The Dovid Dobin Show 4/9/2012

What baseball trends are real? Which sports figures have been taken out of context? And just who will pull off the upsets in the NHL Playoffs? Keep up during the week on Facebook and Twitter, then tune in for the next episode, Monday at 6 Eastern/3 Pacific Monday on MTR Radio. The Dovid Dobin Show Podcast 4/9/2012...
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