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Mark Streit To Tampa Bay From Philadelphia

 

added 2:33pm,

 

added 2:38pm, Philadelphia release is below...

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Watching The 2017 NHL Stadium Series

STAMFORD, Conn. – February 27, 2017 – NBC Sports’ primetime presentation of the 2017 NHL Stadium Series on Saturday on NBC, featuring the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field, was the most-watched NHL regular-season game in three years, excluding Winter Classics, according to data provided by The Nielsen Company.

The Penguins’ 4-2 win against the rival Flyers (8-11 p.m. ET) averaged 1.917 million viewers, up 13% vs. last season’s primetime NHL Stadium Series matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche (1.698 million; 2/27/16), and was the most-watched regular-season non-Winter Classic game since the 2013-14 season (PIT-CHI; 2.759 million; 3/1/14). The game delivered a 1.12 household rating, up 17% vs. Red Wings-Avalanche (0.96).

Locally, the Penguins’ victory delivered a 16.3 rating in Pittsburgh, up 137% vs. the Penguins 2015-16 NBC regular-season rating (6.9). Philadelphia produced a 5.1 rating, up 12% vs. last season’s NBC average (4.6). NBC was the top network in both markets during the game. Digitally, the game set Stadium Series records for uniques (56,000) and live minutes (2.3 million).

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Video- Brandon Manning Suspended Two Games For Interference

Here is the explanation...

 

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Heinz Field to Host Second Cheapest Stadium Series Game

By Tim Dolan,

Traveling to Pittsburgh might not be so burdensome after all: Saturday’s Stadium Series between the Penguins and Flyers is posting near-record low ticket prices on the resale market. On TicketIQ, a search engine that collects ticket data from over 90 percent of the market, Stadium Series tickets are now averaging $178. That makes it the second cheapest Stadium Series game since 2014, trailing only a 2016 matchup between the Wild and Blackhawks ($160 average).

For fans looking just to get past the gates at Heinz Field this weekend the cheapest tickets are currently listed from $91 each. Take a look at where Stadium Series ticket prices stack up all time below: 

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Time To Sell In Philadelphia

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

This team, well, the parts just don't seem to fit. Some of the players have aged quickly. Others have underperformed and look as if they need a change of scenery.

So what should general manager Ron Hextall do?

My suggestions:

At some point before the March 1 trade deadline, sell, sell, sell.

Try to get some draft picks for soon-to-be unrestricted free agents Mark Streit, Nick Schultz, and Michael Del Zotto, three defensemen who don't figure to be here next season. And attempt to get a team to throw in a backup goalie who can be exposed in the expansion draft, enabling the Flyers to protect Anthony Stolarz.

Deal one of the goalies. Michal Neuvirth and Steve Mason also will have the potential to become unrestricted free agents after the season, and playoff-bound Edmonton is shopping for a backup goalie. Neuvirth, who didn't help his value in Thursday's embarrassing 6-3 loss to the Oilers, or Mason could fill the bill....

Listen to offers for one of the core players because the makeup of this team is not working. In other words, nobody should be deemed untouchable if the right offer came along.

Find out why Claude Giroux looks as if he's 29 going on 34.

Maybe Giroux is playing injured, though he denies it. Maybe past injures, including a concussion, have just taken a toll. Maybe he just needs big wingers by his side - he was at his best when he played between Scott Hartnell and Jaromir Jagr - to give him more skating room.

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Video- Can You Embellish A “Little Tickle”?

Milan Lucic two for slashing, Brandon Manning two for embellishment.

 

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Shayne Gostisbehere On Being A Healthy Scratch

from Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News,

During practice Wednesday at SkateZone in Voorhees, Shayne Gostisbehere returned to his role of playing the point on the Flyers power play. This would appear to signal the end of a three-game exile designed to clear his head and hone his game, an exile that reflected head coach Dave Hakstol's renewed emphasis to the defensive sellout that characterized last season's playoff surge.

From the moment the puck dropped in October until he was removed after an ugly 5-1 loss to Carolina, Ghost had become the symbol of teamwide permeability at the back end. His team-leading minus-19 this season reflects many things, not the least of which is the continued undependability of their best offensive players. Whether you're talking about Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Brayden Schenn or even Wayne Simmonds, the Flyers' offensive impotency has put their blue line and goaltending under the hottest of lamps, and left burn marks all over the Flyers' 23-year-old defenseman.

"It's definitely motivating,"' Gostisbehere said of his forced sabbatical. "It actually sucks. But you have to take positives from it. Be a good teammate about it. Can't feel bad for yourself and expect people to feel sorry for you.

"I don't take it personally at all. I look at it as my coaches are doing the best for me in my development as a young player. I know we have 19-year-olds on this team and I'm turning 24 this April. But I still look at myself as a young guy."

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Video- Michal Neuvirth Now A Candidate For Save Of The Day

It will be hard to top this one...

 

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Penguins-Flyers Is Most Expensive Stadium Series Game Since 2014

By Tim Dolan,

The Keystone State will play host to the second and final Stadium Series game of 2017 on Saturday, February 25th, when the Penguins host the Flyers at Heinz Field. It will be the Penguins’ second appearance in the Stadium Series and first time hosting, and their inaugural game at Heinz Field is posting record ticket demand three weeks before puck drop.

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Video- Two Minutes For Clipping On Radko Gudas

Eadko Gudas gets 2 for clipping

Wayne Simmonds 2 for unsportsmanlike

The Devils scored 16 seconds into the 5 on 3.

Gudas may be a marked man by the refs.  He has not been the same player since his return from suspension, although he said he would not change his game.

 

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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