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A unique view provided by SI photographer Fred Vuich of a fight between Tanner Glass of the Penguins and Wayne Simmonds of the Flyers. (Fred Vuich/SI)

GALLERY: Did You See That?

A unique view provided by SI photographer Fred Vuich of a fight between Tanner Glass of the Penguins and Wayne Simmonds of the Flyers. (Fred Vuich/SI)
GALLERY: Did You See That?

The Flyers and Penguins battle for the puck in front of the Pittsburgh goal during a game between the two in-state rivals last week. Philadelphia won the game 6-5 on Jakub Voracek’s goal with 1:31 remaining. (Fred Vuich/SI)

KWAK: Voracek emerging as spark for Flyers

The Flyers and Penguins battle for the puck in front of the Pittsburgh goal during a game between the two in-state rivals last week. Philadelphia won the game 6-5 on Jakub Voracek’s goal with 1:31 remaining. (Fred Vuich/SI)
KWAK: Voracek emerging as spark for Flyers

Sadly for NHL fans, the only pro hockey in the foreseable future are photos of old stars, in this case Philadelphia’s Bobby Clarke. The center played 15 seasons with the Flyers, amassing 358 career goals and 1,453 penalty minutes. He later served as Philly’s GM from 1994-2006. (John C. Hanlon/SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Philadelphia Flyers
HACKEL: Don’t expect to see hockey anytime soon

Sadly for NHL fans, the only pro hockey in the foreseable future are photos of old stars, in this case Philadelphia’s Bobby Clarke. The center played 15 seasons with the Flyers, amassing 358 career goals and 1,453 penalty minutes. He later served as Philly’s GM from 1994-2006. (John C. Hanlon/SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Philadelphia FlyersHACKEL: Don’t expect to see hockey anytime soon

The three referees assigned to this 1978 Sabres-Flyers playoff game certainly had their hands full. Buffalo, already down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series, drew even in the fight but would lose the game (3-2) and the series a few days later. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Members of the Philadelphia Flyers

The three referees assigned to this 1978 Sabres-Flyers playoff game certainly had their hands full. Buffalo, already down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series, drew even in the fight but would lose the game (3-2) and the series a few days later. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Members of the Philadelphia Flyers

Bobby Clarke shows off his toothless grin during a photo session with SI’s John Hanlon. Clarke, who was drafted 17th overall by Philadelphia in 1969, was named captain of the Flyers at age 23. His rough and, at times, controversial style of play gave him the title of one of hockey’s most hated villains on the sport’s most hated team, but he was beloved in Philly where he led the Broad Street Bullies to two Stanley Cups. Upon retirement, he had amassed 358 career goals and 1,453 penalty minutes. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987 and served as the Flyers’ GM from 1994 to 2006. (John Hanlon/SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Philadelphia Flyers

Bobby Clarke shows off his toothless grin during a photo session with SI’s John Hanlon. Clarke, who was drafted 17th overall by Philadelphia in 1969, was named captain of the Flyers at age 23. His rough and, at times, controversial style of play gave him the title of one of hockey’s most hated villains on the sport’s most hated team, but he was beloved in Philly where he led the Broad Street Bullies to two Stanley Cups. Upon retirement, he had amassed 358 career goals and 1,453 penalty minutes. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987 and served as the Flyers’ GM from 1994 to 2006. (John Hanlon/SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Philadelphia Flyers

Sergei Brylin is checked hard into the boards by Ruslan Fedotenko during a 2001 Devils-Flyers game. The two teams meet tonight in Game 5 of Eastern Conference Semifinals. New Jersey leads the series 3-1. (Lou Capozzola/SI)

MUIR: Devils control series by frustrating Flyers
HACKEL: Giroux gave Shanahan chance to get it right

Sergei Brylin is checked hard into the boards by Ruslan Fedotenko during a 2001 Devils-Flyers game. The two teams meet tonight in Game 5 of Eastern Conference Semifinals. New Jersey leads the series 3-1. (Lou Capozzola/SI)
MUIR: Devils control series by frustrating FlyersHACKEL: Giroux gave Shanahan chance to get it right

Ilya Kovalchuk scores a goal during the first period of Thursday’s Flyers-Devils game. Kovalchuk, who has been fighting a back injury, scored three points in New Jersey’s 4-3 overtime victory. The Devils have a 2-1 series lead. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Thursday’s Devils-Flyers game
DATER: Kovalchuk key as Devils take 2-1 series lead

Ilya Kovalchuk scores a goal during the first period of Thursday’s Flyers-Devils game. Kovalchuk, who has been fighting a back injury, scored three points in New Jersey’s 4-3 overtime victory. The Devils have a 2-1 series lead. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
VIDEO: Watch highlights of Thursday’s Devils-Flyers gameDATER: Kovalchuk key as Devils take 2-1 series lead

David Clarkson scores the game-winning goal in New Jersey’s 4-1 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Devils fell behind 1-0 but scored four third-period goals to even the series at 1-1. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

KWAK: Devils erupt without Kovalchuk, pull even is series
VIDEO: Watch highlights of Tuesday’s Flyers-Devils game

David Clarkson scores the game-winning goal in New Jersey’s 4-1 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Devils fell behind 1-0 but scored four third-period goals to even the series at 1-1. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
KWAK: Devils erupt without Kovalchuk, pull even is seriesVIDEO: Watch highlights of Tuesday’s Flyers-Devils game

Claude Giroux and Sidney Crosby exchange punches during a first period scrum on Sunday. The Flyers took a 3-0 series lead over their rival Penguins with a 8-4 victory. (Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Game 3 between Flyers and Pens
DATER: Penguins lost face as an organization in physical loss
MUIR: Cooke, Weiss, Klein earn Sunday’s three stars

Claude Giroux and Sidney Crosby exchange punches during a first period scrum on Sunday. The Flyers took a 3-0 series lead over their rival Penguins with a 8-4 victory. (Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
VIDEO: Watch highlights of Game 3 between Flyers and PensDATER: Penguins lost face as an organization in physical lossMUIR: Cooke, Weiss, Klein earn Sunday’s three stars

Flyers forward Jakub Voracek wrists a game-winning goal in overtime past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and Jordan Staal (11) during Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series on Wednesday. The Flyers fell behind 3-0 but scored four straight for the overtime victory. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

FARBER: Flyers rally to beat Pens in memorable Game 1 
DATER: Schenn, Richards among Wednesday’s Three Stars
VIDEO: Watch highlights of the Penguins-Flyers game

Flyers forward Jakub Voracek wrists a game-winning goal in overtime past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and Jordan Staal (11) during Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series on Wednesday. The Flyers fell behind 3-0 but scored four straight for the overtime victory. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
FARBER: Flyers rally to beat Pens in memorable Game 1 DATER: Schenn, Richards among Wednesday’s Three StarsVIDEO: Watch highlights of the Penguins-Flyers game

Brandon Proust pounds on Zac Rinaldo during last night’s Rangers-Flyers game. New York won 5-3 to clinch the No. 1 playoff seed in the East. (Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

VIDEO: Watch highlights of New York’s victory over Philly
DATER: Rangers rise up to No. 2 in Power Rankings

Brandon Proust pounds on Zac Rinaldo during last night’s Rangers-Flyers game. New York won 5-3 to clinch the No. 1 playoff seed in the East. (Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
VIDEO: Watch highlights of New York’s victory over PhillyDATER: Rangers rise up to No. 2 in Power Rankings

Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato (left) stands on the boards between benches to talk with Flyers assistant coach Craig Berube during an on-ice fight between the two rivals.The two coaches were ejected and a total of 52 minutes in penalties were called for the third period brawl. The Flyers won 6-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Sunday’s Penguins-Flyers game
DATER: Handing out awards for the 2011-12 NHL season

Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato (left) stands on the boards between benches to talk with Flyers assistant coach Craig Berube during an on-ice fight between the two rivals.The two coaches were ejected and a total of 52 minutes in penalties were called for the third period brawl. The Flyers won 6-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
VIDEO: Watch highlights of Sunday’s Penguins-Flyers gameDATER: Handing out awards for the 2011-12 NHL season

The Rangers and the Flyers face-off during the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on Monday. The Rangers won the game, 2-1, and moved up to the top spot in SI.com’s NHL Power Rankings. (Brian Babineau/Getty Images)

DATER: Rangers, Bruins swap two top spots in weekly power rankings
HACKEL: Tortorella deserves punishment for comments against officials

The Rangers and the Flyers face-off during the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on Monday. The Rangers won the game, 2-1, and moved up to the top spot in SI.com’s NHL Power Rankings. (Brian Babineau/Getty  Images)
DATER: Rangers, Bruins swap two top spots in weekly power rankingsHACKEL: Tortorella deserves punishment for comments against officials

An overview of yesterday’s Winter Classic between the Rangers and Flyers at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Rangers won, 3-2.(David E. Klutho/SI)

CAZENEUVE: Unsung heroes had coming-out parties in Winter Classic
VIDEO: Watch highlights of the Rangers-Flyers Winter Classic game
HACKEL: Minute-by-minute breakdown of Rangers-Flyers | Photos

An overview of yesterday’s Winter Classic between the Rangers and Flyers at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Rangers won, 3-2.(David E. Klutho/SI)
CAZENEUVE: Unsung heroes had coming-out parties in Winter ClassicVIDEO: Watch highlights of the Rangers-Flyers Winter Classic gameHACKEL: Minute-by-minute breakdown of Rangers-Flyers | Photos

Oilers defenseman Chris Pronger comes to a stop during a 2006 playoff game against the Red Wings. The veteran, who is now captain of the Flyers, will miss the rest of the season and playoffs as a result of severe post-concussion syndrome. (John Biever/SI)

HACKEL: Big ice a possible but very unlikely solution
GALLERY: Notable NHL careers ended by concussions

Oilers defenseman Chris Pronger comes to a stop during a 2006 playoff game against the Red Wings. The veteran, who is now captain of the Flyers, will miss the rest of the season and playoffs as a result of severe post-concussion syndrome. (John Biever/SI)
HACKEL: Big ice a possible but very unlikely solutionGALLERY: Notable NHL careers ended by concussions