Confirmed? Eric Lindros Says He'll Skate Again as a Flyer, Legion Of Doom Could Reunite for Winter Classic Alumni Game

Confirmed? Eric Lindros Says He'll Skate Again as a Flyer, Legion Of Doom Could Reunite for Winter Classic Alumni Game

Great news for Flyers fans today, as the long-rumored return of Eric Lindros to the Flyers as part of the Alumni Game at the 2012 Winter Classic has finally been confirmed by Big E himself. Lindros was a guest on the Fan 590 in Toronto this morning, where he reportedly told the hosts he would be coming back to Philly for the event and rejoining one of the greatest lines in Flyers history.
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Greg Brady Eric Lindros just on w/ us...& has OFFICIALLY committed to playing in the Winter Classic Alumni Game w/ his Legion Of Doom linemates Dec 31.
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The Legion Of Doom, featuring Lindros, John LeClair, and Mikael Renberg, WAS Flyers hockey while it lasted. A combination of size, toughness, speed, and scoring abilities made them
as dangerous a unit as there was in hockey, and also as entertaining. Can the Flyers get them all back together on December 31?

Everyone knows the Lindros Era ended incredibly poorly, with relations souring between the player and the team very publicly, and long before the end actually came. It's great to see both sides putting it behind them so that the fans can get one last look at 10-88-19 skating together.

It sounds like Renberg may not have confirmed yet, but provided they can track him down, the biggest stumbling block may have been getting Lindros to commit, and it seems like he now has. More as we hear it, but this is a pretty nice start.

UPDATE: You can listen to Lindros on Fan 590 in Toronto here. The Winter Classic stuff comes in about 4 minutes in.

Instant Replay: Temple 86, Tulane 76 (2OT)

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Instant Replay: Temple 86, Tulane 76 (2OT)

BOX SCORE

Temple snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with an 86-76 double-overtime win over Tulane on Senior Day at the Liacouras Center.

Shizz Alston Jr. scored a putback layup with eight seconds left in regulation to even the Owls with the Green Wave at 65 and send the game to OT. In the first OT, Alston made two free throws with five seconds left to put Temple up, 71-68. But Tulane rolled the ball up the court and Malik Morgan made a deep three as time expired to send it to double OT.

The Owls (15-15, 6-11 AAC) scored seven quick points in just under two minutes in the second overtime that put them up 78-71, a lead Tulane (5-23, 2-14) could not recover from.

Turning point
The Owls jumped out to a 17-4 lead early in the first 4:25 of the game and had a 35-28 lead over Tulane at halftime. They looked to be in control for most of the game until the Green Wave outscored them, 19-11, to take a 47-46 lead with 11:31 left in the second half.

In the second OT, however, Temple outscored Tulane, 15-5, to seal the win.

Big men on campus
The Owls were led by by Alston's 25 points (10 for 10 at the free-throw line), eight rebounds and six assists. Senior Daniel Dingle had 13 points and eight rebounds. Mark Williams, another senior, had 20 points and six rebounds after fouling out in the second OT. Junior forward Obi Enechionyia added 14 points.

Tulane was led by junior Cameron Reynolds, who scored a team-high 21 points.

Inside the box score
• The Owls shared the ball well with 17 assists, compared to just eight by Tulane.

• Temple led for 42:23 of game time, with 13 being its largest lead in the first half.

History lesson
The Owls move on to 7-2 all-time against Tulane, winning six straight in the series.

Up next
Temple will end its season on the road at USF next Sunday afternoon.

Tulane will stay on the road and play at Memphis on Friday.

Ilya Bryzgalov warns Flyers fans to bring speedos to Heinz Field

Ilya Bryzgalov warns Flyers fans to bring speedos to Heinz Field

The last time the Flyers were in an outdoor game, Ilya Bryzgalov was drinking from a thermos on the bench while Sergei Bobrovsky started against the Rangers five years ago.

Fast forward to Saturday night. Bryzgalov is out of the NHL, Bobrovsky has himself in the conversation for his second Vezina Trophy in Columbus, and the Flyers face off against the  Penguins at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh in a Stadium Series game … weather permitting.

The weather is expected to cooperate tonight, though. The forecast called for rain today and temperatures in the 50s, but it hasn't rained much. The temperature is expected to drop into the 40s and 30s, and may even hit a lot of 28, according to Weather.com.

Don't tell Bryzgalov that. "Bryz" took to Twitter to offer advice for Flyers and Penguins fans attending the Stadium Series match tonight.

You don't need no stinkin' thermos.

If you're not following Bryzgalov on Twitter, you should click that follow button now. He's always an entertaining follow.