Multiple Choice Question: Guess Which One of These Things Happened to the Flyers on Thursday

Multiple Choice Question: Guess Which One of These Things Happened to the Flyers on Thursday

a) Suffered
an injury.
b) Blew a
two-goal lead.
Experienced multiple defensive breakdowns.
d) Lost in a
e) All of the above.

Hint: the presence of “All of the above” is usually a dead

New York Islanders defeat the Flyers 4-3 via the shootout.
All three Isles goals in regulation were redirected by one or more of Ilya
Bryzgalov’s teammates, who were often on their heels at their own end for long
stretches of time. Claude Giroux potted this amazing shot during the shootout,
but none of Philly’s other three attempts came very close. Meanwhile Braydon Coburn was lost to an upper-body injury, and the season continues versus
the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon.

At least the Flyers showed some heart, battling back to tie
the game during a 6-on-4 with 30 seconds left. Scott Hartnell finally slammed the puck home after a wild scrum in front of the net, picking up his second of the night (numbers three and four this season) in what was probably his best game of the season to date. There have been some strong individual efforts this season, only rarely all on the same night.

On a happier note, Opening Day for the Phillies is on
Monday. It can’t come soon enough.

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TicketIQ: Penn State to face USC in most expensive Rose Bowl this decade

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TicketIQ: Penn State to face USC in most expensive Rose Bowl this decade

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Penn State is headed to the Rose Bowl Game, and it will cost a pretty penny to be on hand in Pasadena on January 2.

With a statement win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game Penn State clinched their first Rose Bowl berth since 2009. The No. 5 school in the nation will face No. 9 USC in a rematch from seven years ago. Such a long absence for both schools in the bowl game is driving resale ticket prices to new heights, so much so that the Rose Bowl Game will be the most expensive bowl game this season – including the two Semifinal games.

On TicketIQ, an event ticket search engine that pools tickets and data from over 90 percent of the secondary market, the average resale price for Rose Bowl Game tickets is now $804. Not only does that make it the most expensive Rose Bowl since at least 2010, but also the priciest bowl game of the last seven seasons. If looking just to get in on January 2 the cheapest tickets are now priced from $346 each.

The showdown between Penn State and USC is so expensive that it will be more than twice the average price of both Semifinal games. As it stands now the resale average for Peach Bowl tickets between Alabama and Washington at Georgia Dome is $389 with a get-in price of $185. Clemson and Ohio State will clash in the Fiesta Bowl to the tune of a $241 average and $71 get-in price.

Prices are so high for this year’s game in Pasadena that they rival the 2015 National Championship Game. The first-ever Championship Game under the new College Football Playoff system, that year’s game between Ohio State and Oregon averaged a $858 ticket and $317 get-in price.

While Penn State fans, students and alumni raced to snag tickets during the general on sale, prices were quick to skyrocket on the secondary market following the school’s invitation to the Rose Bowl Game. On Saturday afternoon, several hours before the Big Ten Championship kickoff, Rose Bowl tickets were averaging under $600, marking a nearly 40 percent increase since that time. The cheapest resale ticket price has jumped more than $100 since Saturday, climbing from its $245 price tag since.