Great article on where you should go with your social energy. There are hundreds of social platforms fighting for your attention. It is up to you to focus on what works for your business and not waste time. READY, SET, GO!!!!!!!
Open House this Sunday (Bethlehem), http://wp.me/p1MoXB-EK Hope to see you there!
The NEW “Knock Knock” song that was well changed to promo our FlyGuys journey through the playoffs…
I am sorry to all of my friends and followers who are Penguin’s fans, but I am so excited about these boys in orange and black. My wife(@ValleyReAgent) and I have spend many of nights on the couch or at the local watering hole watching this team develop. We are not banwagon fans or new to the scene, we probably watched all 60 minutes of 60+ games this year. We are dedicated and emotionally attached to this team.
Last night was the culmination of a very emotional 1st round of the playoffs. I was proud of the effort and pure desire to win this series in front of the home fans. We love this team and will be following every minute of the rest of the playoff run. Hope you hockey fans enjoy this post.
Below is a recap of the game 6 details. I did not write this recap and gave credit to the originator of the post. Please enjoy!
Recap: Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh
BY SPORTS NETWORK
THE SPORTS NETWORK
Claude Giroux knocked down Sidney Crosby in the opening seconds of the game and the Philadelphia Flyers finally knocked the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Penguins had won each of the last two games in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals to stave off elimination, but Giroux followed up his early hit with a goal and an assist in the first period to propel the Flyers to a 5-1 victory in Game 6 of the series at the Wells Fargo Center.
Giroux picked up another assist on Erik Gustafsson’s first playoff goal to give Philadelphia a 3-0 lead in the second period and Danny Briere also scored moments after Pittsburgh had appeared to pick up momentum with a goal from Evgeni Malkin.
The Flyers, after winning the first three games of the series, avoided a trip back across the state to Pittsburgh for a potential Game 7 with their best defensive effort of the set. The Penguins had scored at least three goals in each of the first five games, but could only dent Ilya Bryzgalov once on 31 shots Sunday.
“I think winning all series, winning games, winning series, that’s what it’s about in order to get to where you want to get to as a group,” Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette said. “At some point, you have to go through really good teams, all teams are good.”
Philadelphia became the first Eastern Conference team to advance in the 2012 playoffs and won’t learn its second-round opponent until later this week.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 18 shots for Pittsburgh, which was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for a second straight season. The Pens were ousted by Tampa Bay in seven games last spring.
“I want to congratulate the Flyers organization on the series win but, I really can’t wish them good luck though,” Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma said.
It didn’t take long for the Flyers to set the tone Sunday, thanks to Giroux, who finished with 14 points to set a team scoring record for one playoff series. After burying Crosby with a check just moments after the opening faceoff, he scored an unassisted goal a few seconds later.
Giroux intercepted a Pittsburgh clearing attempt at the blue line and snapped a quick shot from the top of the left circle past Fleury for his sixth goal of the series just 32 seconds into the game.
“He was possessed. I think he sent the tone, just plain and simple, as that he just said I want to win,” Briere said of Giroux.
In each of the first five games, the team that scored first went on to lose. Not this time.
The Flyers killed off a Briere high-sticking penalty early in the first and cashed in their first power play with 6:59 left in the opening period to build a 2-0 edge. Giroux’s one-timer from the left circle was stopped by Fleury, but the puck fell loose underneath the netminder and Scott Hartnell dove to poke it home.
Bryzgalov stopped all nine shots he faced in the first period and the Flyers added a third goal at the 5:25 mark of the second when Gustafsson sent a harmless wrist shot toward the net just after he crossed the blue line. The puck appeared to clip the stick of a Pittsburgh defender and changed direction slightly as it sailed past Fleury.
The Penguins tried to creep back into it on a power play just over three minutes later. Fleury stopped a shorthanded Philadelphia chance and Malkin went the other way, beating Bryzgalov with a shot from the right circle for his third goal of the series at 8:34.
It took the Flyers just 34 seconds to quell any Pittsburgh momentum, as Briere was credited with his fifth goal. He sent the puck toward the front of the net and it caromed off the knee of Penguins defender Zybnek Michalek before squirting through Fleury.
Pittsburgh killed off an early penalty in the third period, then had a chance to make a game of it at the 8:06 mark when Philadelphia’s Braydon Coburn went off for hooking.
Bryzgalov turned aside a couple of Pittsburgh attempts during the power play and the Flyers also got the benefit of an official’s call late in the third when it appeared that James Neal had scored with 3:02 remaining during a 6- on-4 skating advantage with Fleury pulled during a power play.
Neal’s shot was stopped by Bryzgalov, who was then pushed into the net. The puck soon followed across the goal line and it was initially called a goal, but quickly overturned.
Brayden Schenn then sealed it with an empty-netter in the closing seconds.
This is a sad day… El Savador has crushed our hopes of being in the Olympics this year. I just saw this article on Espn’s website. After following this team a majority of the year, I had high hopes for them. This is a real shame and I wish them better luck next year. Doop doop! If you follow me on twitter (@topvalleyagent), you probably saw my excited tweets while we were at our convention in New Orleans. Century 21 will be showing our support for our US Teams by advertising in the Summer Olympic. Let’s wish all our teams luck!
Please feel free to check out the articles I provided by clicking on the links provided in the blog post.
This winter was long and hard for me with the disappointment the Eagles brought. I’ve been counting down the days for baseball to begin and it’s almost here! I can practically taste the sun flower seeds and Awshucks! My wife has a clinical obsession with those ears of corn, lol. It’s hard to believe that the Iron Pigs have been around for 5 years already. My father has season tickets, so we try to make it to as many of the games as we can. The stadium is beautiful and it saves us a hour plus drive. One of their coolest upgrades last year was the Bypass Line App.
As for The Phillies, I’m definitely hoping that Utley’s knee heals up quickly and he doesn’t end up missing a large part of the season. My heart belongs to this team, but they are making me a bit nervous this year with all their injuries….. it’s not even Opening Day and our major components are missing. Heal quick boys and let’s get to the World Series!
Feel free to click on the links to see the articles I’ve linked to.
Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons They Will Catch the New York Rangers | Bleacher Report (via http://ble.ac/teamstream-) http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1106620-philadelphia-flyers-5-reasons-they-will-catch-the-new-york-rangers?utm_source=teamstream&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=tsandroid
25 Bold Predictions for the Philadelphia Phillies Pitching Staff in 2012 | Bleacher Report (via http://ble.ac/teamstream-) http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1108800-25-bold-predictions-for-the-philadelphia-phillies-pitching-staff-in-2012?utm_source=teamstream&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=tsandroid
Can’t wait for the season!
By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After an interesting offseason, the Philadelphia Union get back on the field tonight as they are in Portland to battle the Timbers.
Philadelphia is coming off the first playoff appearance in franchise history in 2011. The Union lost in the first round to Houston.
But this offseason, the Union parted ways with a couple of key contributors. Starting goaltender Faryd Mondragon returned to his native Columbia while the leading scorer in franchise history, Sebastien Le Toux, was sent to Vancouver in a controversial trade.
Philadelphia and Portland played twice last season. Union lost 1-0 in Portland and the two teams played to a scoreless draw in Chester.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Kerith Gabriel, who covers the Union for the Philadelphia Daily News, about the upcoming season and the match-up with the Timbers.
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Recap for all of our Lehigh Valley Real Estate Professionals and Consumers. If you are buying, selling, or working in the Lehigh Valley Real Estate Market, watch this quick video on YouTube!
We have three open houses this weekend to choose from.
533 Oakwood Street Easton, PA (Palmer Twp)
Very cute and affordable single in Palmer Twp. Home offers 3 brs, HW floors, Detached Garage, Central Air, and so much more. Large kitchen is in search of a new cook to call this Cape home. Very convenient to shopping, schools and highways.
65 Johnson Rd Bangor, PA (Washington Twp)
Welcome all to this great find located in Washington Twp. So much to look forward to in this 4 bedroom colonial situated on over an acre and a half! Owner has done a multitude of very recent improvements to the home including but not limited to; refinishing the hardwood floors on both levels, all new kitchen from counter tops to cabinets, and fresh paint throughout the home. This wonderful property offers so much to its new home owner. If scenery is what you desire, this is location is pure tranquility. Out of your back yard you can see straight through to New Jersey, and from your front yard you can see the mountain range set as back drop to a very visible Pen Argyl. Incredible is the only way to describe this setting.
15 Monmouth Court Easton, PA (Forks Twp)
Well kept end unit town home in Independence. First floor master with split bath, convenient for all ages. Home offers a modern kitchen, first floor laundry, large walk in closet up stairs could also be used as an office, large finished basement, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 2 car garage. Condo fee of $154 includes outside maintenance, pool, tennis courts, club house, garbage, lawn care and snow removal.
We hope to see you at the open houses. They’re being hosted from 1-4pm Sunday, February 26th. If you are unable to make it, but would like to schedule a time to see any or all of these properties, please contact me.