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Jagr’s unusual answer to Flyers’ afternoon woes

Jaromir Jagr, Craig Adams

Philadelphia Flyers’ Jaromir Jagr (68) collides with Pittsburgh Penguins’ Craig Adams (27) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


With Saturday’s loss to the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia is now 3-8-2 in afternoon contests this season. If you expand that to all games that start before 7pm ET, their record is 5-10-2.

“Maybe we don’t like daylight,” suggested a grinning Jaromir Jagr.

The Philadelphia Flyers have another afternoon contest scheduled for Sunday. This time they’ll have their hands full with the surging Pittsburgh Penguins (12:30 pm ET, NBC). In fact, three of Philadelphia’s final 11 contests are scheduled to start before 7pm. With every point critical this late in the season, they’ll want to do better in games that take place while the sun is still up.

Perhaps the solution is emulating Twilight-styled Vampires instead of the more traditional kind. As far as I know, those ones merely sparkle when exposed to the light.