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    The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

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    Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

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    Saturday, December 28th (All times Eastern)

    Philadelphia Flyers (17-16-4) at Edmonton Oilers (13-24-3), 10 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Flyers will face a former teammate on Saturday, as they visit Ilya Bryzgalov and the Edmonton Oilers for a highly- anticipated battle at Rexall Place.

    Bryzgalov's tumultuous tenure with the Flyers came to an abrupt end last summer, as Philadelphia banished the controversial goaltender with a massive buyout. The outspoken netminder will get a chance to prove the Flyers made the wrong decision by letting him go, as he expects to get the start for the Oilers on Saturday.

    The 33-year-old Russian backstop joined the Flyers in the summer of 2011, signing an 8-year, $51 million deal. However, perceptions of inconsistent play along with off-ice and locker-room behavior issues contributed to the buyout -- one which saved the Flyers an estimated $6 million on the salary cap for the remaining six years of the deal.

    Bryzgalov was signed by Edmonton to a one-year deal in early November and has gone 2-4-0 with a 2.80 goals against average and .915 save percentage this season. Bryzgalov, who also played for Anaheim and Phoenix before signing his massive deal with the Flyers, is 3-0-0 with a 1.86 GAA and .927 save percentage over four career games (three starts) against Philadelphia.

    "It's just another game of hockey," said Bryzgalov on Friday of facing the Flyers.

    The Flyers enter this emotional clash against their former goaltender with wins in three of their last four games, but Philly also has lost its last five tilts on the road, where the club is just 6-9-4 this season.

    "On the road we tend to not fall asleep but not push the issue enough at certain times. And we end up letting our guard down a bit," Flyers coach Craig Berube recently told his team's website.

    Philadelphia hopes to solve its recent road issues during an upcoming six-game swing, which begins tonight in Edmonton before taking the Flyers to Vancouver, Calgary. Colorado, Phoenix and finally New Jersey.

    The Flyers won their ninth straight home game in their last trip to the ice, as Wayne Simmonds tallied twice and Steve Mason stopped 26 shots to help Philly enter the Christmas break with Monday's 4-1 triumph over the Minnesota Wild.

    Claude Giroux and Luke Schenn also scored with Jakub Voracek chipping in a pair of assists for the Flyers. Voracek extended his point streak to eight games, while Giroux reached the scoresheet for a seventh straight outing.

    The Flyers expect to have Steve Downie back on Saturday, as the forward is ready to return from an upper-body injury that caused him to miss the last two games. Downie has three goals and 16 assists this season and has 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) in 20 games since he was traded by Colorado on Oct. 31.

    The Oilers, meanwhile, hope Bryzgalov can follow up Devan Dubnyk's 27-save shutout on Friday night that lifted his club to a 2-0 win over the Calgary Flames. It was Dubnyk's second shutout of the season and eighth of his career.

    Ryan Smyth scored both goals -- one an empty-netter -- for the Oilers, who have won their past two after dropping six straight games. Boyd Gordon assisted on both tallies as Edmonton recorded just its third winning streak of the season.

    "You have to give (the Flames) credit, they are a hard-working team, but by no means are we going to lay down and be pushed over," Smyth said. "We're a team that's going to fight and claw and try and get ourselves bumping up in the standings, one game at a time and we did it tonight."

    Philadelphia beat a visiting Oilers club by a 4-2 score on Nov. 9. Giroux tallied the game-winner to help the Flyers beat Edmonton for the second time in three meetings, while Mason stopped 24-of-26 shots for the win to improve to 6-4-0 with a 3.86 GAA in 11 career starts in this matchup.

    The Oilers, however, are 7-2-0 with a tie in the last 10 overall meetings against the Flyers. Philadelphia also is winless over its last four trips to Edmonton, going 0-3 with a tie since last winning at Rexall Place on March 19, 2001.

    12/28 10:31:10 ET

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

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      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

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      Updated:

      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

      News Now: JDRF is walking for a cure Video included

      Updated:

      JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

      News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

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      • Hot and breezy in Tampa Bay

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        Saturday, April 25 2015 11:40 AM EDT2015-04-25 15:40:46 GMT
        Saturday is shaping up nicely!
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      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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