After every win at the Consol Energy Center, the Philadelphia Flyers enjoyed ribs from a Weirton, W. Va. restaurant on their flight home. Flyers coach Peter Laviolette even considered the ribs a token of good luck. Not any longer. The owner of the restaurant is Penguins fan. ``No more ribs for them,'' he said.
By Frank Seravalli, Philaelphia Daily News
If the Flyers want to win in Pittsburgh on Saturday – and in the first round of their likely Stanley Cup playoff series – they will have to do so without their good luck charm.
Peter Laviolette said that the Flyers’ reason for success in Pittsburgh is their post-game meal, in which they have ribs delivered to their charter plane from Dee Jay’s in Weirton, W. Va. The Flyers are a perfect 5-0-0 at the Consol Energy Center since it opened on Oct. 7, 2010.
Turns out, the owner of Dee Jay’s, Dewey Guida, couldn’t take the heat from the kitchen after getting blasted by Penguins fans.
Not only is Dee Jay’s closed for the Easter weekend, but Guida told the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald-Star that he is no longer going to be delivering food to the Flyers.
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