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Flyers having fun despite trailing in Cup series @NHLdotcom

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Peter Laviolette and Chris Pronger could team up for their own standup act once the Stanley Cup finals are done.

Even though the Philadelphia Flyers trail the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in the best-of-seven series, their coach and top defenseman turned normally mundane news conferences into a comedy show Thursday.

Laviolette's exchange with a reporter who asked if he preferred his team has more success killing penalties or on the power play broke up the room.

Laviolette appeared mystified and pointed out that the Flyers scored two power-play goals in a 4-3 overtime victory Wednesday to get back into the series.

Pronger tossed out some one-liners, too. But that's nothing new for the former NHL MVP, who seems to enjoy being in the spotlight. He is also relishing the role of villan in Chicago, where he caused a stir by swiping the game puck at the end of each of the Blackhawks' wins.

Game 4 is Friday night in Philadelphia.

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