Revenue-sharing was the main topic, sources said, as representatives from the NHL and the players' union met in New York for a 5½-hour meeting Wednesday that ended near 9 p.m.

Neither the NHL nor the union spoke to reporters after the second straight lengthy session. The two sides have met for a total of about 13 hours on consecutive days. They agreed to meet again Thursday, the 54th day of the lockout.

Before Wednesday, the NHL had offered $200 million in revenue-sharing in its last proposal, with that money earmarked to help teams that are struggling financially. The players' union had wanted that figure increased to $250 million - $100 million more than last season.

Half of the money would come from the league's 10 richest teams and could affect the Flyers.

The players, whose share of hockey-related revenue is expected to drop from 57 percent to 50 percent, want their contracts guaranteed in full, without some money being deferred through escrow.

After Tuesday's session lasted more than seven hours, Bill Daly, the NHL's deputy commissioner, said he would "not characterize the substance or detail of the discussions until their conclusion."

Without a collective bargaining agreement, the NHL has canceled games through the end of November, costing the league an estimated $720 million in revenue.

Angry Bryz. Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is 2-4 with a 2.92 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage in Russia. After his last game, he got testy with the media. Asked about the win, Bryzgalov, according to Sportbox.ru, replied, "What do you want me to say? You've been writing filth about me and now you are asking for an interview?" Bryzgalov was quoted as saying his wife and parents forbade him from doing interviews.

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