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Double fantasy: Royals beat Gladiators again for weekend sweep

If the prospect of the two best teams in the entire Eastern Conference of the ECHL isn’t enough to restore your faith in the relevance of minor-league hockey, I don’t know what to tell you. In front of a crowd announced as 3,482 but which seemed much more vocal than that, the Reading Royals and Gwinnett Gladiators tussled for a second consecutive night, with the hosts coming away with a 6-3 victory and weekend sweep. David Marshall scored twice, Kirk MacDonald added a goal with two helpers, Adam Comrie and Ethan Cox chimed in with a score and assist each, …

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Games cancelled through January 14; NHL’s fiscal cliff approaching

More bad news on Day 96 of the lockout: the National Hockey League announced on Thursday the cancellation of its regular-season schedule through January 14. That brings the total number of contests lost to the lockout that started September 16 to 625 — more than one half of all games originally planned. For the Flyers, there goes their entire Holiday road trip, which was provisionally set to begin on December 31 in Phoenix. But that one, along with contests in Los Angeles on January 3, San Jose on January 5, and in Vancouver one day later have been deleted. Also …

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The Eleventh Day of Claudemas: 11 over-the-top moments

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. So, forward we go with the count-up! On the eleventh day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me…11 things in franchise history that were just a little bit louder and stranger than the maximum, because there’s a fine …

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This Week in Flyers History 12/16-22

Welcome to the second-to-last installment of the second series of “This Week in Flyers History,” which aims to dredge up old memories, good and bad, of Flyers feats in the recent to distant past and to provide good fodder for trivia buffs. As it was during the second half of last season, we’ll be here every Sunday through what would have been the first part of this season, choc full of facts, figures, names and dates you need to know to gain that true depth as a Flyers fan. Reminder: this series will conclude as of December 31. On to …

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The Sixth Day of Claudemas: Six natural hat tricks

Here we are in December with little to do in this tough lockout time. What’s a blog to do? Well, it looks like a 12 Days of Christmas-themed series of posts is the way to go. But, we realize that all of you hockey fans aren’t into Christmas, so we’ve named it after the man nicknamed Orange Jesus and called it Claudemas. On the sixth day of Claudemas, Flyers Faithful gave to me…six natural hat tricks by the great Tim Kerr! Who’s the greatest goal scorer in Flyers history? Numbers will tell you it’s Bill Barber, who still holds the …