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Devils cramp Flyers’ style, five-game win streak over

The New Jersey Devils injected a dose of reality into the plans of the Philadelphia Flyers, using a three-goal third period to claim a 4-1 decision in the opener of a home-and-home series Sunday night from Prudential Center. Ilya Kovalchuk did his usual damage, tallying a goal and two assists. Zach Parise and Patrik Elias picked up a goal and helper apiece, while Martin Brodeur worked his magic by stopping 18-of-19 shots. It was the 650th career victory for the 39-year-old Montreal native. “We want to get into the playoffs and do well once we’re there,” Kovalchuk said of his …

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This Week in Flyers History 3/11-3/17

Welcome to another weekly edition of This Week in Flyers History, which seeks to fill in the gaps in fans’ collective memories and to give them a hand up when their friends question their hockey knowledge. March 11, 1976 Flyers 6, Sabres 1 — Bobby Clarke picks up his 100th point of the season — for the third and last time in his career — during this Spectrum rout of Buffalo. He finished the game with two helpers. March 11, 1979 Flyers 6, Kings 3 — Marcel Dionne nets his 50th goal and the hosts tally three times in the …

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Bryzgalov, Giroux play heroes as Flyers get by Leafs in SO

Claude Giroux netted the lone goal of the shootout and the Philadelphia Flyers won their fifth straight game with a 1-0 decision over Toronto at Air Canada Centre on Saturday night. Giroux ended the second round by using multiple stick fakes to pull Jonas Gustavsson out of position before flipping a shot under the crossbar from the left side. “It’s not fair,” Bryzgalov said of the move, which Giroux admitted he took from Red Wings magician Pavel Datsyuk. “He did it a couple times in our practices, I saw that. But he cannot do that in a game. It’s unreal.” …

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Howe gives thanks on Tuesday

Prior to the Flyers’ 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, Mark Howe spoke to a sellout crowd as his No. 2 was raised to the rafters. Flanked by his children, grandchildren, former wife and father Gordie, the 56-year-old spoke with grace and brevity. Below is a transcript of his remarks. “I stand before you today a proud yet humbled man.  I am being honored tonight in the presence of the two teams that have been a part of my life for the past 30 years.  In Detroit, I had the opportunity to play with the great Nick …

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This Week in Flyers History 3/4-3/10

The continuation of a weekly series here at Flyers Faithful, “This Week in Flyers History” aims to provide historical information on Flyers games of the past with some kind of significance, using pictures and videos where appropriate. March 4, 1973 Flyers 10, Maple Leafs 0 — Doug Favell makes 29 saves for the shutout, but the offense was clearly the star of the game. The 10 goals tied a franchise high and the 10-goal margin was the largest in team history to that point. Rick MacLeish tallied four times and added three assists, while Gary Dornhoefer lit the lamp twice. …