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Fake Hockey Help: Howard’s struggles, Ryan Johansen’s production, Sean Couturier’s offensive burst

As Philadelphia Flyers’ fans saw on Wednesday night, Jimmy Howard hasn’t been at the top of his game lately. Before he allowed five goals on 33 shots against to the Orange and Black, Howard was able to provide a 29-save shutout against the lowly New York Islanders. However, the candidate for the American Olympic team endured a seven-game losing streak where he allowed four goals against or more three times and allowed three goals against or more an additional two times. His highest save percentage total in that span for a single game was .920. Obviously, you shouldn’t drop Howard, …

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Seguin and Nichushkin destroy Flyers, Stars win big in Dallas

After putting forward a strong first period, the Philadelphia Flyers were absolutely abused up and down the ice during the second period, as the Dallas Stars produced an impressive 5-1 effort at home. Tyler Seguin had a hat trick in a four-point performance and Valeri Nichushkin provided three assists in his four-point performance, as Dan Ellis was barely tested in a 27-save effort for the win. Steve Mason finally allowed four goals in a game as a Flyer, as he stopped 22 of 26 shots in his two periods of action today. Andrej Meszaros had the visitors’ lone goal. It …

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Couturier leads Flyers to huge comeback in Detroit, Flyers win 6-3

The Philadelphia Flyers overcame a two-goal deficit and handing the Detroit Red Wings seven power-play opportunities, as the Orange and Black produced a memorable 6-3 win on the road tonight. Sean Couturier had a four-point game with two goals and two assists, while Scott Hartnell and Matt Read each had three-point games. Steve Mason stopped 32 of 35, as Tomas Tatar had a pair of goals and Johan Franzen registered his eighth of the year. Jimmy Howard allowed five goals on 33 shots against in the loss. Down by one entering the third period, the NBCSN broadcast showed Craig Berube …

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Game 28 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Detroit Red Wings

Philadelphia Flyers (12-13-2) @ Detroit Red Wings (14-7-7), 8:00pm, NBCSN After suffering an offensively embarrassing loss on Monday and running into problems the team had earlier in the season, the Philadelphia Flyers hope to return to the win column tonight on the road against the Detroit Red Wings. Philly has won two of their last three, but the last two games haven’t been pretty for the Orange and Black, as they’ve failed to create many scoring chances. Hopefully for the Flyers and their faithful a mix of desperation and injuries can lead to two points. The team responded well on …

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Future Flyers Report: The end of the Subway Super Series, Canadian World Junior roster, Morin suspended

After Samuel Morin and Scott Laughton had their turns to take on Team Russia in the Subway Super Series, it was time for Taylor Leier and Team WHL to battle. Team Russia won the first meeting last Wednesday by the score of 3-2, but Team WHL rebounded and won the final game in the series 4-2. Leier was plus-1 with a goal and an assist in Team WHL’s loss, while he was minus-1 with no points in the win. On top of his appearance in the Subway Super Series, Leier was named to Canada’s 2014 World Junior selection camp roster. …