Jake Voracek and Claude Giroux fly down the ice on a rush. Image c/o Amy Irvin of 38Photography (https://www.facebook.com/38Photography)

Flight Plan: Flying Right Along

The Philadelphia Flyers won two of four games last week and gained points in three, as they climbed back into second place in the Metropolitan Division. The team is now fifth place in the Eastern Conference, by virtue of fewer games played, with 55 points. The importance of gaining points now is important not only to attempt to entrench themselves in one of the top three spots in the Metropolitan, but also to put distance between those teams who are vying for the wild card positions in the Conference. Despite a disappointing loss to the New York Rangers, the Flyers …

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Flight Plan: Looking Upward and Onward

The Philadelphia Flyers won two of their three games last week. Their wins came against the New Jersey Devils in overtime and the Montreal Canadiens in regulation. Yesterday, the team lost a due to a sub-par defensive effort, an unusually poor outing from goaltender Steve Mason, and some inexperience on coach Craig Berube’s part. Every player will have an off day here and there, every team will get away from their system from time to time, and every coach will fail to get his guys to turn things around after a bad couple of minutes sometimes. Yesterday was a perfect …

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Hockey Hilarity: No Brain, No Damage

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Last week, Philadelphia Flyers winger Michael Raffl was concussed due to a high, hard hit from behind from Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche. Raffl left the game and did not return. He missed one whole game and then was good to go against the New Jersey Devils. That’s a good thing for the Flyers and for Raffl as he scored a goal in the following game against the Montreal …

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Flight Plan: Home After the Holidays

Last week, the Philadelphia Flyers won three of their four games. Their wins came against the Vancouver Canucks via the shootout, the Calgary Flames, and the Phoenix Coyotes. The lone loss came against the Colorado Avalanche in a game where the puck just wouldn’t go for them and Semyon Varlamov was marvelous. That being said, the second line has started to click a little bit with Brayden Schenn scoring five points in his last four games, Wayne Simmonds garnering four points in his last four games, and Scott Hartnell quietly netting six points in his last five games. Claude Giroux …

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Hockey Hilarity: Mike Smith Scores a Goal With His Butt

  Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! On December 23rd, a day that will live in infamy, Mike Smith scored his second career goal, an overtime winner no less, as a goaltender in the NHL… Unfortunately for Smith and the Phoenix Coyotes, it was on himself. Fortunately for the Buffalo Sabres and all of us: MIKE SMITH SCORED A GOAL WITH HIS BUTT. If you haven’t seen this amazing goal yet, please, please, PLEASE check it …