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Flight Plan: One at Home, Six On The Road

The Philadelphia Flyers ended up with five of a possible eight points last week in two home-and-home sets with new divisional rivals the Washington Capitals and the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Flyers scored a total of 17 goals last week, and scored north of two goals in all four contests. Unfortunately, they also allowed 17 goals, eight of which came in third periods over the course of the week. In games where both teams have a chance to win going into the third period, the best teams find ways to win games in the final frame. That trait has eluded …

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Hockey Hilarity: How To Run a Professional Sports Team’s Twitter Account

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 night, the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 after being down by scores of 3-0 and 4-2 in the 3rd period. Some guy named Claude Giroux scored a pretty game winner and the Internet exploded. Here’s the goal: I don’t have the privilege of living in the viewing area, I watch the games on Game Center Live and usually way after the fact because my day job …

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Flight Plan: Back-to-Back Home-and-Homes

The Philadelphia Flyers went 1-1-1 last week with a disappointing loss to the Ottawa Senators in the shootout, an embarrassing 7-0 loss to end their six-game road trip a the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks, and an impressive 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The win was another game in which the Flyers scored just two goals. They have now scored two or fewer goals in 24 of their 32 total contests. In order to win games by scoring just two goals, you rely heavily on your goaltender to be outstanding, and Steve Mason has been just that for his …

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Hockey Hilarity: Burke Family Fun

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! Most hockey people like Brian Burke. He’s always been a pretty interesting character who speaks from the heart and makes no bones about the way he likes to run his teams. In September, Burke was hired by the Calgary Flames as the head of hockey operations and began a review process that led to yesterday’s events in which he fired both the general manager of the team, Jay Feaster, and …

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Flight Plan: Rough Skies Ahead

The Philadelphia Flyers are four games into their six-game road trip and are 2-2-0. This past week they were 1-2-0, beating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 6-3, but losing to the Minnesota Wild, 2-0, and getting shellacked by the Dallas Stars, 5-1. Steve Mason allowed more than three goals for the first time since coming over to Philadelphia late last season, but through no fault of his own. The Stars’ top line of Jamie Benn, Valeri Nichushkin, and Tyler Seguin was dominant. Seguin scored a natural hat trick as the three players combined for a total of …