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Around the Net October 29, 2013: Flyers host the Ducks; Raffl getting a shot, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Raffl sticking around Flyers rookie Michael Raffl is making a mark: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Flyers-Ducks preview Bill Meltzer previews tonights game: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Minor league madness The Reading Royals get in the Halloween spirit: [Puck Daddy] The Flyers are starting to turn it around. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.   

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Flight Plan: Taking Off

The Philadelphia Flyers have now won two games in a row, both against divisional rivals in the New York Rangers and New York Islanders, and have finally lit the lamp more than two times in one game. More importantly perhaps, the team is finally healthy as Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier have both returned from injury. Lecavalier now has four goals and six points on the season, three of which came yesterday as he skated for the second game in a row with captain Claude Giroux and rookie Michael Raffl. Jakub Voracek is starting to look a little bit more …

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Around the Net October 25,2013: Flyers beat Rangers, Scott suspended pending hearing, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a twice weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers win! It’s a start. [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com] NHL news and notes Chicago is so good, they score goals without trying: [Puck Daddy] John Scott should be deported or banned forever, like Ogie Oglethorpe: [The Hockey News] The Kings trolled the Yotes and then beat them: [ESPN] Wanna go see some hockey? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web …

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North American Hockey Roundup: Anthony Mantha is a stud; The Erie Otters are for real; Providence moves up in NCAA rankings

When the Detroit Red Wings selected Anthony Mantha with the 20th overall pick in this past year’s draft they got the best pure goal scorer in the 2013 draft class according to numerous scouts. He certainly has not disappointed so far this season with the Val-d’Or Foreurs of the QMJHL. Mantha currently leads the QMJHL in scoring with 18 goals and 33 points in 12 games played. Right now, he’s too good to play in the QMJHL. How he fell to #20 is crazy and is something I will never understand. He should be in the AHL with Grand Rapids, but since …

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Nittany Lions swept by Air Force; Set to face RIT and Vermont this weekend

The first road trip of the year for the Penn State Nittany Lions did not go according to plan. Penn State drop both games to the Air Force Academy 5-2 and 3-1 last Friday and Saturday respectively. Friday night’s contest was a flat out disappointment. Penalties once again plagued Guy Gadowsky’s squad early on as sophomore David Glen was whistled for slashing less than five minutes into the game.  Scott Holm would give the Falcons a 1-0 lead on the powerplay as Cole Gunner sent a pass from the right corner to Chad Demers in front who tipped it on …