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Flight Plan: Final Week

Some years just do not go your way. This was the case for the 2013 Philadelphia Flyers. In a shortened year, the team couldn’t quite get their bearings early on, took a ton of injuries to key personnel, and never gained any footing as they struggled nearly the entire year to string together a winning streak or to meet the .500 mark. As such, they will not make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. This final week, the Flyers are set to take on the Boston Bruins, the New York Islanders, and the Ottawa Senators. You can purchase …

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Phantoms Home Finale Ends With Loss to Falcons

The Springfield Falcons have had the Adirondack Phantoms by the scruff for most of the season and typically early on in most of their games. This was the sixth meeting between the Falcons (45-22-5-4) and Adirondack (30-37-3-4) and four out the six times Springfield has scored first within the first six minutes of the game. Boone Jenner opened the scoring in the first period with an assist from Sean Collins. Spencer Machacek and Jake Hansen would both score in the second period with primary assists on both goals going to Nick Drazenovic. Allen York delivered the win by stopping 20 …

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Simmonds’ hat trick powers Flyers past Hurricanes in Carolina

The Philadelphia Flyers were able to post a win in their first game since knowing they were eliminated from playoff contention, as they beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on the road tonight. Wayne Simmonds recorded his first career hat trick and added on an assist, while Matt Read had a goal and two assists in the win. Steve Mason earned the decision in the high-scoring affair, as he denied 26 of the Hurricanes’ 29 shots on net. Justin Peters lost with only 33 saves on 38 shots against. “It felt pretty good obviously,” Simmonds said after his big night. “I feel …

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Around the Net April 19, 2013: Flyers get shutout by Devils, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. I’m a bit under the weather today, so this will be short and sweet… Flyers lose to Devils, playoff hopes just about gone Finally, we can start looking towards the NHL Entry Draft: [Philly.com] [CSNPhilly.com-Tim Panaccio] [Philly.com- Frank Seravalli] [The Checking Line] Go see the Flyers tonight. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.  

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Brodeur shuts out Flyers to end New Jersey’s 10-game losing streak

The Philadelphia Flyers dropped a 3-0 contest to the New Jersey Devils tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Ryan Carter, Matt D’Agostini, and Adam Henrique had the goals for Jersey in the win, while Martin Brodeur posted a 23-save shutout to end the Devils’ 10-game losing streak and hand New Jersey their first win in April. Ilya Bryzgalov suffered the loss despite the fact he made five more saves than Brodeur and the puck was in his end of the ice for most of the tilt. The visitors were the better team tonight, as the Devils spent most of the game …