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Around the Net December 3,2013: Flyers shut out in Minny; Luukko steps down, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers grounded in Minnesota The Wild shut down the Flyers and beat Philly 2-0. [The Checking Line] [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] Luukko bows out In stunning front office news, Peter Luukko resigned yesterday: [Broad Street Hockey] [Philly.com-Bob Fernandez] In other news Look who got hurt already: [The Hockey News] The holiday season is here, why not buy a loved one the gift of Flyers hockey? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me Friday for more links from around …

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Harding blanks Flyers in Minnesota, Wild win 2-0

  After playing an ugly road game on Saturday and winning, the Philadelphia Flyers played another ugly road game tonight. Unfortunately, they didn’t walk away with the win, as the Minnesota Wild produced a 2-0 victory on home ice. Josh Harding stopped 21 shots for the shutout, while both Jason Pominville and Charlie Coyle beat Ray Emery, who had 19 saves in the loss. Just under four minutes into the final period, Mikko Koivu carried the puck along the side boards to Emery’s left and around the net before he hit Pominville in front with a beautiful pass. The former …

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Game 27 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Minnesota Wild

A competitive November has the Philadelphia Flyers back in playoff contention, and the team is starting off the month of December in the midst of a tough six-game road-trip.  Bring it on, Minnesota.   Philadelphia Flyers (12-12-2) @ Minnesota Wild (15-8-5), 8:00 PM EST TV: NBCSN, CSN-PH RECORDS: Philadelphia Flyers: 12-12-2 Away: 5-5-2 vs. Western Conference: 3-3-1 vs. Central Division: 2-0-1 Minnesota Wild: 15-8-5 Home: 10-3-2 vs. Eastern Conference: 8-3-2 vs. Metropolitan Division: 3-0-1 GAME 27 PREVIEW: After capturing two points in Nashville on Saturday night, the Philadelphia Flyers (12-12-2) look to continue their takeover of the Central Division as …

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Comparing the Flyers’ five-on-five play to past Flyers teams

I’ve always felt that five-on-five play is a good indicator of a team’s true talent. Strip away the special teams and you’re left with a true representation of the team. (Not to take away the importance of special teams. Some teams can ride them deep into the playoffs.) Our Nick D recently suggested I take a look at the Flyers five-on-five play and compare it to the past few Flyers teams to see they stack up. I’ve written about the topic a couple times over the past year or so, so I wanted to take it a bit further now …

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Fake Hockey Help: Tyler Bozak, the Devils’ defense, Mazanec and Andersen

While the Toronto Maple Leafs have lost four straight games and have failed to win in regulation in their last six, there is one impactful player from the Atlantic Division squad you should pick up for fantasy. Although he is infamous for his work at the dot, Tyler Bozak is a forward you should consider adding to your team. After missing 12 games with a lower-body injury, Bozak returned to Toronto’s lineup on November 25th against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since his return, he has one goal and three assists while playing at least 20:32 in each of the four …