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Lecavalier beats Enroth in final seconds, Flyers edge out Sabres 4-3

It wasn’t pretty, but the Philadelphia Flyers did manage to pull out a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres tonight at the First Niagara Center. Vincent Lecavalier ended a 13-game goal drought by beating a flopping Jhonas Enroth with just 14.8 seconds left in regulation for the game-winning goal. Scott Hartnell had a three-point performance in the victory and Wayne Simmonds provided a pair of assists, while Steve Mason recorded just 16 saves for the decision. Although he suffered the loss, Enroth did more than enough to win, as he provided a 29-save effort in a noteworthy performance for the …

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Game 47 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Buffalo Sabres

Philadelphia Flyers (23-19-4) @ Buffalo Sabres (13-26-5), 7:30pm, NBCSN/CSN-Philly/TSN After a pair of rough contests over the weekend, the Philadelphia Flyers are hoping that they’ll be able to rebound tonight against the Buffalo Sabres. Tonight should equate to a win for the Orange and Black, but a loss could put the Flyers in a World of hurt. Neither of the losses to the Tampa Bay Lightning or New York Rangers this past weekend could be described as pretty, but they weren’t losses that should cause this team to fold. If it wasn’t for one of Steve Mason’s worst starts of …

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Around the Net January 14,2014: Flyers shuffle off to Buffalo looking for a win

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Cooled off The Flyers were very hot and now, not so much: [Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] Low hanging fruit The Sabres stink and Flyers should get back on the horse tonight: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com-Sam Donnellon] Read to return Matt Read will be in the lineup tonight as well: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] ICYMI Tom Sestito went all Tom Sestito last night and got 27 minutes in penalties: [Puck Daddy] Claude Giroux chirps JVR. Classic. [Vine] Watch the Flyers battle …

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Is Lecavalier proving to be a hindrance to his linemates?

When the Philadelphia Flyers signed Vincent Lecavalier to a five year, $4.5 million per year (cap hit) contract, after Tampa Bay exercised one of their two compliance buyouts, most Flyers fans were ecstatic. I initially didn’t really understand the acquisition, but felt that the contract was good value (especially considering some of the comparable free agent deals from this past summer). However, 47 games into the season, I can’t help but wonder if Lecavalier is shaping up to be a disappointment. He’s already dealt with a pretty serious injury, and since his return has a measly four points in eleven …

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Fake Hockey Help: Two players to pick up from both the Hurricanes and the Bolts

For several years now, Cam Ward has been the starting goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes. This season however, thanks to injuries and poor play from Ward, both Justin Peters and Anton Khudobin have taken their turns as being the team’s starter. With Ward still on Injured Reserve and Peters not seeing the ice since December 27th, Khudobin has taken over for the Hurricanes. After backing up Tuukka Rask last season with the Boston Bruins, Khudobin has shown that he can play well in the NHL. With six wins in eight starts this season, Khudobin has a 1.99 GAA and a …