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Greiss stops 36, Flyers fall 2-1 to Coyotes

The Philadelphia Flyers endured another game where they struggled to find the back of the net, as they fell to the Phoenix Coyotes by a score of 2-1 tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Thomas Greiss played a strong game for the visitors, as he denied 36 of the Flyers’ 37shots in the game. Rob Klinkhammer and Oliver Ekman-Larsson produced the goals for Phoenix, as Steve Mason provided 29 saves for Philly. Max Talbot was the only Flyer to solve Greiss. To make matters worse for Philly, both Vincent Lecavalier and Scott Hartnell left the game with injuries and are …

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Around the Net October 11, 2013: Flyers game night against Coyotes,more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Kimmo trending down It’s been four games, but Kimmo Timonen is starting to regress: [The Hockey News] Wisdom of Bill Friend of the site, Bill Meltzer previews tonight’s game: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Mason looking strong  So far, so good with Steve Mason: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Hartnell sells cars More brilliance from @Hartsy19: [USA Today] Around the NHL The new thing in the NHL, scoring goals between your legs. [Puck Daddy] [Deadspin] Hockey season is here. Go see the new Flyers coach, …

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2014 Draft Eligibles: European Preliminary Top 10

The European talent pool overall has been down over the last couple of years in my opinion, while the USHL and USNTDP have both strengthen. This year I think we could see a European invasion in first round. Kasperi Kapanen, Willie Nylander, and Jakub Vrana are the top three Euro’s for this draft right now.  Do two of the names sound familiar? Kasperi is the son of former NHLer Sami Kapanen and Willie’s Dad is former NHLer Michael Nyalnder. The neat thing about Kapanen and Nylander is both skate alongside their father’s for their respected teams. Not many draft prospects …

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Crashing the Crease: Steve Mason and the Case for Temperance

Steve Mason, traded to the Flyers a little over six months ago, has quickly become the talk of the town when it comes to goaltending. His 0.944 save percentage in the seven games he played last season caught the attention of fans and Flyers management alike. Given Mason’s struggles in Columbus and the Flyers well-documented sojourn with Ilya Bryzgalov, it was a pleasant relief for both parties to find such a seemingly good fit. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, who had just watched former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky set the league alight with game after game of spectacular goaltending in Columbus, saw …

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Penn State to Play Army on Friday

After almost a week a speculation, Army will indeed travel to Happy Valley this Friday to take on Penn State in the Pegula Ice Arena opener. College Hockey News reported yesterday that Army received the okay to travel to Penn State, citing two sources. Army Hockey confirmed this report today by tweeting out a statement on their official Twitter page. Army will open the 2013-14 season this Friday at @PennStateMHKY. Puck will drop at 8 PM at the new Pegula Ice Arena! #GoArmy #PennStatebound — ArmyHockey (@army_hockey) October 9, 2013 Penn State’s games next weekend with Air Force are still …