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Flyers blow three-goal lead, grab a point in Washington

Despite being up 4-1 over the Washington Capitals in the third period today, the Philadelphia Flyers managed to fumble away a sure victory, as they dropped a 5-4 shootout decision on the road. Alex Ovechkin had a two-goal game, including the game-tying goal with 47.9 seconds left, while both Eric Fehr and Nicklas Backstrom potted tallies in the shootout to give the Caps the decision. Backstrom also had a two-assist contest, while Joel Ward also had two helpers in the win. Philipp Grubauer stopped 24 of 28 shots against for the win. As for the visitors, Michael Raffl had three …

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After Beatdown by Blackhawks, Flyers Keep Montreal at Bay in 2-1 Victory

The night after a brutal 7-2 beatdown by the Chicago Blackhawks, the Flyers bounced back with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux lit the lamp for Philadelphia, while Alex Galchenyuk scored the lone goal for Montreal. Steve Mason made a total of twenty saves on twenty-one shots. Carey Price staved off 25 of 27 attempts from the Flyers. Raffl’s second goal of the season opened up the scoring with just over six minutes to go in the first period, with assists coming from Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux. Both teams went on the power …

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Blackhawks walk all over Flyers, Philly loses 7-2 in Chicago

As we all expected, the Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Philadelphia Flyers tonight, as the hosts handed the visitors a 7-2 loss. Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa had three-point nights, while the trio of Kris Versteeg, Michal Handzus, and Patrick Kane posted two-point games. Antti Raanta had the simple task of standing in net for Chicago, as he stopped 28 of the 30 shots Philly threw at him. For the Orange and Black, Jakub Voracek and Steve Downie scored, while Ray Emery allowed six goals on 18 shots against. Steve Mason allowed one goal on five shots in 18:55 of relief …

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Penn State’s struggles continue against Wisconsin

Game one versus the Badgers last Friday night was simple not a pretty game to watch. The Nittany Lions were thoroughly outplayed in all facets of the game. The Badgers out shot Penn State by a 43-28 margin and the Lions went 0-for-3 on the powerplay, while Wisconsin finished 0-for-4 on the power play. Badger netminder Joel Rumpel turned aside 27 shots for the 7-1 victory. Wisconsin opened the scoring  less than three minutes into the game, when Sean Little stripped the puck from Penn State and finished a two-on-one advantage with a slick pass to Grant Besse, who shot the puck …

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Flyers fall short in Ottawa, grab point in 5-4 shootout

The Philadelphia Flyers failed to hold on to a lead in the third period, as they fell to the Ottawa Senators in a shootout by the count of 5-4 tonight. Jason Spezza was the lone skater to convert in the shootout, while he and Bobby Ryan both had two-assist games in the win. Clarke MacArthur had a two-goal game for Ottawa, as Craig Anderson stopped 25 of 29 for the decision. For the Flyers, the trio of Michael Raffl, Kimmo Timonen, and Luke Schenn each had a goal and an assist, while Wayne Simmonds recorded a pair of helpers in …