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Future Flyers Report: Alt signs entry-level deal, Cousins and Alderson debut with Phantoms, Oshawa on the brink of elimination, Zolnierczyk traded

Mark Alt joined the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization just before the beginning of this shortened NHL season began back in the middle of January. In a deal that also brought Brian Boucher back to Philly, the Orange and Black also acquired Alt from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Luke Pither.Alt spent this season with the University of Minnesota, a squad that was upset by the Yale Bulldogs in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. Over his three years with the Golden Gophers, Alt totaled seven goals, 32 assists, and 85 PIMs with a plus-39 rating in 117 games. The …

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Flight Plan: Playoffs Still Within Reach

The Philadelphia Flyers took a four game win streak, their first of the season, into Winnipeg yesterday. They scored the first goal and, after a few shaky minutes at the beginning of the first period, completely took over registering 13 shots in the primary stanza, limiting the Jets to just four through 20 minutes of play. Winnipeg roared out of the gates in the second and notched four goals on just 12 shots, while Philadelphia could only muster five all period. Newly acquired backup goaltender Steve Mason saw his first action as a Flyer, stopping all seven shots he faced …

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Around the Net April 05,2013: Flyers win streak to four games;Mason signs extension,more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers extend winning streak The Flyers beat the Leafs 4-3 on Thursday night: [Philly.com] [Broad Street Hockey] Mason (almost) gets contract extension Steve Mason is going to get a chance in Philly: [The Checking Line] [Hockeybuzz-Eklund] Rinaldo out Zac Rinaldo is the latest Flyer injury: [CSNPhilly.com] Go see the Flyers continue their march towards the playoffs. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on …

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Flyers Hockey: The Fans

There are a number of different facets that make up the Flyers brand of hockey. In this series, we’ve discussed the team/style of play, the organization, and now it’s time to turn the focus to the fans — a group in a league all their own. Flyers fans have gained a bad rep, and while it’s true that there are a select few who deserve it, the Flyers fanbase as a whole is an incredible group of people. Passionate, fiercely loyal, the people who rise and fall and live and die with a Flyers season. These are the people who …

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Crashing the Crease: Bryzgalov’s Duck

On Wednesday evening in Philadelphia, the Flyers were wrapping up an all-important home stand against the second-place Montreal Canadiens, and hoping to score two points to bolster their desperate late-season playoff push. With 4:17 remaining in the second period, Simon Gagne banged home a carom off the end boards to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead, and there was much rejoicing.