Breaking Down the Bullies: Is this the .500 life?

The Flyers have played 14 games to this point, but if we have learned anything, it is that we know nothing. A mere seven points separate fourth place (Toronto) and last place (Washington). The team has scored less than two goals on TEN separate occasions, while compiling 19 in the other four. Claude Giroux trails Kimmo Timonen in points, and Tye McGinn has the same amount of goals. They feel like a team that is struggling, but they boast a 4-1-1 record over their last six contests. Now sitting at 6-7-1 overall, is this lack of consistency going to keep …

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Atlantic Watch: Devils top the East, Rangers on winning streak, Islanders on losing streak

The Philadelphia Flyers were able to extend their point streak to four games this week, as they earned a shootout loss to the Florida Panthers and an overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Although they were dominated in Toronto, the Orange and Black did a good job of rebounding to earn their second road win of the year last night in Winnipeg. The Flyers continue their road trip with three of their six games away from the Wells Fargo Center coming in the next seven days. Philadelphia had a lead after 40 minutes on Thursday, but they only came away …

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College Hockey Roundup: BC wins 4th straight Beanpot; Quinnipiac #1 for the first time ever; Hockey City Classic preview

The Boston College class of 2013 etched themselves into the record books Monday night at TD Garden as the first Eagle team to sweep the Beanpot, winning their fourth straight title by defeating Northeastern, 6-3. Prior to Monday, no Boston College senior class could claim a perfect 8-0 Beanpot record — not even the Brian Gionta-led class that went to four straight Frozen Fours from 1998 to 2001. However, their arch rivals the Boston University Terriers have. From 1995 to 2000, three straight senior classes had a perfect Beanpot record. During that stretch BU won six straight titles and backed …

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Flyers should consider Troy Rutkowski: A Poor Man’s Justin Schultz

It is hard to go unnoticed when you stand 6-foot-1 and weigh 207 pounds. It is even harder when your team is largely considered the most potent threat in all of Canadian juniors. However, that’s exactly been the case for Portland Winterhawks defenseman Troy Rutkowski. Last night in Vancouver the Winterhawks’ captain played in his 225th consecutive game, extending his franchise record Iron Man streak. The victory over the Giants added one more to Rutkowski’s franchise record 336 career games. Rutkowski passed current Boston Bruin defenseman, Andrew Ference, on February 6 on home ice at the Rose Garden. The Garden …

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Around The Net 02.12.13:Flyers lose; Jets next

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it… Flyers lose in Toronto: [The 700 Level] [] [Toronto Sun] Up next, as in tonight, the Winnipeg Jets: [HockeyBuzz- Bill Meltzer] The Flyers stink on the road; road warriors they are not: [] Got some time on your hands? Road trip! Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me Friday for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.