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Gostisbehere shines as Union sweeps Penn State; PSU opens up Big Ten play this weekend in Madison

Daniel Ciampini’s goal with three seconds remaining in last Sunday’s contest proved to be the difference as No.11 Union College defeated Penn State, 5-4, to complete the weekend sweep. For Penn State, their loss on Sunday was their toughest one to date because the Nittany Lions held a 4-1 lead at one point in the game. Guy Gadowsky’s squad had their best opening period of the season as freshmen Zach Saar netted his first goal of his collegiate career only 3:58 into the game. Luke Juha extended Penn State’s lead to 2-0 just over five minutes later. In the second …

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Future Flyers Report: The end of the Subway Super Series, Canadian World Junior roster, Morin suspended

After Samuel Morin and Scott Laughton had their turns to take on Team Russia in the Subway Super Series, it was time for Taylor Leier and Team WHL to battle. Team Russia won the first meeting last Wednesday by the score of 3-2, but Team WHL rebounded and won the final game in the series 4-2. Leier was plus-1 with a goal and an assist in Team WHL’s loss, while he was minus-1 with no points in the win. On top of his appearance in the Subway Super Series, Leier was named to Canada’s 2014 World Junior selection camp roster. …

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Around the Net December 3,2013: Flyers shut out in Minny; Luukko steps down, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers grounded in Minnesota The Wild shut down the Flyers and beat Philly 2-0. [The Checking Line] [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] Luukko bows out In stunning front office news, Peter Luukko resigned yesterday: [Broad Street Hockey] [Philly.com-Bob Fernandez] In other news Look who got hurt already: [The Hockey News] The holiday season is here, why not buy a loved one the gift of Flyers hockey? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me Friday for more links from around …

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Fake Hockey Help: Tyler Bozak, the Devils’ defense, Mazanec and Andersen

While the Toronto Maple Leafs have lost four straight games and have failed to win in regulation in their last six, there is one impactful player from the Atlantic Division squad you should pick up for fantasy. Although he is infamous for his work at the dot, Tyler Bozak is a forward you should consider adding to your team. After missing 12 games with a lower-body injury, Bozak returned to Toronto’s lineup on November 25th against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Since his return, he has one goal and three assists while playing at least 20:32 in each of the four …

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Flight Plan: Wheels Up

In this writer’s opinion, the Philadelphia Flyers blew it last week. The team had three games which they should have won, one of which they could have grabbed a point in, and garnered just four points to their names and worse, they scored just seven goals in the process. To come out the way they did against the lowly Florida Panthers, is just unacceptable. To need overtime and the shootout to win a game against the Nashville Predators is similarly unacceptable. This team is far too reliant on Ray Emery and Steve Mason to keep games within reach. They can’t …