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Former Titans Lead Nailers Past Trenton

The tandem of Matt Germain and Peter Lenes registered all three goals for the visiting Wheeling Nailers, as they handed the Trenton Titans a 3-2 loss last night at the Sun National Bank Center. Germain potted the first two for Wheeling, while Lenes scored the game-winner in the midst of a hectic third period. Peter Delmas posted the 42-save victory, as Scott Wedgewood ended up with the loss despite playing all of 10:50. With the game tied at one seven minutes into the third period, things got rather interesting in Trenton. It started with Germain’s second goal of the evening. …

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Devils’ Whitney continues to punish Phantoms

It was a case of deja vu for the Phantoms as Albany Devils left winger, Joe Whitney, scored two goals for the second time in one week resulting in a Devils 4-1 victory over the Phantoms at the Glens Falls Civic Center in front of 4,633 fans. Whitney’s pair combined with goals from Matt Anderson and Darcy Zajac gave the Devils (16-14-9) an easy win as Keith Kinkaid made 26 saves. Matthew Ford scored the lone goal for the Phantoms (17-18-3) as Brian Boucher made 26 saves while having trouble with shots from the slot. The first period was full …

“Sick” Hovinen’s contract to be terminated

Per TSN of Canada’s Bob McKenzie, and the great echo chamber that is Twitter, the Philadelphia Flyers will request unconditional waivers on goaltending prospect Niko Hovinen for the princely sum of $125 dollars. The 24-year-old Finn never lived up to expectations and mystified many within the organization for his perceived lack of adjustment to the North American game and a lack of work ethic. Hovinen was a bust at Phantoms training camp in September and was shuttled down one level. He went 4-6-3 with a 3.14 goals-against average and .889 save percentage in 16 appearances for Trenton of the ECHL …

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College Hockey Roundup: Penn State prevails in Philly; Former Team Comcast player shines at BC

All eyes were back on the ice on Saturday in the City of Brotherly Love. After a grueling wait, NHL fans got their wish. However, Penn State against Vermont in the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff stole the spotlight. As fans donning the colors of their favorite Pennsylvania NHL team filed out of the Wells Fargo Center, others were on their way in representing the entire state with their blue and white. After 19,994 hockey-starved fans attended the first Flyers home game of the season, a second crowd were treated to what hopes to be more than just a curiosity. An …

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Future Flyers Report: 1/21

During the opening weekend of the NHL season, a pair of prospects joined the Philadelphia Flyers’ roster in the team’s first two games of the 2013 campaign. The tandem of Scott Laughton, who enjoyed his first two games in the NHL, and Eric Wellwood, who registered at least one game played for the Flyers in each of the last three seasons, went pointless in the Flyers’ losses on Saturday and Sunday, but they did provide some noticeable performances. Laughton, who was picked 20th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, was somewhat of a surprise to make the Flyers’ roster. However, …