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Simmonds’ hat trick powers Flyers past Hurricanes in Carolina

The Philadelphia Flyers were able to post a win in their first game since knowing they were eliminated from playoff contention, as they beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on the road tonight. Wayne Simmonds recorded his first career hat trick and added on an assist, while Matt Read had a goal and two assists in the win. Steve Mason earned the decision in the high-scoring affair, as he denied 26 of the Hurricanes’ 29 shots on net. Justin Peters lost with only 33 saves on 38 shots against. “It felt pretty good obviously,” Simmonds said after his big night. “I feel …

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Around the Net April 19, 2013: Flyers get shutout by Devils, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. I’m a bit under the weather today, so this will be short and sweet… Flyers lose to Devils, playoff hopes just about gone Finally, we can start looking towards the NHL Entry Draft: [Philly.com] [CSNPhilly.com-Tim Panaccio] [Philly.com- Frank Seravalli] [The Checking Line] Go see the Flyers tonight. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for today, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL.  

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Hockey Hilarity: Through the Grape-Vine

  Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! If you’re a hockey fan, you use social media, and you don’t follow the Phoenix Coyotes‘ Paul Bissonnette at @BizNasty2Point0 I don’t understand you as a person because you’re missing out on gems of tweets like this. Bissonnette discovered Vine, a video app released recently which allows users to create short video clips and upload them. Some of them are really neat, and some of them are ridiculous. Here is …

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Brodeur shuts out Flyers to end New Jersey’s 10-game losing streak

The Philadelphia Flyers dropped a 3-0 contest to the New Jersey Devils tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Ryan Carter, Matt D’Agostini, and Adam Henrique had the goals for Jersey in the win, while Martin Brodeur posted a 23-save shutout to end the Devils’ 10-game losing streak and hand New Jersey their first win in April. Ilya Bryzgalov suffered the loss despite the fact he made five more saves than Brodeur and the puck was in his end of the ice for most of the tilt. The visitors were the better team tonight, as the Devils spent most of the game …

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Finally, Some Pep in the Flyers’ Step… Though It May Be Too Little, Too Late

  Heading into the final five games of the season, it’s likely that the Flyers will miss the playoffs for the first time in six years. Instead of preparing themselves for Round 1 come the end of next week, they’ll likely be packing up their lockers at the Wells Fargo Center. And it’s a huge bummer. But in these last two games, Monday’s against Montreal and Tuesday’s against New York, the Flyers have reminded us why we love our team — something a fanbase surely appreciates after a season full of asking themselves that exact question. The sudden good fortune …