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College Hockey Roundup: Bulldogs earn first NCAA title; Shero bests Holmgren for Hartzell

The Yale Bulldogs grew from harmless pups to a pugnacious power in a matter of weeks, leaving their teeth marks in the NCAA record books in the process. For a team that couldn’t buy a goal during the March 22-23 weekend of the 2013 ECAC Tournament, to a scoring machine in the NCAA Tournament, one must wonder what kind of juiced-up puppy chow the Bulldogs ate in April. Oddly enough, the two Connecticut colleges that faced off in the national championship were shut out in the ECAC semifinals. The top-seeded Bobcats suffered a 4-0 defeat to seventh-seed Brown. Third-seeded Yale …

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Steve Mason earns the victory as the Flyers defeat the Rangers 4-2

Steve Mason was outstanding stopping 38 of 40 shots as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New York Rangers 4-2 on Tuesday night. “Certainly he seems to be feeling comfortable here”, Coach Peter Laviolette said of his new goaltender. ”He’s in control of the net. He’s got a good glove. He seems to be seeing the puck really well. Rebounds are going out to the side or not at all.” Kimmo Timonen had what ended up being the game winning power play goal along with an assist. Brayden Schenn, Erik Gustafsson, and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers. Sean Couturier, Matt …

Bruno Gervais is now out indefinitely and will undergo surgery this Thursday.  Photo is courtesy of campelitebrunogervais.com.

Gervais out indefinitely with stomach issue

The Flyers announced the news earlier today that Flyers defenseman Bruno Gervais is now out indefinitely. INJURY UPDATE: #Flyers D Bruno Gervais is out indefinitely & will have surgery Thurs. to repair a torn stomach muscle bit.ly/9UNv1R — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 16, 2013 Gervais was scratched from the lineup on Monday against the Montreal Canadiens after only skating for a few minutes in warm-ups.  He will undergo surgery this Thursday to repair a torn stomach muscle. With a defense that is already thin, this injury only adds problems for Flyers, thus they have recalled defensemen Matt Konan and Brandon Manning …

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Draft Eligibles 2013: Rasmus Ristolainen, the European Seth Jones?

Big, mean and Physical. Normally these are words one uses when describing a player from either Canada or the United States. However, for Finnish defensive prospect Rasmus Ristolainen these are the qualities that make him one of the best defensive prospect in the upcoming draft. In fact, many are comparing the game of Ristolainen to the consensus number one overall Seth Jones. I don’t think that’s a fair comparison at all, but I do see similarities in playmaking and skating ability. Seth Jones is a much better two-way player than Ristolainen in my opinion. At 6’3 210 pounds, scouts are …

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Manning, Konan recalled to Flyers

The stretch run of this season which may end without a postseason promise, means certain guys will get an unexpected shot at The Show. With injuries to the Flyers defensive corps, that process is sped up a bit, as the club announced on Tuesday afternoon that they recalled defensemen Brandon Manning and Matt Konan from the Adirondack Phantoms. Konan was signed to an entry-level contract last April after spending five seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League in Canadian juniors. Manning, meanwhile, will get his second recall with the Flyers and first this season. He totaled …