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Hockey Hilarity: How To Run a Professional Sports Team’s Twitter Account

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! Last night, the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 after being down by scores of 3-0 and 4-2 in the 3rd period. Some guy named Claude Giroux scored a pretty game winner and the Internet exploded. Here’s the goal: I don’t have the privilege of living in the viewing area, I watch the games on Game Center Live and usually way after the fact because my day job …

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Five-goal third period puts Flyers over .500 with 5-4 victory over Columbus

After trailing 3-0 after 40 minutes and seeing the Columbus Blue Jackets extend their lead to 4-2 late in the game, the Philadelphia Flyers fought for a full 60 minutes to pump out a memorable 5-4 win at home. Claude Giroux scored the game-tying goal and had his 100th NHL goal serve as the game-winner tonight on his way to a four-point night, as his second goal of the night might be the goal of the season to date. Jakub Voracek had a three-point night and Mark Streit had a pair of helpers, while Steve Mason held on for the win …

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Game 35 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Philadelphia Flyers

Columbus Blue Jackets (14-16-4) @ Philadelphia Flyers (15-15-4), 7:00pm, CSN-Philly/FS-O The Philadelphia Flyers look for their second straight win and their eighth straight decision at home, as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight, who will look to end a two-game losing streak. Steve Mason and Jakub Voracek take on their former team, as the Orange and Black attempt to earn points in their fourth straight tilt against a team that is suffering from injuries to several key players. One thing to watch tonight will be Mason’s play against his former club. It’s his first game against the Blue Jackets, …

That patch should say 'G' for Grinch after Claude Giroux ruined the holiday season for hundreds of Philadelphians.

The Wolf of Broad Street (aka What Claude Giroux Did Last Night)

While several Flyers spent their Wednesday giving back to the community, one particular player spent his Wednesday taking away from the community. A Flyers Faithful source who cannot be revealed told us of a troubling situation that occurred on Wednesday night at the Landmark Ritz Five theater in Olde City: People were waiting in line for upwards of three hours to get into a private screening of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the highly-touted Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, due to start at 7:30. At twenty after, Claude Giroux was spotted entering the theater with three unidentified guests. Soon …

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On Brayden Schenn and concussions

Flyers forward Brayden Schenn took a tremendous hit from the Capitals’ Tom Wilson in a recent game that knocked Schenn out of the game and resulted in Wilson being booted. Wilson launched himself into Schenn like a missile. If there wasn’t intent to injure on that hit, you could have fooled me.   It came out yesterday that Schenn is feeling pretty well, other than a stiff neck. Sure, no big deal. He’s going to play in tonight’s game against the Blue Jackets! Flyers doctors said he was good to go without a baseline concussion test. No harm, no foul, …