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Flight Plan: Back-to-Back Home-and-Homes

The Philadelphia Flyers went 1-1-1 last week with a disappointing loss to the Ottawa Senators in the shootout, an embarrassing 7-0 loss to end their six-game road trip a the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks, and an impressive 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The win was another game in which the Flyers scored just two goals. They have now scored two or fewer goals in 24 of their 32 total contests. In order to win games by scoring just two goals, you rely heavily on your goaltender to be outstanding, and Steve Mason has been just that for his …

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Around the Net December 13, 2013: Flyers come home, rebound with a win over the Habs

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Danny comes home Danny Briere returned to Philly and the Flyers pull out a 2-1 win: [The 700 Level] [The Checking Line] Wisdom of Bill Bill Meltzer chimes in with his wisdom: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Tearjerker of the day The Flyers surprise a family with their solider son: [Puck Daddy] NHL Capsules Scores from around the NHL last night: [The Hockey News] The Flyers are playing well, go see them live and in person. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all …

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Hockey Hilarity: Burke Family Fun

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! Most hockey people like Brian Burke. He’s always been a pretty interesting character who speaks from the heart and makes no bones about the way he likes to run his teams. In September, Burke was hired by the Calgary Flames as the head of hockey operations and began a review process that led to yesterday’s events in which he fired both the general manager of the team, Jay Feaster, and …

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After Beatdown by Blackhawks, Flyers Keep Montreal at Bay in 2-1 Victory

The night after a brutal 7-2 beatdown by the Chicago Blackhawks, the Flyers bounced back with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux lit the lamp for Philadelphia, while Alex Galchenyuk scored the lone goal for Montreal. Steve Mason made a total of twenty saves on twenty-one shots. Carey Price staved off 25 of 27 attempts from the Flyers. Raffl’s second goal of the season opened up the scoring with just over six minutes to go in the first period, with assists coming from Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux. Both teams went on the power …

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Chris VandeVelde Signed by Flyers; Tye McGinn Sent to Adirondack

Image via Philly.com Tye McGinn has to be the unluckiest hockey player alive right now. After a third call-up to the team just this season alone, and without seeing any game action due to an illness, McGinn was sent down to the Adirondack Phantoms today, and the Flyers signed Chris VandeVelde to an NHL contract with the intention of recalling him. ROSTER UPDATE: #Flyers loan Tye McGinn to Adirondack & sign (F) Chris VandeVelde. FULL INFO HERE… http://t.co/FkhLZgYtbR — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) December 12, 2013 He will be available to play tonight against the Montreal Canadiens, but it remains to …