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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 …

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One Win

…but it’s so relieving. I didn’t even think I was going to watch Thursday night. I had a faculty party to attend at a coworker’s house and they had NHLN and were nice enough to let me watch anyway. Now my jumping up and down or maintaining the fetal position while watching hockey is known to all who were there. At least I didn’t curse like a sailor like I usually do. Although I was still taunted because the Blackhawks are 4-0. And I have to repeat, I don’t hate the Blackhawks, I just like the Flyers better. It’s like …

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RICE & MICE: Multiple Sclerosis

I assume everyone that follows the National Hockey League has heard that Minnesota goalie Josh Harding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in September while the lockout shenanigans were going on, so here’s an overview of MS and how it may impact Harding. MS is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body’s immune system doesn’t recognize something as it’s own and attacks it. Basically, the body attacks it’s own cells. Autoimmune diseases may impact certain organs, such as the thyroid, or certain types of cells. MS affects the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves) by attacking the cells  that …

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Knuble redux; Lilja back from AHL

What started out as “whispers” became a source-confirmed bit of news during the first period of last night’s Flyers-Rangers game, which in turn became official on Friday afternoon. Mike Knuble will make his return to Philadelphia after an absence of three-plus seasons after passing a physical. It is a one-year deal reported to be worth $750,000. “Obviously we’re familiar with Mike,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said on Thursday night. “He’s a good guy, big, heavy player and we think he’s a good guy to throw in the mix right now…with the injuries we have.” Knuble had been plying his trade …

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Around the Net 01.25.13

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it… Hartnell Down Scott Hartnell is out for 4-8 weeks with a broken foot: [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] Knuble Returns Mike Knuble is back with the Flyers: [Philly.com] [The Checking Line] The streak is over The Flyers long losing streak against the Rangers is over: [Philly.com] [NBC Sports] Benn Signs Jamie Benn reaches an agreement with the Dallas Stars: [Puck Daddy] [ESPN] You need tickets? Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this …