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Flyers’ 10-Game Win Streak At Home Ends With A Loss to Tampa Bay

A ten-game win streak at home was broken on Saturday afternoon, thanks to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Alex Killorn, Teddy Purcell, Ryan Malone (2), Valttteri Filppula, and Marty St. Louis were responsible for the Lightning’s six goals, while Jakub Voracek (2) and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers. Steve Mason went two periods for the orange & black and stopped twelve of seventeen shots. Ray Emery came on in relief in the third and stopped all seven shots he faces. For Tampa Bay, Anders Lindback stopped 35 of 38. The Flyers got off to a slow and sloppy start against …

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Around the Net January 10, 2014: Rinaldo out six weeks; Flyers look to stay hot against Tampa Bay on Saturday

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Zac Attack sidelined It’s a high ankle sprain that will cost Rinaldo six weeks. Ouch. [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] McGinn recalled Tye McGinn gets the call up to replace Rinaldo: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] Wisdom of Bill Your moment of zen: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Around the NHL The recap of last night’s action: [The Hockey News] The Flyers are on an epic home winning streak. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here and witness it in person. That’s all for this week, join me next …

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Hockey Hilarity: No Brain, No Damage

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 week, Philadelphia Flyers winger Michael Raffl was concussed due to a high, hard hit from behind from Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche. Raffl left the game and did not return. He missed one whole game and then was good to go against the New Jersey Devils. That’s a good thing for the Flyers and for Raffl as he scored a goal in the following game against the Montreal …

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2014 Draft Eligibles: Kingston’s Sam Bennett is making his mark

Kootenay’s Sam Reinhart is not the only Sam to head the 2014 NHL Draft class. Kingston Frontenacs center Sam Bennett has played his way onto a top five shortlist for the June draft. The Holland Landing, Ontario native currently sits sixth in the OHL in scoring with 24 goals, 37 assists for 61 points in 38 games played. He’s only two points behind Oshawa’s Michael Dal Colle for most points for any ’14 draft eligible player in the OHL. Between Bennett, defenseman Roland McKeown, and Austin Watson, Kingston has become a routine destination for the NHL scouts this season. Bennett …

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Flyers Hang On To Beat Habs 3-1; Unbeaten At Home In Last 10 Games

Zac Rinaldo’s first goal of the season would turn out to be the game winner, as the Flyers held on to beat the Montreal Canadians 3-1, Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Sean Couturier got the scoring started for the Flyers, as he slammed home a rebound for his eight goal of the season. Michael Raffl added his third of the season in the second period. Andrej Meszaros assisted on all three Flyer goals. Goaltender Steve Mason was tested early, but not often, as he saved 19 of 20 Montreal shots. The Flyers have now won six of their …