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Around the Net November 22, 2013: Flyers win again, smack down Buffalo 4-1

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers keep it rolling The Flyers rallied with a strong second and third period and defeated the Sabres on Thursday night: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com-Sam Donnellon] Steve Mason has been great so far this season: [The Hockey Writers] Steve Downie is a good luck charm or something: [Philly.com-Bob Vetrone Jr.] Around the NHL Jaromir Jagr scored an OT game winner: [The Hockey News] Go see the hottest team in the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. It’s not …

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Game 21 Preview: Buffalo Sabres @ Philadelphia Flyers

Buffalo Sabres (5-17-1) @ Philadelphia Flyers (8-10-2), 7:00PM EST, MSG-B, BELL TV, CSN-PH RECORDS: Buffalo Sabres (5-17-1) Away: 3-8-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-8-1 vs. Metropolitan Division: 1-3-0 Philadelphia Flyers: 8-10-2 Home: 4-7-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 7-7-1 vs. Atlantic Division: 3-3-0 GAME 21 PREVIEW: Looking for points in six straight, the Philadelphia Flyers (8-10-2) play host to the Buffalo Sabres (5-17-1) at the Wells Fargo Center this Thursday night.  The match-up will be televised locally on CSN-PH at 7:00 EST. After tonight, the Flyers have one more home game (Saturday night against the New York Islanders) before they embark on a two …

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Game 20 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ Philadelphia Flyers

Ottawa Senators (8-8-4) @ Philadelphia Flyers (7-10-2), 7:00pm, CSN-Philly/SNET-E/TVA With a successful road trip, it’s time for the Philadelphia Flyers to provide a successful homestand to potentially put themselves at the hockey .500. After grabbing five of a possible six points on the road last week, the Orange and Black will start their homestand against the Ottawa Senators, the same team they started their road trip against last week. The road trip didn’t just provide a handful of points for Philly, it provided a lot better play and a sense of confidence among a team that is working their way …

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Fake Hockey Help: Injuries to the stars, Versteeg to Chicago, Bryzgalov joins the Oilers

The biggest news of the week around the NHL was the injury to Steven Stamkos. With a broken tibia, Stamkos is expected to be out until at least the Olympics, which doesn’t even seem all that likely for the Tampa Bay forward. A perennial goal-scoring machine, many people most likely took Stamkos in the top four overall in their fantasy hockey draft if he didn’t go first overall. With the recurring injuries to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin paired with the inconsistency of Alex Ovechkin, Stamkos would have been the safest bet. Now, Stamkos owners are wondering what to do. …

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Flight Plan: There’s No Place Like Home

The Philadelphia Flyers have gained a point in each of their last four games. They won three in a row before losing in a shootout to the Winnipeg Jets. What this indicates to this writer is that they’ve finally begun to play a more complete team game after struggling most of last and early this season to find their team game. They still need to learn to shut the door in the third period a little more consistently and scoring more than two goals a game would be nice, but at least they have been able to put a nice …