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Podcast Episode 55: Dave Isaac

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Dave Isaac from the Courier Post and 97.3 ESPN Radio about the state of the Flyers, the addition of Simon Gagne, Jakub Voracek’s stellar play, Erik Gustafsson, Ilya Bryzgalov, and more. The guys also talk about trade possibilities for the Flyers, the Blackhawks streak without a regulation loss, recap the Flyers’ wins over the Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators, and find out which Atlantic Division rivals you’d like to take on in a fight. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 55 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or …

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Flight Plan: Rivalry Week

The Philadelphia Flyers have won five of their last seven contests after taking a 2-1 decision yesterday against the Ottawa Senators. They have been getting good play and consistent production from their top two lines, and Ilya Bryzgalov has been steady, if not terrific, on most occasions. The Flyers have two days off before staring a week full of intense rivalry games. They begin by taking a ride up I-95 to New York to face off against the New York Rangers, returning home to host the Pittsburgh Penguins, and finally ending the week in Boston to see the Boston Bruins …

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Around the Net March 1, 2013:Simon Gagne and Scott Hartnell are back; O’Reilly signs with Avs, more

  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… Claude Giroux missed Scott Hartnell: [Philly.com] Philly missed Simon Gagne: [The Checking Line] Harry Z missed a suspension from Mr. Shanaban: [The 700 Level] [Philly.com] Tom Sestito and Michael Leighton were waived: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Avs match the Flames offer sheet for Ryan O’Reilly: [NHL.com] All the twitter feeds you’ll ever need in one place: [Broad Street Hockey] Go get some Philadelphia Flyers tickets today. That’s all for this week, join me next week for …

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Crashing the Crease: Bryzgalov Wearing Down?

How much can one reasonably expect from a goaltender when playing him almost nightly behind a worn down, somewhat-ramshackle NHL defense? If you live in Philadelphia, the answer may be to simply look at his cap hit for your answer. Recently, there’s been a lot of talk regarding Ilya Bryzgalov and how well he “should” be playing based on his AAV of $5.67 million. In a lot of ways, it’s a reliable fallback story for a season full of nearly regular Jekyll-and-Hyde nights where serious hockey analysis of defensive breakdowns and failed offensive forays will bore and confuse the average …

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Flyers Beat Capitals In Gagne’s Return

Claude Giroux led the way, scoring a goal and an assist, and Simon Gagne lit the lamp in his return to Philadelphia, as the Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals 4-1. The Orange and Black improved to 10-11-1 on the season and 2-2-0 on their current home stand. Scoring along with Giroux were Wayne Simmonds and Max Talbot, while goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov made his 20th start of the season and earned the win after saving 22-of-23 shots. Joel Ward scored the Capitals lone goal late in regulation. Starting goaltender Braden Holtby was pulled in the second period after allowing four goals …