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Flyers’ point streak snapped with injury-riddled loss in Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets produced a memorable third period of their own tonight, as they potted four goals in the final 20 minutes at home to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3. Ryan Johansen and R.J. Umberger each had two-goal games as Nikita Nikitin and Corey Tropp each had two assists, while Curtis McElhinney earned the victory with 33 saves. Wayne Simmonds, who had a two-goal game, and Sean Couturier scored 20 seconds apart late in the second period to make it a 2-2 game heading into the third period, but the Flyers fell apart this time around in the final stanza. To …

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Around the Net December 20,2013: Orange Jesus returns, smites Columbus in comeback win

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Claude Giroux is elite The Captain showed up in ill humor in the 3rd period and carried his team to victory: [The Checking Line] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Seriously,look at this I mean, holy…[Philly.com] ICYMI The NHL doesn’t care about player safety. There, I said it. Your move Brendan. [The Hockey News] Your moment of holiday cheer You can’t help but smile:[Puck Daddy] NHL Capsules A look at all of last nights action: [The Hockey News] Go see the …

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Hockey Hilarity: How To Run a Professional Sports Team’s Twitter Account

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 night, the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 after being down by scores of 3-0 and 4-2 in the 3rd period. Some guy named Claude Giroux scored a pretty game winner and the Internet exploded. Here’s the goal: I don’t have the privilege of living in the viewing area, I watch the games on Game Center Live and usually way after the fact because my day job …

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Five-goal third period puts Flyers over .500 with 5-4 victory over Columbus

After trailing 3-0 after 40 minutes and seeing the Columbus Blue Jackets extend their lead to 4-2 late in the game, the Philadelphia Flyers fought for a full 60 minutes to pump out a memorable 5-4 win at home. Claude Giroux scored the game-tying goal and had his 100th NHL goal serve as the game-winner tonight on his way to a four-point night, as his second goal of the night might be the goal of the season to date. Jakub Voracek had a three-point night and Mark Streit had a pair of helpers, while Steve Mason held on for the win …

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Game 35 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Philadelphia Flyers

Columbus Blue Jackets (14-16-4) @ Philadelphia Flyers (15-15-4), 7:00pm, CSN-Philly/FS-O The Philadelphia Flyers look for their second straight win and their eighth straight decision at home, as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight, who will look to end a two-game losing streak. Steve Mason and Jakub Voracek take on their former team, as the Orange and Black attempt to earn points in their fourth straight tilt against a team that is suffering from injuries to several key players. One thing to watch tonight will be Mason’s play against his former club. It’s his first game against the Blue Jackets, …