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Andrej Meszaros is playing with confidence and Craig Berube deserves some of the credit

Who are you and what have you done with Andrej Meszaros? Meszaros has spent the past two seasons trying to return to the level of play he exhibited in his first season with the Philadelphia Flyers when he won the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the team’s best defenseman. Unfortunately a combination of injuries and poor play resulted in him beginning the year without a guaranteed spot in the top six. He shuffled in and out of the lineup, often serving as the seventh or even eighth defenseman. However, over the past 10 games Meszaros’ play has elevated and he is …

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Comeback Kids Do It Again; Beat The Islanders 6-4

  Michael Raffl wristed a shot passed Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin with 4:15 remaining in the game to give the Flyers a 5-4 lead Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers would go on to win 6-4. Andrej Meszaros continued his offensive production, netting two goals in the first period, for his third and fourth goals of the season. Meszaros first goal came unassisted at 14:43 of the first, and his second tied the game, came from Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds. Adam Hall scored his second goal of the season, a redirected point shot from Mark Streit. …

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Lundqvist shines in Rangers’ win over Flyers

A slow start paired with Henrik Lundqvist producing a great game for the opposition led to the Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers tonight. The Blueshirts’ goaltender had a 37-save effort, while Chris Kreider produced a two-point performance with a goal and an assist. Rick Nash and Daniel Carcillo also scored for New York, as the Flyers failed to produce a point in the standings for a second straight game. The score may not show it, but the Flyers did show up tonight in the first period. After the Orange and Black fell behind by two goals, …

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Flight Plan: Looking Upward and Onward

The Philadelphia Flyers won two of their three games last week. Their wins came against the New Jersey Devils in overtime and the Montreal Canadiens in regulation. Yesterday, the team lost a due to a sub-par defensive effort, an unusually poor outing from goaltender Steve Mason, and some inexperience on coach Craig Berube’s part. Every player will have an off day here and there, every team will get away from their system from time to time, and every coach will fail to get his guys to turn things around after a bad couple of minutes sometimes. Yesterday was a perfect …

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Game 38 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Edmonton Oilers

Philadelphia Flyers (17-16-4) @ Edmonton Oilers (13-24-3), 10:00pm, CSN-Philly/CBC Ilya Bryzgalov may have called it “just another game,” but you have to wonder if the Philadelphia Flyers will look at the contest in the same way. If it wasn’t for the acquisition of Bryzgalov the Flyers wouldn’t have Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, or Brayden Schenn and still have Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. The Russian goaltender was the reason Paul Holmgren made his bold decisions on June 23, 2011. Whether you agree with Holmgren’s decisions or not, these transactions were made to acquire a goalie that was supposed …

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