Jake Voracek and Claude Giroux fly down the ice on a rush. Image c/o Amy Irvin of 38Photography (https://www.facebook.com/38Photography)

Flight Plan: Flying Right Along

The Philadelphia Flyers won two of four games last week and gained points in three, as they climbed back into second place in the Metropolitan Division. The team is now fifth place in the Eastern Conference, by virtue of fewer games played, with 55 points. The importance of gaining points now is important not only to attempt to entrench themselves in one of the top three spots in the Metropolitan, but also to put distance between those teams who are vying for the wild card positions in the Conference. Despite a disappointing loss to the New York Rangers, the Flyers …

Sean Couturier takes part in warm-ups. Image c/o Amy Irvin of 38Photography (https://www.facebook.com/38Photography)

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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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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Flyers Outlast Senators; Win 5-2

Kimmo Timonen scored the go-ahead goal, his first of the season, at the 11:30 mark of the third period to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead. The Flyers would go on to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2. Claude Giroux opened the scoring for the Flyers, lighting the lamp on the power play for his second goal of the season. Sean Couturier would notch his first goal of the season early in the second period. Kimmo Timonen assisted on both Flyer goals. Jake Voracek also notched an assist on Giroux’s power play tally. Wayne Simmonds added an insurance goal for the …

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Flyers’ Offense Comes to Life Against Edmonton, Leads Team to 4-2 Win Over Oilers

Claude Giroux finally busted out of his 15-game goal drought and the Flyers’ offense came to life against Edmonton, leading them to a 4-2 final against the Oilers on Saturday afternoon. Jay Rosehill, Scott Hartnell, and Vinny Lecavalier also scored for the orange & black, while David Perron and Taylor Hall got the tallies for Edmonton. The afternoon’s matchup pitted the NHL’s worst offensive team against its worst defensive team, which… didn’t sound promising for either side. However, the Flyers, who were held scoreless in their last game (Thursday at New Jersey), opened up the scoring first, with a nice …

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