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Flyers fall short in Ottawa, grab point in 5-4 shootout

The Philadelphia Flyers failed to hold on to a lead in the third period, as they fell to the Ottawa Senators in a shootout by the count of 5-4 tonight. Jason Spezza was the lone skater to convert in the shootout, while he and Bobby Ryan both had two-assist games in the win. Clarke MacArthur had a two-goal game for Ottawa, as Craig Anderson stopped 25 of 29 for the decision. For the Flyers, the trio of Michael Raffl, Kimmo Timonen, and Luke Schenn each had a goal and an assist, while Wayne Simmonds recorded a pair of helpers in …

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Flight Plan: Rough Skies Ahead

The Philadelphia Flyers are four games into their six-game road trip and are 2-2-0. This past week they were 1-2-0, beating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 6-3, but losing to the Minnesota Wild, 2-0, and getting shellacked by the Dallas Stars, 5-1. Steve Mason allowed more than three goals for the first time since coming over to Philadelphia late last season, but through no fault of his own. The Stars’ top line of Jamie Benn, Valeri Nichushkin, and Tyler Seguin was dominant. Seguin scored a natural hat trick as the three players combined for a total of …

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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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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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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 …

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