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Hockey Hilarity: #HartnellDownNoMore?

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! As many of you wonderful FlyersFaithful.com readers know, Philadelphia Flyers winger Scott Hartnell is on the verge of coming back into the lineup. It’ll be a huge boost to a team, both on and off the ice, as Hartnell is not only a very likable dude, he’s also fresh off his best year in the NHL and will bring even more balance to the lineup. And with the unfortunate injury …

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Around the Net February 22, 2013: Flyers lose to Florida; Read out six weeks and a “Miracle” anniversary

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Cat Scratch Fever The Flyers come home after a huge win in Pittsburgh and stink up the Wells Fargo Center:  [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] [The 700 Level] Read out six weeks Matt Read was injured against the Pens and will miss significant time:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [CSNPhilly.com] In case you missed it… Taylor Hall, cheap shot or good check? [Puck Daddy] Craig Anderson had to leave the game against the Rangers: [Kuklaskorner.com] It was 33 years ago today, when Herb Brooks told the …

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At least it’s not a concussion: Read out 6 weeks with rib muscle injury

Matt Read left Wednesday’s thrilling 6-5 win over the Penguins with an upper-body injury and did not return. Speculation ran rampant that this might have been one of those euphemisms for the dreaded “concussion.” But no. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren stated before the end of that contest that Read was hit in the chest with a puck, and that’s at least more of a creative use of the truth than the actual truth. The actual truth, from Holmgren prior to Thursday’s game against Florida, is that Read is expected to miss the next six weeks with torn rib cage muscles. …

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Voracek’s Hat Trick Puts Flyers Past Penguins in Pittsburgh

The Philadelphia Flyers edged out a 6-5 win at the CONSOL Energy Center tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a ridiculous contest between the Atlantic Division opponents. Jakub Voracek recorded a hat trick and Wayne Simmonds had a three-point night, as well as a Gordie Howe hat trick, in a wild one-goal win on the road. Ilya Bryzgalov had 27 saves and Tomas Vokoun registered 26 saves, as the pair struggled in the 32 shots they saw apiece. Paul Martin had a three-assist evening, while Evgeni Malkin and James Neal each had a goal and an assist in the emotional defeat. …

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Atlantic Watch: Flyers Respond to Giroux, Penguins’ Three-Game Winning Streak, Rangers and Islanders Deal With Injuries

Although the Philadelphia Flyers lost two of their three games this week, the Orange and Black finished the week with a resounding 7-0 victory over a divisional opponent. Philly will look to gain ground in the Eastern Conference this week with four games over the next seven days, one of which is against the Pittsburgh Penguins and another two against a pair of the teams at the bottom of the standings. The Flyers started the week with a 5-3 defeat on Friday to the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Travis Zajac opened the scoring with his third of …