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Around the Net November 22, 2013: Flyers win again, smack down Buffalo 4-1

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers keep it rolling The Flyers rallied with a strong second and third period and defeated the Sabres on Thursday night: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Philly.com-Sam Donnellon] Steve Mason has been great so far this season: [The Hockey Writers] Steve Downie is a good luck charm or something: [Philly.com-Bob Vetrone Jr.] Around the NHL Jaromir Jagr scored an OT game winner: [The Hockey News] Go see the hottest team in the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. It’s not …

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Fake Hockey Help: Injuries to the stars, Versteeg to Chicago, Bryzgalov joins the Oilers

The biggest news of the week around the NHL was the injury to Steven Stamkos. With a broken tibia, Stamkos is expected to be out until at least the Olympics, which doesn’t even seem all that likely for the Tampa Bay forward. A perennial goal-scoring machine, many people most likely took Stamkos in the top four overall in their fantasy hockey draft if he didn’t go first overall. With the recurring injuries to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin paired with the inconsistency of Alex Ovechkin, Stamkos would have been the safest bet. Now, Stamkos owners are wondering what to do. …

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Fake Hockey Help: Coyotes’ offense, Evgeni Nabokov, the shot-blocking Canadiens

For a team that is known for their goaltending and their young puck-moving defense, the Phoenix Coyotes are currently eighth in the NHL with 3.11 goals per game. Although most of the bigger names on Phoenix are 100-percent owned in ESPN leagues, there are still some players available who wouldn’t be a bad addition. One of those players is Antoine Vermette, who is still available in 7.8 percent of the ESPN leagues. He averages the third-most time on the ice for a Coyotes’ forward, as he is on the team’s first power-play unit as well as the team’s third line. …

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Around the Net November 8 2013: Punchless Flyers lose again;It’s time to fire Paul Holmgren

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Today’s Around the Net will be different. I only have a few links to share, then I will be adding my opinion to this mess known as the Flyers. Outsider’s voice of reason You might hate Ryan Lambert because he’s a douche, but he might be right on about this hockey team: [Puck Daddy-Ryan Lambert] Hometown voice of doom Marcus Hayes is no hockey genius, but he calls out Claude Giroux anyway: [Philly.com-Marcus Hayes] Blow it up Sam Carchidi …

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Flyers shut out for second straight home game, lose 3-0 to Devils

If you saw Saturday’s win against this club or Tuesday’s loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, you essentially saw tonight’s 3-0 loss for the Philadelphia Flyers to the New Jersey Devils. Adam Henrique, Cam Janssen, and Jaromir Jagr beat Ray Emery tonight for the visitors, while Martin Brodeur posted a 22-save shutout. Emery had two deflections beat him, but he didn’t have any memorable saves for the Orange and Black. The Flyers were shutout for the second time in four games and the second straight time on home ice. There were minimal scoring chances for either team, but unfortunately for the Flyers, …