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Game 32 Preview: Montréal Canadiens @ Philadelphia Flyers

After a grueling six-game road-trip, the Philadelphia Flyers return home to the Wells Fargo Center to face the Montreal Canadiens in the second night of a back-to-back.  *gulp*  Oh, and Danny Briere’s back..   Montreal Canadiens (19-10-3) @ Philadelphia Flyers (13-15-3), 7:00 PM EST TV: RDS, CSN-PH, TSN-HABS RECORDS: Montreal Canadiens: 19-10-3 Away: 8-4-1 vs. Eastern Conference: 13-3-2 vs. Metropolitan Division: 9-1-1 Philadelphia Flyers: 13-15-3 Home: 7-7-0 vs. Eastern Conference: 10-9-2 vs. Atlantic Division: 5-5-1 GAME 32 PREVIEW, QUICK NOTES: The Philadelphia Flyers (13-15-3) return home for the first time in nearly two weeks to face-off against the Montreal Canadiens …

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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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Game 30 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Ottawa Senators

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Monday, December 9, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (13-14-2) look to bounce back from their thumping at the hands of the Dallas Stars in Ottawa as they take on the Senators (11-14-5) at 7:30pm in the Canadian Tire Centre.   Are you sure that the Canadian Tire Centre is an actual hockey arena and not a body shop? I’m fairly confident that the Flyers and Senators will not be playing in front of assorted mechanics and bored people with broken cars. Okay, those people might be …

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Fake Hockey Help: Howard’s struggles, Ryan Johansen’s production, Sean Couturier’s offensive burst

As Philadelphia Flyers’ fans saw on Wednesday night, Jimmy Howard hasn’t been at the top of his game lately. Before he allowed five goals on 33 shots against to the Orange and Black, Howard was able to provide a 29-save shutout against the lowly New York Islanders. However, the candidate for the American Olympic team endured a seven-game losing streak where he allowed four goals against or more three times and allowed three goals against or more an additional two times. His highest save percentage total in that span for a single game was .920. Obviously, you shouldn’t drop Howard, …

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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 …