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Game 27 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Minnesota Wild

A competitive November has the Philadelphia Flyers back in playoff contention, and the team is starting off the month of December in the midst of a tough six-game road-trip.  Bring it on, Minnesota.   Philadelphia Flyers (12-12-2) @ Minnesota Wild (15-8-5), 8:00 PM EST TV: NBCSN, CSN-PH RECORDS: Philadelphia Flyers: 12-12-2 Away: 5-5-2 vs. Western Conference: 3-3-1 vs. Central Division: 2-0-1 Minnesota Wild: 15-8-5 Home: 10-3-2 vs. Eastern Conference: 8-3-2 vs. Metropolitan Division: 3-0-1 GAME 27 PREVIEW: After capturing two points in Nashville on Saturday night, the Philadelphia Flyers (12-12-2) look to continue their takeover of the Central Division as …

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Comparing the Flyers’ five-on-five play to past Flyers teams

I’ve always felt that five-on-five play is a good indicator of a team’s true talent. Strip away the special teams and you’re left with a true representation of the team. (Not to take away the importance of special teams. Some teams can ride them deep into the playoffs.) Our Nick D recently suggested I take a look at the Flyers five-on-five play and compare it to the past few Flyers teams to see they stack up. I’ve written about the topic a couple times over the past year or so, so I wanted to take it a bit further now …

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Flight Plan: Wheels Up

In this writer’s opinion, the Philadelphia Flyers blew it last week. The team had three games which they should have won, one of which they could have grabbed a point in, and garnered just four points to their names and worse, they scored just seven goals in the process. To come out the way they did against the lowly Florida Panthers, is just unacceptable. To need overtime and the shootout to win a game against the Nashville Predators is similarly unacceptable. This team is far too reliant on Ray Emery and Steve Mason to keep games within reach. They can’t …

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Mason leads Flyers to 3-2 shootout decision over the Predators in Nashville

Steve Mason is usually one of the best players for the Philadelphia Flyers game in and game out, but Philly’s goaltender was extremely strong tonight in the Flyers’ 3-2 shootout win on the road against the Nashville Predators. Mason denied 34 of the Preds’ 36 shots in regulation and overtime before he made a pair of superb saves in the shootout to grab Philly the additional point. Vincent Lecavalier was the lone skater to convert in the shootout, while Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier beat Marek Mazanec in regulation. Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson had Nashville’s goals in the shootout …

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Game 26 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Nashville Predators

Philadelphia Flyers (11-12-2) @ Nashville Predators (13-11-2), 8:00pm, CSN-Philly, FS-TN The Philadelphia Flyers look to open their six-game road trip with their second straight win tonight in Nashville against the Predators. The Orange and Black enter the game only winning one of their last three, but they’ve won four of their last six. The Preds enter the game winning two of their last three, but they were shut out by Ilya Bryzgalov in their most recent game, which was a 3-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. They enter tonight’s game without a goal in their last 77:58 of …