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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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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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Flyers’ winning streak ends in Winnipeg, Jets edge out victory

The Philadelphia Flyers saw their three-game winning streak snapped in Winnipeg, as the Jets beat the Orange and Black 3-2 in a five-round shootout. Bryan Little had the decisive goal in the shootout, while Dustin Byfuglien had a two-goal game. Olli Jokinen had two assists, as Ondrej Pavelec stopped 32 in regulation and four in the shootout for the win. Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds found the back of the net for Philly, while Steve Mason had 38 saves in the loss. After 65 minutes couldn’t find a winner, the contest came down to a shootout. Devin Setoguchi beat Mason …

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Game 19 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Winnipeg Jets

Philadelphia Flyers (7-10-1) @ Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2), 8:00PM EST, TCN-PH, TSN-JETS RECORDS: Philadelphia Flyers: 7-10-1 Away: 4-3-1 vs. Western Conference: 1-3-0 vs. Central Division: 0-0-0 Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2) Home: 6-5-1 vs. Eastern Conference: 3-1-1 vs. Metropolitan Division: 1-0-1 GAME 19 PREVIEW: The Philadelphia Flyers are finally winning?  The Philadelphia Flyers are finally winning. The Philadelphia Flyers (7-10-1) look to end their three-game road trip on a positive note as they head to Manitoba tonight to take on the Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2).  The game will be televised locally on TCN–PH at 8:00 PM EST.  After tonight, the Flyers return home this coming Tuesday …

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Hockey Hilarity: Rosehill, Lecavalier, Basically The Same Guy According To The NHL Network

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! Last weekend the Philadelphia Flyers played a game against the Edmonton Oilers. The Flyers won the game, scoring four goals in the process. The first goal of the game was scored by Jay Rosehill… But if you were watching the NHL Network, you might have been a little bit confused as to who actually scored the first goal: As you can see, Jay Rosehill is there in the middle, being isolated …