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Flyers’ point streak snapped with injury-riddled loss in Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets produced a memorable third period of their own tonight, as they potted four goals in the final 20 minutes at home to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3. Ryan Johansen and R.J. Umberger each had two-goal games as Nikita Nikitin and Corey Tropp each had two assists, while Curtis McElhinney earned the victory with 33 saves. Wayne Simmonds, who had a two-goal game, and Sean Couturier scored 20 seconds apart late in the second period to make it a 2-2 game heading into the third period, but the Flyers fell apart this time around in the final stanza. To …

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Game 35 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Philadelphia Flyers

Columbus Blue Jackets (14-16-4) @ Philadelphia Flyers (15-15-4), 7:00pm, CSN-Philly/FS-O The Philadelphia Flyers look for their second straight win and their eighth straight decision at home, as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight, who will look to end a two-game losing streak. Steve Mason and Jakub Voracek take on their former team, as the Orange and Black attempt to earn points in their fourth straight tilt against a team that is suffering from injuries to several key players. One thing to watch tonight will be Mason’s play against his former club. It’s his first game against the Blue Jackets, …

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Game 34 Preview: Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers

Washington Capitals (18-12-3) @ Philadelphia Flyers (14-15-4), 7:30pm, TSN/NBCSN/CSN-Philly/CSN-DC The Philadelphia Flyers look to rebound after a frustrating loss on Sunday to the same team they collapsed against in the Washington Capitals. This time around, the clubs will play in Philly, as the Flyers look to gain confidence against a Caps’ club, which they handed confidence to on Sunday thanks to a horrendous third period. For a team that has been struggling over their last few games, this game is huge for the Flyers in a handful of ways. For one, the comments from Ed Snider following the loss on …

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Flyperbole: Rumor Ruminations on Brayden Schenn, Evander Kane, Steve Mason

BRAYDEN BLUSTER During last week’s podcast, we discussed some of the players that the Flyers might try to re-sign once free agency hits in the offseason. The big names are Steve Mason and Brayden Schenn, although Erik Gustafsson, Tye McGinn, Michael Raffl are also in the RFA camp. Steve Downie and Adam Hall will be UFAs. Brayden Schenn is the most curious name of the bunch. He got off to a great start this season, scoring 7 goals before Thanksgiving, but has gone a little cold since. The Flyers can’t decide if he’s a center or a winger. Is he …

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Flyers blow three-goal lead, grab a point in Washington

Despite being up 4-1 over the Washington Capitals in the third period today, the Philadelphia Flyers managed to fumble away a sure victory, as they dropped a 5-4 shootout decision on the road. Alex Ovechkin had a two-goal game, including the game-tying goal with 47.9 seconds left, while both Eric Fehr and Nicklas Backstrom potted tallies in the shootout to give the Caps the decision. Backstrom also had a two-assist contest, while Joel Ward also had two helpers in the win. Philipp Grubauer stopped 24 of 28 shots against for the win. As for the visitors, Michael Raffl had three …