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Game 48 Preview: Nashville Predators @ Philadelphia Flyers

Nashville Predators (20-21-7) @ Philadelphia Flyers (24-19-4), 7:00pm, CSN-Philly/FS-TN After missing the last two games due to being a healthy scratch, Steve Downie is back in the lineup as the Philadelphia Flyers host the Nashville Predators tonight. Whether Crag Berube’s decision to bench the forward will help his value to the team or not will be seen tonight, as Downie is expected to be on the fourth line with Chris VandeVelde and Adam Hall. Downie had little impact in the Flyers’ 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, as he was called for two minor penalties and posted …

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Lecavalier beats Enroth in final seconds, Flyers edge out Sabres 4-3

It wasn’t pretty, but the Philadelphia Flyers did manage to pull out a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres tonight at the First Niagara Center. Vincent Lecavalier ended a 13-game goal drought by beating a flopping Jhonas Enroth with just 14.8 seconds left in regulation for the game-winning goal. Scott Hartnell had a three-point performance in the victory and Wayne Simmonds provided a pair of assists, while Steve Mason recorded just 16 saves for the decision. Although he suffered the loss, Enroth did more than enough to win, as he provided a 29-save effort in a noteworthy performance for the …

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Game 47 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Buffalo Sabres

Philadelphia Flyers (23-19-4) @ Buffalo Sabres (13-26-5), 7:30pm, NBCSN/CSN-Philly/TSN After a pair of rough contests over the weekend, the Philadelphia Flyers are hoping that they’ll be able to rebound tonight against the Buffalo Sabres. Tonight should equate to a win for the Orange and Black, but a loss could put the Flyers in a World of hurt. Neither of the losses to the Tampa Bay Lightning or New York Rangers this past weekend could be described as pretty, but they weren’t losses that should cause this team to fold. If it wasn’t for one of Steve Mason’s worst starts of …

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Flight Plan: Looking Upward and Onward

The Philadelphia Flyers won two of their three games last week. Their wins came against the New Jersey Devils in overtime and the Montreal Canadiens in regulation. Yesterday, the team lost a due to a sub-par defensive effort, an unusually poor outing from goaltender Steve Mason, and some inexperience on coach Craig Berube’s part. Every player will have an off day here and there, every team will get away from their system from time to time, and every coach will fail to get his guys to turn things around after a bad couple of minutes sometimes. Yesterday was a perfect …

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Flyers Hang On To Beat Habs 3-1; Unbeaten At Home In Last 10 Games

Zac Rinaldo’s first goal of the season would turn out to be the game winner, as the Flyers held on to beat the Montreal Canadians 3-1, Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Sean Couturier got the scoring started for the Flyers, as he slammed home a rebound for his eight goal of the season. Michael Raffl added his third of the season in the second period. Andrej Meszaros assisted on all three Flyer goals. Goaltender Steve Mason was tested early, but not often, as he saved 19 of 20 Montreal shots. The Flyers have now won six of their …