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Flight Plan: Back-to-Back Home-and-Homes

The Philadelphia Flyers went 1-1-1 last week with a disappointing loss to the Ottawa Senators in the shootout, an embarrassing 7-0 loss to end their six-game road trip a the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks, and an impressive 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The win was another game in which the Flyers scored just two goals. They have now scored two or fewer goals in 24 of their 32 total contests. In order to win games by scoring just two goals, you rely heavily on your goaltender to be outstanding, and Steve Mason has been just that for his …

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After Beatdown by Blackhawks, Flyers Keep Montreal at Bay in 2-1 Victory

The night after a brutal 7-2 beatdown by the Chicago Blackhawks, the Flyers bounced back with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux lit the lamp for Philadelphia, while Alex Galchenyuk scored the lone goal for Montreal. Steve Mason made a total of twenty saves on twenty-one shots. Carey Price staved off 25 of 27 attempts from the Flyers. Raffl’s second goal of the season opened up the scoring with just over six minutes to go in the first period, with assists coming from Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux. Both teams went on the power …

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Blackhawks walk all over Flyers, Philly loses 7-2 in Chicago

As we all expected, the Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Philadelphia Flyers tonight, as the hosts handed the visitors a 7-2 loss. Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa had three-point nights, while the trio of Kris Versteeg, Michal Handzus, and Patrick Kane posted two-point games. Antti Raanta had the simple task of standing in net for Chicago, as he stopped 28 of the 30 shots Philly threw at him. For the Orange and Black, Jakub Voracek and Steve Downie scored, while Ray Emery allowed six goals on 18 shots against. Steve Mason allowed one goal on five shots in 18:55 of relief …

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Game 31 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Chicago Blackhawks

Philadelphia Flyers (13-14-3) @ Chicago Blackhawks (22-6-5), 8:00pm, NBCSN/TSN2 The Philadelphia Flyers will look to end their two-game losing streak tonight, but it’s not going to be an easy task, as they conclude their road trip against the Chicago Blackhawks. With a record of 2-2-1 so far on their road trip, a win tonight would not only put the Orange and Black over .500 for the stretch away from the Wells Fargo Center, but two points would put Philly at .500 overall. However, is it likely a road win against the defending Stanley Cup champions happens tonight in Chicago? The …

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Podcast Ep 83: Superstitious

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ 3rd period comeback against the Red Wings, their collapse against the Stars, and whether or not the show is jinxing the Flyers, as they record during the team’s matchup with the Senators (inconclusive as the team earned a point in a shootout loss). They also discuss the issue of accountability on this team in the wake of Zac Rinaldo’s penalties in the Stars game, Vincent Lecavalier’s back injury, Brayden Schenn and Steve Mason’s potential contracts and the projected increased NHL salary cap next season. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 83: Superstitious  …