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Captain Claude leads, Bryzgalov gets ShO as Flyers rout Islanders, 7-0

Claude Giroux backed up his words after the loss on Saturday, as he led the Philadelphia Flyers to an emphatic 7-0 win against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on Monday afternoon. The captain, who ripped his teammates for their effort in the wake of listless back-to-back road losses at New Jersey and Montreal, posted two goals and an assist, while he also set the tone early with hustle and physicality. Danny Briere recorded the same stat line and Matt Read had a three-point performance with a goal and two helpers. Jakub Voracek produced a career-high four-assist game, while Ilya Bryzgalov …

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Around The Net 02.15.13: Giroux is ready for the “C”; Nick Cousins backlash; Flyers-Devils preview and more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. The case for Claude Why Claude Giroux is a good captain: [Philly.com] What we have here is a failure to communicate Ian Laperriere’s comments about Nick Cousins cause an uproar: [Broad Street Hockey] Zac attack Zac Rinaldo is maturing, go figure: [The Hockey Writers] Help on the blueline is coming soon Andrej Meszaros returned to practice yesterday: [CSNPhilly-Tim Panaccio] Flyers-Devils previews A look at tonight’s Atlantic division showdown in Newark: [Hockeybuzz- Bill Meltzer] [CSNPhilly-Tim Riday] Maybe you aren’t busy …

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Around The Net 02.08.13: Timonen extended; Flyers fall in shootout; Simmonds practices and more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it… Kimmo Timonen signed a one year extension: [Philly.com] [ESPN] The Flyers lose another skills competition, this time to the Florida Panthers: [Bill Meltzer- Hockeybuzz] [CSNPhilly] [The Hockey News] Wayne Simmonds was back at practice, but this is no timetable on his return to game action: [Philly.com] Just because I can, let’s watch Zac Rinaldo destroy B.J. Crombeen one more time: [The 700 Level] Tim Thomas is an Islander:[Hockeybuzz-Ty Anderson] Do you want a good …

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Atlantic Watch: Penguins win four straight, Devils snap losing streak, Powe returns to division

The Philadelphia Flyers seem to heading in the right direction after they recorded wins in their last two games. After they lost both the game and a crucial player on Friday, the Orange and Black pulled off back-to-back wins in their last two contests. The Flyers start a four-game week tomorrow, as they finish the seven-day stretch with a pair of games that start a lengthy road trip. On Friday, the Washington Capitals handed Philly a 3-2 loss at the Verizon Center. Wojtek Wolski registered the game-winner halfway through the third period, as Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots on 31 shots. …

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Sestito scores his first goals as a Flyer to top Lightning 2-1

Tom Sestito recorded his first career two-goal game with Philadelphia — overshadowing the return of defenseman Matt Carle to Philadelphia — as the Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a 2-1 score in their second meeting in the last nine days. Sestito also managed to double his entire career goal output, while Zac Rinaldo created a sensation of another kind when he scored a knockout in a first-period bout with B.J. Crombeen. Ilya Bryzgalov continued his stellar play, stopping 21-of-22 shots as the Orange and Black pulled off back-to-back wins for the second time this season thanks to shutting …