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Game 24 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Tampa Bay Lightning

Philadelphia Flyers (10-11-2) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (15-8-1), 7:30pm, NHL Network/CSN-Philly/SUN Sports The Philadelphia Flyers will look to start another winning streak, and hopefully another lengthy point streak, tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Florida. Although the Orange and Black failed to extend both their three-game winning streak and their seven-game point streak against the Florida Panthers on Monday, they have been given a nice opportunity to bounce back against a Lightning squad that will be dealing with two key injuries. On top of the well-known injury to Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay will be without starting goalie Ben Bishop …

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2013 Year in Review: Zac Rinaldo

For a franchise that is known and loved for their pugilistic dominance, it’s not surprising that one of the team’s favorite players amongst the fans is a fourth-line pest that always picks on somebody bigger than him. Winning the Gene Hart Memorial Award, helping to put one of the league’s best power plays on the ice, and leaving the goal scorers in a favorable position to start their shift is a good summary of Zac Rinaldo’s season. In terms of goals and assists, Rinaldo was on a similar pace as to what he posted in 66 games for the Philadelphia …

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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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St. Louis, Purcell Lead Lightning Past Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum by the score of 5-1 in Michael Leighton’s first start of 2013. Martin St. Louis had four assists and Teddy Purcell had a goal with two helpers, while Philly’s goalie stopped 21 of 26 shots from the opposition in the loss. Sean Couturier had the Flyers’ lone goal, as Max Talbot had the only assist. Anders Lindback may have allowed a soft girl early, but he did a great job to limit Philly to one goal, as he stopped 24 of the Flyers’ 25 shots. In …