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Flight Plan: Rough Skies Ahead

The Philadelphia Flyers are four games into their six-game road trip and are 2-2-0. This past week they were 1-2-0, beating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 6-3, but losing to the Minnesota Wild, 2-0, and getting shellacked by the Dallas Stars, 5-1. Steve Mason allowed more than three goals for the first time since coming over to Philadelphia late last season, but through no fault of his own. The Stars’ top line of Jamie Benn, Valeri Nichushkin, and Tyler Seguin was dominant. Seguin scored a natural hat trick as the three players combined for a total of …

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Guest Post: In Opposition to Defenders of Fighting in Hockey, a Defense of Fighting in Hockey

Michael Baumann writes about baseball for Crashburn Alley and Grantland. He also writes about basketball for Liberty Ballers. He will be joining us occasionally on Flyers Faithful to share his thoughts on hockey. You can follow him on Twitter @MJ_Baumann. My relationship with hockey is dominated by emotion. I don’t have the “analyst” hat I’ve developed with baseball, where I have to put my childhood biases aside so I can wax poetic about Jason Heyward or Andrelton Simmons one moment, then turn around and hurl vitriol against his team, the Atlanta Braves, an organization I hate on a level that usually …

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Through six games faceoffs have been much improved for Sean Couturier

In his first two seasons in the NHL the faceoff dot has not been kind to Sean Couturier, but perhaps he is beginning to turn the corner in 2013-2014. In his rookie season Couturier took the third most faceoffs on the team at 804, trailing Claude Giroux and Danny Briere, but he won only 47% of them. That placed him at a cool 71st in the league among all forwards that qualified. The sophomore campaign actually proved to be worse as he took 553 draws (remember, it was a shortened season), only trailing Giroux in attempts, but he only won …

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Flyers drop first road game, lose 4-1 in Montreal

There weren’t many positives for the Philadelphia Flyers to take away from their 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens tonight, as the offense and power play failed to show up for a second straight game. Carey Price denied 22 shots from Philly this evening for the Canadiens’ first win of the season, as Vincent Lecavalier was the only Flyer to find the back of the cage. Brendan Gallagher, Lars Eller, Brian Gionta, and Rene Bourque each had a goal and an assist, while Alex Galchenyuk recorded a pair of assists in Philadelphia’s second straight loss. “At the end of two periods, it …

You'll be seeing #48 tonight, but in different colors (image via flyers.nhl.com)

Gameday FAQ: Flyers at Canadiens

Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Wednesday, October 5, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (0-1-0) play their second game of the season against the Montreal Canadiens (0-1-0). The teams are slated for a 7:00 pm start in the Bell Centre.   How can I watch this game? This game will be shown on Comcast Sportsnet (CSN Philly) locally and on CBC and RDS if you’re up beyond the wall. The game will also be broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic for those who prefer the smooth sounds of Tim Saunders and Chris …