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Flyers Struggle to Capitalize on Man Advantage, Fall to Florida 3-1

Missed powerplay opportunities and struggles with puck control were the Flyers’ downfall as they lost to the Florida Panthers on Monday night with a final score of 3-1. Sean Bergenheim had two goals for the Panthers, and Erik Gudbranson was responsible for the third. Wayne Simmonds scored the lone Flyers goal. Steve Mason recorded 28 of 31 shots, while Tim Thomas held the Flyers to only one goal on 38 shots. The Flyers were aggressive on the attack in the opening half of the first period, but were lucky that the Panthers did not capitalize on several turnover opportunities. Mason …

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Game 23 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Florida Panthers

  Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Monday, November 25, 2013.   When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (10-10-2) travel down to Sunrise to take on the Florida Panthers (6-13-5) for a 7:30 PM (ET) matchup.   How can I watch this game? This game will be shown on Comcast Sportsnet (CSN Philly) locally. You can also find it on FSFL if you’re down south. The game will also be broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic for those who prefer the smooth sounds of Tim Saunders and Chris Therien.   Who do I have to …

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Flight Plan: Turning It Around

The Philadelphia Flyers have been one of the hottest teams in the entire NHL in November. Since their first game of the month, a 7-0 blowout loss to the Washington Capitals, they have managed to garner at least a point in the standings in every game except one, as they’ve gone 7-1-2. It’s a pretty impressive little run they’ve been on, but what’s also refreshing is that they are starting to score goals at a more consistent pace. They’ve scored more than two goals on six occasions now for the season, which is a feat they accomplished just once through …

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Fake Hockey Help: Injuries to the stars, Versteeg to Chicago, Bryzgalov joins the Oilers

The biggest news of the week around the NHL was the injury to Steven Stamkos. With a broken tibia, Stamkos is expected to be out until at least the Olympics, which doesn’t even seem all that likely for the Tampa Bay forward. A perennial goal-scoring machine, many people most likely took Stamkos in the top four overall in their fantasy hockey draft if he didn’t go first overall. With the recurring injuries to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin paired with the inconsistency of Alex Ovechkin, Stamkos would have been the safest bet. Now, Stamkos owners are wondering what to do. …

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Fake Hockey Help: Coyotes’ offense, Evgeni Nabokov, the shot-blocking Canadiens

For a team that is known for their goaltending and their young puck-moving defense, the Phoenix Coyotes are currently eighth in the NHL with 3.11 goals per game. Although most of the bigger names on Phoenix are 100-percent owned in ESPN leagues, there are still some players available who wouldn’t be a bad addition. One of those players is Antoine Vermette, who is still available in 7.8 percent of the ESPN leagues. He averages the third-most time on the ice for a Coyotes’ forward, as he is on the team’s first power-play unit as well as the team’s third line. …