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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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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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Flyperbole: Rumor Time with Wayne Simmonds, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn

In the wake of the Max Talbot for Steve Downie trade, the rumor mill for the Flyers was working overtime. The team was losing and everyone expected Paul Holmgren to blow it all up. While it could certainly still happen, a lot of that talk has died down after the Flyers won 3 straight. That said, there’s still a lot going on.   OIL LEAK Darren Dreger tweeted that the Flyers turned down three 2nd round picks from the Edmonton Oilers for defenseman Braydon Coburn at the 2013 NHL Draft. There’s three basic mindsets here:   Good, Braydon Coburn is …

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Flyers hang on for 2-1 win in Berube’s debut

In his coaching debut, Craig Berube helped the Philadelphia Flyers squeak out a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers for the team’s first victory of the 2013-2014 campaign. Brayden Schenn and Braydon Coburn produced goals in the first period that proved to be enough, while Steve Mason was impressive in the win with a 33-save performance. The story of the game for the Orange and Black in their first contest under their new head coach was Mason’s performance paired with their inability to exit their own zone. “At times I did, and at times I didn’t,” said Berube when asked …

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