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Josi, Weber lead Predators past Flyers for shootout win

Roman Josi grabbed the extra point for Nashville in the seventh round of the shootout and Shea Weber had three points tonight, as the Predators edged out the Philadelphia Flyers by the score of 4-3 in a shootout. Former Adirondack Phantom Carter Hutton stopped 27 shots in regulation and overtime before he helped to keep five of the seven Flyers to shoot in the shootout from converting, while David Legwand had a goal and an assist in the victory. As for the hosts, Wayne Simmonds produced the game-tying goal with 1:24 left in regulation to grab a point for Philly, …

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Game 48 Preview: Nashville Predators @ Philadelphia Flyers

Nashville Predators (20-21-7) @ Philadelphia Flyers (24-19-4), 7:00pm, CSN-Philly/FS-TN After missing the last two games due to being a healthy scratch, Steve Downie is back in the lineup as the Philadelphia Flyers host the Nashville Predators tonight. Whether Crag Berube’s decision to bench the forward will help his value to the team or not will be seen tonight, as Downie is expected to be on the fourth line with Chris VandeVelde and Adam Hall. Downie had little impact in the Flyers’ 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, as he was called for two minor penalties and posted …

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Mason leads Flyers to 3-2 shootout decision over the Predators in Nashville

Steve Mason is usually one of the best players for the Philadelphia Flyers game in and game out, but Philly’s goaltender was extremely strong tonight in the Flyers’ 3-2 shootout win on the road against the Nashville Predators. Mason denied 34 of the Preds’ 36 shots in regulation and overtime before he made a pair of superb saves in the shootout to grab Philly the additional point. Vincent Lecavalier was the lone skater to convert in the shootout, while Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier beat Marek Mazanec in regulation. Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson had Nashville’s goals in the shootout …

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Game 26 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ Nashville Predators

Philadelphia Flyers (11-12-2) @ Nashville Predators (13-11-2), 8:00pm, CSN-Philly, FS-TN The Philadelphia Flyers look to open their six-game road trip with their second straight win tonight in Nashville against the Predators. The Orange and Black enter the game only winning one of their last three, but they’ve won four of their last six. The Preds enter the game winning two of their last three, but they were shut out by Ilya Bryzgalov in their most recent game, which was a 3-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. They enter tonight’s game without a goal in their last 77:58 of …

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Flyers need to address faceoff-dot issues

Forgetting the back line for a moment, one of the Flyers’ most glaring weaknesses is in those eight little circles found throughout the ice surface…the faceoff dots. While Claude Giroux continued to improve in that department, to the tune of 54.5 percent this past season — good for 19th in the league — he was pretty much the only option the club had when they needed to win a draw. Subsequently, nobody in the entire league took more faceoffs than Giroux. Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn took the second and third most draws on the team, but only won them …

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