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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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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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Titans blanked 4-0 by Cyclones

Just when the Trenton Titans seemed to be heading in the right direction, the Cincinnati Cyclones made a visit to the Sun National Bank Center and hand the Philadelphia Flyers’ affiliate a 4-0 loss on Saturday. Garrett Wilson had a two-goal game for Cincinnati, while former Trenton Devil Dan Eves and Mike Embach had two-assist games to end the Cyclones’ three-game losing streak. Michael Houser posted a 33-save shutout to end Trenton’s brief two-game winning streak. After an overtime win on Wednesday and an 8-5 victory last night, the Titans suffered their first loss since they concluded their seven-game losing streak. One night …

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Trenton Update: 1/11-1/17

The Trenton Titans’ losing streak reached seven games before they pulled off an overtime winner on Wednesday morning against the Reading Royals. The Philadelphia Flyers’ affiliate only grabbed one point over the 0-6-1 stretch, as their last two wins have come in overtime against the Royals at Sun National Bank Center. The Titans will be in New York tonight before they travel home to host a pair of games against the leaders of the North Division. Trenton started the week with a 3-1 loss to the South Carolina Stingrays in New Jersey on Friday. Both the Saturday and Sunday games …

Michael Houser starts OHL season strong

Michael Houser, of Wexford, PA, was among the goalies vying for a contract during the Flyers training camp. He performed well — and certainly outplayed fellow goalie, Brad Phillips — before getting cut on September 19. Houser, who currently players for the London Knights of the OHL, is working hard to catch the attention of the Flyers. Here is an excerpt from a Metro story on Houser: Two games into the season, Houser has been one puck from perfect. Heading into Thursday’s games, Houser has faced more shots (82) and stopped more (81) than any other goalie in the OHL. …